1979 Toyota Pickup 20R from North America
Excellent cheap vehicle that is easy to work on
I bought a 1978 Toyota camper model with 4-speed manual, dually wheels, and a 20R engine with carburator from my brother who got it from his neighbor who was the second owner.
My brother chopped down the camper into a box truck for use as a utility truck for himself so it looks kinda funny.
As stated elsewhere, it is hard to steer during low speeds. Just so you know, is a small boned female and I do fine.
It does need to be warmed up real good in the cool and runs hard during high heat.
It also is very noisy as it is not insulated, especially in the camper part.
Someone else stated that they are surprised about the drum brakes but mine are also drum all around, too.
I do not push it too much, but I do use it for daily driving to and from work every day and love the reliability of it. I get excellent gas mileage.
My only complaint so far is the clutch slave cylinder that comes from the parts store did not have a long enough rod for the clutch pedal and now I have trouble shifting when cold.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd April, 2008