1997 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

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Users ranked 1997 Toyota Tacoma against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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    Great 4x4 — 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 recommend it to anyone. the end

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: awesome truck

    Cons: would rather have a ext cab

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    1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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    35

    Get One, Awesome — 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 let me down and I really pushed its limits. Overall, Best vehicle I have ever owned!

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

    Pros: Go anywhere Truck. Very low maintance. Great high altitude vehicle (I4 would pass most V8's going up mountain passes). Highly recomended pick up.  

    Cons: Not having one! No cruise or adjustable intermitent wipers.

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    1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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    Toyota Tacoma — This truck was nice and got great gas mileage. The 4wd worked well for being just a small 4 banger. Although being just a single cab i didn't have enough space so i traded it in for a ext cab Colorado

    Pros: good gas milage

    Cons: Small cab

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    1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Great All Around And Hauls Way More Than You'd Think, Love It — I love my truck, I've had two American cars and now this Japanese truck and I'll never go back. Even with a camper shell, four dudes, and the back packed with everything we would need to play a show (bass amp, guitar amp, PA w/head, stands, drum set, pedal boards, guitars and extras) it still pulled up the Grapevine at an even 60 mph. This truck is great, the crash test ratings aren't amazing, but I get about 23 mpg regularly and it still needs a tune-up, so it can get better. All in all, I love this truck and now Toyota in general

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Economy, reliability, efficiency

    Cons: Crash test ratings, a little small

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    1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Buy It It Is Great — The performance is great the four cylinder doesnt hace the most power but it was built strong appearance is grat and the resale value is amazing. It gets great gas mileage mantenance is low and i love to drive it

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

    Pros: Quaility

    Cons: None

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    Unbelievable — Best Truck ever. It is 100x better than the dodge dakota. Endless possibilities you can do with this truck. It is good on gas and is a blast to drive around town with. You will never be upset with this truck. Everyone should have one.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great all around truck beats the Dodge Dakota any day

    Cons: not a thing negative about it

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    1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Toyo Taco. Great Truck For Daily And Off-road — 4 Wheel drive requires stepping out the car to manually lock the front wheels for my model. Oil changes are a pain the the ass, especially since the oil filter off the the side of engine. Drives great, decent power, very reliable. My new DD as of two or three months ago. Love it.

    Pros: Very reliable. Fun to play in the mud.

    Cons: Oil changes

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    1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Love My Truck. — Love my truck. Solid, and dependable. It has over 160k miles on it and I would drive it to LA and back without batting an eye. Not the most powerful, but it does the job. Pulls my 19 foot Bayliner, albeit slowly with little complaint.

    Pros: Dependability

    Cons: Lack of power.

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    It'll Climb A Tree — The toyota truck reputation holds true with this one. I haven't had mechanical problems out of it.

    Pros: Gas mileage, dependable, will go almost anywhere

    Cons: Lack of power, not much room,

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    1997 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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    Beat Little Truck Ever Build. — Would buy same thing if ever needed a different truck. Great all around rig.

    Pros: Great all the way around best little truck you will ever own.  Will hold 1600lb no problem with a 4 banger great on gas to.

    Cons: Have not found a con yet nor will you

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    2013 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

    Toyota Reliability In An Impressive, Powerful Truck Package. By bidawi

    The Toyota Tacoma TRD has the power, beefed up brakes and shocks to tackle any rough terrain. On city roads, it drives and handles with aplomb. Long drives on freeways and country roads are surprising... Read More

    Excellent Little Truck By MrOstrich

    A nice looking vehicle that can carry moderate loads. Comfortable and practical interior. Good road handling manners. Weak 4-cylinder engine - have to really push it at highway speeds. Recently purcha... Read More

    2012 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

    Big Red. It May Be A Little Truck But It Is Tough. By nmortenson

    I love that we can fill up the truck and go for drives and not have to worry about going into debt filling it up. It is comfortable and has perfect handling to go on any kind of road. We use it to pul... Read More

    Impressions On Downsizing Trucks. By ptronsgard

    I love the maneuverability and outstanding traction in snow. This truck does better than my 4WD GMC 2500 in deep snow. I used my Tacoma to get my GMC out from being hung up last winter. My wife even e... Read More

    2011 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

    I Love This Truck. By Leigh11235813

    The only things I don't like about this truck are very minor. It would be nice to have a light in the glove box. It would be nice to have intermittent wipers. Other than that this truck served my p... Read More

    Amazing, Incredible, Best Buy, Holds Value! By Jshaw405

    It is an incredible vehicle. I love Tacoma's, can't say it enough! I have taken this off road, on road, on snow, on ice, on wet roads, it performs great! Make sure and get the truck bed cover, comes i... Read More

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