I'm Darryl, This is a great forum, it's easy to access a great wealth of knowledge and experience.
I just bought an 02' Tacoma Dbl Cab 4cyl PreRunner. This is my second Toyota (1st was a 01' 4Runner) and so far I've appreciated their engineering.
My first experience with their pickups was an 82 2wd with the 22R that my Dad bought. Those trucks were sportscars in a truck body. The one my Dad had was used by the family and my brother for many years and wrecked several times, but never quit.
My Dad remarked how it "never left you on trhe side of the road". However in 2002 a 3' dia. several hundred year old oak, fell on it and pinned it down; keeping it from coming home one night. Even though the tree collapsed the suspension and frame to the ground, when the tree was removed, my brother drove it home the next day. It was unrepairable but left it's mark on history for us..
I'm surpised it took my this long buy one of their trucks but so far it is one of the most enjoyable purchases I have made.
I hope I can add to this group.