In my opinion, the "TRD" designation (phonetic) says it all
Left front axle seals (3 so far).
Front differential (at mechanic now).
Both rear axle bearings this winter about 3 months apart - seal failures - changed diff oil yearly.
Snugtop rear liftgate needs new pistons every 4-5 months, and falls on you without warning, especially when cold.
I had a 1980 Toy (4cyl/4spd manual) and it was awesome off road. Traded at 205,000 miles for a Bronco, and wish I had kept it instead (still).
Poor ground clearance, wheel well clearance and short overall - I'm 6'5" and keep hitting my head on the door frame.
Too much console - very tight fit.
Front differential is a stupid design. I have a BS in Engineering, and there is no rational reason that the front differential/left front axle turn all the time. Extra drag and extra wear (see things gone wrong above). Actual 4X4 engaged maybe 1,200-1,500 miles total. Local Toyota dealer has no idea how to adjust front diff to correct problems as all parts are within spec. Suggested total replacement of diff - at less than 70,000 miles? What a joke!
The recent flooding almost got the truck, and it would not have bothered me a bit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th May, 2010