FUN! Period. End of blog.
Seriously, that’s all I want to say. Ok, for the sake of trying to explain that at least a LITTLE bit, let’s elaborate.
My history as an owner of 2 other small trucks in my lifetime has told me that in most cases, little trucks just can’t do much. That opinion certainly has changed. Don’t get me wrong, they’re not strong enough to pull massive trailers or to move your friends belongings to their new house (that in itself is a great reason to own one!). Gone are the days that you can buy a REAL 4×4 in a small SUV platform. The all wheel drive large car has taken over that world.
I found it extremely refreshing to drive a small 4×4, that felt like a real 4×4. It pulls small RV trailers, quads, boats, whatever… but the best part of the new Tacoma is the suspension. It feels aggressive. It feels powerful. It bounces around like a 4×4 should, but without that big bounce of the big trucks. In my case, my trailer is TOOOOOO big to be an option for me. But I have to say, it was very impressive and fun to drive. In my opinion, white is the best color of this truck. Maybe with a roll’n’l0ck cover on the back. I wouldn’t say jack it up, but big rims could look really great too if you like to trick out your truck.
The interior is typical Toyota styling. Backup camera in the rear view mirror is handy, and the navi and radio are top notch for tech-geek. I find it hard to find anything to be critical about for the Tacoma. Maybe the instrument cluster could be updated… Toyota is overdue for a new set of dials on the dash. I’d say this likely comes with the new Tundra in 2014… I’ll cross my fingers.
Thanks to Country Hills Toyota Scion for the test drive!