Fantastic 4wd small Japanese truck
The biggest scariest things that went wrong twice was the harmonic balancer came loose. I caught it in time twice, your average Joe may have paid no attention to the bearing squeal and had to go for a motor. That happened probably with 120 k on it and never again.
I had to replace all 6 of the coil packs (normal maintenance), starter, alternator, battery, brakes, all the usual.
The rear chrome bumper began to rust badly, but I'm around lots of salt air and salted streets.
The best small pickup you can own. I beat the crap out of it in 2 and 4 wd, and it keeps on going.
The engine just started ticking before Toyota bought it back for 10 k in 2008. OK, I'll take it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th April, 2009