Bought this truck new. Put 89000 miles on it. It is a great truck for light
hauling. It will not carry a heavy load like a Chevy or Ford because it will
bottom out on the rear springs. The reason: only 3 leaf springs on the rear.
Chevy has 4 on their 1/2 Ton, plus the small 3.0 L V-6 has only 145 HP and
not much torque. Gas mileage beats them though. I get 17 mpg in town and
22 highway. The engine and transmission are absolutely as smooth as silk.
You have got to love Toyota Corp. too. They had bad head gaskets on all
the V-6's in that year and although the truck was out of warranty and causing
no problems they replaced them free! A $1500 cost avoided.
I was given this truck a little over a year ago when I turned 16. I was very pleased with its performance. It came with a bedliner in it already, which I keep in there because the regular bed is very scratched up. There is something that rattles in it and I can't figure out what it is. Thats about the only flaw I can tell you of. It hasn't broken down at all since it was bought over a year ago. It's a great truck for the money if you don't want anything too fancy. It gets the job done and thats all that matters.
The interior is very spacious and comfortable. It also has alot of "get up and go".
If someone would fix the rattling and maybe have it ride a little better. It takes bumps like a beast.
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