1984 Toyota Pickup 22R from North America

Summary:

I would make the same choice again

Faults:

Clutch replaced - 63,000 miles

New battery - 75,000 (factory battery lasted 4 years in Arizona!!)

Shocks replaced - 113,000

Water pump gasket - 124,000

Radiator cleaning - 125,000

Replaced 4-speed transmission with 5-speed, replaced clutch - 134,000

Timing chain - 165,000

Igniter failed - 198,000

Replaced transmission - 199,000

Alternator - 200,000.

General Comments:

Seats in great shape. Installed cloth seatcovers at the beginning, and the vinyl seats underneath are still free of cracks and stains.

Hard-wax twice a year. Finish is beginning to thin. Might need repainting.

Installed camper shell in 1997. Slowed mileage to 22MPG.

I debated for months on whether to buy American or Foreign, and was told nothing would compare to this little Toyo.

I do regular oil changes about every 3,000 miles, and tuneups at least once a year.

It's been off road, through streams, in snow, and continues to perform like a dream.

Simple maintenance includes gaskets, pumps, hoses, batteries, and brakes.

This truck has spoiled me for life!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2003

1984 Toyota Pickup 1/2 ton shortbed 2.4 liter 22R from North America

Summary:

A very reliable, low-maintenance pickup

Faults:

Head cracked about three years ago, but this was due overheating because of a faulty radiator. I let someone borrow it and forgot to tell them about the radiator problem, so the head wouldn't have been damaged had I reminded them that it overheated because of the radiator.

General Comments:

Very reliable, have had virtually no problems with this truck.

Never had to replace clutch or anything major (except for the engine head).

Gets great gas mileage, pretty peppy for an old truck.

It is very light, so it does peel out a lot, and unfortunately there is no power steering.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2001

1984 Toyota Pickup SR5 22R 2.4 litres from North America

Summary:

A keeper

Faults:

Water pump x3, timing chain, rear wheel seals, alternator x1, brake master cylinder x1, bench seat needed to be reinforced and reupholstered, some body rust.

General Comments:

Gets between 19 and 24 mpg, regular. Has a camper shell with a bed kit. Great for car camping. Stout. A great car. Will have it bronzed when I get another vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2000

1984 Toyota Pickup SR-5 22R from North America

Faults:

Paint fell off front fender.

General Comments:

Great truck!!

135,000 miles and runs strong.

Very dependable...I will buy another Toyota or Honda...not an American car like the 1991 Ford Taurus that I bought new and had expensive repair bills before 50,000 miles. No more American Cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 1998

18th Apr 2003, 11:23

1982-1985 Toyota's are the best, I bought a Ford and its costing a lot on repair I will go for a Toyota anytime.

31st Mar 2007, 10:16

Not just the 1982 1985, any of the toyotas with an "r" series engine are pretty much the same, I have an 87 pickup with over 300,000 miles and its still runs great.