Just took the taco on a 3000 mile roadtrip to the Grand Canyon from the Big D. I was hauling 6 guys gear in my bed with my softopper up the whole time.
The truck did amazingly well, but I did find out a few things. First, when everyone said that the 4banger was useless on hills i thought it was an exaggeration, not so. it was interesting to have my foot planted and actually loose some speed up a hill. Second, my hwy mpg is the same as city. Third, i really need to upgrade my speakers.
Overall though, it did great. Now I need my oil changed and I'll get the rear spring TSB at the same time