Like Ford says,
Ignition module seem to go out around every 40,000 miles. Good idea to have a spare and the special tool in the truck at all times.
Valve cover gaskets leak rather often. Replace with rubber and no more leaks.
A/C quit after 130,000 miles. I may fix it someday. A/C work is expensive.
The engine leaks too much. Each time a leak is repaired... it will then leak somewhere else.
The feedback EEC-VI carburetor is complicated and a headache to work on. That is the weakest part of the truck.
After 20 years and many miles... things just wear out.
I like the solid lifters in the valve train. I like the timing gears as opposed to having chains.
I like the fact that this truck does not have power windows, locks, or even cupholders. It does not even have a tachometer. Less things you have means the less that can go wrong.
This truck was in a serious accident a fews years ago... the cost to have it repaired was more than what the truck was worth. However, I had to have it fixed... I would miss it.
It is a sharp little truck and it has class.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th February, 2003