So far the only things that have gone wrong with the truck are things that are required to be fixed with regular Maintenance...
- I replaced the clutch at 100,000 miles
- I replaced the leaf springs at 118,000 miles
- Had to change the plugs/wires/houses at 110,000 miles
- I replaced the shocks and brakes at 100,000
Do to the salty road conditions around with cold winters I had to replace the body mounts and body mount bushings.
I bought this truck to get me through the deep winter snow and I have yet to get stuck.
The truck is great to modify for off-road use. The 2.9 v6 is a very durable motor and has yet to fail me. I modified it to fit 31" mud tires, Skid plates all around and everything needed for a trail worthy truck.
The truck handles sweet, hardly any body roll on tight turns, able to burn the tires, very stable, and still has some get up and go for when you need it.
For being a compact truck there's plenty of head room and leg room. The seats are very comfortable and the steering wheel design is perfect.
With the long bed (7 foot) I've been able to haul everything I have needed to.
Tows great! It was used to tow jet skis and snowmobiles and never had a problem.
Only problem I had with the truck was with the alternator. All my upgrades such as a high performance stereo system and fog lights, the stock 60-amp alternator wasn't enough.
Another problem I had was with the black floppy mirrors, at around 65 MPH they fold in, but there is a modification you can do to fix that.