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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

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Bought at 10 years old

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

Came to me with 144,000 miles on it. Drives great on the highway, straight and true and smooth. Takes the bumps like a pickup, but then that's what it's called. Previously owned a '79 4WD Toyota, and this is like a Cadillac to me. Reasonable sized rear bed with the extra back seat for shopping and inside packages. 4WD sits as tall as all it's bigger brothers and sounds great! My wife drove it into the end of the garage and with a new bumper and headlight, it looks the same as before. Tough truck!




Almost perfect

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

I've owned this T100 for 8 years and have had not problems to speak of. I live in the mountains in Colorado with snow on the ground 6 months of the year. The 4 wheel drive works much better than the American work vehicles that I drive. It now has 225,000 miles on it and it runs and looks great. I would definitely buy another T100 if they offered at V8 version. My next truck will be a Tundra with a V8.




Oilfield workhorse t-100

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

What can I say. I have abused this vehicle since I bought it new. I put 22k miles on in the 1st 3 months. I have hauled heavy oilfield equipment, towed trailers. Run through mud, chains on all 4. Twice as many hours including idling on worksite as miles. It does not burn a drop of oil. I have replaced the clutch, new brakes, muffler, timing belt, etc. Wonderful vehicle. I averaged between 20 and 26 MPG over its great life. Slightly smaller than full size, but tire tracks match well in deep mud with other pick- ups. Can not say the same for the Tacoma. I liked so much, I bought a new Crew Cab Tundra 2004.




Luvmytoyota

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

Toyota has built a good truck. I have driven my truck across country twice with a full load, and I never had a problem. I have 76,000 on the truck now and I have only had to do the routine work to keep it running great. The driver seat can get a little uncomfortable on long drives.




Total reliability

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

My t-100 has 70,000 miles on it now and I've never had to do any repairs at all. That's right - not one problem in 70,000 miles and all I do is change the oil. It's a good looking and great truck overall (engine is a little underpowered with my suspension lift and big tires) but the reliability of this truck is what makes it awesome!




This could be the ultimate

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

This truck has to do it all: work hard all day in 4WD out in the woods on a tree farm, haul the kids to school, and look good downtown on a night out (and be easy to park). It does all of this in great style, and has never had need for more than regular maintenance. It is a torque monster - it has literally pulled stumps out of the ground many times. All this and fuel economy too, are you listening Detroit?



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
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  • 17
  • highway
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