1991 Toyota 4x4 Ex-cab V6 DX 3-VZE (3.0) V6 from North America
The only truck I will EVER own. Period
I have only had 2 problems which were out of my control: A blown head-gasket and rubber bushings that don't last that long.
The Head-gasket blew at 130,00 and Toyota fixed it for free.
The bushings on my front shocks last about a week (4" lift kit, 33" tires)
My truck has a 4" lift on it and about 80,000 miles of HARD off-road abuse, and apart from the bushings you would think it never saw dirt!
Off-road: it is amazing. It never gets stuck, It never breaks down, it handles exceptionally well and it is very responsive (even with the lift). I can take it VERY fast on some bad dirt roads and it takes them very smooth. Better off-road than my friends new TRD Tundra.
On the street it acts like a car. It basically thinks it's a lifted Honda CRX. Turns sharp and moves nicely through traffic (probably due to the torsion bar suspension design). Though it is not as responsive as it was before the lift kit, it still manages to surprise you.
The motor has 200,000 miles on it and it runs extremely strong. I speculate that it will run a good 200,000 miles more before I will need to rebuild it.
Although it is not fast it has good torque, but it could use a little more power (needs headers).
My bench seat is not too comfortable, but if it were an SR5 with the bucket seats it would be nice.
All around beautiful truck. All I have to do is change the oil every 3000 miles and clean it once in a while and everyone thinks it's a Tacoma because it looks so new and runs so strong. (Factory paint, factory motor, and it's a '91)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th February, 2003
7th Jun 2004, 00:00
I own a 1990 Toyota V6 ex-cab pickup and I could not agree more with these other comments. although I tend to baby my truck most of the time when I do put it through its paces it NEVER disappoints me. I life in (actually right next to) Pismo Beach, California and take it on the dunes on almost a weekly basis. I have pulled more chevys and other trucks out of the dunes than I can count. I've only been stuck once and that was because of my own stupidity. my "Yota" is the first truck I ever owned and I plan on keeping it and letting my kids drive it. I love my truck and believe that it is without a doubt the best truck made.
6th Dec 2006, 19:29
I own a 92' toyota pick up 4x4 sr5 V6, it has no lift, just the 31x10.5 tires, and man this thing takes some hardcore abuse through headlight deep water or anything else I throw at it. I love the truck and hope I have it for a long time.