A dependable all around vehicle for a family, or someone who camps and carries lot of gear
Small head gasket leak at 105,000 miles; still drivable under 50 miles distance before overheating.
O2 sensor at 94,000 and 112,000 miles.
Driver's side window motor replaced at 80,000 miles.
Tires last about 40,000 miles with lots of dirt roads.
Classic body styling still looks good, and the paint is tough, still shiny.
This is the best vehicle I have ever owned. The 4.7 V8 is a good small V8 and runs strong all day, cruising at 70 - 80 mph. 20 MPG on the highway at reasonable speeds and cruise control.
The head gasket problem happened when it overheated and I was out in the middle of nowhere. Partly my fault for not checking the coolant regularly. Aluminum heads warp when hot!
The ride and handling are very comfortable around town, on the highway, and on dirt roads. Mine is a 2 wheel drive, so no hard core off-roading, but it has been on lots of camping trips.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th March, 2013