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By 283fs
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1997 Toyota T100 DX 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Bought my T-100 new in Jan 97. Best truck I have ever owned, got 120,000 and have only replaced the starter, ($120.00) Only tuned up once and still runs like a dream. Don't know much about the Tundra, but if it is half the truck this is they have got a winner.


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97 t100 sr5 5 speed
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By bruce777
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1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab SB


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i bought a 97 t100 sr5 2wd 5 speed about a month ago it has 195000 as of now. i have put 5k on it myself. I really love this truck its small enough to go anywhere but big enough to tow and haul. the engine runs really well. i have had to put some money in to it though, and let me tell you these parts arent cheap and thats if you can find them. autozone only carries about half of what you need including wheel bearings and a number of other things that should be supplied. I am having real problems with my 5 speed trans. front input shaft bearing is going bad witch is going to be a 1000 for a rebuilt one. clutch pedal broke though firewall had to make my own bracket to stop anymore damage. drained rearend today and it was full of water. these trucks where cheaply made but there are some great ones out there just beware of the bad ones.


Best Features

3.4 engine


Worst Features

they should have used better metal and put a little more thought in design


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272,000 miles and counting
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By Tuck in Houston
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1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I bought my truck new, it had 2.5 miles on it; probably putting it on and taking it off the ship from Japan. All 271,996.5 miles are MINE. This is a great truck, the best vehicle I have ever owned, no complaints. I have replaced the clutch; taught my wife to drive a standard. Currently in the process of having the interior restored, new carpet and door upholstery. Good for another 272k!!


Best Features

Drivability, durability, just plain ability.


Worst Features

Bring it back, the new Tundra is too large and the Tacoma is too small. Like Goldilocks would say "this one is just right".


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200,000 hard miles
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By truckintahoe
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1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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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.


Best Features

Simplicity. I can maintain it myself if I have to, although I'm still waiting for the chance.


Worst Features

Bring back the T100!


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By Bill
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1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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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!


Best Features

Cruise control, gas mpg, size.


Worst Features

seat belt lock up


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