I bought this truck from a farmer (it had been sitting in his field for 2 years) for $1000. He stopped driving it and parked it in the field, due to the check engine light coming on. Turned out to be a bad spark plug wire, causing it to misfire on 1 cylinder, and throw an emissions code.
Transmission seal leaked from sitting for 2 years.
Freeze plug pushed out from sitting.
Rats chewed up the lighting wires.
Tires were dry rotted.
Farmer was a large man, and flattened the seat foam permanently; just sit on a pillow.
2 years in the field and not a spot of rust! Paint faded and peeled, exposing primer.
Changed tranny fluid and gasket, put in aftermarket lights, changed the paint color from purple to intense blue pearl, added 31 x 10.5 prime well pa100 tires (awesome quality, I will forever buy these tires so long as they make them). Added fender flares, and a K&N drop in filter kit (1,000,000 mile warranty).
New exhaust factory style.
Brake lines replaced.
Still have under $5000 invested in the whole truck.
4x4 works great.
Awesome power for a V6.
Reliability is unmatched.
Style is awesome. Could have bought a new one, but these are so cool looking.
Tough. Very tough truck.
Not terrible on gas, but could be better.
I would definitely buy another.
I have owned 3. I lost 1 to a wreck, which safety wise worked very well. I sold the other one to buy a 4x4.
It was definitely worth every penny.
If you want a reliable truck, 4x4 or not, that will not let you down, buy one of these body styles, you will not be disappointed.