30th Sep 2010, 14:00

My 1987 Toyota Pickup truck just turned 427,000 miles; I had the original engine rebuilt at 323,000 miles. I bought the truck used when it had 80,000 miles. Had I not had a 1973 Celica that I put on 340,000 miles, I would have never bought the truck. It has been a great truck, and my goal now is to hit the 500,000 mile mark.

Believe or not, I have had two offers to sell the truck, but right now it is not for sale!

1st Jun 2013, 18:22

I bought a 1987 pickup new, and have been driving it ever since. I've had a few minor problems, but mostly just the everyday things; tires etc.

Right now it only has 60,000 miles on it, and I have had several offers to buy it... As of right now I will continue to drive until it will no longer go.

What I don't like is there's just not enough room, but I can deal with that.

It's truly been a great truck with few problems... Love it.

21st Apr 2016, 19:42

I'm looking for a good starter truck; there's one similar that this one except it's a 22re. It costs 5500, and I'm not entirely sure if I should take out a loan on it. Do you have any advice for me?

22nd Apr 2016, 12:40

If I were taking out a new starter vehicle loan, I would buy a newer smallest vehicle with a long warranty. Lower interest rate too. A big unforeseen repair plus payments in a starter vehicle is a concern. Plus newer is usually more reliable for work. I would buy an inexpensive starter new vehicle. My kids did that and have pretty low payments. I use to get phone calls with older ones that they broke down. And it wasn't really cheaper to buy overall over time.

22nd Apr 2016, 14:33

Seriously? You want to pay $5500 for a 20-something year old Toyota pickup and you are going to finance it?