Dependible and tough, it just keeps going
Transmission replaced once (150,000 miles).
Fuel gauge - crap (since owned).
Speedometer and odometer - crap (~250,000 miles).
Despite the problems I love this car, and have had it since I turned 16. There have been many small problems over the years, but other than the transmission, none that actually keep it from working.
It is a hard working, dependable vehicle, and I spend about a third my driving on dirt or gravel roads. However it should be known this is not an every day car. I use it for camping, road trips, hauling things to the dump, and helping people move. The size of this car means that as a poor college student, there was room for me and four other friends to go on camping road trips of 2000+ miles in comfort. If I take out both of the bench seats, I am able to haul more stuff than any SUV or truck I have ever been able to compare it to. It is comfortable to drive, and I can say from experience it will handle any road, mountain pass, or field you take it on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th June, 2010