1996 Toyota Hi-lux SSR-X 3.0 diesel from UK and Ireland
You will never need another car!
Rusty underneath due to salt use on roads in winter. Silly people!
Replaced ball joints, brake discs front and pads. D-bushes and fan belts also replaced.
Absolutely reliable. My old 4-runner was good in terms of reliability, but not great to drive, and a bit unwieldy.
The Series 3 Surf is revolutionary to drive. Comfy, safe, spacious. Go anywhere ability. Will be used to drive from Ireland via Spain to North Africa and thence to Petra in Syria. No reservations about vehicle at all.
If you want a proper 4x4, buy a Surf. Forget all other pretenders (with the exception of the 2002 to 2005 Nissan Navara, a truly indestructible vehicle if comfort is not an issue). Buy a Surf!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st December, 2007