Very inexpensive to buy and run
The front suspension required new ball joints and pitman arm.
New brakes, rotors and drums were installed.
The factory paint had flaked off in some places allowing surface rust to form. Some paint repair was required.
Both universal joints required replacement, but there is still a minor drive shaft vibration.
This van is terrific. The gas mileage is very good for its size and weight and gets up to 20 MPG on the highway.
The engine power is only adequate. It has plenty of power for maintaining speed up hills on the highway, even when loaded, but the acceleration just keeps up with average traffic speeds.
This van has windows all around which helps visibility. The ride is a bit firm, but smoother than other 3/4 ton trucks.
It handles very well for its size and the factory finished interior keeps the road noise down.
Repairs are very easy to make. The truck is mechanically quite simple and the parts are inexpensive.
The seats are uncomfortable for long trips. I wish they had armrests and could recline.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th May, 2003