I bought this truck for $400 because the front end was smashed and it would die during cold weather. It took me ten minutes to figure out the reason it was dying was because it had a collapsed air filter and cutting off circulation to the engine. I went to a junk yard, and for $100 I bought all of my front end parts and made it look new again.
Since then the idler pulley, and CV joints have gone. The idler pulley was just general maintenance and the front CV joints were my doing because I put 31" mud terrains on it, and I ripped both CV boots while mudding.
This truck, in 20,000 miles, that is all that has gone wrong with it.
This truck throws the mud like there is no tomorrow. I would like the 318 V8 for more power, but the V6 does just fine. You can't kill this truck. It is American made, and indestructible. This engine will never quit.
Awesome engine, awesome looks, awesome interior, awesome truck.
This truck is the best investment I've ever made, and I definitely will buy another one IF this one ever quits.
The cab feels like it's full sized, tons of overhead room.
The truck is very powerful compared to my old Ford Ranger and it smokes S10's. I LOVE this truck. It is an American Dream.