This is the best truck I've owned. I
owned two GMC's before this and they
fell apart by 80k miles. I bought this
truck used in '95 w/14k miles on it -
just turned 200k miles on this truck and
the only thing that I've had to replace
is the A/C compressor - it gave out
after 8 years.
I did take it in at 80k miles for the
head gasket recall and a new timing belt
and water pump - just put a second
timing belt and water pump at 200k
I drive it hard 80+ mph and it still
idles like new. Radio gave out after 8
yrs - all other electronics, pwr
windows, pwr locks, pwr mirrors, still
It is the perfect size for me - interior
is very roomy - same size as the Tundra
- midsize body just right for city
Dents easily - tougher body sheet metal
I wish they still made this truck - I'm
looking for a '98 T-100 to replace this
one. Not sold on the Tundra yet.
Has been a wonderful truck. 4wd feature
works w/o any problems. 130,000 mi
burns no oil, not a drop. This truck
is not fast nor is it a comfortable
ride, but it pulls my 17' bass boat
anywhere I need it to, takes the abuse
of adult off-road use. Handles well
and it has good ground clearance with
the 31" tires. Will buy another Toyota
when the time comes.
Shift on the fly 4wd. Gets through the
snow drifts and out of slippery boat
landings without any difficulties. The
suspension is very stiff and seems to
take abuse well.
A larger engine would have been nice,
though it is certainly not necessary.
The 5 spd. tranny is an adequate match
for the V-6 giving it muscle to tow and
I can't complain about 20+M.P.G.
I bought this truck a hear-and-a-half
ago from a company that used the truck
to regularly carry around 1,000 lbs of
nuts and bolts. I have put 25k mi on it
since then without a problem. The a/c
has always been very cold, and the
truck runs like a champ. I once carried
2,200 lbs of gravel at 75 mph on the
interstate. I can fit 4x8 sheets of
drywall (BETWEEN the wheel-wells) and
shut the tailgate (8' bed). The T100
is the toughest, truck I have ever
driven. I rag it out repeatedly, and it
just won't die. I am selling it now,
only because I found a sweet deal on
a '98 T100 with low miles.
8'long bed with 4'-2" BETWEEN the wheel-
wells, STRONG V6, unbelievable
reliability, cold a/c.