I would make the same choice again
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.
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