2010 Toyota Tacoma
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Outragously versatile truck

by from Maine on June 5, 2010

I have owned a Ford Ranger and a GMC Sierra and neither truck came close to the quality or overall character of the Tacoma. This is the best vehicle I have ever owned. If you know Maine roads then you...
I have owned a Ford Ranger and a GMC Sierra and neither truck came close to the quality or overall character of the Tacoma. This is the best vehicle I have ever owned. If you know Maine roads then you know the challenges of daily travel, especially in the winter months. This truck is unstoppable.
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Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab

by from Washington State on November 13, 2009

The drive has a solid truck feel, and handles well. Interior: The driver and front passenger seats on the TRD Sport are comfortable even on a long drive (5 hours straight). The rear folding seats are ...
The drive has a solid truck feel, and handles well. Interior: The driver and front passenger seats on the TRD Sport are comfortable even on a long drive (5 hours straight). The rear folding seats are ok for short trips, and smaller people, but you would want to move to the double cab if you have to haul more people on a regular basis. The interior is roomy enough. The gauges are clean and in clear view. The gauges are always lit,so I've heard some folks have an issue with this because they can't tell if their headlight are off or on, but there is a headlight indicator on the gauges so I didn't find this an issue. The backup camera is a nice feature, but it would be nice if you could turn it on separate from being in the reverse gear. On this model the stereo comes with an aux jack for iPod or MP3. The jack placement is low and awkward to plug into. I keep a retractable cable plugged in for convenience. The sub woofer is a nice addition on the TRD Sport. Exterior: The 17" wheels and tires on the TRD Sport offer a nice balance of comfort and handling as well as looking nice. They handled the snow in the mountain passes and switching to 4x4 is easy with the electronic transfer. The TRD comes with a inverter for a 110 outlet in the bed. It's ok for smaller draws but only allows up to 400W, so you can't run a circular saw (darn). The composite bed means you don't have to buy a bed liner, but it's pretty slick so cargo tends to slip/shift. Purchase a bed mat. There are only two D Rings attached to the bed floor at the rear of the bed. It would have been nice to have two up at the front also. The bed has rails for removable tie down cleats, and Toyota provides four. Performance: The V6 has plenty of power, passing big rigs on the mountain passes was no problem. Again the 4x4 handled well in the snow. The transition from 2 wheel to 4 wheel and back is smooth. The towing capacity of 6500lbs with the tow package is more than adequate for me. It handles towing very well, and I've not experience any issues.
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Nice truck for off road

by from Dorothy NJ on August 6, 2010

Had a 1996 Tacoma 4x4 with 180,000 miles, framed rusted and cracked. I got a $6,200 buy back from Toyota and brought a 2010 base 4x4 manual. Runs smooth, a pleasure to drive. I get 24mpg on the hwy w...
Had a 1996 Tacoma 4x4 with 180,000 miles, framed rusted and cracked. I got a $6,200 buy back from Toyota and brought a 2010 base 4x4 manual. Runs smooth, a pleasure to drive. I get 24mpg on the hwy with no ac driving at 55mph. Sometimes shifter does not want to go in reverse, love the composite bed. Bench seat is much better than my old truck, but will soon look for more comfy bucket seats to replace it. I drive off road for work a lot, need to replace the stock tires with the 31x10.5 General AT2's. My old front tow hook bolted on no problem, but nowhere to mount a rear hook. Don't like the chintzy plastic knob to engage 4 wheel drive, would rather have manual locking hubs and a shifter for 4 wheeling. Built well, but I think the older one where built better, better looking plastic and knobs. AC works great.
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2010 Toyota Tacoma

by from New England on January 30, 2010

Not going to lie about my concerns over the recent recall of Toyota vehicles...... but so far this truck is great. It is not on the recall list and I have had no problems so far with anything mechanic...
Not going to lie about my concerns over the recent recall of Toyota vehicles...... but so far this truck is great. It is not on the recall list and I have had no problems so far with anything mechanical or electrical. Preliminary dealer service visits (1,000 mile check-up, etc) have been fast, convenient to my schedule, and were free. This is a small truck that rides more like a car - though on windy days, it can be a bit bouncy. Gas economy is also better than expected. Overall, I would highly recommend this vehicle.
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Toyota Tacoma Regular Bed

by from on July 1, 2010

Great little truck for basic needs. Since it's only a 4 banger, it's sometimes a little under powered, but for island driving its perfect and its fun. This is my 3rd Toyota Tacoma and I'm not disappoi...
Great little truck for basic needs. Since it's only a 4 banger, it's sometimes a little under powered, but for island driving its perfect and its fun. This is my 3rd Toyota Tacoma and I'm not disappointed at all.
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great, but needs fine tuning

by from Austin, TX on December 14, 2009

I can list many positive things about this 2010 4x4 Short Bed, Double Cab small truck, and Toyota deserves praises for a job well done. However, I do have constructive criticisms. 1)A rough 1st gear. ...
I can list many positive things about this 2010 4x4 Short Bed, Double Cab small truck, and Toyota deserves praises for a job well done. However, I do have constructive criticisms. 1)A rough 1st gear. Upon coasting/ accelerating through a neighborhood turn, the transmission can't decide to downshift or upshift. It's a rough, indecisive transition. The techs at the dealership say it's a known issue, and only on the Tacomas. Hopefully, they'll debug the logic controller soon. 2) No foglight dash indicator. I can't tell if they are on, or not, unless it's very foggy. I guess that's why they're foglights, though. 3) The deck rail system is annoying. It inhibits adding typical accessories (headache rack, toolbox, bike rack etc) without having to pay a ridiculous premium or have something custom built. To date, there are minimal accessories for the deck rail. Tie downs are $50ish/pair, and I have to wrestle with fastening them within. I broke one on the 3rd day of ownership just trying to move it. If they have a deck rail system, then they should provide adequate accessories for it. I've only found tie-downs, while the trac rack (top of bed rail) system has plenty of accessory options.
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Love this truck!!

by from DE on November 8, 2009

I traded my 99 Civic in to get the 2010 Tacoma Double Cab 4x4. While I don't truly have a need for a truck, I wanted a vehicle that is higher up off the ground (Civics are not kind to us tall people) ...
I traded my 99 Civic in to get the 2010 Tacoma Double Cab 4x4. While I don't truly have a need for a truck, I wanted a vehicle that is higher up off the ground (Civics are not kind to us tall people) but still had the amenities of a car. This truck has it. Smooth ride, ample power from the V6, and a slew of features. Not to mention it looks awesome!! I am truly pleased with it and would recommend it over ANY small pickup truck on the market.
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Great Truck

by from Warrenton, VA on April 9, 2010

I recently purchased the Tacoma 4x4 4cyl manual transmission truck. It is a joy to drive. I will only say two negatives: 1. No temperature gague for outside temp (i'm spoiled) 2. I'm 6'2" and found th...
I recently purchased the Tacoma 4x4 4cyl manual transmission truck. It is a joy to drive. I will only say two negatives: 1. No temperature gague for outside temp (i'm spoiled) 2. I'm 6'2" and found the steering wheel to sit low enough to where I have to purposely squeeze my legs under it when I get in. The steering wheel is adjustable, but it is as far up as it can go. Other than those two issues, it is perfect!
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Tacoma recommended

by from Woodburn, Indiana on November 25, 2009

I have taken delivery on a 2010 Toyota Tacoma, access cab ,V6, automatic .SR5. This is my second in 3 years. The Tacoma does everything well. Good looks, comfortable, many safety features and good per...
I have taken delivery on a 2010 Toyota Tacoma, access cab ,V6, automatic .SR5. This is my second in 3 years. The Tacoma does everything well. Good looks, comfortable, many safety features and good performance. The reliability is impecable.Gas mileage as advertised. Suggestions for improvement: 1. Smaller driver side "A" pillar.(blind spot) 2. dash indicater for parking lights ( can't tell ) 3.Plastic bumper cover (unacceptable for truck)
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Seat is painful

by from Bakersfield, CA on December 30, 2009

6 cylinder is powerful and smooth. Gas mileage about 19 mpg's in town. TRD Sport double cab handles well. JBL radio system sounds very good. XM is nice. Cab very quiet. After taking a 200 mile trip I ...
6 cylinder is powerful and smooth. Gas mileage about 19 mpg's in town. TRD Sport double cab handles well. JBL radio system sounds very good. XM is nice. Cab very quiet. After taking a 200 mile trip I developed a back ache. Thereafter any 15+ mile drive would cause my back to hurt. Seats look good with lever lumbar support but no power adjustments available to to raise and angle seat to improved position. Wish a sunroof and power rear window was available along with 10 way power seats up front.
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