1997 Toyota Hi-lux 2.4 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
A proper truck!!
Batteries died at 70,000 miles (£90 the pair)
Propshaft UJ at 100,000 miles (£60 re-furb)
Brake discs at 110,000 miles (£60 the pair, fitted myself with new pads)
Drivers seat split on lower side from climbing in and out at 115,000 miles (due to me being a short ass!)
Rear back-box holed at 130,000 miles (£250)
I've wrecked two sets of rear-leaf springs from over-loading with tonne bags of building sand/ballast. (£200 each time fitted myself)
That is absolutely everything I've done to it apart from cam belt changes at 60k intervals (90k I'm nervous with for the sake of £150 fitted)
The only car I've ever owned that I don't want to get rid of after 12 months because I'm bored of it.
Paid for itself a million times over, cost me next to nothing to run, even though I haven't really serviced it as often as I should. OK its never been serviced by a dealer. I've changed filters a few times myself.
A true work-horse.
I'd like to see an L200/Navara/Ranger survive with me as long as this one, and mine is still going!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th August, 2007