Nice little truck (standard cab, short box).
Interior parts seem very cheaply made.
Ex. The hood pop switch could very easily be broken with your leg getting in or out. I have heard many people say they have broken the seat recline handle. Still a good truck. Can't expect too much from a cheaper truck.
Mine has the 5 speed transmission. I drove it some last summer with my beginners permit and it works decent. Has lower km on it so the transmission is very smooth and tight.
The engine is pretty gutless and slow to accelerate. But that is expected from a small 120 hp motor pulling a 3500? pound vehicle. Still does a good enough job getting me around though. Keeps me out of trouble speeding or messing around.
It is decent on fuel but not as good as you may think. About 27 mpg average.
The 2wd model is pretty useless in snow unless you know how to drive it. It needs about 200 lbs over the rear wheels and very easy releases with the clutch in snow. A good set of snow tires is also a must. With all seasons and parked upwards on a snowy hill the clutch had to be easily released or it would just sit and spin. Not bad for what is really a one wheel drive truck.
Mine is very base-model besides the aluminum wheels. Manual locks, windows, trans, no AC, but that just means less things to break to me. Which I like. I don't mind driving with the windows down in the summer either.
Truck has a very good heating system. Maybe it is because of the small cab. In the winter you can have it pretty much boiling in the cab in no time at all.
The seats and interior is very comfortable and well laid out. Everything is within easy reach while driving.
Still have the original space saver spare under the truck but it is so rusty and it doesn't even hold air anymore but I still leave it under the truck. I bought a full size spare on a steel wheel and have it in the bed of the truck at all times.
The factory included tool kit is very compact and easy to use the jack. I would rather use a X shaped tire wrench then the supplied one.
Handling is pretty decent for a compact truck with stock suspension. Ride can be harsh over abrupt bumps or rough terrain. But it is a truck. It is probably about due for a new set of shocks all around.
Bottom line is despite the little things this truck has wrong with it, I love it and would recommend the 2wd version to anyone looking for a small truck for light use.