Toyota Pickup Review from UK and Ireland

1988 Toyota Pickup EFI - Shortbed 22R 2.4L

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 22R 2.4L
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Little things that one would expect from a car with 150,000 miles on it. But nothing a short trip down to the local parts store wouldn't fix. My biggest complaint is that the rear brakes make a large squeal when stopping at low speeds. But I was told this was normal. I did replace idler arm.

General Comments:

Excellent truck. Although 2WD, I have taken it off road numerous times with only one mishap, a flat tire (and prob the idler arm). Of course I shouldn't have been doing 60mph I would imagine.

I've even towed a 2.5 ton vehicle with it with no probs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 1998

30th Jul 2002, 20:01

I bought my 1988 Toyota pickup long bed in 1999 at 62k and outside regular maintenance I had to replace the brakes at 110k. It's now at 118k and running great. The only quirk with it is that it squeals like a pig when I turn sharply, and there's some rust on the rear panels. Gas mileage could be better, only 23 mpg on the highway, but low maintenance costs makes up the difference. It's a great reliable truck.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review