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Pros: Too many to list; total package
Cons: nothing at this time
Advice: Look at this truck for all your needs; roomThe truck drives, handles, and runs great. As far as the noise on the TRD's, mine does not have any. You might check the location of the trailer hitch mount some dealers mount them too deep into the frame and that could be what is 'bottoming out' on the suspensoin. The only thing I would change is a little more movement in the steering wheel. It needs about an inch more freedom both in/out and up/down. I have gotten numerous compliments on this truck, and I hope to drive it for 20 years! The 245hp. V6 has plenty of pulling power as well.
Pros: 245 horsepower v6 motor
Cons: pricey with all of the options.
Advice: if want a truck that hold value and gives you the quality of a highend vehicle, get the tacoma.I was really amazed with the quality and difference between the 2004 and 2005 tacomas, its really comfortable in long trips, decent mpg with powerful v6, tacoma is a world better than the ford ranger, and most of the ttrucks in its class.
Cons: there is no seat cover for the bench seat 05 single cab
Advice: GET ONEYou can not out last or out perform a TACOMA
Pros: Road handling
Cons: nothing, I liked everything
Advice: Buy it you can't go wrongIt drives like a car with all the perks of a truck.
Pros: solid quiet
Cons: no running boards
Advice: get running boardsquiet, sturdy feel, Love this truck!!!!
Pros: There's just plain more room everywhere - shoulder room, head room, leg room, etc. There is no comparison to previous Toyota Tacomas....
Cons: There is no instrument light for the on-demand 4-wheel drive. You need to turn on the cab light to see it.
Advice: Most dealers are not discounting the vehicle because it's the Motor Trend Mid-Size Truck of the YearI owned a 2002 Toyota Tacoma, regular cab, 4-wheel drive and was always very pleased. Well, with 5 grandchildren, I needed a 4-door truck for my grandkids. I really didn't need to buy it, but I couldn't be happier with my new Tacoma. My '02 would bounce around as you hit uneven sections of road, not the '05. I know this seems hard to believe, but the ride is smoother than the Toyota SUV. My 02 had low mileage and was a cream puff, so I was able to get top dollar for it which lowered the cost of the '05. I paid 15K plus my '02....
Pros: The access cab is an incredible addition. Very convenient.
Cons: The parking brake is awkward to me.
Advice: Get several quotes from several dealers.Very well designed for storage inside and outside the truck. The bed material is a great feature as is the addition of the access cab. The controls are easy to access and very precise. The parking brake is not ideal but other than that an incredible vehicle.