The old Toyotas rusted almost instantly, and the interiors fell apart
pretty quickly too, but the drivetrain lasted forever. My neighbor's had
an early 80's truck that rusted so fast it was almost a joke, but a 4x4
and plywood "bed" kept it running many years. It was passed down from
kid to kid as a first vehicle. It finally got taken to the crusher at
around age 15 when it's frame cracked after the youngest kid hit a
pothole, and lost front passenger side wheel and hub. They were getting
ready to fix it again, but saw the cracked frame and said "goodbye".
The replacement 96 or 97 Toy is long gone, and the one that replaced it
too... Now they have an Explorer all the kids still at home drive.
The Toyota's aren't what they used to be..too bad..
My first wife had a Toyota Corolla when we meet. Tough little car, but a
joke as far as comfort! Hard thin seats, no air, AM radio, but. it ran like
a champ. After we got married she drove my Chevy, and I rode my motorcycle,
or the Toy. I beat the hell out of it for two years and the only problem I
had was a screw come loose on the shift linkage, in the tranny. Not a big
deal to repair, it was like a miniature Muncie four speed with the shift
linkage on the side cover. Popped off the cover, tighten the set screw and
away it went. The repair took 1/2 or so. I used to speed shift through the
gears with it, just hold the gas peddle to the floor and run the clutch and
shift gears. Never did break anything!
Suddenly, without warning, Greg O exclaimed (31-Jan-06 4:02 AM):
That is... amazing! My husband's now regretting recently selling his
1991 Toyota pickup that he bought new. It's in a lot better shape than
the one on this show started off as though.
Toyota should take bits of this and make a commercial out of it. Too
bad "Built Toyota Tough" is already taken :)
Wow. Don't try this at home, kids...
go with 90-95 you still get the 22re and no frame rust problems. I on my way
this Saturday to pickup a 93 4x4 xtracab V6 Toyota. It will replace my 05
Ram SLT QC 4x4. I sure will miss the Hemi but I rather have a paid for house
than a paid for Ram. Wow thing sure do change after having your 1st kid.
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