Rear driveshaft U-joint went out about 10,000 miles after I purchased it. Cost about $130 at a local shop with labor.
One night the key tumbler broke and I couldn't turn the key to start the vehicle. $80 and she's back on the road.
Experienced some pinging last summer. Attributed it to unusually hot temperatures (air temperatures, not engine) and running crappy gas. A switch to better gas and the temperatures cooling down fixed the problem.
A/C belt squeals if you don't let the truck warm up before turning on the defrost. I'm saving up to replace the belts, but in the mean time it's not that big of a deal.
I bought this truck when I was in a bind with my old 1982 Toyota and needed a vehicle immediately. I could not be happier with my purchase.
The 4wd works great, and I pass other, better equipped vehicles off road on a daily basis. I've driven in mud, 2 feet of snow, out on the dunes, and many other places, and the only time it gets stuck is when I mess up.
The 2.7L 4-cylinder has a decent amount of power, enough to tow my boat, haul loads, and be able to manage 70 on the freeway with absolutely no issues. Gets 27mpg highway.
Clutch is more stiff than in my 1982. Could be due to an aftermarket clutch, or the fact that the 1982 is just getting worn out.
Overall, it's everything I could want, good mileage, towing, hauling, off-roading, and good ol' Toyota dependability.