A good basic truck with a weak transmission
Bought it used with an exhaust leak, bad shocks, brakes and a set of worn tires. Driver's seat was flat, but overall good interior.
A good product that I have driven to Alaska up the Alcan twice.
The truck is smooth and very good on the freeway, but not a serious off-road truck. But, I am able to pull my boat out of most of the gravel bar rivers of the north coast.
Transmission is weakest part of the truck with the 470/WOD. I have installed a second transmission cooler with a spin on filter and a gauge and does not run cooler.
Tires, brakes and shocks last about five years each. All come due about the same time for about $1,200. Still a great truck and fun to drive.
After rebuilding the drivers seat, its a lot nicer to drive in the mountains.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th June, 2002