11th Jul 2007, 05:45
17:32 There are exactly TWO recalls for '05 Tacoma's, and one of them affected only 133 trucks.
Worst case scenario, if your comment were true, is that he was one of 133 people in the world that had an airbag recall, and the other was for a parking brake.
Toyota's and Honda's are a lot better than whatever you're driving, so get used to the idea.
11th Jul 2007, 15:35
It amazes me comments such as "Toyota or Honda are better than anything you are driving." Really... I guess Mercedes, Porche, BMWs and many great American convertible sports cars, luxury SUV's have nothing to offer. Dream on.
11th Jul 2007, 17:07
Just like the numerous problems with engine sludge in the camry's is all bad owner maintenance.
20th Feb 2008, 19:02
My 2000 Tacoma ext. cab 4x4 TRD also rides terrible. The seat is very uncomfortable for long trips. I love the quality, gas mileage, and looks, but is it worth the pain and suffering!
21st Feb 2008, 19:56
I ride for hours in my comfortable Silverado long wheel base... that's worth it. Better warranty, ride, comfort, handling too.
10th Apr 2008, 17:07
If I worked at GM I would have a new Avalanche with employee discount... why not drive top of the line when you have the benefit?
29th May 2008, 16:04
Absolutely ridiculous arguing about which vehicle is better... look at mileage on AVERAGE and the Toyota destroys all competition... end of story.
30th May 2008, 15:19
16:04 Take your MPG and then deduct repairs off it. Say $4-5K for engine trans issues, as many have experienced.
It amazes me that people see MPG only, and as long as they make it to soccer practice this week in their little car, that's the solution. That's fine unless they have a serious breakdown and then they have to dig out of pocket. If you have plenty of money set aside, no problem, why worry about if you pay later and save at the pump only today.
I think a savvy consumer weighs every aspect of ownership. I see the most satisfied owners at the moment as far as points is VW, which includes Audi ranked #1, followed by GM in 2008. Toyota #5 on owner surveys.
2nd Jun 2008, 10:15
Tacoma simply can't compete with ANY full-sized domestic truck, the Tundra has been a major embarrassment to Toyota, and some automotive sources are no longer recommending the purchase of several Toyota models.
After a test drive in the horrible Highlander (trim pieces falling off, no power, bad brakes just to touch the tip of the iceberg) I'd never consider ANY Toyota product.
Two years ago when looking at new small trucks I did look at the Tacoma. It was $5000-$7000 more expensive than a comparable Ranger, which is rated the same in reliability. I opted for the Ranger. It was a better truck and I saved enough to buy gas for the next 10 years.
5th Sep 2008, 00:30
I'm considering buying a used 04 Tacoma double cab TRD tomorrow with 100K miles on it. Thanks for the lively discussion. I think I am going to buy it & sell my 94 Ranger with 160K miles.
For me, It's about size & reliability. 2004 was the last year before super size became all the rage. I imagine several models including the Tacoma will come back down to humble size in the next few years, but I am not willing to wait.
29th Jan 2009, 14:00
There is a reason why Ford and GM are going bankrupt, and Toyota is the number 1 car manufacturer in the world. Simply put they are the best. Sure there is cases out there of a troubled Toyota, but have a look at the general reviews on this website of GM, Ford compared to the Toyota reviews.
To fix the comfort, lash out $200 and buy a really nice sheep skin seat cover. It helps. Don't forget people these are trucks not cars. Trucks are meant for work. Despite all the city yuppies getting around in them these days who complain that the ride is a little hard...
30th Jan 2009, 13:30
With the F-150 chosen as Truck of the Year and the Silverado selling rings around the Tundra, I somehow don't expect any truck competition for domestic trucks any time soon. Seen any new Tundras lately?? I see several new F-150's and Silverados every day. As for the Tacoma, it has EXACTLY THE SAME reliability rating as the Ford Ranger. Look it up.
30th Jan 2009, 16:42
I would change out the seats before I would ever put sheepskin in. Remember this is more like a car by the way... a pickup meaning full size is what I consider as a real truck.
30th Jan 2009, 22:09
In no way is the Ford Ranger a competitor for any year of Tacoma when put to the test on or off road. Especially off road. The suspension on a Ranger will fall apart several years before the Tacoma under the same treatment. As an avid and experienced off road driver, I know this as fact.
Also, the Ranger pales in comparison to the articulation of a Tacoma in the tougher spots. The stock Ranger will get stuck or hung up, and the Tacoma will keep on going. I've seen it many times. The Ranger is no match for a Tacoma. Nor is it as reliable, obviously. There is no Ford engine that is in the same league as a Toyota engine.
6th Aug 2009, 15:34
Take the 5 grand, drop in a Chevrolet crate engine, and really have a far superior fun to drive truck.
26th Mar 2011, 20:40
You can never put a price tag on quality. Toyotas cost more when you buy them. But you did get the truck. How much did it cost all America when we had to bail out GM? I drive Tacomas (no less than 10 in 24 years). Best truck in the world. Like I said, before you get the truck, when you paid your hard earned money to the dealership. We all paid for GM, And we didn't even get a kiss. I think I can live with less than perfect seating, and not have to give my money to a bunch of overpaid and over priced GM trucks and CEOs. Like the old saying goes "opinions are like A holes. we all have one" This is America, buy what you want, if you don't like it, sell to someone who does. TOY2004.