1994 Toyota Pickup Reviews - Page 6 of 7

1994 Toyota Pickup Extended Cab 2.4L 4 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4L 4 Cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 miles
Most recent distance109500 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

Long Lasting Dependable 4x4 Truck!!!

Faults:

All I can really say is that when I got the truck, the front drivers side seat was ripped on the side where all these seats rip.

But other than that this truck was in outstanding shape.

General Comments:

Toyota is one of the most dependable names when it comes to 4x4 trucks!!! This '94 truck is definitely a keeper! I love the 4x4 ability, it definitely comes in handy up here in New England. The extended cab is very useful also. People can fit in the back, but most commonly, just other stuff you carry in your vehicle.

My dealer fixed this truck up with a brand new paint job (black) ---so this truck just shines when you drive it. I already have many additions planned for this truck: Bigger tires, new instrument panels, and maybe a new engine header to guarantee a longer engine life. I must say, this 2.4 Liter can really move. This is a big engine, and it can really tow and haul a lot of weight. The towing package on the truck is also very usefull, Uhaul can thank me for renting their trailers more than once!

Overall, this is a great truck, and if anyone is considering getting even an older model Toyota Truck, don't even hesitate. Toyota is notorious for their Quality. Toyota vehicles last for a long, long time when the owner takes a little time to keep up the preventive maintenance.

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

Review Date: 20th August, 2003

1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 4WD 2.4L from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4L Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 miles
Most recent distance144000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

A high maintenance nightmare

Faults:

Replaced thermostat.

Replaced exhaust manifold three times.

Replaced engine at 128,000 miles.

Replaced O2 sensor at 144,000 miles.

Bumper rusted off at 95,000 miles.

General Comments:

I may be the only person in the world to have such misfortune with a Toyota truck, but this truck has cost me dearly. I have put more money into repairs than the cost of the truck when I first bought it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th August, 2003

10th Mar 2009, 18:58

I'm afraid you're not the only person in the world. I too own one of these nightmares. I don't know where to begin, but first off I must mention I bought my 94 xtra cab 4x4 4 cyl because I had such great luck with my 88 toy, 6 cyl. --- I bought my 1994 with only 80k on it, it was owned by an old man who had all the maintenance records. I now have 130k on it and it chugs anti freeze just as bad as it chugs gas.

I can't understand these people that claim this thing is good on gas, because it has always been awful with about 17 mpg.

The truck is one of the slowest vehicles I have ever been in, I can barely merge on the highway.

Since I have owned it I have rebuilt the rear end, because somehow the pinion nut got loose and ruined the bearings.

The harmonic balancer has broken, the valves tick and clank and stick, even though the oil is and has been religiously changed, and now the head is leaking somewhere and I simply can't stand to look at it to fix the thing. I'm so sick of working on this thing.

I thought this was gonna be the last truck I would have to buy, I couldn't have been more wrong... I would not recommend at least this 22RE Toyota to anyone!! --- Keith.

26th Apr 2009, 12:23

I just replaced the pinion bearings in the rear end. At 168,000 miles still does some shaking and roaring but runs like a champ.

1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance111254 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

A tank of gas last me from two to two and a half weeks

Faults:

Water pump shot at 86,000.

Driver's Seat belt return spring broke at 88,000.

At 108,595 the Timing chain jumped.

At 111,892 the Air Conditioning went hot.

General Comments:

At 108000 I had to replace the Timing Chain. At this point I decided it was time to replace the Spark Plugs, Ignition cover and wires (though they were still in good condition). I had the Head refurbished since the timing chain caused three valves to bend.

The Water pump went out at 86,000 mile The thermostat was also replaced with the water pump.

With the Air conditioning gone hot I decided to change to r134.

The seat belt I have not replaced, but I still wear it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2003

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 27 reviews