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I love my truck. It does everything I want it to and has never left me anywhere. Can't go wrong with a Toyota
Pros: Smooth ride
Cons: gas mileageI've driven lots of trucks and this one is the best
Cons: Tough for my grandparents to get in and out.
Advice: Get a TRD packageI have almost 30,000 miles on my truck now and it feels like it's just now starting to break in! Mileage is even starting to improve, I'm getting an average of 18+ and drive in town mostly. I can't stress enough how many people ask my how I like my truck, I have a loaded quad cab long bed 4 x 4 with the TRD package w/tow. Love it! Just a tip though, I have the silver paint and HIGHLY recommend it for a long lasting clean look. My neighbor just asked me yesterday if I just waxed it, I haven't waxed it once since I've had it LoL. I do use a touch-less car wash though, it's never had a brush on it........that helps IMHO. Good luck in your next truck choice, I looooooove mine :0)
Cons: seats. i'm 6'2' they fit a smaller person better.
Advice: be prepared for sticker shock!Fast and good looking.
Cons: sun visor design, how high you sit up in the cab, if the truck were to roll over the occupants would be crushed
Advice: use the gear shifter on automatics, use the sun visor and think about it an inch or two lower- will you be able to see out it an inch or two lower because in a few months it will drop down a littleIt's a good vehicle overall. However, it does have a few problems that I consider fairly important. First is the gear shifter(automatic) is easy to knock down a gear. If you don't watch out you can hit the shifter, with your hand or anything, and drop the gears from 5th to 4th gear. If you are going down the highway that can be bad. Second, the sun visors drop down in your field of view after awhile. I've had them replaced 5 times and adjusted several other times. You sit so high in the cab that the when the visors drop down you can only see about 10 ft in front of the vehicle. I all most hit a sign because I didn't see it. Not good.
Pros: The 4-Door cab and Long bed
Cons: Nothing comes to mind
Advice: Get Yourself One!I see this review is for the 2005 model. Mine is a 2006. Hope that's ok. I like this truck a lot. It has enough power to get you up to speed fast on the Interstate. Mine is the 4.0 engine. Don't think you could find a better truck over all.
Pros: Gets decent gas mileage for a 6 cyl.
Cons: Very noisy cab at highway speeds.
Advice: Run as fast as you can in the other direction. This truck costs too much to have so many problems.This is my first (and last) Toyota. The brakes are weak, the rear doors let in wind noise at speeds over 40 mph, the motor idles very fast (dealer says this is normal, but it seems very hard on the transmission when you go into drive) and the paint seems to be very thin as it chips easily.