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2006 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Reviews

4.3
Average based on 39 reviews
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Clean design (outside at least)

by from Reno, NV on April 1, 2010

Bought a 2006 double cab SR5 6 speed, the truck looks great with minimum effort (rims, tires etc). Very comfortable ride except at low speeds, drives like a car good for turning but it seems like its ...
Bought a 2006 double cab SR5 6 speed, the truck looks great with minimum effort (rims, tires etc). Very comfortable ride except at low speeds, drives like a car good for turning but it seems like its lofting along the road. Shifting is positive and easy V6 is quiet but is always abliged to flex its muscle. The interior finish overall is ok but it would be nice to have a outside temp display. Amazed at the space of the rear seats although bed space suffers. Didnt buy it to haul stuff (more like kids) so thats a sacrifce I'm willing to take. Overall im very happy with my truck either way its a good buy.
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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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Uses car for Commuting

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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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Expected Better

by from So. Fl. on October 6, 2007

Had to buy in a hurry but thought I did my research. Purchased mainly on reliability of other toyota products. Bought the 4 cyl. engine because i don't tow anythign or drive hard. Mileage was supposed...
Had to buy in a hurry but thought I did my research. Purchased mainly on reliability of other toyota products. Bought the 4 cyl. engine because i don't tow anythign or drive hard. Mileage was supposed to be 19-26 but after break in its still only getting 18-19. Cheap looking plastic interior - lots of wind noise. Stuff that I would have expected to be standard was even available.
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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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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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I love these trucks

by from Iowa on March 12, 2011

This is my second Tacoma and I dont know if I will buy anything else. I do love these trucks for the reliability and style. When buying used I would check for any open recalls though. Check the VIN yo...
This is my second Tacoma and I dont know if I will buy anything else. I do love these trucks for the reliability and style. When buying used I would check for any open recalls though. Check the VIN yourself with a local dealership because I have learned you cant trust salesman to do this for you.
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Good truck

by from on October 16, 2009

Overall good except a strong wind would put a dent in the body. Great towing capability and has the power to get up and go when needed.
Overall good except a strong wind would put a dent in the body. Great towing capability and has the power to get up and go when needed.
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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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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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