1986 Toyota Pickup EFI, 1/2 ton extra cab, 2wd 2.4 liter
If you take care of it, it will take care of you
The crankcase seal is currently leaking a slight bit.
The front pump seal on the transmission has been replaced.
The three u-joints were recently replaced.
The console cover was worn, and I had it reupholstered.
I wish the turning radius was tighter.
I have been very pleased with this vehicle.
I maintain it religiously; Castrol 20/50 GTX oil every 3000 miles/4 months, 4 ounces of Marvel mystery oil mixed with the gasoline every other tank, and also put in Marvel mystery oil in place of some of the oil when it's changed occasionally.
Everything has held up very well I believe, and I'm looking forward to driving this vehicle to the 400,000 or 500,000 mile mark.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st August, 2003
16th Jan 2005, 23:28
I too have a 1986 unit. I bought it in 2000 with 233,000 miles on it and all I do is start it and go. It now has 300,000 and it runs fine. I had to replace the head gasket at 286,000 in 2003. I refuse to sell, tade or part with it. The long bed comes in handy every year when I buy a Christmas tree and the extended cab is great for putting my jacket away.
16th Jul 2007, 21:44
I agree I will not part with mine ether not for love or money!
22nd Jan 2012, 05:14
Getting one tomorrow for five hundred! A blue 2wd with hardly any rust on it. Head gasket's been replace, all I need is a windshield and a passenger window and I'm rolling!!! The seats are worn, but I don't care at all!
It's my buddy's, and I've wanted it since he got it! 4 speed though? I see a lot of reviews have five in it, hopefully it won't hurt with the gas mileage! Ha, I could really care less though, I've fallen in love with Toyota trucks built in the 80's. If the new ones hold up, I'll probably get one in a few years, we'll see. I'm sure this one will last me ten years solid.