At 125000, I replaced the water pump and the timing belt.
I replaced the front brake pads for the first time at 150000.
This truck was mechanically awesome.
Gas mileage was not the best, but the reliability was outstanding.
Had the 4x4 off road extended cab package. Plenty of room in the cab with the extended area behind the seats. Did great off road. 4 low in second gear; you could climb a wall.
CD player, AC, heat, electric windows and door locks -- nothing on this truck ever failed.
Seats were not comfortable for long trips. Shoot, they weren't comfortable for short trips. Flat with no lumbar support at all.
I moved to the Midwest where they salt the roads. Seven years after moving to Kansas, the truck started rusting, and in 2010 Toyota bought it back from me as part of a recall: the frame had rusted through. I was sad to see the truck go, although Toyota was very fair with what they paid me. I know that if I'd have stayed in a state that didn't salt the roads, my truck would still be my daily driver. That truck had at least another 100000 miles in her, easily.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd August, 2011