"The 3.4 is an amazing engine. Four wheel drive is super solid. My truck is a 5-speed manual which is best in my opion especially when towing. I tow my 3500* boat just fine. Put it in 4lo and it pulls the boat out of the water with ease and no tire spin. Super reliable and comfortable truck."
"I have 181,000 miles on my 97 T100 and am ready to finally sell it. I've owned it for about half of it's life of 18 years. I've had few problems with this vehicle, and it has been a workhorse. My biggest complaint has been the door latches, which no longer shut all the way, making for a very rattly ride. But the engine, although somewhat under-powered, has been extremely reliable. I had a sensor go bad that made the 4wd go out, and the carbon canister had to be replaced. I would have expected better fuel economy from the V6, it gets about 18 mpg, which is similar to the Tundra V8's. Other than that, it's been a great truck."
"I am the first and only owner of this truck. Has never cost me much nor left me stranded. 18 years old and only 100, miles on it, still clean and very well maintained.. Well worth the care I have given to it because it gave me back so much more. After 15 years the clear coat started to wear and has always from day one had a slight squeak on the under carriage but still love love my truck"
Pros: "Reliablity,ease to work on,Can do most anything."
Cons: "More HP but only for towing."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"As a mechanic I've owned and worked on a huge variety of trucks and cars. In the past 20 years I've never owned or been associated with a more reliable and versaitile vehicle. I honestly believe that this truck is under-rated and the few changes Toyota made to it over the years before they introduced the V-8 Tundra only made it better."