The head was cracked and #3 piston had a hole. I bought the truck for 500 thinking it would be a quick head gasket fix.
I did all the work and re-ringed the motor while I was at it for a grand total of 1500 bucks in parts + machining.
Front passenger wheel bearing went.
Truck "loses power" when damp out - not fixed.
Seatbelt & oil light on full time.
For 2000 bucks I have a low km truck in really good shape, but if I were not a back yard mechanic than it would have been way more.
Perky around town power that can surprise the odd car.
110km/hr comfortable cruising range limit - not a good highway car!
MPG not too great for a 2.0, I push it hard so a gentle owner might be pleased.
This truck starts when most won't, even in -35C weather!
Believe it or not it is very good in winter (for RWD)
Decent amount of passenger space in cab.
Easy truck to work on, all parts accessible.
Heater works good.
Transmission is tight with responsive shifts and has O/D.