2003 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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    Good Dependable Vehicle For The Common Person/ Offroader — I bought this truck in the summer of 2006. I have my likes and dislikes about it. So here goes: Likes: Dependable An Offroad Beast Fairly easy to work on when need be 5 speed & V6 & 4wd (getting harder to find all these together) Dislikes: Pretty week on the powerside Seats could be a lot more comfortable As w/ many Toyotas the cab lighting isn't the greatest and bulbs burn out early -Dash and console lights are expensive...$6 a piece...I've replace 2 so far and have 2 more blown behind the dash....and none of them are easy to get to! Extended Cab area is small to say the least with no backward opening doors to help w/ entry

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Dependable

    Cons: Not the most luxurious

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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    Awesome — Bought this truck for my restaurant's big delivery days, it was a great pickup and I should have bought the 4 door one but didn't think about it. If you want a great truck this one was it. This truck did everything I needed it to do.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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    Decent — Could use another gear it pulls a little too hard on the interstate above 60. a little more space would be nice. I want a four door in the future. Great little truck though around town. Very reliable. A few squeaks and rattles but over all not bad.

    Pros: color combination

    Cons: a taller 6th gear,

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr Prerunner V6 Crew Cab SB Review
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    You Better Love The Toyota Tacoma — It's the girliest looking truck you've ever seen, but that means it's perfect for me! Good thing it has amazing brakes because I follow too close and brake too late. The handling is extremely responsive to my crazy driving. The acceleration isn't what I would like it to be, but I've never gotten a speeding ticket! :)

    Pros: great brakes,4 doors,sits high

    Cons: short bed,not enough interior storage

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr Prerunner V6 Crew Cab SB Review
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    2003 Tacoma Prerunner Double Cab — The ride is stiff & boxy. The truck has plenty of torque, especially considering it's not a 4x4. Gas mileage varies between 16 to 19 mpg, having the tonneau cover on the truck bed helps. It was fun to take off-road, when I had the mud tires on it. Even with cruise control on long trips, you still have to take stretching breaks. I've added the Michelin LTX/MS street tires which make handling much better. Just had to replace the timing belt at 115k miles as a preventative measure - a procedure that can cost upwards of $350 or more.

    Pros: Torque for climbing and driving off road. Decent turn radius.

    Cons: Boxy & stiff ride. MPG.

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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    I Get The Whole 'jeep Thing', That's Why I Bought A Toyota — Just the right size to fit in the tight streets of a large city but big enough to haul all your stuff. Perfect truck to load up and go camping with your friends. This one has the 2.7L I-4 mated to a 5-speed manual. Even with the small wheels and tires, it still has more ground clearance than most stock 4x4s.

    Pros: Looks
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    700lbs lighter than the equivalent 2005-and-up Tacoma
    Handles winter weather with confidence

    Cons: Turning circle
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    Not enough power if your hard on it but not enough fuel economy when you're easy on it.  I knew that when I bought it.  It's the price that's paid for the versatility and it's worth it.

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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    Nice Small Truck — Perfect for biking, snowboarding, and everything else I was doing in VT...I would have kept it longer if I did not run it into a guard rail at 55 mph on the North Way in upstate NY.

    Pros: Build Quality

    Cons: not enough power

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Standard Cab LB Review
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    Tough Lil' Go-getter — Like the looks both inside and out. Nothing flashy or overly exciting but elegant in its simplicity. Cabin is a little cramped for taller people and defintely isn't a carpooling vehicle but is good for hauling reasonable loads good distances with one or two passengers. Engine is fairly powerful for its small size but is definitely not as strong as some larger engines. Gas mileage could be better for the size of the vehicle. Has off-roading capabilities even with only rear-wheel drive (especially rally-style tracks, not so much in mud) with good ground clearance and a capable stock suspension package in pre-runner trim. Vehicle is now 5 years old and still runs and looks brand new.

    Pros: Quality package, everything you need but nothing you don't, durable vehicle

    Cons: Slightly underpowered, could get better gas mileage, 4-wheel drive on standard cab short-bed would be sick

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Extended Cab LB Review
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    Takes Anything I Throw At It — I have raced this truck off and on for a few years now. Every mile I drive is very hard on it. It never lets me down.

    Pros: Great gas mileage, reliable

    Cons: Some interior bits rattle

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Extended Cab LB Review
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    I Miss My Tacoma! — Extra-reliable, runs well, great acceleration for 4 cylinders, very comfortable and handles really well.

    Pros: It's a Toyota...

    Cons: None

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    Reviews From Other Years

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    Awesome Truck By Carolinacoach33

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    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

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    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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