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CATCHDAWG

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When they are done they are DONE! Granted mine is a 91 and needed work when I got it bout five years ago with 250k on the odometer. I should be in good shape by now but below is a list of repairs I've made in the last two years and is why my primary vehicles are FORDS!
First off the vacuum on the 4wd jacked up and I converted it over to mechanical, and then...
About $800 worth of sensors
Radiator
Fan clutch
Fan shroud
Water pump
Timing belt
Fuel pump
Fuel filter
Distributor
Alternator
Power steering pump
Steering box
Starter
Battery cables
Fuel injectors
Throttle body
Harmonic balancer
A/C compressor
And last but not least, the engine! None of that includes the regular routine stuff (brakes, plugs, etc.). Gonna be hanging on to this truck for a while!
 

stik

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i have been driving toyotas for 25+ years and other than routine maintenance, they haven't cost me a cent. i had 1 starter go out about 15 yrs ago.
 

Vermin93

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It's 22 years old and previoulsy used with over a quarter million miles and you are complaining about needing repairs? I don't get it. Were they even making them in Texas back then like they are now?
 

catman529

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You got a lemon, that is not your usual Toyota. Bought mine last summer, also a '91, and recently rolled over 300,000 and she still purrs.
 

CATCHDAWG

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Vermin93 said:
It's 22 years old and previoulsy used with over a quarter million miles and you are complaining about needing repairs? I don't get it. Were they even making them in Texas back then like they are now?
Calm down! Lol. I never said I was complaining, just saying when it started going it did it all at once.
 

farmin68

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I remember when a car was considered worn out if it had made it to 100,000. My mom bought an almost new 79 T'bird, took great care of it, never abused it and it was used up at 120k.

At the same time that car was built, Japan was building cars that would go an easy 250k and even 500k with the right amount of TLC.

The unions built hideous looking disposable junk while the free market was constantly raising the bar with innovation and high quality.
 

farmin68

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Buckykm1 said:
My brother in law drives these old Toyotas. When he has one that breaks down he buys used parts and fixes them. Simply amazes me how fast he can do it to. Does all the work by himself.

That's exactly what I was doing with my Accord until I totaled it yesterday. They are much easier to work on than most would think. Thanks to some talk forums and YouTube, I was able to perform most of the maintenance and repairs myself.
 

CATCHDAWG

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catman529 said:
You got a lemon, that is not your usual Toyota. Bought mine last summer, also a '91, and recently rolled over 300,000 and she still purrs.
No lemon, moving parts don't last forever, it's called "friction". Hopefully someone has already done the work on yours with 300k. If not, be ready! ;)
 

farmin68

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I've been car shopping and doing research most of the day. Almost sure I'll be going with a Toyota Corolla this time. If not, likely a Honda Civic. And I'm also open to looking at a Mazda 3 or a Volvo S40.
 

stik

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paincave_2000 said:
401,257 on mine.......had 111,000 when I got it.

my 85 4runner had 130k when i bought it, 350k+ when traded 12 years later. my 98 tacoma had 84k when i bought it(in 2000), 228k now and still going strong.
 

Mudbone

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brmaster said:
take it to the scrap yard, stop spending the money, go get you a DODGE
you have got to be kidding! I would drive a mini or walk
before driving a dodge.

Oh, and Catman, you WILL be working on that truck in the near future as much as you drive. And that ain't saying nothing against them ole yotas.
 

stik

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Buckykm1 said:
stik said:
paincave_2000 said:
401,257 on mine.......had 111,000 when I got it.

my 85 4runner had 130k when i bought it, 350k+ when traded 12 years later. my 98 tacoma had 84k when i bought it(in 2000), 228k now and still going strong.

stik, do you think a ford,chevy,dodge, especially a dodge or ford would make it to 350,000. I think 1 in very few.

my mom has a 79 silverado with over 450k on it.
 

Paul Burns

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Seems to me they are making cars/trucks much better than in the old days. Lots of friends getting over 200k miles and still very driveable.
I sold my Toyota van last month 1999 with 265k miles. Told the complete stranger who bought it that I would drive it to California anytime. He said "oh yeah" and then I told him I would give him a unconditional one week return on it if he was not happy with it in any way for any reason--the money would be waiting for him for 7 days. I knew the vehicle--trusted it---and have not heard a word from him since.
Times have changed. I bought a 2006 replacement with 100 k miles and expect to drive it for 6-7 years.
 

BamaProud

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Buckykm1 said:
stik said:
paincave_2000 said:
401,257 on mine.......had 111,000 when I got it.

my 85 4runner had 130k when i bought it, 350k+ when traded 12 years later. my 98 tacoma had 84k when i bought it(in 2000), 228k now and still going strong.

stik, do you think a ford,chevy,dodge, especially a dodge or ford would make it to 350,000. I think 1 in very few.

Chevy Silverado, picture taken 2 years ago:
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Over 1/2 million on it now. :)
 

BamaProud

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Between my dad, my wife and I we've put +200K on 9 chevy's(all trucks or SUV's) of those 6 went past +250K, and 3 went past 300K. (Oldest was an 81 Blazer)

they have been good to me/us.
 

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