Just keeps on going!!!
Timing chain went at 270,000 - replaced the engine with one from a Celica for next to nothing.
Had trouble with the carbie for a while - water pump in 2000 - fuel pump in 1997 - also the fan clutch in 1997 - starter motor's a bit tired now.
This van is amazing. It's been in my family since 1983 when it was driven around Australia over 3 months, and just keeps on going.
The body is now rusting away quite badly, (I live on the coast) but a coat of housepaint every 6 - 12 months keeps the coppers off my back. Wind screen wipers now don't work 'cause the mounts rusted out so it's fine weather only now...
The engine just keeps on going - very reliable - I've taken it across the nullabor myself twice, as well as to the north west of Western Australia several times, and countless times to the South West.
Last week she just purred all the way to Albany (500km one-way) and back. Stopped once to fill up with petrol, and once to fill up with oil!!!
Toyota engines, old and new, just keep on going!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th January, 2004