Had to replace rear exhaust flange on the first day.
Had Steering alignment first day as wheel shuddered while driving.
Had rear diff seal replaced in a week of owning it.
Had the injectors and injection pump replaced 2 months after purchase (would have done sooner but had to save the $3000 required).
Had to replace CV joints at start of the year ('09). Passenger side snapped, but replaced both.
Replaced rear tail-shaft uni joints.
Rear window control switch (internal) stopped working.
Head reconditioned 5000 K's before I bought it.
This 4x4 has had a few problems, but I expect that with the age, and I have never had the same problem twice.
Very reliable and with some preventative care and regular maintenance, this truck will last over another two decades.
Bought the truck for $4200, but have easily spent a further $10,000 on it with upgrading, for example, heavy duty clutch, extractors and a 2 1/4 inch exhaust system, K&N filters, snorkel, dual battery system, diff breathers etc.
But that $10,000 also include engine oil changes every 5000 K's, other drive-train oils every 20,000, new brake pads, new shockers, radiator flushes and new coolant.
Plus correcting any of the "Whats Wrong" problems as well.
Basically the previous owners didn't look after it, but with a bit of TLC it runs as good as the day she came off the floor.
The body and interior are not in the greatest shape, but I find it to be a tough and capable truck and would recommend it to someone after a 4x4, but not wanting the big size of a 'Cruiser or Patrol, no need for the Ute capability of the hilux (although spacious as a wagon), and want Toyotas reliability.
Only other thing to say is don't expect to win any drag races with it, unless ya up against the same car, the diesel is particularly a bit of a slug up hills, but that aside I find it great to drive, perhaps I just like living at a slower pace and driving a little slower then everyone else though.