Tough little truck, lots of guts, no pretense
Transmission failed in 1996. It was a spring that broke inside case.
Overhead Cam seized in 1998. Oil flow stopped because of stuck oil pressure regulator. My fault - I ignored the light because it was full of oil.
Alternator gave out in 2002.
Not a bad record for 8 years.
Love/hate the vehicle. It rides hard, gets great mileage, looks funny, turns very wide which is a good safety feature, but makes it hell to parallel park. The engine compartment is very well organized and a pleasure to work in compared to US cars of the same era. Beware of 4WD on icy streets. Over 30mph you WILL eventually go out of control and spin helplessly. In 8 years living in Maine, I've only seen 1 other Rocky.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th November, 2002