1993 Toyota Pickup Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1993 Toyota Pickup 2WD Short Bed Standard 22RE from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 22RE Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired151000 miles
Most recent distance154000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

Dependable

Faults:

No major breakdowns.

General Comments:

The Truck used to be a delivery Truck. Has plenty of miles and runs strong. Seats a bit uncomfortable, but mechanically a strong little truck. Engine was inspected and compression is factory specs for the mileage it has. I have seen these trucks with 300k miles on them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2005

5th Apr 2014, 23:24

I have a "93" standard 5 speed P/U with the legendary 22re engine.... Just replaced the timing chain at 145000 miles.. Original plastic guide driver's side completely sheared off and fell into the oil pan. I was told by a mechanic that it broke due to my downshifting habit. Replaced water pump and hoses at the same time. Switched to 10/40 synthetic oil. Have ordered a clutch kit. Makes a squeal noise when starting in 1st. Thought it was a loose belt.

1993 Toyota Pickup DX Extended Cab Four cylinder, 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Four cylinder, 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired38090 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carMazda B2600

Summary:

Highly recommend

Faults:

Nothing except for normal wear and tear.

General Comments:

Very reliable and roomy pickup. Used for surf fishing (spent a lot time on the beach and never got stuck) and home maintenance chores.

I've owned a number of pickups (Ford, Mazda before they were Ford, and Dodge) and this truck was the best of all. Hated to sell, but with a new family, an SUV was required.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2005

1993 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance176253 miles
Previous carPorsche 924

Summary:

Toyota trucks are tough as nails

Faults:

Driver-side front axle boot busted. don't know how, but probably my fault.

Seat belts don't retract all the way.

Clutch started to go out when I first purchased it, but it still is working almost flawlessly.

Door locks are worn out and hard to turn.

General Comments:

Toyota's are great trucks to own. I have had mine for almost 5 months and put almost 26000 miles on it, and still it runs like the day I bought it. I would defiantly recomend this truck to anyone who is looking for a truck that handles excellent off and on road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2004

30th Mar 2008, 13:25

We purchased our 1992 Toyota pickup SR5 V6 brand new, which now has 79,500 miles on it, been undercoated every year, starts every time; was recalled at 65,000 for a new head gasket, only problem we had was a steel tubing rusted out that go to front brake drums and then I had both of them changed, no other problems since, and the battery in it is still original.

1993 Toyota Pickup 22R-E from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 22R-E Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

This car was a great deal and very reliable

Faults:

Occasionally, this car makes a high pitched whiny sound. This can be resolved by turning the engine off and restarting it.

Other than that, the car had its clutch replaced once because everyone wanted to practice stick shift on this car.

The rear end of this car is extremley light, and caution should be used, especially on rainy days because the rear tends to slide and the rear tires spin out easily on loose surfaces. One could add bags of sand to the rear in order to solve this problem, but it will ruin the horsepower to weight ratio, since this is such a light truck.

The car has really poor insulation. At around 60 MPH, the interior noise level is pretty high. There is also no tachometer, so one must go by sound to shift, which can become annoying when there are outside noises (i.e. when windows are rolled down).

General Comments:

I really enjoy this car because it is reliable, efficient, and fast.

If one regularly changes the oil, the engine will run strong for a long, long time.

Nothing seems to break down in this car because it is so simple. There are no power anythings on this car, which can also be a bad things since this steering tends to be heavy.

I used to get around 24 MPG driving mostly freeway. But, I changed my driving style and started cruising around 55-60 MPH on the freeway and got 28 MPG despite driving in the city more.

This car accelerates pretty fast and can beat a stock Honda Civic or Corolla. It has a lot of mid-end torque, but not a lot horsepower, so it's quick off the line, but not too good for passing on the freeway.

Driving this pickup is like driving a Camry. It feels a little loose on the freeway especially during gusts. Surprisingly, this car can corner just as well as a sedan. There's so much weight on the front that the car rarely under-steers. For everyday driving, this car is a bit bumpy. Most of the time you just don't realize you're driving a pickup truck.

For $7000 dollars out the door, this car was a great deal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2004

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 20 reviews