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1997 Toyota T100

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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


Review

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.


Favorite Features

3.4 engine


Suggested Improvements

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


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272,000 miles and counting
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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!!


Favorite Features

Drivability, durability, just plain ability.


Suggested Improvements

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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T100 It keeps running & running.
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By Rick Obeid
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1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I purchased my T100 in Jan 1997 with the idea that I would use it to get back and forth to work and light hauling such as my 14ft. Alumnacraft boat. In almost 11 years of ownership it has never left me stranded. I've had two problems with the truck where the repair costs were over $150. The first was AC related and was covered by the standard warranty. The second repair was more of a wear issue, the valve cover gaskets needed replacing. The truck started leaking very small amounts of oil. All other repairs have been minor or routine maintenance. I'm selling the truck to a friend because he needs a reliable fuel efficient vehicle. Good luck finding one!


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VERY HAPPY
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By Cesar Ruvalcaba
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1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Given the regular maintenance, it works flawlessly. The only repair needed in 8 years has been the starter! I love it, VERY dependable, never broken down or even gotten close to it.


Suggested Improvements

Fuel Economy


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Good, reliable truck
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By Bob A.
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1997 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Bought new. Only major problem was rebuild of rear axle at 59K miles covered under powertrain warranty. Probably related to pulling boat at close to 5K tow rating limit. Consistantly gets around 19mpg. Seat belt retractors suck, they never worked right from new, but thats the only real complaint. Aftermarket accessories limited compared to American big 3.


Favorite Features

Reliabliity.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the damn retractors so they pull the belt up instead of letting it get caught in the door.


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