It is a great reliable vehicle, getting good gas mileage along with good power
My Dad replaced the alternator when he had it at 125000 miles.
I had to replace the transmission at 165000 miles.
I had to replace the starter at 175000 miles.
I had to replace the rear axle at 182000 miles.
The truck has very good acceleration, getting up to speed very quickly.
It also climbs hills with ease, which is very good in the Rocky Mountains where I live.
The 4.0 is unbeatable, starting on the coldest of days, and runs perfect, even with having almost 200000 miles.
The truck is very reliable and is very cheap to maintain. I would rather take this truck in the woods than any other truck, because I know this truck will keep on kicking and bring me home.
It is very good off road, and I have pushed its limits, tearing up a U joint last year while getting out of a ditch with 3 foot of snow in it. Well I got out by myself; just had to gas it hard
This truck is very easy to work on. My Dad and I have done all the tune ups and fixes on it, and it is a little tight in the engine, but I have seen much, much worse, so no complaints.
I also love the mileage I get. I can drive it like I like to drive, getting around 18 MPG in town, while still getting up to speed quick.
On the highway I get 22 MPG at 70mph, and around 24 at 55 in overdrive. I can't complain about the mileage at all.
It has some lack of comfort, due to a small cab with two small jump seats in the back.
It also lacks airbags, electric windows and locks.
But that is also the best part, it is simple: less to break = less to fix is how I look at it.
Overall this is a great truck, which I recommend to anyone who wants a reliable vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th January, 2013