Is it a nice and quiet Sunday morning so I felt like washing my trucks. Here are photos of my Tacoma side by side with my wife's 1999 Isuzu Trooper. We have had the Trooper since new and it now has 94,000 miles. It has been an excellent truck, very few problems, never left us stranded. Maintenance has been a little expensive since we want to keep it in top shape with original parts. If my tacoma takes care of me like my Trooper has, I'll be a happy customer. These are very different vehicles. The Trooper is very Japanese like in mechanical and interior feel. The new Tacoma has adopted many features in American cars, like the foot emergency brake, etc... We also noticed the difference in fuel economy. With a tankful in my Tacoma (21 gallons) I can get 420 miles (latest count). With the 4,500-lb. Trooper, I can only get about 200-220 (22-gallon tank, 3.5-liter, 215 HP/230 ft/lb multiport, double overhead cam). My wife says she still prefers the Trooper, and I can't blame her. Its our baby.