2005 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

2005 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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Mikey writes:
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr X-Runner V6 Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Performance, speed, acceleration, style, Front seats were not real firm but wrapped around you.

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rear seats. Onlt 900lb cargo capacity including passengers. Bilstein shocks sometimes too stiff. $300/ piece tires. Lacked traction in snow and ice.

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Perfect 3 Season Sport Truck. — I LOVED my X-Runner. It was very fast and accelerated great. Loved the 4.0L V6 and 6 spd manual. The styling was very noticable and I got looks everwhere I went. Even entered it into NOPI the first year it waws out and got alot of compliments. This truck would handle like a sports car gripping the road around corners. Used it for solo II racing and it performed great! Had to get rid of it because a car seat does not fit in the back seats well and didn't like slidding around in the snow with my son so i traded for a 4x4 tundra instead. I truely miss this truck and 1 day will own another again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr X-Runner V6 Extended Cab SB Review
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Fun to corner in.

Cons

Not good on mileage

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Own If You Like To Drive A Performance Vehicle! — Front disc brakes rear drums are ok. Great handling in the corners puts you in the seat ok. Gas mileage sucks but who cares wehn ya have fun. Hellava great ride to drive. Inside is nice and roomy rear seats are a little cramped if you keep em in. Exterior is different not really seen anywhere but on the X Runner.

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

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Nick writes:
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr PreRunner V6 Crew Cab SB Review
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Great powertrain, awesome stance, good looks.

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None really

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Buy One — Strong engine with a responsive transmission, love the LSD. Looks great. Comes with a very good warranty. The paint job isn't that great, but they've fixed that on newer models. Gets decent fuel mileage, runs better on premium, but fine on regular. Rear suspension squeaks if not maintained properly.

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

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Arthur writes:
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Great 4X4 capabilities with lots of after market upgrades available.

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This is a great vehicle.

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Not The Best On Gas Mileage, But It Is A Strong Vehicle And Won't Let You Down. — Only had a few minor issues with this vehicle which include: 1) passenger side sun visor fell out. Was easily replaced by Toyota. 2) plastic caps on the rims would fall off during normal driving. That is it for problems. Everything else has worked great and I've owned this vehicle nearly 5 years!

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

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Mark writes:
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab LB Review
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4

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looks, size, interior roominess, performance

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sit low to the ground, bouncy ride

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Hot Truck — I bought this truck in 2005 with 15,000 miles on it. I think it has almost every option. It is a great looker, everyone comments on it's appearance. It is a good compromise in size-not too big or small. Preformance is very good and MPG is not bad. Ride is bouncy and you sit too low to the ground but I am over 6ft and I have plenty of leg room. I would definetly recommend this truck to a friend.

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Jason writes:
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr PreRunner V6 Extended Cab SB Review
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Only had it for 10k miles, but it was a great, trouble-free truck.

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None.

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Part Deux — This was another great Toyota pickup. Bigger than the 2000 & 2001 version I had, this model came with a 5-speed automatic transmission (claimed to get better gas mileage than with the 6-speed manual) and 4.0L engine. Got a little over 18mpg over the life of the vehicle. This replaced my Integra, but that wasn't the best move for me. I realized I like driving cars more than I like driving trucks (as a daily driver) so I sold the truck and bought an Integra again. This time it was a 1993, but I soon realized that I was also a big fan of the seatbelt/airbag combination, so sold that one for a 2000 Integra GSR. Ideally, I would have a car as a daily driver and the truck as a "backup". That's what I have now - it's perfect.

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afernandez1 writes:
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr PreRunner V6 Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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The first thing I noticed when I got behind the wheel of this new generation Tacoma was the power in the motor.  There is more than enough power for hauling your family or a trailer around.  I've towed a car and you don't even notice a loss of power in the motor, you only feel it when braking.

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You can hear some wind noise. Aerodynamics?

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Best Truck I've Owned So Far — Again, one of my most favorite features in the Tacoma is it's 265 hp motor. The handling is also pretty nimble for a truck - and I own the Double-Cab Prerunner. The back seats are roomy, and can take a car seat in the middle and still seat two adults on either side comfortably. I've had two car seats in the back, but the middle seat gets a bit squishy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Wade writes:
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Low mechancial issues, looks great, handling, very comfortable for a truck..

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No GPS,

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Well Worth It. — I like everything about the 2005 Tacoma, it is good looking, very reliable, and maintains it's value. Up to now, the only issues I have had is battery, repelace tires and brakes. Unfortunately, now with 110k miles, i am having that hard steering wheel problem, it is getting very difficult to trun the wheel and it wont return to center.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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CWells99 writes:
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Powerful, reliable Toytoa!

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None

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I Just Love It — This has been a proven truck with decent gas milage, no trouble engine or transmission. it is safe and holds it's value. I would purchase a Tacoma again without hesitation. Great family vehicle. Nice for hauling. Excellent shape, easy to care for.

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

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Angio writes:
2005 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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4

Pros

Most reliable 4x4 around.  Great gas mileage for a truck.  Enough bed space for almost any around the house job.

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Four Cylinder engine struggles when towing more than a jet ski or small trailer.  White paint is a pain to keep clean.

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Great 4x4 — This is a great little truck. It handles every job around the house without any problems (mulch, Home Depot runs, trash runs, brush collection). It does great with gas mileage because it is the four cylinder. It was owned by a buddy before me, again a great truck with no complaints. Worst aspects are that it is only a two door, which means cab space is limited (passenger and groceries are a tight squeeze) and the four cylinder can't tow more than a single jet ski without struggling.

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

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2012 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

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2011 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

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

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