The only vehicle I would trust in a zombie apocalypse
Various little things due to age.
Rear differential finally showing signs of retiring; will replace soon.
Will be replacing all gaskets/hoses (valve covers and above) and exhaust system at the 200,000 mile mark as preventative maintenance.
The car was purchased new in 1989 by my cousin, who immediately put a 1,500lb capacity lift gate on it. It was then used vigorously for almost two decades before I got a hold of it.
It's been used since then far more vigorously, and keeps asking for more.
Gets 21 MPG on the highway, while still having plenty of hot-rod like power (being a Mustang derived 5.0L engine). Tows surprisingly well too for the engine size.
Drives great around town and on the freeway.
Unstoppable off-road, (it is a 2WD). Completely stock suspension, but still makes it farther than some Jeeps on Jeep trails; go figure.
Hauls a 2,000lb cabover camper and 2,000lb trailer/dirt bikes regularly through the Mojave Desert, usually about an hour's drive off-road on light trails.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th September, 2013