2002 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

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bamd94 writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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Well, this truck has served me, my daughter and my son very well!  Getting close to 200K miles and nothing major has come up, ... well, nothing but your typical 200K issues, such as catalytic converter, timing belt, water pump.  Never had any issues with drive train!

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The only thing negative I can say about it would the the rear chrome bumper, ... rusting as we speak, although the cost for a new one isn't too bad, will be replacing soon.  Oh, the AC is leaking (no longer working) ... not bad after 180K+ miles.  Will cost about $700 to fix.  Might have kids pay for that one!

bamd94
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Toyotas Are Built For The Long Haul, If You Take Care Of It! — Very safe truck, that is why I handed it down to my daughter for back and forth from high school and then onto my son. Servers us well when projects around the house are upon us, ... mulch, lumber hauling, etc. I did purchase a bed extender, probably a good investment if you are looking at a short bed truck!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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amandandow writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr Prerunner Extended Cab LB Review
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3

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Definitely a car that you can take off roading as long as you know how to handle it

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its always gonna be a bumpy ride

amandandow
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Fun Truck But Not For Someone Like Me — Loved this truck but its not what I thought, this truck is made for someone who wants to have fun, go off roading, get it muddy, and make it look cool. It's easy to ride but a bumpy and fun ride!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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surfsup711 writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Extended Cab LB Review
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5

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The Tacoma is a great truck! I fell in love with the look of this model tacoma (2001-2004) when they came out, and had to have one. It handles nicely, and has never given me a problem at all. These trucks will run forever if you maintain it right.

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Very hard to think of any... I like everything about it! It could be a con to some that this truck doesn't have the power of some of the bigger trucks, but that is okay for me. I'd rather get the better gas mileage and still have a large truck bed for hauling things around.

surfsup711
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Amazing Truck! — I recommend Toyota Tacoma for anyone who wants a truck for hauling things around, but doesn't need a ton of hauling power. They look amazing, and handle really well. It's hard to wrong when you go with Toyota. I highly recommend it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mikemikie writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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5

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Dependable good 4x4

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it should have four wheel disk brakes

mikemikie
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Great — It is a classy style 4x4 in appearance comfortable 4Dr cab . I did experience Having to look over my right and left for a lane change . Not the best gas but dependable and maintenance required on brakes is above average.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brent writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab lB Review
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4

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Gas mileage

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lack of power, not much room

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Good Dependable Truck — Great dependable truck. I had the imperial green color which i thought was just gorgeous after a fresh coat of wax. Truck handles excellent and gets 24 mpg consistently.

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valee2012 writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr Prerunner Extended Cab LB Review
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5

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Durable
Low cost
Great on gas

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Can not think of any

valee2012
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Love My Truck — Bought my Tacoma brand new in 2002, it has over 200,000 miles on it but you could never tell it. It still looks fantastic and handles great. Very durable. You can guarantee that my next truck will be another Toyota Tacoma !

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shyboy1953 writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab lB Review
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5

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best looking small truck I have seen in years

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I am 6.3,,, i still fit ok...

shyboy1953
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The One Others Try To Compare 2 — I smile each time i look at it... I dont do much off-road, I just drive to work and back, so i am thinking I will sell to someone who does what this truck was built to do... GO... I found this truck and even the mechanics came out and told me it was the best looking truck for its age, that they had ever worked on or saw...... I had 5 1987 Toyota 4x4's so i kind of know what I am doing,,,,,,

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rob writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr Prerunner Extended Cab LB Review
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4

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I love the cargo space, I love how it looks all jacked up high.

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I hate the automatic transmission and lack of 4wd.

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Good For Hauling Around What Needs Hauling Lol — Bought this truck specifically because I needed a useful daily that I can use for picking up parts and hauling crap around without the need for a full-size truck. It's got a 2.7L 4 cyl and does just fine for it's size. It's no street racer then again that's not what it's intended for. It's a Prerunner so it's not 4wd which kind of sucks, but it's jacked up like a 4wd so it gives it a nice look. I like how it looks, it's a clean design, needs a little TLC but other than that she's not bad. It's already paid for itself hauling work stuff and a full rear subframe from another car.

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

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tacomajeffd writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr Prerunner V6 Crew Cab SB Review
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great truck for the size

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traction is very limited with 2wd

tacomajeffd
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Love The Truck Would Get Another One In 4wd — Truck has decent acceleration with some improvement when power ecu is on handindling is good, has limited traction the rear tires break loose very easily. Brakes are lacking would prefer discs in the back as well. Styling is good interior space is good except for long distance driving. Gas mileage could be a little better for the size of the truck and motor. The truck is extremely fun to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jake writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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its a manual and its supercharged!

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the back seats are pretty small

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Wouldnt Trade It For Anything — its a 3.4L v6 4x4 with a supercharger and additional injector. its a blast to drive on and off the road. its a little expensive to drive around because i have to use premium gas but i dont care. i also have a sound system and magnaflow exaust so its sounds good inside and out.

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

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