Cylinder Head Gasket needed replacement upon purchase.
Back door lock malfunctioned.
Front brakes needed replacing.
This is one tough little truck. It's perfectly suited to my needs which include short jaunts in and around town. Yes..it's noisy and gives a pretty harsh ride, but for the money it's a steal!! Not to mention it's unerring reliability even at 13 years old!!
The one problem I seem to have is that I don't think that 4WD engages (at least not as I had expected). In winter, I don't sense that any power is transferred to the front wheels and it's pretty easy to spin this truck as the rear wheels slip quite easily.
Can anyone comment on this?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th July, 2004