1989 Toyota Hi-lux Review

1989 Toyota Hi-lux Base from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 miles
Most recent distance214000 miles
Previous carIsuzu Trooper


The bargain of the century!


The radiator leaks a little bit but other than that, I have had no problems with the truck.

I did have the front rotors replaced, but they were warped when I bought the truck.

General Comments:

It still amazes me that at 214,000 miles, the truck starts even on the coldest mornings.

The paint on the truck has long faded and it's almost an embarrassment to drive, but all in all for the miles, it sure is a darn good truck for $1000 U.S. and I wish I could find another affordable Toyota truck.

Just get in it and drive. It gets about 20 mpg. So far, so good! Wouldn't mind it a bit if it laid down and died tomorrow. I have got my monies worth!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2003

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review