2008 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

2008 Toyota Tacoma Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 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: 4.7 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

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PROS
"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 9 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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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 Never outdated.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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Andrew writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD Review
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Roomy, comfortable, handles well, runs great.  Everything I'd want in a truck.

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Mileage could be better, but it's not much worse than the car that I'm replacing, and is consistently getting the highway mileage even with less than 1,000 miles on it.

No auxillary hookup on the stereo.

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I Love This Truck. — This truck is awesome. I was going to buy one in about six months, but I just couldn't help myself. It has a lot of features, and seems more geared toward the offroad enthusiast rather than the street driver (which is what I wanted). Has a great towing capacity, and the 4.0L engine is much more powerful than the previous V6s used by Toyota in their Pickup/4Runner lines (i.e., you won't need the supercharger offered by TRD to give it some get up and go, but you might as well).

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SlowPoke1 writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner V6 Review
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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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Tacosell writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Double Cab V6 Review
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4

Pros

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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Mitslplik writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD Review
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All around utilitarian

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I've got to sell it

Mitslplik
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Very Impressed. My First Tacoma. Offroad Champ! — Truck does what you ask of it without fail! Smooth ride on road, unbelievably capable off road. Comfortable seating and great storage spaces. Loads of power from the 4.0 V6 and the 110V plug in the bed is handy. One of the best trucks I've owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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smac5 writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD Review
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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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jre_1072 writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD Review
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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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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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Chris writes:
2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 4WD LB Review
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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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Joshua writes:
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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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