1994 Toyota Pickup 4x4 Extended Cab V6 from North America
Not worthy of the hero worship it often receives
Starter (plunger and contacts) failed at 80k miles.
Timing chain went at 83k miles.
Left and right directional lights have separate malfunctions.
Air conditioning needs recharging already.
Bed already showing rust.
Orange tab on gear selector sticks at random, requiring close attention to what gear the truck is really in.
Passenger window won't roll down completely.
Passenger door handle and locking mechanism are temperamental.
I bought this truck with good faith in Toyota's reputation for making reliable trucks. In addition, the previous owner provided full service history, including regular oil changes and factory engine replacement.
Sure, I may have received a rare lemon. But let this serve as a heads- up to anyone zeroing in on a used Toyota Pickup. These trucks are not perfect, and definitely not worthy of the hero worship they often receive.
Aside from my perhaps atypical reliability issues, this truck has universal faults as well. The lack of an adjustable steering column, weakly supported seats and fixed, raised headrests make for an uncomfortable driving position. The armrest is an arbitrary little cushion that cannot be rested upon naturally.
Look around before committing to this truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th June, 2003
18th Dec 2003, 07:44
I bought a 1994 Toyota 4x4 new in 1994. It is a 6 cylinder 5 speed. I have never had any problems with this truck. It has no rust, and aside from routine maintenance (oil changes, greasing, etc.) I would have to say that my truck has turned out to be a good experience with the Toyota Motor Company. I would recommend buying a Toyota truck to anyone looking for a new vehicle.