1988 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4 liter 4 cylinder from North America

Summary:

This truck kicks butt!

Faults:

The header cracked (which is a common problem with older Toyota trucks) but it was an easy fix with a welding machine.

And the bracket holding the 4x4 transfer case was broken sometime before I bought the truck, but that was also another easy fix with some welding and fabrication.

Interior is flawless and perfect.

Paint has faded on hood and roof.

General Comments:

The truck has a 4 inch lift on it with some Rancho 5000 shocks. The shocks make it able to carry heavier loads in the bed, but it also feels like there are no shocks when I hit a bump.

The truck mobs goes anywhere I want it to without any problem.

The aftermarket exhaust, roll bar, brush guard, and Smitty bumper makes it look intimidating to smaller vehicles on the road.

The air conditioning is like sitting in a freezer while the heater is like sitting the desert.

It gets a lot of attention and looks.

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

Review Date: 18th May, 2005

1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4 liter from North America

Summary:

This is the best vehicle ever

Faults:

The only thing that Ive ever had go wrong with it was it blew a spark plug out one time.

General Comments:

This truck is the most reliable vehicle on the road. It starts every time, even if its 40 below 0.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2004

1988 Toyota Pickup Base 2.4L 4 cylinder. from North America

Summary:

Best $750 I've ever spent!

Faults:

Currently the truck has been sitting in my garage since February and will until I decide to fix it (which will probably be when winter rolls around again) because the clutch plate is in pieces. The cost of this is about $250 total ($108 for parts).

Replaced clutch reservoir about a month before the clutch went.

Tires last fall.

My Dad rebuilt a new box out of wood and man, the taillight configurations are so confusing!

General Comments:

Still runs like a top, even though it is a bit underpowered with the smaller 2.4 L engine.

Great for off roading, very cheap fun!

It's been in the garage for 4 months and I started it two weeks ago and as soon as I turned the key it fired up, just as it always has.

Seats the most comfortable I've sat in, ever! Everything is perfectly placed in the cabin, and that extra space behind the seat is great!

No problems at all until clutch went, and this is only the second clutch this truck has seen.

I went in the ditch last winter. I was accelerating off of a corner in 2WD and hit black ice and spun a 180 into the ditch and was in about 8 inches of snow, put it in 4WD and drove out.

I get 18-19 mpg in normal driving and 15-16 in hard driving.

I bought a 85 Corolla AE86 (RWD) to temporarily replace it till my brother gets his license and then he'll get it and it's just as good and just as much fun! Go Toyota!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2004

25th Jun 2004, 08:24

I agree that this vehicle is great value for money. It appeared on Top Gear on a weakly bases, because its frequent appearance in Afghanistan (according to Clarkson) gave it a reputation for being indestructible.

To test this theory they did everything they could do destroy the car, had it battered by the sea, set on fire, bashed to death, they even had it fall from an exploding block of flats. They simply could not destroy the truck and eventually gave up!

1988 Toyota Pickup 4x4 sr5 xtra cab 22re from North America

Summary:

You couldn't buy a better truck for the money

Faults:

Just the seats and one inside door handle. Previous owner had bed replaced and a head gasket done. Fixed an easy oil leak by replacing brass washer at the drain plug. I also need to replace the exhaust manifold gasket.

General Comments:

What an Awesome truck for 15 years old.

This is a truck that drives like a car.

My Toyota is my best friend.

I am looking for the original owners manual though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2003