Excellent except for the usual complaints: body rust, brake drums and Hitachi carburetor
I bought this truck in 1990 in Victoria, BC for $110 CDN. After a rebuild, it had given me good service. In 2001 I drove the truck from Vancouver Island to Edmonton, Alberta (800 miles) at a fairly high and constant speed. I was using a lower grade fuel and I believe this caused an exhaust valve to burn out. I was given an inspection order in Nanaimo and the truck has been off the road since then.
I took the head off and had a machine shop in Nanaimo replace the burnt valve and supply a head gasket and kit. It is now 2010 and I need to get it back on the road
This is a truck that has served me well, is simple and easy to maintain and service.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th June, 2010