1993 Toyota 4x4 VX 4.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
The most reliable vehicle, I even cancelled my AA about six years ago, it will not break down
Starter motor started to slow down at 160,000 miles, reconditioned it.
Wiper mechanism started to get very loose. Needed replacing at 200,000 miles.
ABS has always been a little intermittent, ignition off and on fixes it.
Not bad speed off the lights for a vehicle that weighs 2.5 tonnes.
Great for over taking with the Auto box.
Very solid on the road for a 4x4, great for cornering! Far more stable than the brand new Land Rover Discovery, which is about the same weight and just wallows around the place when cornering with its independent suspension.
Starts instantly always! Half a turn thanks to 24 volt starting.
The engine uses no oil between services, which is good for an engine with 310,000 miles on the clock. At the last test, the tester told me the emissions were cleaner than the new Pajero.
I have owned this car for 9 years and it's by far the most reliable vehicle I have owned. All it needs is oil, filters and brake pads, so I have found it to be cheap to run.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st November, 2009