2007 Toyota Tacoma 4X2 User Reviews
PreRunner Access Cab V6 Manual shown
- $8,633 - $16,043
- No trim specified for this review
- Plenty of cab space, composite bed, ride quality, ample storage
- Poor gas mileage, poor braking performance, headlights and dash lights are independent of each other
After several trials and tribulations with the dealer I finally got my "dream truck" in August 2007. Through much of my "dealings" with the dealer my Tacoma came with many add-ons I would not have paid for, and some I mandated. The six disc in dash CD changer, is more trouble than it's worth; it takes a long time to shuffle between discs and if you have it on random, it takes 3-5 seconds for the next song to play with a lot of "mechanical" noise while it changes- and don't get me started on loading and unloading. The windshield is a little small and the rearview mirror creates quite the obstacle at times. There are 13, yes 13, cupholders- but no trashcan or logical place to put your trash! As with any new vehicle there is an adjustment period, for which this truck was easy- except one thing... The headlamps and dash light controls are completely independent of each other. It is very easy to drive down the street thinking all your lights are on, after all instrument panel is illimunated, and before you know it you're being pulled over for driving without your lights on! The brakes are also pretty weak, even my dad took it for a spin and was cringing. But by far, the worst has to be the poor gas mileage. I expected to get at least 20-25mpg but on only 2 occasions have I exceeded 20mpg- city or highway. I even took it on 1600mi roundtrip, all flat freeway, and never cleared 20mpg. And not helping the situation is the "warning" in the owner's manual not to let gas tank get under 3/4- this means you'll only get about 280-300 miles between fill-ups.
Despite the "flaws" I really enjoy my truck and would only trade it for another Tacoma with better gas mileage. I'm banking on Toyota's reliability, I swear I'll never drive anything else. The ride is incredibly smooth for a truck. The seats are very comfortable, with plenty of head and leg room. In fact so much leg room that I have to put the seat up a couple of notches- I'm 6'1" with 42" legs. There's plenty of inside and outside storage. I love the "in-deck" rail system with moveable cleats- by far one of the smartest things the engineers did- next to the composite bed.
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