1997 Toyota T100 Review | Edmunds.com

1997 Toyota T100

Toyota T100 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Toyota T100

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Toyota-tough. Good reliability.

  • Cons

    What, no V-8 engine in a full-size truck?

  • What's New for 1997

    Two new colors debut and the optional wheel and tire packages are larger this year. Standard models get radio prewiring, midlevel models get fabric door trim panels and SR5 models get chrome wheel arches.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



200,000 hard miles

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

My 97 T100 is used as it should be, a no nonsense truck in the Sierra, NV mtns. I can't say enough about the quality (nothing squeaks when I hit bumps), comfort and overall driveability of the truck. Toyota had a winner with this one. Everything works excellent and my A/C still blows coldddd.




Wow

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I bought this truck only a month ago, as a weekend toy/home maint vehicle. However, I have fallen in love with it and want to drive it all the time! It's my second Toyota and not my last. It has 193,000 miles on it, but looks great in/out, no leaks, no smoking. I was looking for a Tacoma when I stumbled onto this truck, this truck should have been better publicized!




1997 toyota t100 sr5 w/208,000

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I can't wait to say I have a quarter of a million miles on my truck. I drive it everyday both city and highway. I changed the front brakes twice and they are not any where needed yet. I changed the rears a third time only because the emergency brake cable froze. I have had two mufflers one I paid for and the second one was replaced by the dealer because they said any repairs they did was warrantied for life. No lightbulbs needed yet but I did revert to White Lights. Has the best headlights I have ever had on any vehicle. Rides great even on still original shocks. Minimum rust which I am getting fixed. Back bumper also needs replaced - rust. Overall I have been very pleased with my truck.




'97 4x4 sr5 ext cab...

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Bought a new (used) '97 T100 and can't say enough good about the truck. Just changed out timing belt/water pump and cv boots/front axles- 143,000 well taken care of miles from previous owner. Added chrome nerf bars and Zaino clay bar and wax. What a beaut. Ride and handling is adequate, mechanical quality is simple yet superb and exterior styling just make this truck special and will hold it's value for years to come. Buy one that has been treated well if you can find one.




Best vehicle i've ever owned

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I bought this vehicle new and have put nearly every mile on it. The truck has far exceeded my expectations. It is now over 11 years old and has 215,000 miles on it. Outside of normal maintenance items, the only things I've replaced are the driver's seat belt, a $30 switch to the 4wd solenoid, and the CV boots. That's it! The truck averages 20 mpg which I consider great for a nearly full size truck with 4wd. It does have the manual transmission and I'm still on the first clutch but shifting is starting to get rougher (synchronizer?) Driving at 65 mph with no A/C, it gets 21 to 23 mpg. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a reliable truck. I wish they still made them!




Most excellent

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

most excellent mid-size truck. I bought this truck used with 80000 miles on it and it now has 225000 mile on it and I hven't made a single repair to it and it still runs and looks great. although a v-8 would be nice. all around an awesome truck.



Full 1997 Toyota T100 Review

What's New for 1997

Two new colors debut and the optional wheel and tire packages are larger this year. Standard models get radio prewiring, midlevel models get fabric door trim panels and SR5 models get chrome wheel arches.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 17
  • highway
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