At 120,000 replaced front rotors, pads, exhaust, shocks, timing belt, and alternator.
At 140,000 replaced u-joints on drive shaft.
At 145,000 air bag light came on.
At 150,000 replace front coil springs.
At 156,000 replaced rear spring shackles (rear set).
At 158,000 replaced rear spring shackles (front set).
At 159,000 replaced thermostat housing and t-stat.
At 160,000 replace right upper and lower ball joints.
At 161,000 replaced rear drums and pads.
The items that were replaced were due to normal wear and tear to the vehicle.
The truck has a 2.3 4-cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. It proves itself quick and responsive in traffic.
I would not settle for an automatic with a 4 cylinder.
Kept up on regular oil changes... engine does not burn oil.
The truck is very reliable and fuel efficient.
It can go approx. 406 miles on a tank of gas.
The vehicle is a little light in the rear end for winter driving. Weight in the rear end with a set of good tires does the trick.
Never had trouble with the engine or transmission.
Truck handles great.