2002 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

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    2002 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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    85

    Toyotas Are Built For The Long Haul, If You Take Care Of It! — Very safe truck, that is why I handed it down to my daughter for back and forth from high school and then onto my son. Serves us well when projects around the house are upon us, ... mulch, lumber hauling, etc. I did purchase a bed extender, probably a good investment if you are looking at a short bed truck! Update 15 Sep 2015 Installed a new head unit (Pioneer FH-X720BT) and had no issues at all. Last time I replaced a head unit was in 1984, so don't fret if you haven't done one in a while or have never done an install, quite easy! Also replaced all four factory speakers with some Boss (didn't need to get carried away with an '02 Tacoma) speakers. Sounds great, my son loves the new features it provides, bluetooth, mixtrax, compatible with his iPhone, ... all's good, for now!!!! Any questions for me regarding install, feel free to email me through cargurus!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Well, this truck has served me, my daughter and my son very well!  Getting close to 200K miles and nothing major has come up, ... well, nothing but your typical 200K issues, such as catalytic converter, timing belt, water pump.  Never had any issues with drive train!

    Cons: The only thing negative I can say about it would the the rear chrome bumper, ... rusting as we speak, although the cost for a new one isn't too bad, will be replacing soon.  Oh, the AC is leaking (no longer working) ... not bad after 180K+ miles.  Will cost about $700 to fix.  Might have kids pay for that one!

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    2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr Prerunner Extended Cab LB Review
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    65

    Fun Truck But Not For Someone Like Me — Loved this truck but its not what I thought, this truck is made for someone who wants to have fun, go off roading, get it muddy, and make it look cool. It's easy to ride but a bumpy and fun ride!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Definitely a car that you can take off roading as long as you know how to handle it

    Cons: its always gonna be a bumpy ride

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    2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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    Great — It is a classy style 4x4 in appearance comfortable 4Dr cab . I did experience Having to look over my right and left for a lane change . Not the best gas but dependable and maintenance required on brakes is above average.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Dependable good 4x4

    Cons: it should have four wheel disk brakes

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    2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Extended Cab LB Review
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    Amazing Truck! — I recommend Toyota Tacoma for anyone who wants a truck for hauling things around, but doesn't need a ton of hauling power. They look amazing, and handle really well. It's hard to wrong when you go with Toyota. I highly recommend it!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The Tacoma is a great truck! I fell in love with the look of this model tacoma (2001-2004) when they came out, and had to have one. It handles nicely, and has never given me a problem at all. These trucks will run forever if you maintain it right.

    Cons: Very hard to think of any... I like everything about it! It could be a con to some that this truck doesn't have the power of some of the bigger trucks, but that is okay for me. I'd rather get the better gas mileage and still have a large truck bed for hauling things around.

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    2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr Prerunner Extended Cab LB Review
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    Love My Truck — Bought my Tacoma brand new in 2002, it has over 200,000 miles on it but you could never tell it. It still looks fantastic and handles great. Very durable. You can guarantee that my next truck will be another Toyota Tacoma !

    Pros: Durable
    Low cost
    Great on gas

    Cons: Can not think of any

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    2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab lB Review
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    The One Others Try To Compare 2 — I smile each time i look at it... I dont do much off-road, I just drive to work and back, so i am thinking I will sell to someone who does what this truck was built to do... GO... I found this truck and even the mechanics came out and told me it was the best looking truck for its age, that they had ever worked on or saw...... I had 5 1987 Toyota 4x4's so i kind of know what I am doing,,,,,,

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: best looking small truck I have seen in years

    Cons: I am 6.3,,, i still fit ok...

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    2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr Prerunner Extended Cab LB Review
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    55

    Good For Hauling Around What Needs Hauling Lol — Bought this truck specifically because I needed a useful daily that I can use for picking up parts and hauling crap around without the need for a full-size truck. It's got a 2.7L 4 cyl and does just fine for it's size. It's no street racer then again that's not what it's intended for. It's a Prerunner so it's not 4wd which kind of sucks, but it's jacked up like a 4wd so it gives it a nice look. I like how it looks, it's a clean design, needs a little TLC but other than that she's not bad. It's already paid for itself hauling work stuff and a full rear subframe from another car.

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

    Pros: I love the cargo space, I love how it looks all jacked up high.

    Cons: I hate the automatic transmission and lack of 4wd.

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    2002 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr Prerunner V6 Crew Cab SB Review
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    Love The Truck Would Get Another One In 4wd — Truck has decent acceleration with some improvement when power ecu is on handindling is good, has limited traction the rear tires break loose very easily. Brakes are lacking would prefer discs in the back as well. Styling is good interior space is good except for long distance driving. Gas mileage could be a little better for the size of the truck and motor. The truck is extremely fun to drive.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: great truck for the size

    Cons: traction is very limited with 2wd

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    2002 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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    Wouldnt Trade It For Anything — its a 3.4L v6 4x4 with a supercharger and additional injector. its a blast to drive on and off the road. its a little expensive to drive around because i have to use premium gas but i dont care. i also have a sound system and magnaflow exaust so its sounds good inside and out.

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

    Pros: its a manual and its supercharged!

    Cons: the back seats are pretty small

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    Love It. — 0-60 in a blistering 8.5ish seconds, brakes pretty good. I can drift in it, and it wont flip, at least not immediately. Its a toyota, not a chevy, it'll last beyond 150,000miles. 15 mpg city, 20 highway. Fun drive, great offroad.

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

    Pros: last long time.

    Cons: if you think buying a toyota is betraying america.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

    Awesome Truck By Carolinacoach33

    I love Toyota Tacoma trucks. This is the second one I have owned and both were very reliable. You may pay more for it but in the long run you will come out being better off because they last so long a... Read More

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    There Is A Reason Tacomas Hold Their Value By Tacosell

    This is my third Tacoma and the best one yet. I was going to wait for the 2016 redesign but there are too many changes and a first year model needs to be beta tested. Maybe a lease would work but I wo... Read More

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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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