1986 Toyota Pickup 22r from North America
This truck is AMAZING and FUN to drive...
I am original owner. Nothing went wrong for the first 10 years. Then the calipers were replaced and have been replaced twice after that. The truck cost $3000 in repairs; mostly the past 5 years. About 50% of the front end parts replaced. Rebuilt transmission, new carb, new fuel pump, new shocks, and that is it.
I am original owner. I purchased it in October 1986. It has been my only vehicle since 1986.
I still use it now. It lays wheels all thru first and second, and chirps going into third. Runs like a 1955 MG Midget. Really fast.
Does not burn oil. No oil burn or leak. Does not smoke. No smoke at anytime, ever. Does not need topping off of oil between oil changes. This is a Japanese Toyota, manufactured and assembled in Japan by Japanese hands. It has tailgate clips on either side, not handles in the middle. About 3 times a year people offer me $2,000 for it. I paid $5850 for it in 1986. It came without a catalytic converter. Toyota claims it was sent to Boliva in 1986, and their records (from the VIN) showed it shipped to California and then they have no record and don't know why it ended up in Pennsylvania instead of Bolivia. But it has been inspected every year no problem. It really MOVES with no converter. Probably pollutes no more as I don't burn as much fuel, I only push the pedal down a little bit. A friend has one with converter and has to push the pedal WAY more and burn more gas to achieve the same speed and cruise at that speed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th October, 2017
6th Oct 2017, 22:08
The MG Midget did not appear until the 1961 model year, and the term "really fast" is not usually associated with it. :)
8th Oct 2017, 03:30
I remember a Consumer Reports review of this and 3 other pickups in its class, and the acceleration was described as "Zippy". 75 MPH 1/4 mile terminal speed was way ahead of the pack - back then ;)
9th Oct 2017, 09:58
The MGs certainly gave the illusion of it however. Small car and cockpit, extremely low to the ground produces this effect. Combined with the engine revs. Even though low HP it carries this off. Now back to trucks. They are what they are. Utility. Benefits are the bed and the hitch.