1997 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

1997 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"maintenance" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Joshua writes:
1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

Pros

Economy, reliability, efficiency

Cons

Crash test ratings, a little small

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Great All Around And Hauls Way More Than You'd Think, Love It — I love my truck, I've had two American cars and now this Japanese truck and I'll never go back. Even with a camper shell, four dudes, and the back packed with everything we would need to play a show (bass amp, guitar amp, PA w/head, stands, drum set, pedal boards, guitars and extras) it still pulled up the Grapevine at an even 60 mph. This truck is great, the crash test ratings aren't amazing, but I get about 23 mpg regularly and it still needs a tune-up, so it can get better. All in all, I love this truck and now Toyota in general

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brent writes:
1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Gas mileage, dependable, will go almost anywhere

Cons

Lack of power, not much room,

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It'll Climb A Tree — The toyota truck reputation holds true with this one. I haven't had mechanical problems out of it.

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Brad writes:
1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Quaility

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None

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Buy It It Is Great — The performance is great the four cylinder doesnt hace the most power but it was built strong appearance is grat and the resale value is amazing. It gets great gas mileage mantenance is low and i love to drive it

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

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Abraham writes:
1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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Great all the way around best little truck you will ever own.  Will hold 1600lb no problem with a 4 banger great on gas to.

Cons

Have not found a con yet nor will you

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Beat Little Truck Ever Build. — Would buy same thing if ever needed a different truck. Great all around rig.

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Jerrod writes:
1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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awesome truck

Cons

would rather have a ext cab

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Great 4x4 — 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 recommend it to anyone. the end

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jtorms44 writes:
1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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Pros

Go anywhere Truck. Very low maintance. Great high altitude vehicle (I4 would pass most V8's going up mountain passes). Highly recomended pick up.  

Cons

Not having one! No cruise or adjustable intermitent wipers.

jtorms44
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Get One, Awesome — 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 let me down and I really pushed its limits. Overall, Best vehicle I have ever owned!

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

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Zach writes:
1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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4

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good gas milage

Cons

Small cab

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Toyota Tacoma — This truck was nice and got great gas mileage. The 4wd worked well for being just a small 4 banger. Although being just a single cab i didn't have enough space so i traded it in for a ext cab Colorado

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ToyotaMan_115 writes:
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Great all around truck beats the Dodge Dakota any day

Cons

not a thing negative about it

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Unbelievable — Best Truck ever. It is 100x better than the dodge dakota. Endless possibilities you can do with this truck. It is good on gas and is a blast to drive around town with. You will never be upset with this truck. Everyone should have one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ron writes:
1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Very reliable. Fun to play in the mud.

Cons

Oil changes

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Toyo Taco. Great Truck For Daily And Off-road — 4 Wheel drive requires stepping out the car to manually lock the front wheels for my model. Oil changes are a pain the the ass, especially since the oil filter off the the side of engine. Drives great, decent power, very reliable. My new DD as of two or three months ago. Love it.

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Jerrod writes:
1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Dependability

Cons

Lack of power.

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Love My Truck. — Love my truck. Solid, and dependable. It has over 160k miles on it and I would drive it to LA and back without batting an eye. Not the most powerful, but it does the job. Pulls my 19 foot Bayliner, albeit slowly with little complaint.

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2012 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

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2011 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Attention Grabber By AndreCalpestri

I did not like how it preformed in mud, did it like 3 times just not as fun as a 4WD. This truck is very reliable though, great 1st time vehicle, I would suggest it to anyone. I loved it. Read More

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2010 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

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The overall build quality is excellent. There were no fit and finish issues at delivery. It has surprisingly strong acceleration. It is a fun little 5 speed that is reasonably comfortable for short to... Read More

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