If the vehicle history can be believed, the odometer has been rolled over four times on the original engine, which means it has well over 400,000 miles on it. My only complaint is road noise, but I'm working on that with new jute and carpeting. Archived from on 11 August 2011. I really liked this truck, even though it was old, it felt very solid and had very few rattles and unusual noises. The way a truck should be. In all, this truck is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned and it is a sure way to please anyone.
For sales in , , and , the Hilux was imported from factories in Japan from 1989 to 1997 petrol and diesel engines. Carefully pry with screwdriver or use a pair of channel lock pliers and worh it slowly back and forth until it comes out. Archived from on 30 December 2015. The vehicles which resulted from this collaboration were the Trekker Winnebago , Wolverine, and the Trailblazer Griffith. The body saw a redesign that included single round headlights and a less complex body.
The truck is not equipped with power steering, which can make it tricky to get in or out of tight parking spots or backing up a trailer. This truck ran on the road until wrecked in 1998. Some 2004-2005 models may have a sulfur smell during stop and go driving or hard acceleration; the dealer can fix this during the warranty period by replacing the catalytic converter and upgrading the computer. For the North American market, the only body style was a regular cab short bed and all were. Yes Review Date: 21st January, 2004 Year of manufacture 1985 First year of ownership 1985 Most recent year of ownership 2003 Engine and transmission 2. In North America, the new version also meant the introduction of the considerably larger 2.
The Engine and safety features for the Rocco remain unchanged. It felt like I could have drove it 200,000 more miles when I sold it. Our 2002 Tundra was over 250K before the kid hit a tractor trailer with it and totaled it. I give it a high reliability rating because I believe that it would have gone 300000 miles if it wasn't a High School student car for 17 years. It is almost 40 years old, so it understandably has a few rattles, a little rust, some cracked glass, and is a supremely ugly color of bright orange; and I couldn't be happier with it. Stability control and traction control became standard on four wheel drive and PreRunners in 2004.
My 308 only had 31200 miles before it began to have a lot of problems. With the exception of the doors, roof and tailgate, everything else was new: new guards, new headlights, new bumper, new bonnet, new three-bar grille, new taillights, a new rear bumper, new models badge and other. I had gotten the Toyota stuck in an area on a ranch I should not have been attempting to drive through. It was for 86 and 87 only. This was a custom process done by Fabco or Custom Fab, but several other companies also did conversions.
If it is an 85, then it would have the desirable solid axle. I said I'd buy another Toyota, but probably only one from before the 1990s. Most countries used the Hilux name for the entire life of the series, but in North America, the Hilux name was retired in 1976 in favor of Truck, Pickup Truck, or Compact Truck. Engine choices changed again in 1981, with the 2. While it does not boast as much as other models have to offer, it does offer excellent pricing. Some previous owner took very good care of it. The story continues A shift-on-the-fly four wheel drive system, allowing front hubs to be locked from within the truck, appeared in 1984, on the fifth generation.
Faults: This car had not a single problem until last year 2003. In 1984, the , the camper version of the Hilux, was renamed the in Australia and North America, and the in Japan. So what makes Trail-Gear's kits stand out? It costs me more to register this truck per year than it does to maintain it! I have regretted selling this truck. In April 1969, a long-wheelbase version was added to the range. While it may not be able to stop on a dime like some smaller model trucks and cars, it is one of the best at coming to a complete stop after a period of long and high acceleration.
The engines were discontinued in the U. The 18 years of ownership it has been great! In 1973, the Hi-Lux gained a long bed version, and the engine was expanded again, to , and a five-speed manual transmission became available, replacing the four-speed. Year of manufacture 1985 First year of ownership 1999 Most recent year of ownership 2003 Engine and transmission 2. This allowed the cylinder bores to avoid ridges throughout the life of the engine. The vehicles were distributed by Thailand, the importer of Toyota forklifts. The plastic bits on the bumper get torn off after a few years. While the Tundra remains rugged and tough, the looks may come across as cheesy to full-size truck buyers.