1998 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

1998 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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:4.6 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
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"maintenance" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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John writes:
1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 Extended Cab SB Review
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3

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2.4L 4Cyl engine is great on gas

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bed is too small for my redneck swimming pool

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Dragon White — After the k&n air filter, it really helped the top end acceleration in emergency situations. i threw some wax on the body then the white dragon was lookin like sugar on the freeway. man i can't help myself im so U.G.K. the bed is too small to do real work but if i need to bring some smelly ass flip food somewhere thats where you might find it

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har909 writes:
1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Great small truck that has surprising power. Maintenance was cheap and the air conditioner works fast. The truck bed is also surprisingly long.

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The extended cab can only fit a very small person(s) or child in the back. Also, when someone sits in the "back seat" it may block some field of vision through the rear view mirror, depending on where they position themselves.

har909
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Great, Reliable, Affordable Small Truck With Surprising Power. — 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. I also have never had trouble passing smog, that's a huge plus. I've never tried towing with the truck, so I just gave a 3 star rating since the power is there.

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cboater writes:
1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr Limited 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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I think its a great truck,i pull a 19' jet boat single axle, 75-80 don't even know its there.

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The only problem i have after driving on the freeway theABS light comes on this has happened ever sence i bought it but no one can find any problem why the light comes on??  Any answers? Thanks

cboater
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Great Truck — 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 a timing belt and the other half use a timing chain did they use what ever thay had left?? Thanks Colleen

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

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Jessi writes:
1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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functional, durable, reliable

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mpg (still, tops in its class), tired styling

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A Great Compact Pickup Truck! — The Taco is a great, great truck - functional and reliable. My only reservation (and the reason that I'll probably have to sell it soon) is its gas consumption. Even though it's very good for its class (18-20 mpg mixed driving), it's still not good enough for all of the driving that I do. However, it is one of the best compact trucks out there. It can tow, carry large amounts of stuff, and is great off-road. The V-6 engine gives it enough torque to feel lively enough when merging on the freeway, though you'll never mistake it for a sports car. Handling is ok - once again, it's a truck. Where it really shines is in its reliability. I bought it with 120K miles, and have had no problems or expenses other than normal maintenance costs. Just like other Toyotas, it will keep running forever.

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Arturo writes:
1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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175,000 miles and still running awsome.

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Parts are expensive and almost most likely you have to buy it new or dealer

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Love It Ill Keep It For The Rest Of My Life As An Off Road Rig — I have no dislikes about it the only thing i have to say about it is that it has a lot of miles :( but as long as i take care of it and do all it services on time it will last long :)

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

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Spencer writes:
1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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big and roomy

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its a gas and diesel guzzler

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Its A Good Starter Truck — well its a good truck and it gets ya from point A to point B its a nice shade of red and its LOUD!! it also has some good stereo in the back for when i want to crank on my hank williams jr.

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

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Kurtis writes:
1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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it is everything in 1

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none

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Hmmm — got nothing bad to say about it once supercharger makes it alot more fun to drive it is everything in 1 vehicle its fast and can go anywhere i point the wheels to go and still beat hondas in a race

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

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Lauren writes:
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color, Toyota, fun

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I don't think there is any...

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Tacoma Love — Build quality is amazing as usual with Toyota's. Love the performance, it takes off and handles like a little go-kart. Cost of ownership would be almost nothing if I didn't customize it as much as I did/will do. Really happy with the appearance as I love the color. I LOVE driving it! Hoping to add a lot more too it in the future; 33 inch tires (that I don't have to steal off our Tundra), sliders, stinger bumper, rear offroad bumper, and who knows what!

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

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Austin writes:
1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 Extended Cab SB Review
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Great overall vehicle

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None can be brought to mind

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1998 Toyota Tacoma — Performacnce was great with acceleration, breaking not so much, great handling. It only needed repairs when I totaled the car, and it was still golden even after the wreck. The appearance of the car is well, a truck and is cool. The inside of the truck was well maintained, and it is still in great condition. Gas mileage was not too great, 18mph on average, and maintenance was not bad, only the required maintenance was ever needed besides the wreck. The car was great to drive and if I ever buy a pick up again, I'm going straight to the Toyota Tacoma.

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

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Josh writes:
1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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Good gas mileage

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It's 2wd.

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98 Tacoma Is Great. — The truck works. Good on gas mileage, and only have to do regular maintenance to keep it working. Cost is rather low, performance is alright. I like driving it, but I'd like to have something else. Appearance is alright, nothing great but nothing bad.

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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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1996 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Tacoma By aMeloDude

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... B... Read More

It's My Baby! By swspotter2012

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, a... 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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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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