2008 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

2008 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 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
"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"spring" 2 reviews

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SlowPoke1 writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner V6 Review
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5

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Power Ban on Motor Looks Great Hot Colors The power coverter is awesome, Bed Liner built in ,

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Gas Mileage sucks  Stereo is sad for this truck, Interior is ok but do not go with the truck better options needed like electric seats to many cup holders

SlowPoke1
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Loved The Truck Its — I am pleased with truck power ban but gas sucks & stereo it handles well but ride ia little stiff normal driving Truck has lots of potential for diffrent reasons I like a low Profile in which its setup already.

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,500

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Chris writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD LB Review
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4

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Great in winter.

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Ride is a bit rough, poor fuel mileage

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Have Had No Real Problems In 4 Years And 65000 Km — Good truck overall, but a full-size gets similar gas mileage with more size and capacity. Good head room in the front. Not much leg room in the back seats but they are deep so they are still pretty comfortable. Four wheel drive system works very well with the front having a locking diff. It is a bit light in the rear end though so it rides a bit choppy when empty.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tacosell writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Double Cab V6 Review
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4

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Toyota Reliability
Smooth Ride
Holds resale value

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No BT
Terrible MPG Fuel economy is worse than Corvette
Need TSB for springs if you are going to carry listed weight

Tacosell
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Nice But Toyota Needs To Do Better — I enjoyed this truck's ride. Hated the Fuel Economy for such a small truck. The V6 is dated and inefficient although reliable. The tech was out dated but this was an 08. This truck is basically STILL THE SAME which is why I leased a CRV rather than get another Tacoma I planned on. Toyota is resting on their laurels but the Nissan Frontier is a better choice for a small truck today for the money, And I am not a Nissan fan at all. But if I were looking to buy a new mid size truck the Nissan would get my money. GM is not in the race with the Colorado GM has too many problems right now. I don;t trust their designs and production ot the honesty,

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

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smac5 writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD Review
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5

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Great gas mileage

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Backseat is ok...not much leg room if you have all adults in the truck

smac5
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Love My Tacoma — This has been a great truck for my husband. He drives to Dallas every day and it sits high and gets great gas mileage for him. He purchased it with 45K miles and it now has 150K+ and we still have many years that we can get out of it. It is a great vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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luvtrax writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Double Cab V6 Review
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5

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It's a Tacoma. RELIABLE.  No problems. Very carlike ride for a truck. Lots of power on tap when needed. Comfortable cabin. Build quality excellent.

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Not a great vehicle for fuel economy but it's a truck. A tad long. and I have the 5 foot bed,

luvtrax
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Sold>>>>>>hard To Give Up And Replace....very Hard Act To Follow. — I like driving a vehicle that does not depreciate and is extremely reliable. build quality is excellent. Has decent fuel economy when driving normally. Nice ride height, Very smooth for a truck. What can be said. Its a Toyota Tacoma. Never outdated. Never needs to be traded at wholesale prices. Never towed anything so could not rate that,

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jre_1072 writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD Review
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4

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Plenty of room, plenty of power and very reliable.

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Fuel economy isn't quite as good as estimated MPG but then again... I can't drive 55.

jre_1072
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Best Mid-sized Truck Out There. — Great looking truck. Very comfortable ride. Toyota reliability. 245 stock HP. With a good set of tires... there's no snowstorm that can stop this truck. Turning radius has a lot to be desired, but all in all the Toyota Tacoma is one of the best vehicles you can buy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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EBEL2012 writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab V6 4WD Review
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4

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Great Truck. Great to have a Half ton capability in a 1/4 ton truck.

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Toyota needs to get the Gas milage up to 30mpg before someone else does.

EBEL2012
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Tacoma — Great truck. Love the way it drives, off-roads. Handles loads really well. I really wish that Toyota would fix the squeaky blower fan on low and the leaf springs. Also I want them to put out a disel version in the US!!

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

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Joshua writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner V6 Review
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everything but backseat comfort and towing capacity.

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backseat and towing capacity.

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Quick Sexy Truck. — great truck, fast nimble and easy on the eyes. not so good at hauling items but great at hauling ass. and paired with the 6psd manual its fun to drive. onlt had a couple of problems in my two years of owning but nothing too bad.

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andyahoward writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD Review
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great 4x4

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none

andyahoward
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With Just 42964 Miles, This Car Is Barely Broken In — it has got a SR5 Package including criuse control ,power everything,keyless entry. Off -Road package ,Locking Rear Differential, off road tires all round. One of the best 4x4 I've owned ,very low miles alwways garaged and meticulously-maintained. Great Off -Roader

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shawn writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD LB Review
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This truck gets the job done.

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Gas mileage, or if you need a full-sized V-8.

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Love It! — Long bed holds a couch (which is bad when friends find out), towing package is enough for small loads (including a small ski boat), and room for 5. Better than a car, and goes places a larger truck can't. Very fun truck to drive.

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

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Reviews From Other Years

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

Tacoma By aMeloDude

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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