A reliable beast
Lower Radiator Hose Blew (Original part) at 80000 miles.
Emergency brake cables were frozen when I bought the truck.
Carburetor had a flooding problem the first winter I owned the truck, easy fix.
This truck has been a dream vehicle for me. As a sixteen year old I bought it from a older gentleman in town and it served me beautifully ever since.
The engine has the trademark I6 roughness when starting it up, but while running it is a beauty. The body was amazingly well maintained, quite a few northern winters and not a bit of rust.
It is a 2WD model, but with weight in the back paired with incredibly low gears I fared better than some friends with 4WD vehicles.
The engine is a bit slow, but it makes up for low horsepower in beastly low end torque (smokes tires in gears 1-3!). I have had 2 ton loads in the bed and it felt no different driving uphill than it normally does.
The only complaint is poor gas mileage, which is why, with todays gas prices I am trading my trusty truck in for a more gas economical vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th July, 2004