1989 Toyota Pickup Reviews - Page 4 of 5

1989 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 miles
Most recent distance297500 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

Reliable!

Faults:

Replaced the clutch at 285,000 miles.

Rebuilt the engine when the head gasket started to leak at 297,200 miles.

Replaced the oxygen sensor at 296,000 miles.

Replaced the throttle position sensor at 295,700 miles.

General Comments:

This is an outstanding truck!

It has high mileage, but it runs like new!

I need a new exhaust system, but it is very, very reliable!

This truck took me through 2 feet of snow with out a problem!

I paid $1500 for this truck 4 years ago!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2004

1989 Toyota Pickup 4x4 3.0 V6 dual cam from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 dual cam Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired179000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles

Summary:

If it dies, I'm getting the exact one back!

Faults:

The clutch went out at 180000 miles

Starter went at 184000

Slave cylinder went at 185000 (which I should have replaced when I replaced the clutch, so partially my fault.)

General Comments:

The truck itself is a great truck. It rides great and I have 33 inch tires on it. It has the power, take off is fast. High mileage and still runs like new. Overall it is a very good truck. Gets around 16-17 MPG. VERY AWESOME!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2004

1989 Toyota Pickup X-tra cab 4x4 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

An all around good pickup

Faults:

The clutch needed to be replaced at 180,000 miles.

The contacts in the starter motor were replaced at 185,000 miles.

My battery slid out of it's spot and a hole was worn in it from a pulley.

General Comments:

I could not ask for anything more from this pickup.

I bought it for $4250 and it is well worth it.

I can cruise down the highway at 90mph and get 19 miles per gallon.

Since I bought the pickup I have replaced the semi-comfortable split bench seat with bucket seats.

Also I have put new wheels/tires on the truck and repainted it.

The original paint was rust free, but had lost its original gloss.

To get a little more horse power I made my own custom air intake and custom exhaust, both with mandrel bent tubing.

This pickup has worked well as a daily driver and doubles as a capable work truck.

It will haul a car trailer and take a load of dirt in the box (not at the same time). I put helper springs and a receiver hitch in to help with these tasks.

I would highly recommend any of these modifications to this truck and I would definately recommend this truck to anyone.

Any questions I will try to answer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2004

3rd Mar 2010, 23:14

Hi there, I read your review and wanted to ask some questions. I have been looking at older model yota's. I found quite a few, but know a friend that has a 89 ext. cab Toyota pickup 4cyl. 4x4 for sale. He claims it's a 2.0, but I am only aware of the 2.2 4 cylinder. It has been well taken care of and all the bushings/seals have been replaced, and he has receipts. He is asking $2,800. I have found some 92-94 yota's for 3,500 with ups/downs mileage. I wanted to get your opinion, seeing that you own one.

Would greatly appreciate any feedback.

Thanks.

Joseph.

1989 Toyota Pickup Deluxe 2.4 Gasoline from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 Gasoline Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired106000 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

A dependable, great looking 4wd truck

Faults:

My rear differential blew at 110023 miles because the seal was worn badly.

General Comments:

I bought this truck with 108000 miles because my previous truck was a 1989 2wd with 227000 miles and had great reliability. My 4wd is continuing the trend.

If power is a necessity, then shop for a different vehicle.

Although short on power, the 2.4 liter engine is a highly disciplined workhorse.

With a good coat of paint and 31 inch tires, this truck looks ready to tackle any terrain, and its off road performance is very commendable, even though the rear differential is non-locking.

Ingress and Egress from the cabin may be challenging for smaller-framed people, as the step-in is quite high.

The narrow body may not be very stable during mountain driving or high speed maneuvers, but it makes for excellent maneuverability in tight spaces.

My truck is getting 16 miles per gallon which is a bit far from the 19 mile per gallon fuel mileage that the EPA posts for city driving, but I suspect that a tune up would change that handily.

Aside from the few squeaks throughout the cabin, this truck has proved itself as a real Toyota: Dependable, and capable as an everyday driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2004

30th Apr 2004, 09:03

You are getting the bad gas mileage and less horsepower from adding the over sized tires. I also own a Toyota pickup and can say this from experience.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 20 reviews