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Why (Not) the Toyota Tacoma?

Toyota Tacoma reviews by TrueDelta members get to the point: the best reasons for buying (or not buying) the Tacoma.

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Toyota Tacoma Reviews

08/07/13

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  Good, not great.
A member in Alaska, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Handling
Chose the Tacoma over its competitors because of it&#039;s purported superior off-road abilities, and because of an overall good impression in the media.<br />
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I find the Tacoma to be comfortable for long trips with better than expected handling and comfortable low-speed off-road use. In these areas I am pleasantly surprised at how smooth and quiet the Tacoma is. <br />
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I towed a car on a trailer for 150 miles once, on a wintery day where 4wd was used several times. I&#039;d never towed anything before. It was very easy. The Tacoma handled well on the road. The V6 was certainly up to the job.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Dealer practices
I have never bought a brand new vehicle. First, for money and perceived-value reasons. Second, because new car dealers in general have a reputation for providing lower-than-average customer service and higher-than-average prices on parts and labour.<br />
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Toyota has lived up to that reputation and has given me no reason whatsoever to want to do business with them.<br />
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1. They have ignored three requests for information about recalls on my truck (I&#039;m guessing this is because it&#039;s a private import from USA to Canada).<br />
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2. They were unable to think outside the box and solve a rattling truck bed issue, but offered to sell me a few parts while they played around with it.<br />
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3. Before I bought this Tacoma, I went to a dealership to ask them to find me one with a manual transmission. I never had a call back from that dealer--they made no attempt to sell me anything, even though I sat down with a salesman

Other Reasons to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Exterior styling, Fuel economy, Interior storage compartments, Warranty, maintenance cost



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06/30/13

0
  Toyota's Tacoma owns this small truck segment
A member in Florida, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Fuel economy
Just completed a 7,000 mile trip, 2 adults &amp; lightly, fully loaded bed. Best mileage 24 mpg, lowest 22 mpg. Typical town/freeway mix has been 22-23 mpg. Flat terrain, easy driving.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Rear seat room & comfort
This review site omits offering the Tacoma Access Cab body style, which is the style of our Tacoma. Read seating is very tight for adults, making use of seat belts almost impossible. Don&#039;t plan on using Access Cab rear seats for adults unless they are of diminutive stature.

Other Reasons to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Powertrain performance, Quietness



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10/06/11

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A member in Ontario, Canada

Best Reason to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Driving position & visibility
Relatively small blind spots for a pickup with good visibility. Backup camera std on most models.

Other Reasons to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Exterior styling, Powertrain performance, Handling, Reliability & durability



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03/12/11

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Exterior styling
Excellent looking

Best Reason Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Fuel economy
Its terrible.

Other Reasons to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Reliability & durability, Ride smoothness, Powertrain performance, Brand reputation & image

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Reliability & durability, Dealer practices

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01/27/11

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A member in Texas, United States

Best Reason Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Powertrain performance
Not much, however the power rating is lower than most other trucks. Although, when fuel economy and weight is combined, it feels quicker than a lot of others.

Other Reasons to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Interior styling, Fuel economy, Safety & braking



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07/15/10

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A member in Arizona, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Reliability & durability
I had that truck 8 years and had no repairs. Routine maintenance only.

Other Reasons to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Exterior styling, Powertrain performance



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05/04/10

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A member in Wisconsin, United States

Best Reason Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Fuel economy
less than 20 mpg



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03/31/10

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Reliability & durability
The only problem I have with the 2005 Tacoma is that the front mud guards crack and bang on the bottom of the truck while driving. The mud flap problem is common according to other owners and the dealer will not warranty them. Big $$ to replace.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Price or payments
I paid +32,000 and could have purchased a full sized American truck for far less.

Other Reasons to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Powertrain performance, Cargo capacity

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Fuel economy, Discounts & incentives

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02/17/10

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A member in Iowa, United States

Best Reason Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Front seat support & comfort
Sits too low to the floor area. Knees and thighs point up. Not comfortable for long drives.

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Price or payments, Exterior styling, Fuel economy, Discounts & incentives

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11/16/09

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A member in Colorado, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Exterior styling
Big and tough looking for a "midsize truck"

Best Reason Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Interior styling
CHEAP plastic, scratches if you look at it the wrong way. Many switches including door locks and 4x4 switch are not lighted, which means they are hard to find at night. Dome light takes two or three seconds to "fade on"

Other Reasons to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Powertrain performance, Cargo capacity, Brand reputation & image

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Fuel economy, Quietness, Ride smoothness, Price or payments

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11/09/09

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A member in Texas, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Reliability & durability
Best Reason Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Driving position & visibility
not enough vertical adjustment for front seats

Other Reasons to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Exterior styling, Insurance & depreciation, Powertrain performance, Cargo capacity

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Rear seat room & comfort

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10/28/09

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A member in Mississippi, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Reliability & durability
In 3 years, I have never had to take it to the dealer.

Other Reasons to Buy the Toyota Tacoma: Fuel economy, Brand reputation & image



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