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    Default Anyone else here into Toyota trucks?

    Yo- I am a big fan of the Toyota 4x4 truck line.
    From the 80s models to todays Tacomas and Tundras.

    Anyone else? Got a Toyota story? (long life, miles,
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    2 litre turbo diesiel, 350,000 km (217,480 miles) on the clock, purchased at 90,000 km (55,920 miles).

    Breakdowns = 0
    amount spent on maintenance = $2,000,00 NZ ( 1,500 US).
    Been through 4 sets of tires.

    Been in some hairy 4x4 country in this beast and it just will not break. It has 2 inch steam pipe bullbars front and back, bolted onto solid chassis with 1/4 boiler plate.

    Two cars have been written off driving into the back bars at intersections in the time I have had the truck.

    It is not the fastest or flashest of wagons, but the seats are comfortable for long trips, and the view is great.

    Funniest part was we have 6 monthly certification checks on our vehicles down here, called a Warrant Of Fitness (No WOF, no drive)
    About 12 months ago, after at least 20 of the damn things, the guy checking it decidd my headlights were in upside down and failed me.

    Now I had never replaced the damn headlights because they worked REAL GOOD, but when we checked with an auto electrician, they were not only upside down, but on the wrong side as well. According to him this had to have been that way since the factory.
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    i have a 1980 toyta that my grandfather saved for me and its still in really good working order

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    CHEVY ALL THE WAY!! Sorry I couldnt resist, my friend has a Extended Cab Tundra very nice truck he beats the crap out of it too and has had it for a year or so now...still in good working condition...I would of purchased one but I am looking into a Chevy Colorado now thats a nice truck
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    My dad has a 2000 or 2001 Tundra and he loves it. I have used it quite a few times and it rides better than some of my friends' Dodg Rams. Nice truck, I would prefer it to be a little bigger, though.


    By the way.......... they have a Chevy engine in them. Well, they bought the rights to the Chevy engine. Can't remember what exactly it has in it, but I know it scoots.........

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    Default Really...

    Chevy engines are in the Tundras? Really???

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    Chevy doesn't use them anymore since Toyota bought the rights, but yes, it's an engine Chevy used to use all the time......... I'll have to ask my Motorhead cousin............ he was telling me about it

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    Default Ram tough

    Well of course your daddies truck will ride better then them there Dodge trucks. He has a little ol 1500 or whatever toyota calls them vs. a real truck, 2500 HD turbo diesel. With twin carbines high rollin shaft driven to the hilt.over

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    Default Re: Ram tough

    Originally posted by Fire40man
    Well of course your daddies truck will ride better then them there Dodge trucks. He has a little ol 1500 or whatever toyota calls them vs. a real truck, 2500 HD turbo diesel. With twin carbines high rollin shaft driven to the hilt.over
    ROFLMAO!!! I was wondering when that was going to come!! Noe that is some funny shiznit!!

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    Ahh, but what about the options.

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    AHH Chevy,Dodge & Toyota?? Ewwww

    FORD ALL THE WAY BABY!!!!
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    Originally posted by NFD159
    Ahh, but what about the options.
    I'm thinking about buying a new TV...........

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    Default FORD...

    Originally posted by FDNY101TRUCK
    AHH Chevy,Dodge & Toyota?? Ewwww

    FORD ALL THE WAY BABY!!!!
    I have to admit, Ford make a great truck. I do like
    them, but love the Toyota styling and reliability
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    Big, Red, Crew Cab, 4x4, Diesel FORD!

    Though the Toyota's have a rep for reliability.
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    If it wasn't built in Detroit, I'd rather walk........
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    i had a 91 tacoma it was hit head on by a 91 dodge shadow the swadow was drove away the truck had to be towed it took the front tire hub and all right off it i just traided a 1996 in for a 2000 dodge ram but realy loved the tacoma

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    If it wasn't built in Detroit, I'd rather walk........
    Down here, the "Rice Burner" unfortunately rules. American means $$$$$ in a serious way. An "American" Ford 4x4 is usually assembled in Australia, with local design features and names for us upside down people. A true "American 4x4" (read GMC etc) will set you back over $100,000.00 local currency (Kiwi beach shells).

    Example would be the Hummer. Now there is a wagon that gets your blood going. down here the bare bones basic Hummer will START at $140,000.00 and thats the Mark 1 Utility version.

    So our choices while varied and good for the conditions down here, do NOT include what has always been considered "Exotic Iron"

    Now thats not to say it doesn't happen. Good mate of mine comes for a cruise out every now and then with his good lady and the Pink Cadillac convertible (60's style). Thats a party night.

    The other problem has always been parts, and the price of the damn things.

    So "Rice Burners" They did it to you again. The Toyota Land Cruiser marks 1 and 2 had an option for a 5 litre straight 6 motor, and would seriously "Pull the skin off a rice pudding", I have done a wheel stand for 50 yards in a Mark 2. The motor was an exact aluminium (Aluminum over your way) replica of the mid 60's Blue Flame motor from Chevrolet.

    Copied directly from the blue prints. We have in the past taken Toyota Land Cruiser rings ( 1/4 of the price) to reco a Chev motor from the 60's, go figure.

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    Originally posted by FlyingKiwi
    Serious 4x4 Land Rover Defender series 110 and beyond with the Rover 5.0 Litre v8 engine. Sorry folks, I will go uglier places in one of these than 95% of the toys on the market. Those puppies are built to take the shyte.
    I've always thought those things are the ugliest vehicle ever made. It's a box on wheels. never liked them and don't think I ever will......

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    I have a 86 extra cab toyota truck. It has been a good one and I plan to keep driving it, even thought it has close to 160,000 miles on it.

    I just tuned it up about two weeks ago and runs like a top.

    By the way, Toyota's are built in Princton, Ind. My nephew through marriage is the assistant manager there.

    I had fords, chevys but I love my toyota truck!

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    Talking Know the Feeling.............

    Originally posted by CaptOldTimer
    I plan to keep driving it, even thought it has close to 160,000 miles on it.

    I just tuned it up about two weeks ago and runs like a top.
    I bought my '85 Dodge Ram and kept it long enough to run up 285,000 miles on it. Sold it to a neighbor in '00 who still uses it, and he has added another 45,000 miles to it. Bought a '96 Ram in '99 and it's up to 132,000 now. Dodge is where it's at. Stay Safe....
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    Default 1998 4-Runner!

    I was always a Ford Ranger man...Had 3 of them, never had any problems out of any of them. Then I was thinking about upgrading to an Explorer. So I started shopping around, and came across the Toyota 4-Runners. I was absolutely AWESTRUCK! It was love at first test drive! So I bought it! And It has been the best vehicle I have ever owned! The thing is a TANK in the deep snow, you can't stop it! With 113,000 miles on the odometer, she uses NO oil whatsoever! However.........And this worries me........I am now just beginning to hear a strange noise (from the tranny I think) that strongly resembles a bearing wearing out; when she is in first and second gear. Anyone familiar with, or have had similar problems with a 98 automatic mated to the larger V-6???????

    By the way......UNION MADE IN THE USA!

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