by jfl1963 on Dec 15, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I've owned my truck for 11 years.
I will take this truck to the grave with me. Over the 11 years, the truck has taken great care of me, and I have taken great care of it.
Yes, I've replaced a few items that have failed, but the truck is 15 years old. Biggest expense was replacing full exhuast system last month.
This truck has a perfect balance of everything: looks, size, reliability, and performance.
I haul heavy materials and motorcycles in the bed and the truck never misses a beat.
I'd have to spend $40K on a new truck to get what I get from my truck, and I could never justify that.
I paid $15K with 50,000 miles on it.
11 years later, I have 127,000.
Still going strong.
by kaywye on Dec 9, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
Built proof, reliable, near perfect...I bought a '98 SR5 4x4 in 2002 with around 25k on it. I have driven it as my primary vehicle (commuter, highway, hunting and camping) for nearly 14 years. The truck has 155k on it now. I have done regular maintainance and a few minor repairs (small wiring issue at around 70k), nearly no issues.
The motor lacks power, put it serves most purposes other than towing. I love this truck. If you find one with less than 150k, buy it. I can't wait to give it to my daughter and she is only 5. I know it will still be around.
by dt on Feb 5, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I've owned this truck going on 4 years now and it has been reliable and is a smooth ride. I have towed a 17' bass boat and also loaded a 10' row boat in the bed. It drives well and actually seems to drive better with a load in the bed. I have 105000 miles on it and was thinking of trading up, but I'm not sure if I would get a better truck even if it were a newer model. It's 12 years old and I have owned it for 4 years and only had to replace the front brake pads and a muffler and have a bolt re-threaded on the oxygen sensor. the muffler and brakes were both done in the past year. So basically 3 years with only oil changes on a 12 yr old truck.
by John on Jul 21, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
There is nothing to love about this truck. IF you can find one it's worth every penny. This truck puts both the new Tundra and Tacoma to shame both in looks and in quality. Only trouble with these trucks is they bring a premium price and are highly sought after. If they are in good shape they are expensive and sell very quickly.
by Fishbone on Jun 1, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Toyota T100 SR5 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I made the transition from a Nissan
compact truck to this gem. Not only am
I amazed by the power of the V6, the
good gas mileage and the dependability,
I am most impressed by the ride.
Honest, my '98 rides like a cadillac! I
carry my 670 pound John Deere tractor
and pull a trailer full of band gear
all over the North Country and have
never had a power issue. True love.
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