Year: 1988-1998

Top Gear proved the reliability and build quality of the Hilux by taking one with 190,000 miles on it and driving it into parts of Bristol, crashing it into a tree, leaving it in the sea for a few hours, crashing it through a shed, dropping a camper on it, hitting it with a wrecking ball, setting it on fire, and then putting it on top of an apartment building as the building was demolished; with only simple tools and no spare parts, the '88 Diesel Hilux drove away.