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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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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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

65

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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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.

Cons

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

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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

Pros

big and roomy

Cons

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

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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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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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4

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Good gas mileage

Cons

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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Tait writes:
1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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3

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Size, handling.

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Had an issue and huge tires, not sure how a perfectly running one would drive.

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My Dad's New Kid — This one has a little trebbling problem but handled well and has good acceleration.

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