Useful, reliable, glad I bought it
The alternator went at 59,000 miles, however I do have an aftermarket audio system in the car that could cause some additional strain on the alternator, but I think it went a little to early.
Extremely slow vehicle, even though I have the GT4 gearing option (3.72 final drive).
I think I get good gas mileage probably 22 city / 28 highway. I need to get a bed cover to help out the highway miles.
Small cabin, I am 6' tall. I just have enough room, if you are taller you won't be comfortable driving this vehicle.
I bought this car not because I wanted one but because of the deal. KBB when I bought it was 11,100 Retail, I got it for 7,850 with extended warranty included. Only had 8,200 miles on it when I got it in '03.
Great to have when you need to pick things up for the house. Parts are not that expensive except AC blower. AC for the 4 cyl cost 3 times more than the one for the 6 cyl.
Likely to keep this truck forever, will only be my daily driver fro about another 1-2 years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th May, 2008