1980 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.2 from North America
Best truck I ever owned!
Since I have owned the truck, I have replaced the clutch. When I bought the truck, the guy I bought it from did not want to fork out $100.00 for a matched clutch set, so he installed a clutch out of another Toyota truck. Needless to say, it exploded one day on my way to work. No damage was done to the transmission or flywheel.
I spent a few hours, bought a NEW clutch kit and installed it.
The truck had weeds growing through it when I bought it for 200 dollars, and I replaced the clutch on the fan and rebuilt the carb, and have had it on the road since.
I will drive and maintain it till the engine goes IF EVER. Then I'll rebuild it and drive it another 300,000 miles.
I love this truck and plan on another Toyota "1985"; 4x4 is next.
This one is 2x2 5 speed manual (SR5). Toyota will have my business for life!
The truck drives like a 30 year old should.
Everything on it works, except the A/C; I removed the pump, don't need it, it's an Arizona truck... LOL.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th March, 2010
This is when Toyota made trucks. I'd like to see any domestic truck beat one of these in overall reliability. Not towing (this is a small truck, obviously it isn't going to tow as much as a Super Duty). Although the sad thing is, if you overloaded one of these and then overloaded a Super Duty, the Toyota would probably still be able to drive away after being unloaded.) And not power either (yeah these were slow as hell, but they more than beat that low point in how much abuse they could take.) I'm just talking about overall durability...you won't find it anywhere but here.
Wish Toyota still made them like they used to.