Great truck for reliability!
I haven't had any problems with the truck since I've owned it. The engine runs strong and doesn't burn a drop of oil.
It has the 3 speed auto, which I don't like, and I would like to put a 4 speed manual in it, but I'm not sure if this is do-able. I know this isn't a site to ask for help, but I figure if I can tell what I dislike, some can tell me what I can do to make me like this truck that much more. And that's by switching it to a manual 4 speed for better fuel mileage for the most part and being more fun to drive.
I'm currently in the process of turning this slant 6 into a super six by changing the camshaft, putting in an electronic ignition and changing it from a single barrel carb to a 2 barrel and changing the intake and exhaust manifolds. Only problem is finding the parts to turn it into a super 6.
It's a good truck. I'm 17 and want to have fun. It may not be fast at all, reaching a top speed of 120 kph, but I sure can beat the heck outta this old truck without any worries. The only thing is the fuel; It's killer on the fuel mileage and I wish there was a way to improve this, but really there isn't other than if I take it easy on the gas, put in an automatic with overdrive (if there's one compatible) or a manual 4 speed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th January, 2008