4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Navigation System
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 31K Miles, White/Black
Looked at a lot of small pick-ups before settling on a Toyota Tacoma. Got the pre-runner extended cab, with a 4 cyl, 5 speed manual, and an sr5 package, very, very difficult package to find. Looks like a 4x4 but with fuel economy of 4cyl 2 wheel drive. No ball of fire off the line, but will cruise at 70+ MPH nicely. Plenty of low end power in 1st and 2nd gear for light towing chores. Fuel economy is supposed to be 25 highway, but best I've been able to achieve is 23 or so. Local driving in rural area yields 22 MPG. Pros=4 door access to rear seats, solid performance of 2.7 ltr 4 cyl engine, looks good, great ground clearance. Cons=plastic, plastic, plastic....lots of plastic..but I guess that's all new cars today...not very quiet at highway speeds, lots of wind noise. rough ride in off road conditions. Overall, I would recommend the Tacoma over most of it's competition, ie Ranger, Dakota, Colorado, only p/u close is the Frontier.
I have owned over 23 cars now and this is my very first truck. I have needed a truck over the years but never broke down and bought one. However I always had my eyes on the Tacoma. The Tacoma is the one truck that was not tooo big to fit in my Garage, has the feel of a car when you sit in it, and gets gas mileage that will not break the bank like larger full size trucks. I have the double cab and it is extremely roomy for five and the 4.0 V6 is simply outstanding! Off the line this truck will march 0-60 faster than a bunch of cars out there and it does it with smooth accelleration. If you are in to mods, the sky is the limit with this truck. I am keeping her pretty stock, however she will be receiving navigation to compliment the Leather interior. You simply cannot go wrong with this pickup.
The Tacoma was is perfect shape. It is perfectly practical and yet a beautiful vehicle. It is a reliable vehicle with great features.