96 2wd has been a great truck frame did break behind rear wheel nothing a piece of 1/2 steel plate and a welder couldn't fix.. mostly driven in town not highway, 300,000 miles and still purs the 2.4 does not use oil.. really cant think of any major fixes besides frame been driving this truck since 2004 when i bought it used...anyway really thinkg of another tacoma ... the corolla are pretty depenable also 2003 has 250,000 miles no issues... just my 2 cents worth here in the buckeye state..peace
Has lasted 22yrs
Truck gets u where u need to go. From logging roads to the beach. I haul coal and wood in wintertime. Still has cold a/c never been recharged with freon. Not a big cab only extended behind the seat, but all your important stuff fits. 22 mpg with 5 speed manual (Not many around) with 3.4 L V6. Rust is like gray hair on middle aged guys and Tacomas will rust.
This is a Life-time Sport truck, a classic Toyota.
This is my all time favorite 4WD Sport Truck. The best truck I have ever owned, and I do not like having to sell it.