1987 Toyota Pickup R22 propane from North America


Best bang for your buck


It's a dream to have this baby pickup. With it running on LP, it is just too cold blooded for mid-plains winters. I got frostbite in my toes on my way to school, even with the heater on full blast and re using the air in the cab...

And it has no power at all. I have to pay attention to the wind all the time. With even the slightest breeze, it means the difference between 60 (normal without wind) and 45 (10 mile per hour headwinds).

One can tell it's for little guys, because I'm 6' 1" and I just about did not fit in it, even with the seat as far back as it could go.

The propane, as cool as it is, it's impractical... It's hard to find a place to fill up at. And it's a bit different to fill. And a bit scary. I don't know what would happen if I was to roll.

And of course the bed sucked! It had rust holes all over the place! (might be why my mileage sucks too)

If you can get over no power, rust holes, and a bad heater, it would be the best pickup for you.

General Comments:

This in my second car (first was a 1998 Geo Metro LOL). This pickup had great handling for no power steering and could go anywhere I wanted it to go! I love it so much; the clearance is great and it works pretty well on the dust dirt roads I live on. The 4x4 was almost never needed, because it does so well in H2. And the propane kit that is in it is not fuel efficient, but it is really freaking cool to say that you have a propane burning pickup.

I have yet to do any major fixes to it. Best pickup of me and my friends' cars. I would get another in a heartbeat!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd September, 2015

1987 Toyota Pickup Shortbed 22R from North America


Excellent all-around truck


1. The bed had moderate rust damage (very common for the year) I could not find a used bed to replace it, so I bought some scrap sheet metal from a junkyard and the body-shop did the work for free.

2. Bearings in the engine were shot at 114,613 miles (very uncommon for the type of motor),I had three repair options: A. Buy new bearings for around $56 dollars and do the work myself. B. Buy a working used motor for around $900 to replace the old one. C. Have it refurbished for approximately $2,300. I was lucky enough to find a used 22R engine at a junkyard that was in perfect running condition, and ended up paying only $700 for it. Since then, I have had no mechanical problems at all.

General Comments:

Very good handling.

Comfortable bench seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2005

10th Nov 2006, 17:52

How do you get a body shop to do work for free?

1987 Toyota Pickup SR5 22RE from North America


Worst Rating possible except for maybe Fiat


I filled out a form before detailing everything that went wrong with this truck, but it was never posted. Apparently Toyota pays them not to post negative reviews.

General Comments:

A trouble free car is what I want most. Toyota falls way short in this category as this vehicle never went more than a year without some kind of problem right from brand new. Way too many problems to mention in this space and this post probably won't be listed anyway (in bed with Toyota just look at the other reviews)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th November, 2005

28th Dec 2007, 01:00

The truck is 20+ years old and has probably had a LOT of owners in its lifetime so you its expected to be a money pit. In general though, besides the truck's love affair with rust, they are extremely reliable trucks. The 22re is a legendary motor for a reason.