2003 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

2003 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 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:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 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
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 23 2003 Toyota Tacoma reviews.

reedmeyer writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

Pros

Reliable, Great Winter Vehicle, Cheap to Fix

Cons

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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5

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its paid for

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none

35

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

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color combination

Cons

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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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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Andrew writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr Prerunner V6 Crew Cab SB Review
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Torque for climbing and driving off road. Decent turn radius.

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Boxy & stiff ride. MPG.

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2003 Tacoma Prerunner Double Cab — The ride is stiff & boxy. The truck has plenty of torque, especially considering it's not a 4x4. Gas mileage varies between 16 to 19 mpg, having the tonneau cover on the truck bed helps. It was fun to take off-road, when I had the mud tires on it. Even with cruise control on long trips, you still have to take stretching breaks. I've added the Michelin LTX/MS street tires which make handling much better. Just had to replace the timing belt at 115k miles as a preventative measure - a procedure that can cost upwards of $350 or more.

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Dave writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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 SB Review
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Build Quality

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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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Ryan writes:
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Great gas mileage, reliable

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Some interior bits rattle

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Takes Anything I Throw At It — I have raced this truck off and on for a few years now. Every mile I drive is very hard on it. It never lets me down.

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2014 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

2014 Taco By jmanuel

Nothing but great things about this truck, from he steering wheel all the way to the tires everything is just so perfected. My dog loves it easy for him to jump in and out of it. im going to tell ever... Read More

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The truck with a TRD Sport package creates a very friendly street driving truck. The quad cab offers comfortable room for four. But you still have a bed for hauling and a tow package which is included... Read More

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2013 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Love The Toyota Tacoma By seanshock

This is a my third Toyota and I am hooked. This model is much newer since my last purchase of one in the 90's. I must say that the truck is a bit bigger than I remember or perhaps I am shrinking... Read More

Great Truck By dgirman

Love this truck. Gas mileage is OK (other than my Prius....). I use this truck to daily activities. I added a Leer cab over the bed. Lots of storage in back and under back seat. Great suspension.... Read More

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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

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2011 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Attention Grabber By AndreCalpestri

I did not like how it preformed in mud, did it like 3 times just not as fun as a 4WD. This truck is very reliable though, great 1st time vehicle, I would suggest it to anyone. I loved it. Read More

Outdoor Fun By stagga_lowe

This has been the best vehicle I have ever owned. Never have I had to worry about getting stuck when going off road. This truck offers the power and reliabilty that you would expect from a Toyota pi... Read More

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2010 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Best Pick Up On The Market By bshannonvt

I loved everything about this cal. It is super versatile and survives in the worst of conditions. The bed is a great size and has been able to fit mattresses, bikes, as well as construction equipment.... Read More

Solid Little Truck By rd5590

The overall build quality is excellent. There were no fit and finish issues at delivery. It has surprisingly strong acceleration. It is a fun little 5 speed that is reasonably comfortable for short to... Read More

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