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Old 03-19-10, 06:49 PM   #46
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The answer you are looking for is right here...

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Old 03-19-10, 08:33 PM   #47
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So it looks like there a few more votes for the Toyota than for the Lexus.

Some have mention rust with the Toyota, I don't consider it much of an issue as it cancels out the fact that the Lexus will have much more expensive parts that may fail such as fancy guages, electronic HVAC controls and an air suspension (not sure if the 1989 model had an air suspension)....also rust likely will not stop the Toyota from being drivable.

As for the Toyota, a much simpler design with easier to replace parts.

Toyota has been making trucks much longer than they have been making Lexus models..

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Old 03-19-10, 11:00 PM   #48
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I think people are forgetting over 1 billion dollars was spent on LS development in 1980s money. The car completely changed the luxury arena. It is one of the best built cars ever and continues to do so.

Someone did make a GREAT point though, the Truck and LS will live different lives so its hard to judge and say one will last longer.

Apples to Oranges

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Old 03-19-10, 11:15 PM   #49
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My vote is for the truck. Simplicity wins the game. The LS probably has many more computers and we all know electronic parts fail with time. Those parts are very expensive to replace as well.

My girlfriend has an Accord LX (base model) and her sister has the Accord EX (fully loaded). They are both the same year and the EX has so many problems compared to the LX. Some times when you get more, you get more everything - good and bad.
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In Mexico, I have seen nationalized trucks and even a few nationalized LS400s that made their way south. Until early 2002, there was no Toyota in Mexico and there still is no Lexus.

The fact that those early 90s models still survive there is a true testament to the vehicles and often times people have to have parts modified or literally taken out and rebuilt (kind of like what they do with old U.S. vehicles in Cuba) just to keep them running.

It's really going to depend on the environment, roads, driving style. I couldn't say either way which one would last longer.
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Old 03-21-10, 01:24 PM   #51
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This is what typically happens to 80s-vintage Toyota pickups. The rust starts out as a small brown line around the entire base of the bed, just about even with the top of the rear-wheel wells, then gets progressively worse and expands, until, eventually, this is what you end up with.
The question was regarding the 1989 Toyota Pickup vs 1989 LS.

The body style of the truck pictured above is from model year 84-88. Judging by the side graphics, its an 87. 1989 was the first year for the new generation pickup. The next gen 4runner didn't come out until 1990.

So, 89 truck vs 89 LS, I'll still take the truck.
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Old 03-21-10, 09:09 PM   #52
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The question was regarding the 1989 Toyota Pickup vs 1989 LS.

The body style of the truck pictured above is from model year 84-88. Judging by the side graphics, its an 87. 1989 was the first year for the new generation pickup. The next gen 4runner didn't come out until 1990.

So, 89 truck vs 89 LS, I'll still take the truck.
I posted the above as an example, but the bed-rust problem wasn't really solved till after 1990. It affected most, if not all, Toyota trucks until then. That's because it was not as much of a problem with the trucks themselves as with the way they were shipped across the ocean and had the beds welded on here. And the reason they were shipped that way was because of international trade politics, not because of any fault with Toyota.

So.....nope, my vote is STILL with the LS.
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Can't kill the truck!

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LS400, especially if the Truck has the awful 3vz-e 3.0L12V V6.
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Definetly the truck, i had one a while back i miss it. I should of kept it
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Old 03-25-12, 08:36 PM   #56
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Truck, unless it had the 3.slow
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I'm gonna vote the truck, only because it has less features, less things to break
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