2004 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

2004 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 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
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 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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2004 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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Excellent commuter vehicle, but with the power and the 4WD, it also makes an excellent utility vehicle.  Low maintenance, decent MPG

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Have not found anything wrong with this vehicle

wes_man1
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Owned 100% — This is an outstanding line of vehicles, I imagine if I ever sell this truck I'll probably buy another Tacoma. I've added a transmission fluid radiator and Ride Rite air bags on the rear axle for towing. I've also added a cold air intake and after market exhaust/muffler. This vehicle has an aftermarket infinity head unit, upgraded speakers and added a sub-woofer. I love this truck and I've instructed my wife to have me buried in it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Towed trailers as large as 3500lb camping pop-ups, U-haul, etc.  holds 1 yard of compost, several bikes, camping gear, dogs, etc.  good gas mileage for a v6 truck, 18-20mpg.

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Towing up long hills is difficult.  Also, controlling speed on downhills with trailer causes front brakes to overheat.

dennis95404
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Would Buy Again — Great truck that could do most anything. Never stuck in snow or sand. Good mileage for any 4wd v6 truck. Low cost maintenance. No issues after 200,000 miles! Would be nice to have a manual option. Go out and get one!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2004 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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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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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.

jmcalafactor
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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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2004 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Standard Cab LB 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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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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2004 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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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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2004 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB 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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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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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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2011 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

I Love This Truck. By Leigh11235813

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