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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"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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budda337 writes:
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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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wes_man1 writes:
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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5

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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

Cons

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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dennis95404 writes:
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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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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Matt writes:
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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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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Needed pickup with room for 4 people. And to haul small loads. Also for size of vehicle

Mitchell writes:
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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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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.

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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Jesse writes:
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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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

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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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