The seat belts failed to retract properly right from the beginning. I addressed this to the dealer when I brought it in for the first oil change and they replaced all of the seat belts and retractor mechanisms immediately with no questions asked- now they work 100%!
The back seat is a little small for a 250-pound, six-foot-tall man, but then I don't have to ride in my back seat.
Other than that, I am not fond of Toyota's OEM tire on this truck (non-TRD-package equipped) a 265-70/16 Bridgestone Dueler H/T 689 tire which I must say is comfortable and quiet on the highway, but it wears quickly and provides poor wet and snow traction. These tires howl around turns as if I were driving twice as fast. With 16,000 miles on the truck I can see they may not make it much past 30,000 miles.
Other than that, this truck is outstanding, a wonderful value, and that resale value can't be beat. Of course I won't be selling it anytime soon. If it is like my other Toyota trucks the body will rust away, but the motor will keep on going.
This truck rides like a Cadillac ought to. It handles the roads and dirt trails I drive equally well. The 4wd system is simple and bulletproof.
The interior is comfortable and I am happy to report the factory CD player won't skip even on gravel roads. The heated mirrors are a nice touch.
I firmly believe I will get over 200,000 miles out of this truck.
There have been no squeaks or rattles develop in 16,000 miles of hard use.
I just drove 485 miles on one tank of fuel and got 18.75 MPG- with the truck loaded heavily and the A/C on- which is still better than the EPA fuel economy on the sticker!
This truck is the perfect size and power. The V-8 is an authoritative monster and the truck is surprisingly nimble (for a truck!)
I am told Toyota redesigned the brakes for 2003 and newer models and it stops better than the 2000 model I drove. ABS is now standard and the brakes are awesome.
I tow 5000 pound trailers and this truck hardly notices it.