1998 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

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    1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 Extended Cab SB Review
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    35

    Great, Reliable, Affordable Small Truck With Surprising Power. — 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. I also have never had trouble passing smog, that's a huge plus. I've never tried towing with the truck, so I just gave a 3 star rating since the power is there.

    Pros: Great small truck that has surprising power. Maintenance was cheap and the air conditioner works fast. The truck bed is also surprisingly long.

    Cons: The extended cab can only fit a very small person(s) or child in the back. Also, when someone sits in the "back seat" it may block some field of vision through the rear view mirror, depending on where they position themselves.

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    1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr Limited 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Great Truck — 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 a timing belt and the other half use a timing chain did they use what ever thay had left?? Thanks Colleen

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

    Pros: I think its a great truck,i pull a 19' jet boat single axle, 75-80 don't even know its there.

    Cons: The only problem i have after driving on the freeway theABS light comes on this has happened ever sence i bought it but no one can find any problem why the light comes on??  Any answers? Thanks

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    1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Love It Ill Keep It For The Rest Of My Life As An Off Road Rig — I have no dislikes about it the only thing i have to say about it is that it has a lot of miles :( but as long as i take care of it and do all it services on time it will last long :)

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

    Pros: 175,000 miles and still running awsome.

    Cons: Parts are expensive and almost most likely you have to buy it new or dealer

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    1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Its A Good Starter Truck — well its a good truck and it gets ya from point A to point B its a nice shade of red and its LOUD!! it also has some good stereo in the back for when i want to crank on my hank williams jr.

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

    Pros: big and roomy

    Cons: its a gas and diesel guzzler

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    Tacoma Love — Build quality is amazing as usual with Toyota's. Love the performance, it takes off and handles like a little go-kart. Cost of ownership would be almost nothing if I didn't customize it as much as I did/will do. Really happy with the appearance as I love the color. I LOVE driving it! Hoping to add a lot more too it in the future; 33 inch tires (that I don't have to steal off our Tundra), sliders, stinger bumper, rear offroad bumper, and who knows what!

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

    Pros: color, Toyota, fun

    Cons: I don't think there is any...

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    1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Hmmm — got nothing bad to say about it once supercharger makes it alot more fun to drive it is everything in 1 vehicle its fast and can go anywhere i point the wheels to go and still beat hondas in a race

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

    Pros: it is everything in 1

    Cons: none

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    1998 Toyota Tacoma — Performacnce was great with acceleration, breaking not so much, great handling. It only needed repairs when I totaled the car, and it was still golden even after the wreck. The appearance of the car is well, a truck and is cool. The inside of the truck was well maintained, and it is still in great condition. Gas mileage was not too great, 18mph on average, and maintenance was not bad, only the required maintenance was ever needed besides the wreck. The car was great to drive and if I ever buy a pick up again, I'm going straight to the Toyota Tacoma.

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

    Pros: Great overall vehicle

    Cons: None can be brought to mind

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    1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 Extended Cab SB Review
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    Dragon White — After the k&n air filter, it really helped the top end acceleration in emergency situations. i threw some wax on the body then the white dragon was lookin like sugar on the freeway. man i can't help myself im so U.G.K. the bed is too small to do real work but if i need to bring some smelly ass flip food somewhere thats where you might find it

    Pros: 2.4L 4Cyl engine is great on gas

    Cons: bed is too small for my redneck swimming pool

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    1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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    98 Tacoma Is Great. — The truck works. Good on gas mileage, and only have to do regular maintenance to keep it working. Cost is rather low, performance is alright. I like driving it, but I'd like to have something else. Appearance is alright, nothing great but nothing bad.

    Pros: Good gas mileage

    Cons: It's 2wd.

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    1998 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr SR5 V6 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    A Great Compact Pickup Truck! — The Taco is a great, great truck - functional and reliable. My only reservation (and the reason that I'll probably have to sell it soon) is its gas consumption. Even though it's very good for its class (18-20 mpg mixed driving), it's still not good enough for all of the driving that I do. However, it is one of the best compact trucks out there. It can tow, carry large amounts of stuff, and is great off-road. The V-6 engine gives it enough torque to feel lively enough when merging on the freeway, though you'll never mistake it for a sports car. Handling is ok - once again, it's a truck. Where it really shines is in its reliability. I bought it with 120K miles, and have had no problems or expenses other than normal maintenance costs. Just like other Toyotas, it will keep running forever.

    Pros: functional, durable, reliable

    Cons: mpg (still, tops in its class), tired styling

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    2013 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

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    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

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    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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