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looking at 1993 toyota t100 #4470195
07/25/17 04:14 PM
07/25/17 04:14 PM
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North Carolina, USA
taztheman Offline OP
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My family is in need of a used car and our local mechanic had someone selling a 1993 Toyota t100 thru them. It has around 240,000 miles. I have been told the car runs great, but the high mileage is really bothering me. Any body know anything about these trucks? Thanks in advance

Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4470202
07/25/17 04:25 PM
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They are great trucks but 240K miles is getting up there.

The T100 was a few years ahead of its time.


Multiple Diesel and Gasoline vehicles
Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4470204
07/25/17 04:26 PM
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GA
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They are good trucks and hold up pretty well if cared for. Seems that the first few years of them were long-bed single cab only, no extended cab available. Size is more useful than the Tacoma, but still not full-size.

Drive it and see what you think. Do you know if it has the 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder engine? Auto or manual transmission?

There was a recall on a steering rod for those trucks. I was in one in a parking lot when it broke, no steering after that. If you get the truck, make sure this recall gets done or has been done.

Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4470208
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North Carolina, USA
taztheman Offline OP
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It is a v6, manual transmission.

Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: drtyler] #4470217
07/25/17 04:44 PM
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ArcticDriver Offline
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Originally Posted By: drtyler
They are good trucks and hold up pretty well if cared for. Seems that the first few years of them were long-bed single cab only, no extended cab available. Size is more useful than the Tacoma, but still not full-size.

Drive it and see what you think. Do you know if it has the 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder engine? Auto or manual transmission?

There was a recall on a steering rod for those trucks. I was in one in a parking lot when it broke, no steering after that. If you get the truck, make sure this recall gets done or has been done.


I didn't remember the 4-cylinder.
Glad you did.


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Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4470228
07/25/17 05:02 PM
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Fort Worth TX
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I love my t100. I have over 240k on mine and it runs amazing and I have no worries about it. Difference with your year though is that those v6s tend to go through head gaskets so maybe ask when it was last changed out, it can be a very costly repair.

regular or extended cab and for how much?


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Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4470230
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in 1995 they got the much better 3.4L engine. Still a good truck but plan on going really slow and burning a lot of gas with a 3.0.


2016 Golf Wagon 5MT, 2014 Accord Sport 6MT, 2016 GMC 1500 SLT 6.2
Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4470283
07/25/17 06:03 PM
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North Carolina, USA
taztheman Offline OP
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It is a normal cab, and I don't yet know the price, but will definitely research how much the truck is worth. About the head gasket, When I looked on the carfax, it didn't have any headgasket replacements. I will have to ask about that. thanks

Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4470295
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our 20yr. old camp truck has 275k now, rusty but still quite capable




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Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4470304
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Good trucks, it's got a timing belt though.


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Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4470551
07/26/17 12:44 AM
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NC
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One of my previous jobs had a t100 with a v6 and manual transmission as a shop truck. Everyone, absolutely everyone raped that thing with wide open throttles, ripping through gears, or pulling away from a stop in 5th gear (can almost smell the clutch again) and that thing kept on chugging along. Oh yea, it had 548k miles on it last time I drove it in 2012. Original engine and tranny. Recently drove by my job and that tough truck was pulling out from a parking lot and lighting up those rear tires. Well... One of them. No LSD...


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Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4473402
07/28/17 09:08 PM
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New England
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Rot boxes.

Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4473444
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The most important thing to look for on these trucks is rust.
I am curious - OP, could you please tell us how much the asking price is on that truck?


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Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4474024
07/29/17 04:38 PM
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North Carolina, USA
taztheman Offline OP
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Thanks everyone for the responses, As of right now I do not know the price of the truck as it will be for sale next week. But i did find some rust on the top of the bed. It hasn't rusted thru, but it is substantial

Re: looking at 1993 toyota t100 [Re: taztheman] #4474171
07/29/17 09:24 PM
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Rust on the top of the bed is probably just surface rust from paint being worn off.

Where you need to look is underneath the truck...frame, spring shackles, body rockers and corners, etc. You are looking for rot...rust that flakes off or comes off in pieces and has a rough texture. Smooth rust that doesn't flake is just surface rust and is harmless.


2002 Ford Ranger XLT | 3.0 V6 / 5-Speed Automatic / 2WD | 216K miles
1994 Ford Ranger STX | 4.0 V6 / 5-Speed Manual / 4X4 | 199K miles
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