This has been one heck of a truck
I replaced the thermostat around 151,000 due to sticking open and never warming up.
I replaced the oil pan gasket at 153,000 due to leaking badly.
Rusted out over rear wheels and starting on lower cab corners but just surface rust now. Fender flares cover up the rust above the wheels for now.
This is my first truck and I love it even though it's not perfect. The 302 runs excellent putting out pretty good power for a small block. The addition of true dual exhaust, K&N air filter, and synthetic fluids help my truck to just run stronger and easier. I love the 5spd. manual transmission in it. I can burn the heck out of the tires if I want to but normally choose not to. The 4x4 works really well with the exception of when it's muddy, mud gets up in the linkage to the transfer case and makes shifting it hard. Overall this is a great truck and I highly suggest one like if you are looking for a very strong workhorse of a truck that looks cool as well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th August, 2008