2006 Toyota Tacoma User Reviews

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    2006 Toyota Tacoma V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB w/automaticReview
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    The Perfect Pick-up For Someone Except For...... —

    This truck was awesome for the 7 years that I owned it. I honestly didn't have a desire at all to get rid of it because there wasn't another pickup truck out there that I felt was more reliable nor had the style like a true truck should be. Most of the other models went with more of a plastic frame and my 2006 still had the metal body with chrome bumpers (even toyota switched to plastic shortly after). I truly loved this truck until... until the rust on the frame started to become noticeable. The truck was kept in my garage during the winter months and it still had notice rust all on the frame. My wife's CR-V, which is only a year newer, has NO rust and looks brand new. The kicker is that Toyota KNOWS there is an issue but pretty much tells their customers that they are out of luck. There are many forms online that speak of this problem and some of the horror stories are awful. There are cases where 2006 Tacoma owners have had to scrap their trucks because they would not pass the yearly state inspection in PA. There is no way this should be happening with a Toyota product that is only 7 years old. People purchase them for their reputation and the fact that they hope to keep them for 10+ years. Toyota acknowledges the fact that there is an issue but have declined to take responsibility for any model newer than 2005. They had a program in place a couple of years ago to either replace the frame on older models or give the owners 150% of blue book value for their trucks. It is really disappointing that they didn't stand up and take care of all of their mistakes. Other than that though the truck truly was amazing. There are also many people who have this model and have not seen any rust (they just don't live on the east coast). I highly recommend the truck for those in dry areas or in the southern areas. just please keep in mind that if you life on the east coast it is really important to get it inspected before you purchase it and then get an undercoating applied to protect your investment.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Style, engine reliability, body clearance,  rugged, handling, off-road package, space and comfort in the double cab, layout of controls

    Cons: frame rust, frame rust, frame rust, Toyota's warranty on their product when they know something is wrong.

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    2006 Toyota Tacoma V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD LBReview
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    Very Reliable Truck — This truck overall did what it's supposed to do. Capacity of 5 people with a whole entire bed to load up to head out to the Beach or Picnic. Does great in the snow with it's 4x4 mode. Very good handling on the highways.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: sports package has the bucket seats, very comfortable.

    Cons: load capacity

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    Reliable And Sporty — I liked the look and feel of the truck when I purchased. Very sporty looking and yet close to the feel of a car. When I was shopping for a car or truck to buy my husband, a friend recommended that I check out the Tacoma. She had this truck in California and loved it. Never dies! She was right. This has been the most reliable, easy to maintain vehicle I have ever owned.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Reliable and easy to maintain.  

    Cons: Not comfortable for long rides.

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    Love It! — This truck was my daily driver/family car/work vehicle. I used this to take the fam on trips, move numerous family members, haul dirt/tan bark/lumber etc for home projects and everything else that you would buy a truck for. I never had to replace anything or put it in the shop for an extended period of time. Just normal maintenance. Love this truck!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Well built. ZERO issues. Super Dependable.

    Cons: None

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    Best Truck I've Owned!! — More like what didn't I like. It truly is the best truck I have ever owned. Ive had Power Strokes, Duelies, GMC etc and the Toyota Tacoma tops them all. Easy to maneuver, park, it goes through winter conditions like a boss. Selling it is a heart break but getting my teen into an econ car forces the sale.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: This truck is a sports car wrapped in a pick up body, it handles exceptional on dry and snow/icy roads. The stock JBL sound system is perfect by today's standards and as long as you keep up on routine maintenance it will see 300,000 miles easy.

    Cons: Back seat space is somewhat small but its great for kids or short trips.

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    Very Good For The Use — I am living in cambodia. tacoma is the perfect car for here. For Transport, Family and Leisure. We us it for visiting the province with the 4x4 and picking up people on the airport. Transporting our Catering stuff and Kitchen.

    Pros: Strong car

    Cons: Gasoline

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    2006 Toyota Tacoma V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB w/automaticReview
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    Get A Tacoma And You Will Not Be Dissapointed! — I have had this truck for about a year and have LOVED every minute of it. Has a lot of power and drives perfect. It gets an average of about 18.5 mpg. The four doors give you plenty of room in the back for your family and is very comfortable on long trips. It does have a few small squeaks and rattles but nothing too bad. I LOVE MY TRUCK!!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great to drive and the quality is unmatchable

    Cons: I can't think of any reason to avoid this truck.

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    Good Daily Driver — 2.7L 4 Cylinder 5 Speed Manual 14-25 MPG Owned this vehicle for 2 years and put 50,000 miles on it. It was a joy to drive and made decent power for a 4 cylinder. Traded up to a four door six cylinder.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Efficient

    Cons: None that I can think of...

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    2006 Toyota Tacoma V6 4dr Access Cab 4WD SB w/automaticReview
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    Sweet — Towing Capacity is great for a V6. Excellent acceleration. Very fun to drive. She's a weapon! I wish it had leather seat tho. Interior kinda itchy. Stereo system is mediocre. Great gas mileage. I love the TRD Package. Go buy one!

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

    Pros: towing capacity

    Cons: no leather

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    2006 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner V6 4dr Access Cab SBReview
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    Best Truck I've Ever Owned. — Truck runs 14.9's stock, and for a 6 cyl 6 speed with my big big butt in it you know its a good truck. Never had anything wrong with it. The truck is def. an attention getter. 16/17 miles to the gallon but it makes up for it when you take off from a light quicker than a mustang.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun little truck with plenty of power.

    Cons: On the smaller side for a truck

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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

    2014 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

    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

    Americans Want Bigger Economy Trucks To The Point There Is No Longer Economy Trucks That Get 30 Mpg By pickupman

    It's like riding on a cloud compared to my 94 Toyota pickup that I still have. When I heard they wasn't making a 2015 Toyota with a regular cab, I went to the dealer and actually got a nice price on a... Read More

    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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