Anti-lock brakes inoperative.
Fuel gauge sending unit inoperative.
A.C. needs a recharge.
Rear anti-lock inoperative.
Bad O2 sensor.
Minor corrosion on & below both doors.
Rear (leaf) springs sag a bit.
Paid a grand for it last October. Came with a bed liner and matched white Leer topper. Bought it for a 2nd car. Very happy with it. All I've had to do so far is fix a tire leak.
With 180k +, it has definitely been around the block more than a few times. The dealer logo is from Savanna GA. The topper is from Hagerstown MD. The previous title was from Kodiak AK. It came from a military family - hey, so did I. Maybe that's why I like it so much.
I live in ND, and this engine starts when the temp is -10 & colder without being plugged in. Actually, you can't plug it in at all - there is no block heater. With the truck having been in AK for 12 years, that speaks volumes. It has never failed to start or needed to be jumped. I have taken it out of town in harsh winter weather for round trips of three to four hundred miles, and it has not left me stranded.
I am 6'5", and tip the scales at 275#. Even though I can't exactly 'stretch out', I am still relatively comfortable on road trips.
The 2.3 is no racing mill, but with the 5 speed it easily cruises at 75mph. The reg. cab & short bed make it a small truck, but it holds the road like a truck & feels like a truck should. I was pleasantly surprised at how it drives, yet I really like the maneuverability in close quarters.
In time, I will take care of the those minor issues. I plan on keeping it for quite a few years.
My overall thoughts?... probably the smartest $1000 I've ever spent.