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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"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"shape" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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

Pros

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

Cons

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

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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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Terry A writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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Reliable gas saver

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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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Baron writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Mileage, build quality

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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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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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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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Sean writes:
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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tough and reliable

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small interior

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Cant Beat A Toyota — My Tacoma is a blast to drive and tough as nails. i drive it like i stole it but make sure to take good care of it too. i would recommend the 3.4 V-6 if you have the option.

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1995 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Its Awesome By Phillip

it was the best vehicle ive had so far it just doesnt like trees ant to be up side down. it could out drive my friends cars in the mud. i would lke to own another toyota tacoma 4wd in the furtute Read More

Get The 4wd With The 2.7l By Richard

There is not anything on this truck except what needs to be there. Plenty of room in the engine compartment. More than likely it will be getting a 360 Mopar. The cab is a little cramped for the 6' and... Read More

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1997 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Great 4x4 By Jerrod

great little truck good power for a 4cyl and amazing wheeling capabilities and the fuel economy rocks and so reliable. cheap to maintain and cheap to insure great commuter and fun to drive would recom... Read More

Get One, Awesome By jtorms44

Off road capability, 31x10.5 stock tires. Great clearance, short wheel base. Good gas mileage, roughly 20 -22 average. Looks. 5 speed Manual transmision. Never had a single issue with the truck. Never... Read More

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Great, Reliable, Affordable Small Truck With Surprising Power. By har909

I always liked the simple look of the truck, white exterior and gray interior. For a truck, it gets really good gas mileage and maintenance was always so simple, I did oil changes and tune ups myself.... Read More

Great Truck By cboater

I hardly ever see a limited on the trucks, I wonder why? My 1st Toyota was the 4wd 90 that blue the head gasket said i would never buy another Toyota but I did. I also wonder why 1/2 of the 98's use ... Read More

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1999 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Easy To Maintain, Not Too Many Problems. By martyz1

First of all, bought brand new. The front end seemed and still seems loose as a crosswind can and does easily push the truck sideways. The radiator needed replacement too early...even after yearly m... Read More

Fun Truck! By dipalma2008

Wish it had another set of doors and larger second row seats. It needs weight in the back when it snows or if its slippery outside so its encouraged to have sand bags in the back to help with weight. Read More

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2000 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Easy To Drive By larrysarti

the size and enjoyable to drive has a nice ride, useful for the work i do with hunting halling wood , mulch. great in the snow, off road its great , great on backroads. handles well on wet roads as w... Read More

Very Good For Work Or Cheap Reliable Transpertation By crm0123__

Nothing. In the time I have had this truck and been associated with it 10 years I have always been impressed with it's quality and performance. Was my deceased brothers.I find it very comfortable on s... Read More

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