2002 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

2002 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 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: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"wheels" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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

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best looking small truck I have seen in years

Cons

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 SB 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 SB 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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Chris writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr Prerunner V6 Extended Cab SB Review
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last long time.

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if you think buying a toyota is betraying america.

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Love It. — 0-60 in a blistering 8.5ish seconds, brakes pretty good. I can drift in it, and it wont flip, at least not immediately. Its a toyota, not a chevy, it'll last beyond 150,000miles. 15 mpg city, 20 highway. Fun drive, great offroad.

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

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Neville writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4x4 with E-locker and 5speed

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small rear seat

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02 Tacoma 4x4 Trd 5speed — great power with a K&N air filter (stock replacement) clean inside and out good gas mileage good stiff TRD clutch low cost for maintenance reliable everyday driver great in snow/mud and sand especially with the E-locker engaged great commuter vehicle if you dont mind a 5 speed manual

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Debbie writes:
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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Solid and dependable.  Easy on gas.

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Small truck.  Only capable  of seating 2 passengers.

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Tacoma 2wd Pickup — Has held up well for over 150k miles with some minor repairs. Paint is a little pealy on the bumper but overall in good shape. This truck has been ridden hard and used for moving many items. The appearance is very average for a pick up truck (nothing fancy). I like the black color for this little truck. The cab is not very roomy but adequate for 2 passengers. It has held up well for it's 8 years through very severe Wisconsin winters. Has been left parked outdoors for it's whole life and has always started like a champ.

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