Toyota Trucks Ratings
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2002 Toyota Tundra - 4x4 Regular Cab
Pros: the engine
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: buy nowDid much research, even before vehicle started production. Overall, very impressed, would definitely recommend. Pros: most everything. Cons: gas mileage should be better with the technology Toyota posesses. Truth be known: They probably could get 25 MPG out of this engine in town but then being the new kid on the block, wouldn't be a good political move. I'm sure the oil companies control the whole gas mileage thing, agreed? They'd run Ford, GM and Dodge out of business if the mpg were better. I've owned all of the big three trucks. Dodge engines and trannys are great, but truck quality is poor. Ford and GM need too much repair, but will run a long time. Happy with truck!
2002 Toyota Tacoma - 4x4 Double-Cab
Pros: Toyota Quality
Cons: Driver seat does not have enough adjustments.
Advice: BUY! You can't beat the reliability, price, performance and resale value!I test drove this truck and within 1000 yards of the dealer, knew I'd buy it. I've tried to get into American trucks (Chevy and Ford) but cannot beat the Toyota. Nice ride, super quiet, a lot of power, and the feel of quality!
2002 Toyota Tacoma - Base (M5) 4x2 Xtracab
Pros: I'm glad it has a warranty
Cons: The service department
Advice: Buy a HondaI bought a new tacoma 2 weeks ago and the check engine light just came on, and the engine runs rough. All of the plastic wiring duct has been taped, and the tape is coming off all over the engine. I don't think the dealer really cares. I drove a Honda for nine years and toyota's quality isn't even close.
2002 Toyota Tacoma - (M5) 4x4 Xtracab
Pros: Smooth Ride for a Truck
Cons: Little expensive
Advice: Tocoma doesn't lose it's value...Trust me I know!I owned a 2001 Toyota Tacoma for about a year, before I rolled it. But thanx to the tough structure of the truck, the cab stayed in tact (Hense why I'm still here writing this). Needless to say...the truck was totalled but the value of the tacoma did not depreciate that much, so I was able to put a pretty sizeable down payment on a 2002 model. Thanx Toyota!!!
2002 Toyota Tacoma - 4x2 Double-Cab
Pros: Toyota build quality, reliability, ruggedness, and dependability
Cons: My garage can't fit six more of these, one for every day of the week.
Advice: Toyota quality and reliablity won't let you down like the Junk made by Ford/Chevy/DodgeToyota Tacoma is The MOST Reliable truck money can buy! The legendary Toyota quality and reliability is Worth the price. You can see and feel the high quality in the Tacoma. It won't leave you at the side of the road like Ford, Chevy, or Dodge. Don't waste your hard-earned money on any of that Junk. In a couple years any Ford/Chevy/Dodge will be sitting on jackstands on your front lawn, broken down with mechanical problems and recalls. Save yourself the trouble, get yourself a Toyota. You'll be glad you did.
2002 Toyota Tacoma - (M5) 4x4 Regular Cab
Pros: 4WD and a manual 5 speed
Cons: Engine Noise at high speeds 75 - 100mph
Advice: Get the extended cab so you'll have some room to throw your stuff, so it doesn't go flying all over when you go off roadGreat Truck. I was pleasantly surprise with the power of this 4 banger
2002 Toyota Tundra - LTD V8 (A4) 4x2 Access Cab
Pros: value retention
Cons: fuel economy
Advice: toyota has never had a recallThe Tundra had more pep than Ford or Chevy(this with Toyota having less horsepower).Tundra SR5 Access Cab 4x4 had better handling than comparable Chevys or Fords.The Tundra cost less than equally equiped Chevys and Fords.