After careful researching, getting carfax(s), reading the forums, & looking at several T100's, I found this nicely cared-for gem w/126K miles w/the V-6 head gasket recall work done by a Toyota dealer with the previous owner. This truck drives like a car with a very tight turning radius. Front cloth seats are quite comfy even without lumbar support, all interior materials are excellent quality, plus the HVAC system works really well. All T100's were built in Japan by Toyota subsidiary Hino (they make BIG trucks & buses) & they were over-engineered to be rugged & tough...this vehicle was way under-rated & under-sold in the 90's...a real sleeper; I recommend it highly, & glad I got one.
Full sized bed w/liner & anchor hooks. Quiet ride, easy to park. Strong V- 6/Auto drivetrain (tows 5,000 lbs). Rear sliding window, locking gas cap lid, & split front bench seat(s).
Front seatbelt retractors are shot. Paint on the hood & on top of the cab has lost the clearcoat & fading.
as of 1996 T100 manufacturing was transferred to the Gibson County Indiana, USA plant, probably due to the 25% tariff the US charged Toyota and also they started building the Tundra there.
So the 1996, 1997 and 1998 T100's were built in
the good olde USA.