This version of the Tacoma shed some of its workaday roots with powertrain, steering system, and interior trim improvements. Fuel economy is quite competitive among pickup trucks, and handling is secure. However, the ride is not altogether comfortable and the driving position is not ideal. Payload capacity is relatively small.
Alerts
There are 11 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Ease of handling, quick response to acceleration, love this truck"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"reliability, good for 4 cylinder Bad miles per gallon"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"It seems to be strong (tows my trailer and antique car well). it seems to corner well, but it's not a sports car."

James H., MD (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Poor pick-up speed and sometimes does not get up to proper freeway speed at end of on-ramp. Steering is a little mushy."

Charles S., AZ (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"What you see is what you get. Basic truck with a Basic 4-cylinder engine and 4-speed transmission all operating in harmony."

George H., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"I got a lower rear axil gear ratio that is good for providing more starting torque if pulling trailer or carrying a heavy load, but at highway speeds affects mileage a bit."

Glenn D., TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Has unbelievable power. My son said it would never pull a loaded trailer up VA and WV mountains with the 4.0 engine. Well, he was surprised. It outperformed his Ford so far it was not even a contest."

Henry T., NC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"acceleratoin way to slow for entering freeway."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"excellent acceleration"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Acceleration is slow. Handling is just fair."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"My truck handles very well. It has the power I need and I can make a U-turn on a dime."

Leonard M., FL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Compared to my 2001 Tacoma with a V6, the 2006 Tacoma with a 4 liter engine has 40 more hp which has a lot more acceleration. A big improvement over the 2001 model with the smaller engine. This helped a great deal in towing.and to top it off, getting 2 more miles per gallon of gas, a 21 gallon tank was big improvement, less stops for gas."

Adrian B., TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"As a small 4-cylinder, I did not expect great acceleration. The handling is just fine"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Accelerates well and handles nicely on the road"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"It has the power when needed and it is easy to go on and off 4 wheel drive mode."

Anonymous, HI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"transmission is faulty in most of Tacomas"

Ed K., FL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"For a 4.0 liter engine it is relatively gutless. Vibrates quite a bit on full acceleration above 3,500 rpm. Throttle is touchy when cold."

J H., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Slow to accelaerate"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"I have the manual 4 cylinder Access cab 4 wheel drive. Getting good tires is key because it has a light rear end and needs good grip in wet weather and it has a tendency to oversteer in the same conditions in a hard turn. In general the ride is very comfortable and the cabin is roomy for my 6' 3" size - height and leg room."

Raymond P., PA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"I'm 76 years old and I'm not interested in burning rubber or beating anyone off the red light. My Toyota truck has very good acceleration when I need it, and in my opinion it's more than adequate for safe driving in today's traffic. The power steering works perfectly and the truck handles like a dream."

Edward G., FL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Drives fine for a truck"

Brett S., WI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The 2.7l four-cylinder is too weak. It's slow and ponderous. The high ground clearance makes for a high ride height and a bouncy ride on anything but smooth pavement. It feels much bigger than it is when trying to maneuver it in narrow streets or parking lots."

Anonymous, WV (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"This is a business vehicle and performs accordingly. Good mpg and reliable."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Good on highway."

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Cruise control is not smooth, it has a jerking acceleration."

Anonymous, MO (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"It handles very well and acceleration is good from start to 50 mph."

Claude R., GA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Easy to drive"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Best vehicle in 62 years I've ever had."

Barry S., FL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"My truck still has great handling. The power and control are very good considering the add and number of miles on the vehicle."

Curtis S., AZ (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"It has never failed to impress me with its acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Has good power for the size of truck"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Good handling in all weather conditions."

Emile M., RI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The Tacoma is comfortable for an inexpensive truck."

Pete J., FL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"comfortable suspension under any load. Sure footed handling on any road condition"

Anonymous, RI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"handing in snow or mud is awesome"

Rick F., MI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Rough ride- but its a truck! Excellent acceleration- 6 speed on a 6 cylinder, handles well."

Dan L., ON (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Acceleration and handling are excellent"

Marvin M., BC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"My little truck that "could." I have a steep driveway and my Tacoma( with a load of block, sand,rock) with the 4 cyl. can back right up that hill. I took a round trip to New Mexico and Texas and back. The truck performed flawlessly with excellent mpg---26-28mpg. I wish it had a more comfortable seat."

LLOYD O., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"VERY poor acceleration/power. (I knew I was buying a four cylinder truck (for fuel economy) and that the acceleration would be unimpressive, but this vehicle has been exceptionally disappointing in this regard.)"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The truck runs great. I've got over 186,000 miles on it and all I've done is changed the oil, bought tires a few times and had three drake jobs. The front rotors keep warping, so next brake job, I'm getting new heavy duty rotors put in. I drive 100 miles a day,12 miles of that is winding steep forest road, which probably causes the over heating & warping of the rotors. This truck is probably the best vehicle I've ever owned, or at least equal to my 1998 Camry, which has 365,965 miles on it & I s"

R C., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"poor acceleration"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Good acceleration very comfortable on trips."

NILES S., ID (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"We live where snow and ice are a factor. This truck has been fitted with aggressive tread tires and gets us where we need to go. Even in the mountains. Again, keeping it well nsintsined has meant we can keep it longer."

DAVE H., MT (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Sales rep told me to ALWAYS drive it fast enough to shift the gears as required. Don't think that was my driving problems, but something wrong with gear shifting."

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Clumsy to drive."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"It'll climb a tree if the bark is tight!"

ROBERT D., WY (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Good acceleration. Good turning radius. Ride a little choppy."

Anonymous, IN (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"This truck is great in heavy rain or flooding and never hydroplanes. It holds its own on the freeway with large vehicles. It holds a ton of cargo. It is the best vehicle I have ever owned!"

RAMIREZ M., TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Wish I had V6 for acceleration. Handling is good."

PAUL C., KY (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Great truck, but I would get a V6 engine , if I had it to do over."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"We have the TRD package and it rides rough! Seats are okay, but side plastic piece is disintegrating on driver seat. Too many squeaks and rattles, particularly in cold weather."

J H., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Need fully adjustable seats to add to comfort;"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Seats could use lumbar support"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Comfort is fine, even for me at 6'6" in height. But, the noise level inside the cab is really noticeable. Wish that Toyota had used more insulation to make a quieter cabin.,"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Not comfortable when driving long distances."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"very quiet inside cab with windows up , cannot hear traffic or engine . The ride is good but still little rough on rough roads which is understandable."

Larry K., ME (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Ride is rather stiff and road noise is annoying."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Seats become uncomfortable on long drives. Noise level is acceptable, but noisier than a sedan. Good for a truck. Ditto on the ride--acceptable, but not as good as a sedan."

Brian C., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Noise - rattle in driver side access door. have not been able to determine the cause."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Road noise is bad and ride is hard and rough."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"This is a pickup truck with NO adornments"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Seating uncomfortable on long drives. Very noisy cabin. Ride is decent"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Sort of noisy ride on highway."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Seat material is wearing away and would be nice, in Arizona, to have cooled seats."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Comfortable seats, both front and back."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"gas pedal is to close to brake pedal so cause one to press both at same time, ride is stiff brakes have drums in back so not good since have tow package on truck from factory, transmission clunks if brake hard and slips after stopping also slips when taking a corner a little fast seven recalls over the years pain in the ass to have dealership repair recalls"

Ed K., FL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Very comfortable"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The driver's seat is slung to low at the back of the seat. The lumbar adjustment doesn't go far enough. I had a custom made wedge style seat cushion made for the seat. Added a small lumbar cushion."

Barbara D., BC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Very comfortable, but the passenger seat should be powered as well."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"seats should be higher"

Roger D., IN (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"seats are comfortable, highway noise is low and ride very good for a pickup"

Marvin M., BC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"It has been a very reliable vehicle for 11+ years."

Stephan K., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"I have the basic Tacoma with an SR5 package. Nothing outstanding about the seats, noise or ride. Just adequate for the amount paid."

Paul N., OR (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Seats are hard, and ride is noisy."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Rides as good now as it did when I bought it, eleven years ago. It is fairly quiet inside, and the upholstery has held up well."

Stephen S., TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Exceptionally comfortable ride, no extraneously noise."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"I have the bench seat, in hindsight I would have upgraded to a split seat with a console. I would also have chosen the automatic transmission which would be more convenient for my wife to drive."

Thomas E., AZ (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The seats in the Tacoma, I have owned 5, are not very comfortable. That stated the other features of the vehicle are strong enough to tolerate this dissatisfaction. The noise level is somewhat annoying. In a previous Tacoma, which had a more expensive accessoriy package, it seemed more quiet."

W O., VA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Seats are reasonably comfortable but lumbar support is only adequate. Lacks ability to raise the front of the seat bottom which would give better leg support. Cabin noise is reasonably quiet with little engine noise except during hard acceleration. Ride is fairly firm but reasonable for a body on frame truck."

Anonymous, AK (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"This truck is so quiet , I cannot hear traffic outside with the windows closed ! The ride is better than I expected. I love my Tacoma !"

Larry K., ME (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Very noisey truck. Hard to hold a normal conversation. Seats are not suited for long distance"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Bucket seats are too narrow. I have very wide shoulders and they make me curl them into my chest. I am only 5'10" and I have to duck to see out the front window."

William R., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Being five feet tall the Tacoma is definitely NOT ergonomically friendly. In order to exit I must change/increase the seat's position as my abdomen touches the steering wheel when I'm driving. In comparison to our 4Runner which is also a large vehicle it is also harder to gauge when parking, reversing, making turns."

Anonymous, HI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"front seats"

ROBERT N., PA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Seats stain easily and are not as durable as previous models"

ROBERT B., NY (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The driver's seat is way too low in the rear and too soft. I loved my Ford Aerostar seats that were firm and facilitated an upright posture."

Anonymous, DE (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The seats are hard and seating is to low. I have put a extra cushion on both of the front seats to make them more comfortable for my wife and myself"

J B., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Before buying the vehicle I read that the comfort level was not very good. I find it to be just as comfortable as any other vehicle. It has gotten more noisy as it's gotten older."

LISA W., FL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"seats are uncomfortable. too low. not enough support."

FRANCIS M., VA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"armrest in driver's side door: plastic under the fabric cracked. compass/temperature gauge went out - chips became unsoldered from circuit board"

JOSEPH M., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The air conditioner breaks every 3 years and the dealership has to replace parts. Costs about $300"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Seats are very comfortable. It rides like a large car, but can handle heavy weights as well."

PATRICIA M., NC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Some of the steel straps under the (bench) seat of this truck have snapped, and cannot be replaced or repaired by me. This creates a "sag" on the driver's side seat. The seat should really be replaced."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Good but need more leg support."

PAUL C., KY (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The seats are uncomfortable. The fabric is itchy on bare skin"

MELISSA P., AZ (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The seats were very uncomfortable when purchased and the driver seat had to be extensively modified to be comfortable by cutting the padding and adding center support and changing the angle so it was not tilted back so far."

ALLEN V., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"I love this truck. When I purchased it, it did not have options like leather heated seats, blue tooth, backup camera or navigation. If I was to buy one today I'd get all those options!"

MIKE M., WA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"climate control has been ongoing issue to cool, but otherwise comfort has been just fine"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"SEATS"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"SEATS NOT THAT COMFORTABLE"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Ac is very good"

KURT W., VA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The noise every time I back out of my driveway. The brakes sound like it is squeaking for some reason."

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"It's a truck and rides like a truck. A little softer, quiet ride would have been nice."

MARY S., NM (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The vehicle is drive a lot, but even so the 'fit and finish' of the interior has not lasted as long as I would have expected. The center console latch broke and the lid was spring loaded. My options were to spend 300.00 plus in repair because the console latch can not be purchased without a new console, or remove the spring mechanism. Guess what I chose. I frankly didn't expect the interior to have so many small problems like that until 200,000 miles or so."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Seats could be a little more comfortable Climate control is excellent (in hot Sacramento)"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Seats seem too low for a tall person."

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"seat height could be higher"

GERALD S., IN (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"I have a long torso, so my eyes are at the top of the windshield. Next vehicle I purchase I will look for something (another Toyota) that accommodates my height better."

CHRISTOPHER D., VA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I have been driving this truck for almost thirteen years and have yet to make any major repairs and everything still works just as they did the day I bought it."

Henry E., FL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"My Toyota Tacoma is an incredible value, I've had it for 12 years and it rides and looks as good today as it did when I bought it. The reliability is amazing, I've hardly spent any money on maintenance in the last 12 years (mostly just changed the oil on schedule) and yet it drives like a new truck. It has never broken down, or been hard to start. I'm getting ready to leave on a 8,000 mile road trip and I have total confidence that I will have no problems with my truck."

Edward G., FL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"All I do is change the oil, put gas in it and change the tires once in awhile. No service problems."

Chris D., VA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"This vehicle was purchased new, for cash, at a price that was very reasonable and was a better buy than the other crew-cab pickups that I drove and priced."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"I'm the sole owner. It's been dependable, durable. Regret getting the 4-cylinder: underpowered. Frame was replaced four months ago pursuant to a class-action lawsuit. All parts and labor involved were free of charge."

Anonymous, WV (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Good value."

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"keeps working, only regular maintenance is required"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"This is a great work truck. Gets you where you need to go whether off road or around town. Very reliable."

Anonymous, ME (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"This vehicle was purchased for $18500 in 2006, which works out to a little over $1500 per year. Only minor repairs have been required."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"This vehicle has never caused me any problems with the following exceptions: The frame was replaced for free at the 10 year mark for rust. The volume control on the audio acts up now, manipulating the volume sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. The road noise has always bothered me. Other than those 3 issues this vehicle has been excellent mechanically. No issues."

Anonymous, IN (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Frame had to be replaced via recall for corrosion issues"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"its a TOYOTA !"

Tom T., HI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Good"

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"good resale and no upkeep"

Leon W., LA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"I paid only $ 15,500 new for this vehicle in 2006, and have had no problems with it at all after 168000 miles! Extremely reliable!"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Great truck for the last 12 years. Very low repair cost overall."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Excellent quality runs great very useful truck love it! Reliable"

Brett S., WI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"At the time I purchased the truck new in 2006, dollar for dollar it was outstanding."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"This truck has functioned so well over it's 12 yers. Routine maintenance is all I have ever needed."

Ronald H., MD (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"My truck has been very useful. It is the first truck I have owned and am very happy with it. I mainly use it just around town. I have taken just a few trips out of town but still within in the state of Florida. The mileage is not great, but I feel the truck is very useful to me in my everyday comings and goings. I love the fact that I can just throw things in the back and get on with my chores."

Leonard M., FL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Goid"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"It holds a good book value."

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Looks and rides like a new.No rust and the still shines like new"

Rick F., MI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"reliability, off road use, utility"

Anonymous, HI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Good reliable transportation for the last 12 years"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"It has lasted a long time and done everything I needed it to do."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Except for 1 set of tires and oil changes I have not spent even a penny on repairs."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Got for a good price when new and it holds it's value. Toyata has been very reliable"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Vehicle has very good utility, i.e., functional hauler with a low operating cost."

William M., GA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Love my 2006 truck. Got a great deal on it. Would not trade it for a new one."

Mack R., GA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"I thought it was a good value for the money I paid. I wanted a Toyota for its reliability and I have been satisfied."

Paul N., OR (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Somewhat expensive at purchase but hasn't needed any repairs, besides normal filter, oil, belt, brake and tire replacement."

Diego T., NV (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"It is a reliable truck, and great for light duty home owner things."

Pete J., FL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Low up keep cost and very reliable"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Excellent performance. In 11 years, the only major repair was replacing the frame which was fully covered by a Toyota recall."

Emile M., RI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Dependable"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"We're a very active family, biking, kayaking, camping, etc. and the Taco Mama is the perfect vehicle for hauling all my toys. Toyota's quality and low price makes it a great value."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"We have gotten very good value from this vehicle."

Anonymous, MT (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"No problems despite its age so the Tacoma remains an excellent value."

Anonymous, HI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The price of the truck was reasonable compared to competitors when purchased. It has held it's value very well. It has had very few mechanical issues and has required no repairs that I had to pay for. It has had several things repaired due to recalls but none of those caused a problem for me."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"This vehicle was configured exactly the way we wanted and we got a below market price when purchased new. The resale value has remained very high."

Claude R., GA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The Tacoma is 11 years old and still has 50% of its original Cost"

Ivey P., NC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"My 2006 Tacoma has been trouble free since I bought the truck new. I've only done normal maintenance, batteries, tires, brake pads, wiper-blades."

PETE J., FL (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"I expected higher gas mileage"

ROBERT B., NC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"151k miles and no repairs needed with excellent resale value"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"very reliable"

RONALD K., BC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Best auto buy I ever made! In over 10 years and nearly 100k, not a single problem!"

HAROLD F., GA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"This is the 3rd Toyota 4 wheel drive compact pick up truck that I have owned since 1980. From past experience they provide excellent value over the long term despite the extra initial cost. Great re-sale value as well."

BARBARA D., BC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"No mechanical problems. It just goes and goes."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The Tacoma is a wonderful functional vehicle with few problems and good gas mileage."

ROBERT M., WA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"I bought it new. I haven't had to put much money into the upkeep of it. I have approx. 160,000 miles on it. The original brakes and shocks lasted for 150,000 miles (standard shift / in town and highway driving). Toyota replaced the entire frame at 150,000 miles, free of charge."

PAUL D., ME (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Awesome. Nobody does it like Toyota. Paid 13k for this little truck 6-7 years ago with very low milage. It was 4 years old then. I don't drive it very far, but I'm in the trades, so it has a fairly heavy load much of the time. Just requires gasoline. Change the oil a couple times a year. Brake pads once in a while."

ANDREW S., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"The car runs great, handles well & is very easy to drive. My wife loves it. I like driving it also. What I don't like is when it breaks down after the warranty is over, all repairs are expensive. Both rear view mirrors went bad, $500 each. Several coils & Spark plugs went bad, $267 each time. Rear brake job, $700. Replaced all 4 Shocks & struts, $2000. Oil leak, $500. Run flat tires, $700/pair, $900 @ the dealership. Front headlight bulb,$244 at dealership plus labor. I bought the bulb on Amazo"

R C., CA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Get four wheel drive"

ALLENE Q., NC (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"NADA reports that this truck maintains about 78% value of its original price!!!"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Why didn't Toyota have a better climate control system and my current vehicle has no navigation system, it was not available at the time of purchase. Toyota should include auto like features in their trucks"

JEFF-PATRICIA F., VA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Resale value for the 2006 Tacoma remains high in my area"

Anonymous, HI (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Had to replace the sun visor, very expensive."

NILES S., ID (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Single cab / toneau cover on the bed / Desert sand color. What more would I want. When polished, it looks brand new."

PAUL D., ME (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"Mine doesn't have all the electronics the new ones have."

KEN H., TX (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"the cab is great, with room for people and dogs both day-to-day and on long trips. I would get the long bed on another Tacoma, both for the gear carrying capabilities and to be able to comfortably sleep there while camping."

DAVID J., NM (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

"built tough and good towing ability"

ROBERT W., VA (2006 Toyota Tacoma)

Would you buy this car again?

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