2003 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

2003 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.6 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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"reliable car" 9 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"small ride" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 26 2003 Toyota Tacoma reviews.

writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Snow/Ice:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:

Pros

off roading, nice interior was nice and comfotable, very roomy for being a small truck. Very reliable

Cons

bad gas mileage.

Caturix
25

Excellent Daily Driver And Fun Off Roader — It was a good truck i always got compliments. The exhaust the previous owner put on it was a bit much but other than that the truck was probably one of my favorite vehicles. Tacoma's are awesome. That is all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Tacoma
Looking for a Used Tacoma in your area?
CarGurus has 25,235 nationwide Tacoma listings starting at $2,895.
ZIP:
writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:

Pros

Great in the snow and mud, supercharger gives that little extra power to get things done.

Cons

two doors, not alot of cab room.

35

2003 Toyota Tacoma 3" Lift, Supercharged, All Terrain Tires. — I love everything about this truck except that its not ideal for 4 passengers, i would love to get a 4 door toyota tacoma someday. This truck is great for snow, ice, mud, off roading, and driving to a from work or school.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr Prerunner V6 Crew Cab SB Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:

Pros

This midsize truck has met all the demands I have put on it  and has never let me down. The Michelin tires were good for 105k miles before needing replacement. Shocks were swapped at 145k. Exterior paint still looks good eventhough parked outside garage since 2004. Regular maintenance is very minor.

Cons

The big exhaust pipe (10 inch diameter) growl was overbearing on long trips. Dashboard clock is poorly positioned. The cargo rings in corners of truck bed have rusted but still will function as new.

ecc9
25

Outstanding Purchase — Can't really find anything of significance. It has been a reliable truck that has fulfilled my needs. It always receives compliments on how good it looks. I like the round wheel wells as they aren't angled like the models are today.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:

Pros

This truck takes me everywhere I go and I do a lot of huninting. I have pulled out 3 full sized vehicles that have been stuck with my lil' taco in 4wheel low. Had full sized elk whole in the bed on two occassions, plus it looks great!

Cons

Think they could do a little better with the mpg on these trucks. This has the 2.7l and it does have oversized tires...the good news is I'm going nowhere fast so I don't get tickets! Seriously, I love the truck!

thunderhorn25
25

Ever Hear Of Synyrd's "nuthin' Fancy"? — Great looking truck with no frills. Has old fashion roll up windows, 5 speed manual and a rear slider, 4wd and 2.7l engine. Love the truck but am thinking of selling to obtain a Tacoma double cab with manual transmission for wen my pup like to travel along with me and my wife.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Extended Cab LB Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:

Pros

Reliable

Cons

Can't think of any

tmphillips2001
25

Best Little Truck You Will Ever Buy — Reliable--but what else would you expect from Toyota. New tires. Less than 6k on the tires. I wouldn't two a big boat behind this truck, but I've moved a trailer full of heavy funiture a couple hundred miles with no issues.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Extended Cab LB Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:

Pros

Very dependable--and powerfull for a 4-cy

Cons

small back seat--

tmphillips2001
25

Great Little Truck — One of the best Cars/Trucks I've owned. Good gas milage--very zippy. More power than you would expect from a 4cy. Gas milage is decent--somewhere between 20-23. Little rust on the bumper, seems to be a common problem

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:

Pros

Good Strong Tacoma Pickup with Trailer hitch.  There is also a "Remote Starter" installed which comes in handy on those cold mornings !  Good Tires all around ...

Cons

The Bed has had it share of scratches, but I was going to get a bedliner or have it rubber coated and then this wouldn't be an issue.

gilfev
25

Very Good Practical Vehicle — Very good looking Tacoma with Forest Green paint ! This truck has new front brake rotors & pads along with new timing chain and water pump. There has also been a brand new Emergency Brake installed with all Toyota parts. This is a 6 cylander engine with a lot of power over the road or in 4 Wheel drive !

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:

Pros

Reliable, Great Winter Vehicle, Cheap to Fix

Cons

fuel economy, engine noise

reedmeyer
25

Awesome — Great Truck! Recommend to anyone for any purpose. I would suggest that anyone buying new should get the four door and long bed. Unbeatable in the winter. I'm only trading mine because I don't really use it as a truck anymore and need an SUV.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr Prerunner Crew Cab SB Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

its paid for

Cons

none

55

Buy One, — Prefect reliability so far, 7 years and 110,000 miles. never left me on the side of the road. Tows reasonably well, the only issues towing is could use a little more power. Typical toyota computer though. if you go from beach to mountains. Once you get there best thing to do is disconnect battery both sides and touch the cables together for 30 seconds. resets computer to default. Otherwise it takes about 3 days to learn. Gets most of the performance back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

awesome

Cons

economy

45

Noce — good car, great feel on the pedal and clutch and rugged body but it's a rough ride when it's empty, fill it with 1000 lbs of stuff and it rides like a Lexus. Arm rests are brutal but seat is comfortable.

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 26 2003 Toyota Tacoma reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

2015 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Awesome Truck By Carolinacoach33

I love Toyota Tacoma trucks. This is the second one I have owned and both were very reliable. You may pay more for it but in the long run you will come out being better off because they last so long a... Read More

Read all 2015 Toyota Tacoma reviews

2014 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

There Is A Reason Tacomas Hold Their Value By Tacosell

This is my third Tacoma and the best one yet. I was going to wait for the 2016 redesign but there are too many changes and a first year model needs to be beta tested. Maybe a lease would work but I wo... Read More

Americans Want Bigger Economy Trucks To The Point There Is No Longer Economy Trucks That Get 30 Mpg By pickupman

It's like riding on a cloud compared to my 94 Toyota pickup that I still have. When I heard they wasn't making a 2015 Toyota with a regular cab, I went to the dealer and actually got a nice price on a... Read More

Read all 6 2014 Toyota Tacoma reviews

2013 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Toyota Reliability In An Impressive, Powerful Truck Package. By bidawi

The Toyota Tacoma TRD has the power, beefed up brakes and shocks to tackle any rough terrain. On city roads, it drives and handles with aplomb. Long drives on freeways and country roads are surprising... Read More

Excellent Little Truck By MrOstrich

A nice looking vehicle that can carry moderate loads. Comfortable and practical interior. Good road handling manners. Weak 4-cylinder engine - have to really push it at highway speeds. Recently purcha... Read More

Read all 10 2013 Toyota Tacoma reviews

2012 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Big Red. It May Be A Little Truck But It Is Tough. By nmortenson

I love that we can fill up the truck and go for drives and not have to worry about going into debt filling it up. It is comfortable and has perfect handling to go on any kind of road. We use it to pul... Read More

Impressions On Downsizing Trucks. By ptronsgard

I love the maneuverability and outstanding traction in snow. This truck does better than my 4WD GMC 2500 in deep snow. I used my Tacoma to get my GMC out from being hung up last winter. My wife even e... Read More

Read all 6 2012 Toyota Tacoma reviews

2011 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

I Love This Truck. By Leigh11235813

The only things I don't like about this truck are very minor. It would be nice to have a light in the glove box. It would be nice to have intermittent wipers. Other than that this truck served my p... Read More

Amazing, Incredible, Best Buy, Holds Value! By Jshaw405

It is an incredible vehicle. I love Tacoma's, can't say it enough! I have taken this off road, on road, on snow, on ice, on wet roads, it performs great! Make sure and get the truck bed cover, comes i... Read More

Read all 6 2011 Toyota Tacoma reviews

People researching a 2003 Toyota Tacoma contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB, exterior
Toyota Tacoma
53% of the time
Ford F-150
9% of the time
Nissan Frontier
8% of the time
Ford Ranger
7% of the time
Tacoma
Looking for a Used Tacoma in your area?
CarGurus has 25,235 nationwide Tacoma listings starting at $2,895.
ZIP: