by ryanclowe29 on Feb 24, 2012 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Pickup 2dr Regular Cab SB
My father bought this very basic truck new for $6988 as a loss leader in late 1989. We are talking a vinyl bench seat, no AC, no power steering, and no radio. He put a lot of really tough short trips on it and didn't do much for maintenance except change the oil. I inherited it in 1997 with less than 100K miles and though it hadn't had any problems, it already needed a new clutch. Despite that, it remained reliable- a clutch master cylinder in 2000 and new radiator in 2001 at 133K. It started leaking out of the front seal a little at about 180K. Finally, at 196K, it's tough life caught up to it and it blew the head gasket Not bad, all things considering. Now it has 230K on it and
by Jason on Sep 3, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Pickup Deluxe 2dr Extended Cab SB
I bought the pickup at 170,000 miles less than a year ago. It has the 2.4 L 22re engine in 2wd, with a manual trans. The engine, transmission, rear end, and drive line are all original other then routine maintenance parts. (Belts, spark plugs, etc.) The pickup runs perfectly, always starts on the first try, and I know that I can depend on it. Even though it is 20 years old, the interior is pretty nice. The seats are comfortable, and have a large range of movement for different sized drivers. It is a perfect truck for anyone. May be used for tons of different functions with ease. Daily driver, farm, work, etc.
by chad on Jul 28, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Pickup Deluxe 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I am the second owner of this truck. Bought it with 13k miles on odometer. Currently has 88,300 pampered miles. Being that I live in Ohio (road salt, harsh winters), there is some rust around rear wheel Wells and had to purchase new tailgate. This thing has been through every terrain and regularly maintained.
by Gene on Apr 28, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Pickup 2dr Regular Cab SB
I purchased this truck new in August 1990. Its been nothing short of spectacular. Ive owned five fords three Chevys and none of them began to match the performance of this vehicle. The original cost was reasonable. The overall performance has been exceptional. It ahs been absolutely reliable., and the cost of operation is very manageable. Currently it has 160,000 flawless miles to its credit. This is an ultra simple vehicle without any of the bells and whistles that make so many of todays trucks a nightmare. I honestly expect it to run for another twenty years without little more then routine maintenance.
by GREAT TRUCK on Apr 19, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Pickup Deluxe 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB
I have to agree with everyone this truck is amazing. It was my fathers truck and it was passed down to me about 8 years ago. I've put this truck through everything, haven't really gotten stuck anywhere when i go four wheeling. the truck has over 200,000 on it and wont die. I recently did a cross country trip with the truck it was 6,000 miles none stop round trip, didn't have one problem. I love this truck it is part of the family. Oh did i mention the engine was and is blown, and it still did it.
by Toy lover on Nov 26, 2009 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Pickup Deluxe 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
Have had this as our "weekender" for about two years. Bought from the original owner. These little trucks maintain high resale here in California, and they deserve it! This thing is indestructible. Loves to go camping. Will 4 wheel through anything with our canoe on top. Happily goes to the dump, the landscape or the hardware store. Mileage is a little weak, 16/17ish around town, maybe 22 if I drive light on a long trip. Starting to look a little ragged, but know that at 177K it's just now broken in. Plan to keep it another 5 years, at least! What's not to love!??
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