I really wish Toyota hadn't increased the size of the Tacoma. IMHO, the whole point of the Tacoma is that it wasn't a full sized truck, it was a small truck for those of us who don't need or want a big truck.
This is my '04. 214,000 trouble free miles at 26 mpg.
This is our '87 Tercel wagon. We bought this for $400 six years ago with 45000 miles on it. It was our daily family car until recently when the heater fan stopped working. Once it warms up, I'll stick a new fan in it and keep driving it.