Excellent submarine and battering ram
Emergency brake cable broke at 105,000.
Transfer case handle broke at 175,000.
Rust on rear fenders.
Alternator went out at 179,000.
Power steering pump replaced at 170,000 miles.
Starter went out at 125,000.
Sloppy shifter action at 110,000.
Broken rear leaf spring at 120,000.
Wheel bearings replaced at 145,000.
Speedometer went bad at 110,000.
Temperature gauge bad at 120,000.
I love this truck. Everything that has gone wrong with it has been a direct result of my actions. It has been submerged over the hood in floodwater after I drove off the road... the motor never quit running, but it ruined the wheel bearings. The bench seat was soaked like a sponge. The headlights made it look like a submarine, but somehow I drove it out. It has hit a concrete light pole base, a huge 12-foot flower planter, a van, several deer, and finally my other car in a low-speed accident. It has been buried in mud several times as well as snow. As a result of my abuse, there is a dent in the front bumper, the grille is cracked, the right headlight has detached and simply lays in place. Needless to say, I can't drive and this truck has saved my butt on many occcasions.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st March, 2003