The seller states that the car has been properly maintained, but due to its low mileage it has only just received its first set of replacement spark plugs. I even loaned it to the local high school while I was out of the country for six months read: a free paint job. Probably the toughest best working vehicle I've owned. Yes Review Date: 6th May, 2003 Faults: The only things that has gone wrong with this truck is that the steering joints began to wear. Solid front axles had been present in all 4x4 Toyota models until 1986.
On paper, it seemed to be an excellent band-aid, offering a great amount of power in comparison to the competition with theoretically better economy to boot. I was going about 55 on a bend in the road. The Rocco has a grey rear bumper bar, 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres, a black sports bar with bed liner, Rocco insignia, gloss black grille, black metallic trim on the interior along with a redesigned instrument cluster. Year of manufacture 1985 First year of ownership 1985 Most recent year of ownership 2004 Engine and transmission 2. This truck was a little hard to adjust to because it had only 150 horses compared to the 280 from my car, and on top of that, it didn't steer the same, but it was very satisfying for normal driving needs. I doubt that it has ever seen a muddy boot in there.
Toyota introduced a new generation of the Hilux in most markets in late 1988 but the fourth generation remained in production until 1997 in South Africa. Toyota trucks are awesome as far as being dependable. Hilux models sold in Asian, European, Middle Eastern, and Oceanian markets were initially built and assembled in. There is no evidence of corrosion, oil leaks or any form of abuse or damage that may result from venturing off-road in the great outdoors. The Hilux was radically redesigned in 1975 to be larger and with increased standard equipment. I much preferred my older 20r solid axle truck with the double chain. The introduction of the V6 in 88 killed the turbo, regrettably.
It did virtually everything so the engines might not have been as fragile as I remember but the truck was tough. I guess, now they can do both, which is a good thing. The Hilux suffered severe structural damage, but was still running after being repaired with only the typical tools that would be found in a truck's toolbox. Modern technology has made huge strides, specifically when it comes to bearings and engine computers, but there certainly is a reason boosted engines have only truly reached mainstream acceptance in recent years. Never did the turbo cool down, and never had a turbo failure. Two Hilux pickups were entered in recent years of the by the Imperial Toyota team of South Africa. I just had to do it on my 1993 pickup.
I learned a lot, and thanks you guys. All I did was bounce from bump to bump. I have my 1986 long bed Xtra cab, 22R Carb. I endorse your brothers taste in trucks. This truck ran on the road until wrecked in 1998. The seller claims that this engine bay has not been detailed and that it is in this immaculate state due to the low mileage. The Sport Rider's frame and suspension system are derived from the Hilux, including the Hilux's independent front suspension and leaf-sprung rear.
The interior is in remarkable condition for its age. The extra cab model had a wheelbase of 112. It was during this generation that Toyota discontinued the Hilux in the United States, replacing it with the new for the 1995 model year. The back bumper has rusted, but no other rust. I call this, the bulletproof truck. I was filling the tank and checking the oil at a service station about 300 miles from home and I noticed that the coolant was empty.
The fuel economy and maintenance cost's make this a very affordable truck. The modified suspension means that the truck is registered as a light truck in Finland, leading to lower taxes. The vehicles which resulted from this collaboration were the Trekker Winnebago , Wolverine, and the Trailblazer Griffith. Archived from on 30 December 2015. Sold it in 1995 with 357,000kilos. In September 2008, Toyota introduced the Smart Cab, a four-door with hidden rear. And, speaking of wrong, just plain wrong, this is thee only photo in the ad! The engines were discontinued in the U.
Toyota Global Newsroom Press release. I just threw out the vinyl bench seat and installed cloth buckets. Back thirty years ago, turbo lag was the name of the game, though the low-boost 2. My reason for adding a comment was that I also had to replace the bench seat in my truck. This view makes it far easier to believe that the mileage is genuine.
Year of manufacture 1985 First year of ownership 1999 Most recent year of ownership 2003 Engine and transmission 2. This update was initially launched in Thailand. It had 257000 on it. 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. As with the rest of the car, it is immaculate. Not a bad figure for a little old truck.
A stereo system with cassette player, air conditioning, and dome, map and dash lights were standard features. These facelifted models were introduced in the Philippines in October 2008. Both models featured square headlights, rear defogger and fog lights. For other European markets and South Africa, the Hilux was built in Durban, South Africa. I initially thought that there may be some discoloration on the seat bolsters, but I believe that it is just the way the weave of the cloth on the seats has been brushed.