This is my first Toyota so I don't know if this is normal or not. I notice that I must crank the starter on my 2007 Tacoma with 4.0 V6 much longer than I did on my Ford and Chevy full-sized V8 trucks. It hasn't caused any problems other than I still ocassionally stop cranking before it starts running. Also, unless I overlooked it, I don't seem to have a cargo light to light the truck bed? Do they not put them on the fully loaded Tacoma's anymore? I haven't had it on the road but my drive to work and back is getting me 18-19 mph which is what was presented on the sticker (18-21). It has about 3200 miles on it with a tonneau cover. Although, I didn't see any change in mileage, as some said I would, once I added the tonneau.
On another point, I've been really impressed with the traction! I could not pull my small fishing boat out of the water with my Ford and Chevy full size without spinning or putting it in 4x4. This truck does it with no problem in 2 wheel drive! I guess it may be the limited slip but it is really impressive. If I have known it was going to be this sure-footed, I might have gone with a 4x2 and got a little more gas mileage. But overall, I've been really pleased with it.