1993 Toyota Pickup 22REI from North America


If you want a small truck, there is no better choice


The seat belts do not retract very well.

The brakes needed to be replaced at 140,000 miles.

After using it for fairly heavy loads, the rear springs are starting to sag a little.

The door locks are getting very worn, and it is hard to use the key to lock or unlock them.

The plastic trim around the door locks on both sides failed right after purchase.

General Comments:

Overall this has been a typical Toyota vehicle. FANTASTIC. It is the third Toyota pickup that I have owned, and the only real fault I can think of is that it just doesn't wear out quick enough. I would like to get a new truck, but there is no reason to get rid of this one yet. It starts and runs flawlessly, almost no change from new. I expect it easily to last at least another 200,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2002

4th Sep 2002, 20:36

I have noticed everyone of these problems occurring in my Toyota as well except the door-locks fading. I know a guy with a 93 Toyota pickup, he has a little more than 330,000 miles on his. Toyota trucks will drive forever if you let em!

9th Sep 2002, 22:05

I have a 1993 Toyota standard cab with the 2.2 RE engine and a five-speed stick. This is bar-none the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned! I will do my next oil change at 170,000 and I'm still driving the original clutch! I've changed out the radiator, but beyond that it has all been standard maintenance like oil changes and brakes and periodic tuneups. I'm still getting 30 mpg and I'm beginning to think this truck is going to last longer than I am. And yes, my next truck (if I ever wear this one out) will be a Toyota!

1993 Toyota Pickup Deluxe 3.0 from North America


A quality, good purchase


Factory head gasket let loose at 65,000 miles.

Factory bad heater fan, have replaced the switch 3 times, really need a new fan and to replace the switch once more.

OEM battery finally gave out at 8 3/4 years and 188,000 miles.

Had a second OEM head gasket replacement at 150,000. (until '95, stock head gaskets were weak on #6 cylinder).

Needed a valve job at 150,000 miles, but I think that was a ploy by Toyota as my truck didn't run bad when I took it in, I just wanted the bad OEM gaskets replaced.

General Comments:

Outstanding truck!

Handles well and the power to weight ratio is good.

Still on OEM brakes (need to be changed finally) at 190,000 miles (highway miles).

Minimal problems if you could even call them that.

Would like to see better than 18 mpg though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2001

1993 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4 from North America


A very reliable small truck


The only major problem I ever had with the truck was a screeching sound on take off from a standing start. I had the clutch replaced at 75000 miles and that fixed the noise.

Otherwise the truck only needed just some maintenance items replaced.

I gave the truck a tune up.

Replaced the front brake pads.

Changed the thermostat.

I also replaced the shocks.

I also had new tires mounted on it.

General Comments:

I bought the truck used and it was not treated very good by the previous owner. The truck needed a lot of maintenance items replaced from neglect. The owner of the truck owns an auto repair shop and the truck was used as a parts chaser. Unfornately the man let his grease monkey mechanics drive the truck and they tried their best to drive the wheels off it. I used to work in a garage myself, so I did almost all the work except the clutch. My local Toyota dealer was very helpful, when I bought a bed liner and a rear bumper they installed them free of charge.

My truck is a 4 wheel drive and it has performed very good in most off road situations. Like all pickups, it was light in rear so it would spin on icy roads. Don't try any speed shifting or the truck will spin a 180 degree turn in icy conditions.

The engine was a 4 cylinder. It was extremely reliable. However it didn't have much power. I don't recommend passing unless it is a must.

For the most part it was a very good little truck and there are times that I wish I hadn't sold it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2001