I have owned this truck for a year or 2. I was a dodge fan but this [non-permissible content removed] grew on me. I love it. I beat the hell out of it and it starts for me every morning. I lost a wheel and drove on the rotor nothing broke. You can take it to the red line (I haven't) and it won't blow. Overall I'm buying another one once this goes
This 93 4x4 v6 std cap toyota is better than my first toy 4x4 std cab I bought in 1983, and put on 143000 mi of hard driving. when I sold it in 93 for one thousand dollars it was a mess. but still had original clutch. Never let me down, or straded on road. The 1993 toy was even better when I sold it to buy another toy, it had original clutch and egsust , hoses , belts, engine. twenty years of toys and I just bought a 2004 std bed 4cy std trans ,and hope I get another 100000+ of trouble free use out of it . I am sure I will.I know toys are a little over priced , but look what you getGREAT GREAT GREAT SMALL TRUCK,EVER .
These trucks are known for legendary reliability and toughness, but that has not been my experience. The 2.4 22RE is pretty solid and burns well. It produces a fair amount of torque for its class and makes acceptable MPG. The biggest problem I had was the timing chain loosening inside the engine and making a definite rattling noise. I had this replaced at 85,000-- $1500. The starters and exhaust are terrible and need replacement multiple times. However, it is handy and outperforms the competition in its class in every category. Don't be fooled by tall tales. Research thoroughly.
This truck does everything I need it to do. I commute to work daily in it. It has hauled bricks, wood, furniture, towed my boat and go-kart. It keeps me warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It looks decent inside and out despite being over ten years old. But the best thing about it is its reliability. Its running costs are the least of any vehicle I've owned because nothing breaks.