This Truck Rocks-Couldn't Ask For More!
Fuel Fill Tube rusted through caused leaking at fill up. Replaced for $40.00 and 1/2 hour done myself.
Tye Rod and Pitman Arm normal wear and tear for a heavy 4x4. Replaced by previous owner.
Rear U-joints to be replaced today at about $40.00 and probably about 1 1/2 hours doing myself.
Front Brakes need to be replaced Rotors too (warped).
Water Pump starting to show signs of leakage. To be done soon.
This truck is great, plenty of room for camping trips and family errands. Fold the seats and can haul plenty of building supplies.
The 350 V8 gives plenty of power for take off and pulling out in traffic. Going 70 down highway step on it and before you know it your @ 85 to pass.
Gas mileage (ouch) She's thirsty. Rated for 12 city and 15 highway. I currently am getting 16 to 17 1/2 mpg. I feel that this is real good for a truck of this size. I just wish that gas wasn't 3.00+ per gallon.
The front brakes mentioned above is normal for this truck. I have heard that the brakes are too small for a vehicle this size and cause easy warping.
Truck is very comfortable and I am very pleased with it.
Do not get me wrong.. It is 11 years old and has it faults, but nothing that I feel is other than normal things that naturally go wrong.. I expect problems, but I only paid $3700. for it and take all with a grain of salt. The truck is paid for and all repairs do not add up to what a payment would be.
I have read a lot of reviews on this site and it seems that people will buy a used vehicle and expect it to be perfect. All used vehicles have issues, to those people, get over it or buy new.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th July, 2006