2006 Toyota Tacoma
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Can survive a 60 mph Avalanche!

by from Fort Worth, TX on October 24, 2011

My 2006 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 was hit by a Chevy Avalanche driving 60 mph. My truck (along with the rest of traffic on the highway) was at a complete stop. The Avalanche driver was texting and never slowe...
My 2006 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 was hit by a Chevy Avalanche driving 60 mph. My truck (along with the rest of traffic on the highway) was at a complete stop. The Avalanche driver was texting and never slowed down. The truck was pushed into the SUV in front of it and became a Tacoma sandwich. 1) I'm alive. 2) I basically walked away from the accident. 3) The truck sustained major frame damage and the bed buckled, but did not collapse. 4) The cab (access cab version) was completely intact; although the doors would no longer close. 5) Did I mention I'm alive (and very, very grateful)? The police and EMTs on the scene commented on how well the truck held up and that I would not have walked away from a lesser vehicle. One fireman actually called out Toyota specifically for it's safey. The odometer just passed 100,000 miles and the engine was just as reliable as ever. The Sport package with the cool hood scoop (for looks only), the tall, tough-looking 4x4 and the slick dark pearl blue made the truck exceptionally aesthetically pleasing. I replaced it with an identical 2008 right down to the color. I expect to drive this truck for a very long time.
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Great small truck for the money

by from Spencer NY on May 21, 2012

just bought my 2006 toyota Tacoma with 118,00 miles on it and it drives like a new vehicle. It is a four cylnder engine, but has all the power I need for running around the hills around Ithaca. So far...
just bought my 2006 toyota Tacoma with 118,00 miles on it and it drives like a new vehicle. It is a four cylnder engine, but has all the power I need for running around the hills around Ithaca. So far so good !!!
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I love my Toyota

by from Pittsburgh on January 21, 2010

I bought my Toyota Tacoma 4X4 Double Cab used from a dealership 300 miles away. This truck replaced a domestic full size pickup I purchased new. My Tacoma has outperformed the Ford on every aspect, an...
I bought my Toyota Tacoma 4X4 Double Cab used from a dealership 300 miles away. This truck replaced a domestic full size pickup I purchased new. My Tacoma has outperformed the Ford on every aspect, and to date has not disappointed at all. Dependability, consistency, comfort, and performance are all there. The Toyota Tacoma is a bullet proof truck!
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I love this truck

by from madison wi on April 5, 2009

I've had this 2006 Tacoma 4 door TRD Sport for almost a year. Loving every minute. The interior is very comfortable with plenty of room for 5 poeple. Not a lot of little extra features but enough for ...
I've had this 2006 Tacoma 4 door TRD Sport for almost a year. Loving every minute. The interior is very comfortable with plenty of room for 5 poeple. Not a lot of little extra features but enough for my taste. There's plenty of power when you need it. Just give it some gas and you're gone. Plenty of compliments on its looks. Even from other Tacoma owners.
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Rockin n Rollin down the road

by from on June 23, 2009

Really love my Tacoma. I still get compliments to this day. Pretty good gas milage for a truck. Only complaints are, I kept hearing klunking noise when applying brakes in reverse. Turns out there was ...
Really love my Tacoma. I still get compliments to this day. Pretty good gas milage for a truck. Only complaints are, I kept hearing klunking noise when applying brakes in reverse. Turns out there was a bulletin put out for the Toyota Service Mech. to replace rotors and pins. I had to go to two dealerships before they figured out what it was and to replace it under warranty. I also wish there was a temperature and direction gage overhead like in other autos. You would think with the package I bought they would of added that to the list of "perks". Handling is a bit stiff, but that is a truck. I don't have a problem in the snow if I am loaded down with wood. Drives good and can haul butt if needed.
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Though and reliable

by from on January 25, 2013

Ive owner this Truck for 7 years now. It has never let me down starts up with no problem and Pulls and launches my 24' sea ray with no problem. Love It. Im sold for life on my Toyota Tacoma
Ive owner this Truck for 7 years now. It has never let me down starts up with no problem and Pulls and launches my 24' sea ray with no problem. Love It. Im sold for life on my Toyota Tacoma
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my Tacoma

by from Suwanee ga on December 13, 2009

Tacoma is the best truck ever! Great rear seats for adults compare to the competition out there.good towing capacity.super 4x4. It does everything a man got to do everyday. And the reability and resal...
Tacoma is the best truck ever! Great rear seats for adults compare to the competition out there.good towing capacity.super 4x4. It does everything a man got to do everyday. And the reability and resale value is the best compare to any other truck.
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Get an older Tacoma

by from on November 14, 2008

I had a 2003 Tacoma 2wd automatic base regular cab as a 'second car' and it was OK for the price, $11,500 brand new. I sold it and bought a 2006 4wd extended cab base manual Tacoma. It was disappointi...
I had a 2003 Tacoma 2wd automatic base regular cab as a 'second car' and it was OK for the price, $11,500 brand new. I sold it and bought a 2006 4wd extended cab base manual Tacoma. It was disappointing. It was so boxy I had difficulty parking it. I would back into things, run into things. It acted 'big' but didn't really have much more usable space than the <= 2004 models. The clutch pedal squeaked (even after Toyota's fix). The seats squeaked. It was just a clumsy feeling truck. I traded it in on a 2002 4wd regular cab manual. The 2002 was great! It was more comfortable, handled better, the clutch felt better, it shifted better. I can't think of one single thing I like better about the 2005 + Tacoma. The newer ones are OK but not nearly as good as the old. Bigger is not better in this case.
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My Luxury Truck

by from Connecticut on May 18, 2011

I love my 2006 Tacoma. It drives nice and doesn't look like a truck when you are inside. I love the sporty looking dashboard. I have 93,000 miles and haven't had any real problems. I have always used...
I love my 2006 Tacoma. It drives nice and doesn't look like a truck when you are inside. I love the sporty looking dashboard. I have 93,000 miles and haven't had any real problems. I have always used regular gas, and have had no issues (it recommends premium, but haven't needed it). I pull a boat a few times a year (20 footer). A little big for the truck, but it handles it nice. Only work I recently had done was new wheel barrings in both front tires. The dealer wanted me to get new hubs as well, but when I balked at the price they said they would do their best to save the old hubs. They did save them and said I shouldn't have any problems. Barrings (including labor which wasn't cheap) $800.00 total for both sides. I would recommend this to anyone, I love my truck. I only wish it got better MPG, I've been averaging 17 (pulling the boat 12-14).
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Nothing but the best!

by from Huntsville, AL on June 18, 2015

I bought my 9th toyota, a 2006 Tacoma, 2.7L Cyl. in Nov 2005. I now have 200,000 miles on it, The only thing I have had to replace on this truck are batteries and Tires besides the valve cover gasket ...
I bought my 9th toyota, a 2006 Tacoma, 2.7L Cyl. in Nov 2005. I now have 200,000 miles on it, The only thing I have had to replace on this truck are batteries and Tires besides the valve cover gasket that I just replaced because the place where I get my oil changed said he's starting to see oil around the back of the valve cover. Anyhow, when the mechanic removed the valve cover he could not believe the truck has 200K miles on it. there was NO sludge or gummed up oil anywhere, and the timing chain still looks brand new. He said I'd probably get an easy 200K more miles out of it. I know Toyota is having problems with the newer vehicles (because they're being made in America now) but you can't go wrong with the Toyota's made before 2008. I have used this (4 cylinder) to tow cars up mountains and pulled boats and trailers with it so you can't say it's been babied for 9 years, It's been through some tough tests.
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