2002 Toyota Tacoma
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427000 miles and still great

by from Montana on July 6, 2017

Was looking for a dependably truck .could not have expected more . Very little repairs needed .other than routine
Was looking for a dependably truck .could not have expected more . Very little repairs needed .other than routine
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Uses car for Transportingfamily

Does recommend this car!!

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Super clean

by from on May 8, 2017

The body is super clean on this Tacoma. The "Black Sand Metallic" paint shines beautifully..........
The body is super clean on this Tacoma. The "Black Sand Metallic" paint shines beautifully..........
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Uses car for Off-roading

Does recommend this car!!

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Most reliable vehical

by from Pagosa Springs on May 5, 2017

I own a 2002 Toyota Tacoma and it has been the most reliable vehicel. 218,000 miles and not a single problem. Had loads of life left.
I own a 2002 Toyota Tacoma and it has been the most reliable vehicel. 218,000 miles and not a single problem. Had loads of life left.
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Does recommend this car!!

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front brake failure..

by from kelseyville CA on April 25, 2017

front brakes are a constant fix?.whether it be rotors or rotors and pads?.three times I have replaced rotors and brake pads and the problem comes back after about 100 miles?.
front brakes are a constant fix?.whether it be rotors or rotors and pads?.three times I have replaced rotors and brake pads and the problem comes back after about 100 miles?.
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Does not recommend this car

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Investmant grade

by from Mcallen, Tx on April 7, 2017

Just like gold and diamonds are a safe investmant so is a good clean toyota. Mine has 56k miles on the clock and is all original and stock. Most reliable vehicles ive ever owned have been toyota!! ...
Just like gold and diamonds are a safe investmant so is a good clean toyota. Mine has 56k miles on the clock and is all original and stock. Most reliable vehicles ive ever owned have been toyota!! Do the recommened maiteance and these vehicles will treat you right!!!! Invest in quality buy a Toyota
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Amazing Trucks

by from on December 26, 2015

My 2nd Toyota truck is a 2002 Tacoma Double-Cab SR5. It has a 3.4 v/6, 4-speed auto, hi-lo 4WD. I bought it 6 years ago from a friend. It now has 116,000 miles on it and I have not spent a dime on it ...
My 2nd Toyota truck is a 2002 Tacoma Double-Cab SR5. It has a 3.4 v/6, 4-speed auto, hi-lo 4WD. I bought it 6 years ago from a friend. It now has 116,000 miles on it and I have not spent a dime on it for anything but regular maintenance. The only fairly costly thing was replacing the timing belt at 100,000 miles which was about $600 which also included a new water pump and all new belts. The old timing belt still looked like new but this is a Toyota recommended change just to be safe. It is comfortable on the road and excellent as a 4WD vehicle with standard Toyota suspension. It has been extremely reliable, comfortable and is a good looking truck. I have had offers to buy the truck from people at gas stations, etc. This is my second Toyota Tacoma, both have been great. Would highly recommend them.
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Uses car for Off-roading

Does recommend this car!!

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First new vehicle. Best vehicle Ever!

by from Spring Valley Ca on July 10, 2015

After years of having used cars and "work" trucks ( where you constantly work on them ) I bought a brand new 2002 Tacoma Extended cab with the 2.4 4 cly. and 5 speed manual. It is the most reliable ve...
After years of having used cars and "work" trucks ( where you constantly work on them ) I bought a brand new 2002 Tacoma Extended cab with the 2.4 4 cly. and 5 speed manual. It is the most reliable vehicle I ever owned. It's 2015 now and it has 137 K on it and other than normal maintanence ( oil, filter and cooling system flushes, tires) I have put a set of front pads and a O2 sensor. That's it. It runs like the day I bought it, totally reliable and is one very comfortable truck to drive. The wife says "Buy a new truck" I say "Why? This truck has taken good care of me. Why get rid of it?" I'll will drive this truck till either I or it dies and I think the truck will still be going.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Indefatigable

by from Glen Allen, VA on June 23, 2015

2002 2.4L 2WD extended cab. 249,000 miles. I've replaced brakes, changed the oil and transmission fluid, tires and windshield wipers, replaced driveshaft CV joints at 200K. That's it. Every time I tak...
2002 2.4L 2WD extended cab. 249,000 miles. I've replaced brakes, changed the oil and transmission fluid, tires and windshield wipers, replaced driveshaft CV joints at 200K. That's it. Every time I take the truck in for a state inspection, my mechanic hands me the keys, shakes his head, and says, "What a great truck." That says it all.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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never broke down

by from Durham NC on January 1, 2013

I bought it at 40K miles, drove it on many vacations, now I've got 146K miles on it, and not once has it ever broke down. Amazing! And the 4WD got me out of incredible predicaments, it never failed ev...
I bought it at 40K miles, drove it on many vacations, now I've got 146K miles on it, and not once has it ever broke down. Amazing! And the 4WD got me out of incredible predicaments, it never failed even when one wheel was over the edge.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Liked it so much I bought TWO of them

by from Va on April 16, 2012

I bought a new Tacoma Quad cab 4x4 in 2000 and Loved it. I drove it for 3 years and I thought I needed a bigger Quad Cab for our new addition to the family so I traded it for a 2003 Dodge Ram Quad Cab...
I bought a new Tacoma Quad cab 4x4 in 2000 and Loved it. I drove it for 3 years and I thought I needed a bigger Quad Cab for our new addition to the family so I traded it for a 2003 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4x4. Bigger is not always better!!! In late 2011 I sold my Dodge and purchased a 2002 Tacoma Quad Cab 4x4 almost exactly like the one I had new in 2000, same color and everything. I liked this truck so much I've owned two of them. My wife says I'm nuts and I should have kept my first one all along. It's not very often I agree with her but this time I do. I love the body style, the ride, and the feeling of having something smaller conserving gas vs. the HEMI and still have room for BOTH kids now. In a smaller truck the Tacoma has everything I want and need. BTW: I am a mechanic and don't mind at all tweeking under the hood on my Tacoma contrary to beliefs that tradesmen don't like working on their own. One lesson I did learn is that educations are expensive, no matter what you learn there is always a cost. I wish I never traded my 2000 in for a dodge, I regret it...
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Does recommend this car!!

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