2003 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

2003 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 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

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PROS
"reliable car" 8 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"small ride" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 25 2003 Toyota Tacoma reviews.

gilfev writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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4

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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 ...

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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
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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

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reedmeyer writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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Reliable, Great Winter Vehicle, Cheap to Fix

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fuel economy, engine noise

reedmeyer
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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

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Ryan writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr Prerunner Crew Cab SB Review
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its paid for

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none

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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

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Julie writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr Prerunner V6 Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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great brakes,4 doors,sits high

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short bed,not enough interior storage

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You Better Love The Toyota Tacoma — It's the girliest looking truck you've ever seen, but that means it's perfect for me! Good thing it has amazing brakes because I follow too close and brake too late. The handling is extremely responsive to my crazy driving. The acceleration isn't what I would like it to be, but I've never gotten a speeding ticket! :)

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mdep writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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5

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the off road capability but recently injured my back permenately  

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only fits 2 people and a bit of a sled

mdep
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Great Little Truck Very Unique And Nice Lookin — used it for off roading and commuting to work for the first 2 yrs then after injury just for running errands and transportation. Its not fast but very capable off road and in snow (unstoppable)great build quality duh its a toyota. 17/21 mpg average maintenance. very fun to drive unless you're looking for speed

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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Dependable

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Not the most luxurious

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Good Dependable Vehicle For The Common Person/ Offroader — I bought this truck in the summer of 2006. I have my likes and dislikes about it. So here goes: Likes: Dependable An Offroad Beast Fairly easy to work on when need be 5 speed & V6 & 4wd (getting harder to find all these together) Dislikes: Pretty week on the powerside Seats could be a lot more comfortable As w/ many Toyotas the cab lighting isn't the greatest and bulbs burn out early -Dash and console lights are expensive...$6 a piece...I've replace 2 so far and have 2 more blown behind the dash....and none of them are easy to get to! Extended Cab area is small to say the least with no backward opening doors to help w/ entry

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sean writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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Everything

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Nothing

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Awesome — Bought this truck for my restaurant's big delivery days, it was a great pickup and I should have bought the 4 door one but didn't think about it. If you want a great truck this one was it. This truck did everything I needed it to do.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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color combination

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a taller 6th gear,

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Decent — Could use another gear it pulls a little too hard on the interstate above 60. a little more space would be nice. I want a four door in the future. Great little truck though around town. Very reliable. A few squeaks and rattles but over all not bad.

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Dave writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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Looks
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700lbs lighter than the equivalent 2005-and-up Tacoma
Handles winter weather with confidence

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Not enough power if your hard on it but not enough fuel economy when you're easy on it.  I knew that when I bought it.  It's the price that's paid for the versatility and it's worth it.

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I Get The Whole 'jeep Thing', That's Why I Bought A Toyota — Just the right size to fit in the tight streets of a large city but big enough to haul all your stuff. Perfect truck to load up and go camping with your friends. This one has the 2.7L I-4 mated to a 5-speed manual. Even with the small wheels and tires, it still has more ground clearance than most stock 4x4s.

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Tom2222 writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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not enough power

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Nice Small Truck — Perfect for biking, snowboarding, and everything else I was doing in VT...I would have kept it longer if I did not run it into a guard rail at 55 mph on the North Way in upstate NY.

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Reviews From Other Years

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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1998 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Great, Reliable, Affordable Small Truck With Surprising Power. By har909

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.... Read More

Great Truck By cboater

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 ... 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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