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TOYOTA by Beagle Boy on 10/17/2010. Trim: 2001 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Double Cab 2WD, Owned 9 years.
Pros: Handling, comfort and reliability. Excellent for hauling with great acceleration.
Cons: Poor rear traction in snow and ice, back end too light.
Overall review: Great work and play vehicle.
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I love this truck! by BigMan from Idaho on 06/29/2002. Trim: 2001 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Xtracab 2WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The quality, fit, and finish are great. I love the handling and smooth performance. Availability of TRD upgrades, such as a supercharger, have enhanced the performance beyond my expectations.
Cons: The lack of a rain gutter over the door allows rain and windshield washer solvent to drip into the vehicle when the windows are open. Drops from above land on the power window switches. I solved this delima with a Ventshade deflector. The rubber gasket between the fender flares and the body tend to come loose, but the dealer fixed it under warranty.
Overall review: I am a professional independant auto technician who respects Toyota Quality. I LOVE this truck! Fuel mileage has been consistently better than EPA ratings.
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workhorse pickup for winter by Ryan from WI on 01/05/2010. Trim: 2001 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab 4WD, Owned 5 years.
Pros: Versatile, reliable, and seems to stand punishment. It's a pickup, so it functions well as a stripped down workhorse, and I'm glad Toyota didn't get carried away with the luxury & entertainment options that are seen on newer vehicles. The xtra cab seats are comfortable on the longer trips with normal gas stops to refresh & stretch.
Cons: Typical Toyota rust started on door seams after 5 years, and I'll be fighting this for the next decade. Fuel mileage certainly isn't what the older Toyota 2WD trucks with the 22-RE engine were. i can get 23mpg highway if i keep to backroads that are 55mph, but on the interstate, 19-20mpg is about it. Winter is worse for mileage as expected. City driving nets around 17mpg, unless you do small cold-start only commutes where it can drop to 13mpg.
Overall review: It's a great workhorse truck in 4-cylinder trim. Don't expect car-like fuel economy of 30mpg. Don't expect sporty handling. Expect a long rusty life with minimal maintenance. Mine is used for hauling and camping trips in summer and as a winter all-around vehicle. Non salted-road seasons see me using more fuel efficient sports cars for typical commutes.
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New Ford owner! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 04/03/2009. Trim: 2001 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2WD, Owned 8 years.
Pros: looked good at first...
Cons: truck frame rusted out in only four years...frame could not be repaired
Overall review: Toyota would not back-up warranty on the frame rusting out. I found out later that Tocoma's have had frame rusting problems since being brought by Toyota.
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Built for action by Brian Kansas City Mo on 10/10/2008. Trim: 2001 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Double Cab 2WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: It's dependable sturdy and can handle rough dirt surfaces at high speeds. It' comfortable and realy tough it can take a beating. I love it. the rear seats is suprisingly roomy.
Cons: The newer model is a little wider which i think is better.
Overall review: Noting Bad to say i've had it for 2 years and no problems. I'm happy
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