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Some Comments About the 4-Cylinder Access Cab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cycledrum, May 7, 2009.

  1. May 7, 2009 at 8:25 AM

    cycledrum [OP] Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Union City, CA
    88 4X4 Pickup xtra cab, SR5
    I just wanted to make some comments about the 4-cylinder Access Cab, non-prerunner, 5 lug Tacoma with bucket seats ...

    in hopes that Toyota will see this and makes improvements in the next version.

    The seats - not very good. The flat portion is very narrow, so I would think just about everyone except the smallest driver would end up sitting on the side raised portions (side bolsters). There is room to put in a broader seat, do it.

    Vertical visibility for a tall person - not very good. Toyota has left off any height adjuster (ability to lower driver's seat), so you get limited vertical visibility seeing anything 'up there' - traffic lights, pedestrians (sort of blocked by rearview mirror).

    By the way, Consumer Reports did mention Tacomas as being worst for tall drivers.

    Why the chopped rooftop on the Tacoma truck? Who decided the roof to be fairly low on this truck? Doesn't Toyota know that some people well over 6ft. tall want to own and have decent headroom in this truck?

    So, at this point, I wouldn't consider buying a new Tacoma Access cab 4-cylinder, but maybe a cheap, old used one.

    So, we'll see if Toyota listens and fixes these things. I guess the next gen would be in 2015. Yikes.

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