1990 Toyota Pickup Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1990 Toyota Pickup Extended Cab 6.0 E.F.I. from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 6.0 E.F.I. Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Great! Great! Great!!!

Faults:

The clutch went out at 180,000 miles.

The fan only works on high speed and is inoperative at the lower three speeds.

I put my first timing belt in at 200,000 miles. I suggest getting it done sooner since the wear on this one was severe.

General Comments:

This car is unequivocallyly the best I have ever owned. I have never had to tune it and it runs like a race horse.

The power from the 6 cylinders gives it pep and it handles like a sports car.

I am ecstatic and hope to get another 200,000 out of this gem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2003

1990 Toyota Pickup 1 ton deluxe 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired182100 miles
Most recent distance183500 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

High quality truck!

Faults:

Clutch went out at 183500. The radiator had to be replaced at 150000. Oil leak at 181900. Paint is starting to fade, but the truck is 13 years old!

General Comments:

The truck is old, but it is reliable. Average of 30 miles per gallon. I would take this truck anywhere.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2003

1990 Toyota Pickup Ext.Cab 22R from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 22R Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance135500 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Summary:

I love it. Cheap parts, RELIABLE!!!

Faults:

Radiator leaked when I got car. Guy sold me new replacement, that took me few months, and few dollars to find out that it was rebuild. When IDIOT at Pep Boys installed water pump, he used RTV Black which clogged radiator (already marginal).

No other problems, 27 mpg average, with 20 city with A/C and 30-32 highway. This is extended cab!

General Comments:

Love it. I do valve adjustments and all maintenance myself. No computer, simple carburetor, 2WD, very practical and cheap to run. Mine has a Japanese bed (=no rust) Stay away from Toyota with USA manufactured bed as they corrode like hell. Locking gas-cap is one feature that indicates a Japanese bed. Mine has NO RUST and is 12 years old. American Bed is equal in quality to Nissan or Isuzu. Small Ranger or S-10, much better, right behing 2WD Toyota P/U.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2002

26th Apr 2003, 21:53

The review has good and useful advice on the truck bed. This is very helpful.

1st Jun 2003, 12:06

I now have 148600 miles, still in NYC and no problems. Just bought for $35 a carb rebuilt kit as it seems that I may have accelerator pump leakage. Well maintained and driven very hard in the city, I still average 20 mpg w/AC usage and 27 highway. The new one is a little expensive, at 16K out the door, but I would buy a 4x2 Tacoma w/AC package for 13K out the door. My operating costs to date including ins. & depreciation are at 9 cents per mile, can anyone beat that?

16th Feb 2004, 03:18

Now my TOY has 158,800 miles and still running strong. On the horizon: shocks, alignment and steering dampener. I am planning to change the seats to Recaros for more comfort. Can't beat the 5 speed for winter driving. Also, the front valance under bumper keeps getting bashed in by parked cars backing into it at an angle. No rust yet and mileage holds at 20-22 city, 30 highway.

23rd Feb 2005, 21:55

Feb 2005, 170550 miles. Still no rust, mileage holds at mid 20s avg. Choke started to stick. I replaced timing chain and found plastic guides broken. They must be in the oil pan which is pain to drop. All 4 plugs stay consistent and power is good. One exhaust valve sticking a bit at start-up. I will sell this and replace with 97 short cab for easier parking. Changed original clutch and brake pedal support bracket for it cracked and made shifting hard. Common problem I hear. This part was 175 at Toyota and 400 aftermarket?!?!

What can I say? Runs like a champ and adequate power for 98% of driving with bed full of books and furniture. Don't waste money on 4x4 or V6 unless you MUST have them.

22nd Feb 2006, 13:33

Does anyone know the answer to my previous comment about the race and the winter driving??

I appreciate your feedback,

Justin.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 9 reviews