The best car I've ever owned
At about 100,000 I needed to replace the water pump and while I was at it I replaced the timing belt. Still has all other original parts.
At 80,000 the steering gearbox started leaking. I had to disassemble and repair with a gasket kit.
This is the most reliable car I have ever owned. I have had it now 11 years. It still starts and runs like the day I drove it off the showroom floor (it's a little less powerful but the gas mileage is as good as ever).
I recommend you replace the rear differential fluid with synthetic gear lube every 15,000 miles and ALWAYS add the slip modifier from the dealer each time or you'll grind up your differential.
The only bad thing is that since so few of these were made, parts are very expensive. They wanted $2500 for a new steering gearbox. Obviously, instead I rebuilt it for $30 in gaskets. If you are not opposed to getting parts from junkyard providers when necessary, this is a great truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th January, 2001