I really love my truck!
Only problem was the left exhaust header had cracked at three of the welds. I should have replaced before 80,000 but didn't. Would have been under warranty.
I have been reading about your brake problems. I have never had one. I had even used the brakes during a "rally". The brakes faded three times under EXTREMELY hard braking with little to no cool down. I was not surprised. It was being driven too hard. I have been using the Bendix Silvers for pad and replaced them three times in all of its life. Yes, used them hard; wet, dirt, snow, salt.
I had done this because PA state inspection is very strict on disc/rotor wear. Heck, I barely passed last year. Yet, per the shop manual, there is still plenty of life left. Maybe Toyota has too long of a wear life on the rotors? I am going for the slotted rotors now, just for kicks. Overall, never had a problem.
Except for the exhaust header. Courtesy of EBay, was able to pick one up cheap and had my mechanic replace it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd November, 2007