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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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Well Worth It. — I like everything about the 2005 Tacoma, it is good looking, very reliable, and maintains it's value. Up to now, the only issues I have had is battery, repelace tires and brakes. Unfortunately, now with 110k miles, i am having that hard steering wheel problem, it is getting very difficult to trun the wheel and it wont return to center.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Low mechancial issues, looks great, handling, very comfortable for a truck..

Cons: No GPS,

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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I Just Love It — This has been a proven truck with decent gas milage, no trouble engine or transmission. it is safe and holds it's value. I would purchase a Tacoma again without hesitation. Great family vehicle. Nice for hauling. Excellent shape, easy to care for.

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

Pros: Powerful, reliable Toytoa!

Cons: None

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SBReview
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Great 4x4 — This is a great little truck. It handles every job around the house without any problems (mulch, Home Depot runs, trash runs, brush collection). It does great with gas mileage because it is the four cylinder. It was owned by a buddy before me, again a great truck with no complaints. Worst aspects are that it is only a two door, which means cab space is limited (passenger and groceries are a tight squeeze) and the four cylinder can't tow more than a single jet ski without struggling.

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

Pros: Most reliable 4x4 around.  Great gas mileage for a truck.  Enough bed space for almost any around the house job.

Cons: Four Cylinder engine struggles when towing more than a jet ski or small trailer.  White paint is a pain to keep clean.

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab SBReview
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Great Vehicle For Off Road, Powers Through Anything — Not very family friendly and could have used a bit better gas mileage for long trips and the amount of driving I had to do. Love the power output and the traction and 4x4 works great. Most reliable vehicle I've ever had.

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

Pros: Great looks tires suspension

Cons: Family seating

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr V6 4WD Crew Cab SBReview
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Loved It — It is unbelievably reliable and well built. I took it from Colorado to Maryland with 187,000 on it and it didn't even sneeze. These are great trucks, even if it is a little more than you want to spend, it is worth it. They hold their value incredibly well and for a reason. I would only ask that the brake rotors were a little more beefy, thats it. This truck will never leave you questioning your purchase.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I had my tacoma for six years, bought it certified with 27,000 miles on it and took it to 195,000 before someone cut in front of me on the interstate, totaled the truck. At 195,000 it ran like the first day I bought it and did not have one hose/ seal leak in the engine. CV boots looked brand new at 7 years old. Best truck I have ever owned. Do not hesitate to buy one with 100,000+ miles on it because it will last! I am a carpenter and constantly had mine under load, it actually rides better with a shell/ weight in the back!

Cons: My only complaint was the brake rotors. We live in the foothills of Colorado and I did a lot of driving into Denver, the rotors seemed to warp about every 15,000 miles. I replaced them with drilled rotors and never had a problem after.
There were some rattles that came from the bed of the truck somewhere but I never could determine where, but it really wasn't any kind of a performance/ quality issue for me.

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr PreRunner Extended Cab SBReview
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Solid Vehicle, Toyota Has The Reputation For Longevity! — Great commuter truck providing good fuel economy with plenty of power to handle those weekend projects and hauling midsized loads. Anyone looking for a midsized truck will enjoy driving this vehicle. This truck has been pampered and has many miles left in it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Clean, nice driving, vehicle shows very little wear, the bed liner is basically unused. Accessible storage in the extended cab with the rear doors opening.

Cons: Not a good vehicle to put anyone in the back seats,  

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr X-Runner V6 Extended Cab SBReview
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Perfect 3 Season Sport Truck. — I LOVED my X-Runner. It was very fast and accelerated great. Loved the 4.0L V6 and 6 spd manual. The styling was very noticable and I got looks everwhere I went. Even entered it into NOPI the first year it waws out and got alot of compliments. This truck would handle like a sports car gripping the road around corners. Used it for solo II racing and it performed great! Had to get rid of it because a car seat does not fit in the back seats well and didn't like slidding around in the snow with my son so i traded for a 4x4 tundra instead. I truely miss this truck and 1 day will own another again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Performance, speed, acceleration, style, Front seats were not real firm but wrapped around you.

Cons: rear seats. Onlt 900lb cargo capacity including passengers. Bilstein shocks sometimes too stiff. $300/ piece tires. Lacked traction in snow and ice.

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr X-Runner V6 Extended Cab SBReview
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Great Looker, Gets Lots Of Questions, I'm Proud To Onw It. — This is an amazing truck by Toyota! First test drive I knew I had to have it. I had driven a 5 cylinder Colorado extreme but it could not compare to the X-Runner. The power this truck have is impressive and for a truck it’s weight is not so bad either. It sports a ractive exhaust dual in, dual put system and it sounds totally radical cruising. My sound system is fully aftermarket and was easy to install. 6 speed manual tranny with cruise control makes it easy and efficient on the long haul. Loving my Yota!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Swseet looking, totally reliable, great engine note

Cons: costly to purchase, it's not sure if it's a sports car or truck?  

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr X-Runner V6 Extended Cab SBReview
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Own If You Like To Drive A Performance Vehicle! — Front disc brakes rear drums are ok. Great handling in the corners puts you in the seat ok. Gas mileage sucks but who cares wehn ya have fun. Hellava great ride to drive. Inside is nice and roomy rear seats are a little cramped if you keep em in. Exterior is different not really seen anywhere but on the X Runner.

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

Pros: Fun to corner in.

Cons: Not good on mileage

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr X-Runner V6 Extended Cab SBReview
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Would Rather Have This Than A Normal Tacoma. This Is A Great Truck To Drive — 0-60 in under 7 seconds. not too fast but good for a truck. I made the hood scoop open, it IS a 6speed. Very good, it can slide when i want it to. Super fun to drive!! you dont see a lot of them on the road.

Pros: 6Spd, looks great, dont see too many of them

Cons: gas mileage is OK, but not great. i dont drive for gas mileage anyway

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