1991 Toyota 4x4 SSR 2.4 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Just awsome, great for New Zealand conditions

Faults:

Clutch went at 125000kms, and front shocks.

General Comments:

Owned the Surf 7 years, great 4x4 to drive, it just keeps on going, so I look after it.

Also great to sleep in the back, room for 2.

When I upgrade, it's a 3.0 ltr model just for a change, New Zealand.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2010

1991 Toyota 4x4 Pickup 22re from North America

Summary:

This truck may not get you there fast, but it will for sure get you there!

Faults:

I had to replace the starter around 50,000 miles. That is the only time it has not started for me.

I had to replace the transmission at 110,000 miles. I'm not saying that it was the truck's fault for the transmission. I haul some heavy loads of firewood and rocks so I strained it pretty good. Other than that, general maintenance is all that has been needed on this truck I love.

General Comments:

My 1992 Toyota is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Bought it brand new December of 1991 and have had it since. It always starts and even though I have abused it with a few dents it looks good.

I will have this truck until it dies. Then I will resurrect it from the dead and keep going!

I backed into a tree and ruined the rear bumper so I replaced it with a tubular chrome bumper that has a tow hitch. The chrome bumper I put on is horrible. It started rusting 6 weeks after putting it on. The company, which I will not name, was not nice to deal with and did not want to work with me on getting it fixed.

I added some Super-springs to help with the sway and keep my truck level while loaded. These seem to help a lot especially with towing. By the way, this truck is a 4 cylinder and was probably not made to tow much, but I have managed to tow my Power King tractor on a huge trailer behind it through the mountains and it did very well. Hope the transmission holds in there!

I also put on some Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks. These have helped fine tune what kind of ride I like plus I can adjust it to what I need at the time. Very good performers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd May, 2004

1991 Toyota 4x4 extra cab 3.0L sr5 from North America

Summary:

A pile of scrap metal with wheels

Faults:

My cv boots fell apart shortly after purchase.

Seats are torn up.

The head gasket recently blew out.

This truck leaks an outrageous amount of oil.

General Comments:

This is by far the worst vehicle I have ever purchased. It seems to be a chain reaction of things going wrong.

I will never buy another Toyota as long as I walk this earth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th October, 2003

25th Mar 2004, 12:00

Hi, UK here!

What truck is it? I've just bought a 98 Hilux crew cab, the best thing I've bought ever! I've never heard a bad thing said about any Toyota truck, I think you've just been really unlucky. I had a Land Rover and that thing just fell apart, so do buy another Toyota, but don't buy British!

Tom.

2nd Aug 2005, 23:57

Inspect your vehicles before you buy.

3rd Oct 2006, 16:39

Another Toyota owner afraid to accept that they wear out.

4th Oct 2006, 19:51

The cv boot fell apart? A 16 year old piece of rubber that rides underneath a truck? What a surprise. Change them. How many miles are on this truck? What kind of maintenance was ever done to it? You are driving one of the best trucks ever produced, and it takes long years of abuse before they begin to come apart. Buy a new truck next time. How much did you pay for this one? Yeah, Toyota's eventually wear out too; just not nearly as soon as any other make. Fix the head gasket, replace the boots, change all your fluids, grease the fittings, and drive happy.

5th Oct 2006, 14:27

Accept the fact that Toyotas wear out if you use them. Gets tiresome. They are not any better when they get age on them as I have worked on them.

25th Sep 2013, 18:26

A Toyota 4x4 pickup does not have CV boots. So I don't know what kind of vehicle you are talking about. It's some kind of front wheel drive.

26th Sep 2013, 20:25

Just take it to the Toyota dealership and replace everything.

27th Sep 2013, 14:48

Try going out and looking under the front end of the first 4WD truck you find -- see those big rubber boot things? Did you really think that only FWD cars have CV axles?