I bought the truck new in 4-1992 It came equipped with a heater and a key. Another words base model paid $6,999.00
My base model was built in Japan. I have 218,000
miles and will keep forever.
The truck has been stolen, Taken a bullet didnt live a good neighbor hood. Broken into several times. ha ha
I have let everyone and anyone drive and use and abuse the truck. Has original belts Changed front brake pads once. Did put a new clutch only after the truck was recovered after it was stolen. They hauling something heavy other wise I would be on the same clutch and a new battery 12 years ago
Starts up with turn of key every time, hauling and towing capacity, Low maintenance, reliability, minimal expense. other then oil change and tires every once in a while.
It only has 218,000 so I don't think its even broken in yet. It runs so strong and burns Zero oil. The Truck is perfect in every way!
I cant suggest any Improvements. If there is a fault I haven't found it yet
My brother bought this truck used @
about 60,000 miles and by the time it
had 69,000 miles on it had the engine
replaced(block cracked @ 79000) rear-
end replaced and a hub replaced. I had
to have a new head put on the Toyota
factory engine that was used to replace
the original engine(servicing Toyota
dealer my brother used was poor on
quality work), another new hub(again,
same one my brother replaced but I use
a reputable and much more expensive
dealer), sensor, fuel cell(?), brake
line redone, and everytime I take it in
it is there for at least 3 days waiting
on parts. I live for the day this
thing is gone.
When it is gone, that will be my
favorite feature. It is fun to drive
if you can get over the awful ride.
The ride on the short-wheel base 4x4
models and corrosion resistance.
Undercarriage is heavily corroded.
This has been a great truck ... far more than expected overall. I have over 300,000 miles on it and have no plans to replace it. As with ANY vehicle, MAINTENANCE is the key to keeping them going this long. Fluids and filter OFTEN will save you THOUSANDS in repair cost and vehicle replacement cost. I have changed ALL fluids at least once a year (oil and filter every 3,000 miles). There is an issue with the engines on these - head gasket failure (usually coolant passage to #6 combustion chamber). I have had to replace the gasket 3 times now (once before the updated gaskets came out and twice after). Still a great rig and still much better than expected.I havn't even had to replace a U-JOINT!
Automatic locking hubs
More power, better fuel economy and an engine I don't have to replace the head gaskets every 92,000 miles. . .Other than that, GREAT JOB Toyota. I only hope you can continue to put out quality like this now (have not owned any newr Toyotas) and in the future!
When I bought this truck in March of
2001 it had approx. 85k miles on it.
Now it has 119k miles. I have used the
truck for all kinds of driving (from
3000 mile long road trips to pizza
delivery) and, so far, I haven't had
any major work done to it. Although
the truck isn't the most comfortable or
fun to drive vehicle it does come
through where it counts; reliability.
cost of maintanance (very low), gas
mileage, and engine torque.
stock bench seat springs are beginning
to sag (I'm not a heavy man), base
stock speakers could use some
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