It's 50% true, but this the problem which 1989-Down models have!
when you drive uphill with more then 4 passangers+luggage+AC on in Extreme heat,
Pajaro gets overheate!
In this range you can get Up model in very good condition!
However, You have some other options;
*Toyota Surf/Hilux (1990-2000 best offroad in my openion(Y))
*Toyota RAV4 (2000-Down)
*Toyota Landcrusier (1986 or 1993)
*Kia Sportage (2005-Up in very good conditon)
*Suzuki Vitara (hard to find in good condition)