2009 Toyota Tacoma 4X4
There are 4 user reviews for the Access Cab I4 Manual trim shown below
- LOOKS GOOD
- BAD GAS MILEAGE, LACKS POWER, RUST ON WHEELS AND FRAME
Purchased As New
TRUCK IS 1 YEAR OLD WITH 10400 MILES AND ALREADY HAS SIGNS OF RUST ON WHEELS AND FRAME. DEALER AND TOYOTA AGREE THAT IT IS FROM ROAD ABRASION AND WON'T COVER IT. I HAVE A 2002 FORD TAURUS WITH 50500 MILES AND THERE IS NO SIGNS OF RUST ANYWHERE. I HAD A 1995 SUZUKI SIDEKICK WITH 150000 MILES AND IT LOOKED BETTER THAN THIS THING. THIS IS MY FIRST AND LAST TOYOTA I WILL EVER OWN. BUYERS BEWARE. BUY A PRODUCT WHERE THE DEALER AND COMPANY STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT. TOYOTA DOESN'T....read morehide
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- plastic non painted bumper easy to fix dents
- 4Hi weak, cheap interior, plastic bed, dome light rattles, bed rails
Purchased As New
I bought this truck new. Found out about the intermediate wipers, Also doesn't have a real limited slip in rear end (claimed they did) Full bed is fiberglass composite and now have fiberglass showing from thowing normal stuff in the bed (toyota said I should have done my research and the bed doesnt hold much weight) Front end wobble in 4X4 and offroad. Less than one year old and clutch is bad.. Toyota said that is normal. When I had the radio die the first month toyota lied to me about how long it would take to replace when I called them on the lie because I talked to another person who said months not 2 weeeks they immediately replaced the radio My 87 nissan hardbody with a bent frame and wobbly wheel is more capable and stronger than this truck...read morehide
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- Great for the adventurer, not enough power to tow much
- slightly underpowered, made up for with great gearing
Purchased As New
I've never owned a pickup before this one, but I was living in VT, and having trouble on back roads with my car. I bought a 2008 4cyl. Access Cab Manual transmission SR5, and absolutely love this truck!! I drove it all the way to Alaska, and now I live in Anchorage. This truck is stellar off road, and in snow and ice. The bed is roomy, and there is not a noticeable difference in power (from the 6 cyl. my friend has) unless the truck is really weighed down. I've driven it nearly 20k miles, and had ZERO problems. I would easliy recommend this to anyone looking for a reliable truck. The only time I thought the 4 cyl is inadequate was when I traveled through the rockies on I-70, and when I towed a small U-Haul trailer through the Green Mountains from Vermont to New York. Other than that, it's a stellar truck, and I have absolutely no complaints....read morehide
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- Fit and finish, cab is roomy and laid out well
- Gas mileage a bit less than expected, plastic bed liner is slippery
Purchased As Used
I bought a 2008 4x4 access cab with the four cylinder and manual transmission. It had 4500 miles on it when I bought it from the Toyota dealer. I've had it for a couple of months and like it so far.
This is my first Toyota truck, but we've had Toyota cars for years. My last truck was a 1998 Nissan Frontier two wheel drive four cylinder which was a great truck.
I got my 4x4 Toyota a couple of days before a big ice storm hit our area. My wife went from being negative on the 4x4 option (more expense, lower gas mileage) to being sold on it, as we were both able to make it to work every day.
The truck handles very well. The I4 engine has plenty of power for the 4x4 access cab. I can cruise at 75 mph just fine. Haven't towed anything yet, but plan to tow a trailer with canoe and kayaks this summer. Probably nothing over 3000 pounds.
The interior is laid out well and has numerous amenities despite the fact that my truck is more of a base model. Toyota has put lots of storage compartments and other extras throughout the cab.
My 15 year old daughter and 8 year old son are comfortable riding in the back seats for short trips of less than 1 hour. The rear seating is definitely in an "upright" position that would be really uncomfortable for long trips. But, you can put four medium sized adults in this truck for short trips.
This truck has fewer of the "nanny" features that drive me up the wall. I don't mind daytime running lights providing you have the ability to EASILY toggle them off. Likewise, some vehicles automatically turn your lights on in dim conditions. Or, they automatically lock your doors constantly. I wanted a truck that didn't have these things, as I do enjoy fishing and hunting and like to drive my truck back on my farm. It's hard to drive quietly through a field road at dusk when your vehicle insists on locking your door, turning on all lights, chiming because your seat belt isn't buckled, etc. Don't get me wrong, I use my seat belt on the road. But when I'm driving from the barn to the pond I have to open several gates, and the Toyota Tacoma has a procedure for turning off the seat belt chime. Yes, the "buckle seat belt" light flashes, but that beats the constant chiming. In short, it's hard to commune with nature when your truck is flashing lights, locking your door and chiming at you to buckle up when you're only doing 5 mph down a field road. My Tacoma has no daytime lights nor automatic headlights, no automatic locks and I've turned the seat belt chime off. That was a MAJOR reason why I bought this particular model.
If you never get off of a public road, you probably wonder why this is such a big deal. But for guys who like to get off road and be a little less instrusive to nature, the "nanny" features truly are a pain.
I've had no problems with this truck so far. It rides so smooth and is so quiet that I have to watch my driving or I end up speeding.
My complaints are few, but here goes. The gas mileage isn't that great, but admittedly my previous truck was a much smaller two wheel drive. I am averaging 19.9 mpg in my mixed city/highway driving, and I'm a gentle driver. I expected better mileage because I usually get a bit better mileage than a vehicle's rated mpg because I drive so gently. The truck bed comes with a plastic liner that is integral to the truck. (Can't remove it) The plastic liner is very slippery, especially when wet. Anything you put in the bed will try to slide all over the place.I went to Toyota and bought a rubber bed mat and that solved that problem. Cost about $100 for the mat, though.
Overall, I'm happy with the truck. I'd buy it again....read morehide
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