2004 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

2004 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"rattle" 2 reviews

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Jesse writes:
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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if you drive offroad, have heavy snow. Great truck gets great mpg

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No need to own a Offroad package if you dont use it, rides hard.

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Buy It If You Need A Smaller Pickup Truck And 4wd. — Gets 22mpg, strong V6 engine, 4wd with offroad package. Sound sounds great! comfort is good, quality is great. Put 110,000 miles on the truck and have only needed to change the battery. No complaints here other than the fact that the TRD offroad package makes the truck ride a little rough.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mitchell writes:
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Goes just about anywhere.  Sounds nice with good exhaust.

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Can be a bit slow.  Rattles from random places, not the best ride, but hey, it's a truck, so quit whining.

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Unstoppable. — Replace alternator after excessive mudding. Buy Duralast alternator from AutoZone so you can replace them over and over again for FREE!!

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Billy writes:
2004 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr Prerunner V6 Crew Cab SB Review
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comfortable practical ride

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all trucks use more tha average gas. not necessarily a thrill to drive

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Great Ride And Im Very Pleased. Dependable And Practical. Exactly What I Need — its a great everyday drive. its four door option is perfect for hauling buddies or extra cargo. the spray in bed-liner provides a sturdy durable bed that will carry anything from matresses and other moving necessities to what the truck was origionally bought for - a motorcycle!

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Ray writes:
2004 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr Prerunner V6 Crew Cab SB Review
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Easy to drive and quite fun too!

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Gas and changing the spark plugs.

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2004 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Trd — Performs above average and has a nice flow-master system. Build quality is amazing. This is a well built truck. Appearance is awesome. good combination of lift, tires, and rims. Cost is about that of an average car. About 16 avrg. mpg. This car is fun to drive and take on easy trails. I would recommend this truck as a good buy, and it holds its value.

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budda337 writes:
2004 Toyota Tacoma Review
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I Own One. I'll Never Buy Another Toyota Product Again. — A. the trailing edge of the flimsy hood vibrates wildly at certain engine speeds making a hideous rattling sound.Apparently, the geniuses at toyota can't seem to find the right size rubber support to cushion the hood.I fixed it though. B. I go through front brake pads ( the right front wears much faster that the left) every 22,000 miles. According to the dealer there is nothing wrong. According to independent service shops, all toyota trucks have front calipers that are exceptionally prone to sticking and wearing the pads prematurely.The calipers have to be cleaned and lubricated every 6000 miles or so to prevent them from sticking. C. good luck getting anything covered under the toyota warranty.

Owner for 3 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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Greengirl11 writes:
2004 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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3

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I like the small size of the truck and low maintenance cost

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The ride is not very comfortable for long distance

Greengirl11
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Nice Around The Town Truck — I would recommend this truck for someone that likes to have the cargo space of a small truck - but doesn't tow or haul. It is a great run around town vehicle with 4WD, but I would not recommend long distant travel in it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jmcalafactor writes:
2004 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Good looking body styling ( not a big fan of the 2005 and up styling changes ) and legendary Toyota reliability. Truck purchased used with 112K miles and have no doubts that I will see another 200K

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Not much on comfort and fuel mileage isn't the best but still a nice, reliable truck with plenty of power for towing and every day driving. The short, 5' bed ( standard with the 4 door crew cab ) is too small for hauling but, couldn't pass up the deal on this truck with low miles.

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Great Truck ! — I sold my 2005 Nissan Frontier 4X4 and regretted it ever since. Funny thing, before I bought my Frontier, I sold a 1993 Toyota and bought a new 2001 Tacoma that I wasn't very fond of after buying it. In 2005 I bought my Frontier and by 2012, with 105K miles on it, I was looking for something with better MPG so sold the Frontier and looked for my next truck -- an older Frontier maybe ? Maybe an older Tacoma ? I figured I would "know it" when I saw it and I looked for several months at a lot of different trucks before I found this one. ALL of the trucks I have EVER owned have been manual transmissions but, this one is an automatic so that my wife can also drive it. We don't drive it often or very long distances ( only putting about 1000 mile on it in the last three months ) but, it's a nice looking truck, plenty of power and I know that I won't have to worry about it getting us where ever we need to go.

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

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Michael writes:
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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If you want a small truck that gets great gas mileage, buy something else.

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It is tiny, suspension is very soft, and quite frankly, it is ugly.

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Tacoma Base — It is a 4 cylinder, so it is terrible slow. The only great thing about this truck is fuel economy and reliability. I get 24 mpg mixed driving and i have never had anything go wrong with it. Since it is a toyota, it is incredibly reliable.

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Brandon writes:
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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3

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Off roading made fun and easy

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Warranty issues

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Tacomas Fun On And Off Road — The build quality sucked. Which is why I sold it after the local dealership denied services. Found out later that I could have gone through Toyota of America as the dealership had had a lot of complaints at that time. All of the bells and whistles were included in this package. Locking rear axle, 4wd, optional passenger airbag for babies or off-roading and many other things I don't remember any longer. Now these features are sold separately. A 2004 or older sr5 tacoma is definitely the model to go with. The mileage was poor however. At 10mpg, I sold it. The vehicle had a lot of torque and would easily squeel the tires at starts. Very fun to drive. The wheel base is a bit long and made taking sharp corners a bit difficult.

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

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Matt writes:
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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its sporty but can hall alot and it looks good too

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it may be too much for a person who has always had a two door coupe.

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I Aint Never Getting Rid Of It — it is awesome off roadin in this truck bone stock. It is incredible what stock toyota parts will go through. Its an awesome year too. The last year of the model is usually the best and toyota hit it right this time.

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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

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