1996 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

1996 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"reliable car" 4 reviews
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"power" 2 reviews
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"power" 2 reviews

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Alex writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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5 spd, 4cyl, awsome gas mileage.

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light rear end, not enough room,

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The Truck In The Pic Resembles Mine - The Body Drop And Rims — the tacoma was a great reliable truck. i had a heavy right foot and loved to pop the clutch. needless to say the only thing i had to replace the clutch. the toyota tacoma was the most reliable vehicle i ever had.

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Terry A writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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4

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Reliable gas saver

Cons

Boring, terrible in the winter

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Good Reliable Truck For The Money — This was a very reliable little pickup truck. I had to put a clutch in it, an alternator, and a few other small things. But....these were its only problems in a matter of 250,000 miles. I put only one star for appearance because after I smashed it off a guardrail, it didn't look too hot. It wasn't the fastest thing, but she was fun in the snow.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alexander writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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the lift and its SUPER CHARGER!!!!!!!

Cons

Not to fast

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Yeah — Its a bad ass off-road truck, we use it all the time for wake skate lol and its good on gas milage. The exaudt the i have on my truck is pretty loud for a V6 and i can get through about anything

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Dustin writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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Gets we where i need to go any where i need to go!

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there is none

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Great Rig — I would tell anyone that wants a pickup to go anywhere buy one of these pickups four wheel drive of course. They last a long time and are really reliable. They get really good gas mileage to. Go out and get yourself one of these pickups.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Baron writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Mileage, build quality

Cons

no power

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Taco — Sweet truck. will not go over 80 to save its life. awesome mileage, like 35/40, awesome offroad, build quality was fantastic, cheap to own, never breaks, sweet bumper does well against oldsmobile aleros lol only down side is the lack of power but what do u expect. got it off an oil co in town for like $500 and its in near perfect condition. tough to beat

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TankBDB writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Tough, durable.  Off-road capability.  

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Weak 4 cylinder motors.

TankBDB
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Great Truck. Durable. — I like this truck a lot. It is mechanically durable and dependable which are my priorities. The 4wd is also great and it is very capable in the snow and off-road. I wish the 4 cylinder had a little more power. I wanted a 4 cylinder to get better gas mileage than the V-6 but I still only get around 17 in the city and 21 on the highway, and it doesn't accelerate very happily. I'm not sure what MPG the V-6 gets. The truck also looks good and tough.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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aMeloDude writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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3

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Decent MPG. Very reliable... 370k miles and still runs well.

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Nothing too bad.

aMeloDude
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Tacoma — I would recommend for work and casual driving. Fun to drive and long lasting. Great for first time drivers (especially teens). Not too expensive to own or insure. Inside comfortable. Amazing work... Been driving this car for about 10 years

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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swspotter2012 writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Great Gas Mileage, Wonderful Power For A Four Cylinder, 5 Speed Manual, Long Bed, Great Towing

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Though I Would Never Get Rid Of This Truck, I wish it were a V6. I don't really have any issue's with traction during the winter, but I wish it were 4WD.

swspotter2012
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It's My Baby! — I really have nothing negative to say about my truck, I love it! I bought it brand new back in '96, and I wouldn't trade a thing or take any amount for my truck. It's been shipped oversea's with me, and brought back home to Kentucky. Though I have had many vehicle's since owning this truck, I have always preferred it over anything else i've owned.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Ben writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB Review
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everything

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none

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Tacoma — The truck is great. It handles well and has more power than you might think. The truck is in great shape for a 96 and the interior is as clean as the exterior. Great gas mileage and low maintenance costs.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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timmybird writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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life of the truck

Cons

gas could be better around 20 to the gallon

timmybird
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Best Truck Ever — I bought this truck with 92000 now has 211000 spent about 200 in parts to maintain running operation of the truck. Replaced rotors twice a starter part and a thermostat. Still runs strong but I am getting nevous. I told the father in law who I bought it from "hope it makes it 100,000 for me". Its made it and then some. Cant afford a new one but love the body all the way up to 04. he 05 and up are ugly with the fenders bugging out. Would definatley buy another if the price was right.

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2011 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

This Taco Eats Its Competition By cpisto

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