Nothing major so far. Occasionally, it begins missing on rainy days. I suspect the problem is the distributor cap may be cracked, causing moisture to leak into it.
There's a lot of rust on the exterior along with the floor-boards in the interior. This is most likely because it came from Michigan, where they salt the roads when it snows. Salt eats away at metal. The previous owner must not have known this and didn't bother to wash the salt off.
If the truck is "cold" then it will not crank up on the first try--ever. I don't know why, but it always cranks on the second try, flawlessly. No sputters, nothing. Perhaps the fuel pump is to blame.
I just turned 16 and got my license. I chose this to be my first car. I have had it for about 2 months now and have been driving it for about a month. This low budget truck fits right into my price range. At only $600, It is a wonderful buy.
This truck is amazingly reliable. It starts on queue, mind you always on the second try. It handles great, especially after adding wider, shorter tires on it.
When I first got it, it needed a tune-up. It had a new air filter and muffler that the previous owner replaced before I bought it. I have, so far, changed the oil and the fuel filter. I am still planning on changing plug wires, distributor cap (especially if its cracked), and the spark plugs. I'm sure running some fuel injector cleaner though it wouldn't hurt either.
All-in-all, this is a great first vehicle. Cheap on gas, reliable, and somewhat comfortable for 6' of height. I recommend this truck for anyone who needs a dependable ride, on a low budget. I wouldn't expect it to win a beauty contest though.