1991 Toyota Pickup SR5 V6 4X4 3VZE
Never fall in love with an old Toyota
Clutch went out at 150K miles.
$550 - fuel pump relay went out at 247k.
$15 - the starter was replaced by Toyota, when they did the timing belt & water pump at 105K, & yep, I'm still driving it. Time will tell, as I'm not replacing it until it goes.
The radiator looks new inside. I use Toyota long life, replaced coolant at 4-5 year intervals. I put a back flush valve on.
The original coil wire broke, dated 1990, I replaced it at 246K; the rest of the wires bounce around me in the box, behind the seat.
The alternator went out about 175K. The aftermarket is still going.
The only time I had to have it towed, was when the clutch went out. It was wafer thin. But this clutch must be wearing excellent, as I've only added maybe 2-3 oz b.f. in years. Fixed the clutch pedal bracket with a couple of washers & welded it while in place.
The fuel pump went out at 200K? I replaced in the driveway. Pretty simple.
I've never been afraid to rev it, I cruise at 80 mph, as the locals will overrun you if you don't.
It's extremely stable, & agile for its weight. I'm not suggesting it, but in dirt on a relatively smooth road, 80+ mph is quite nice. Climbs like a goat...
If I go on, maybe Toyota will restore the paint... Don't let KBB fool you, mine books for minus $500.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th July, 2016