I was given a 1994 Rodeo with a 5 speed manual and 3.2 V6 engine, and it's been a very nice truck for the first few months of ownership, and I expect that the pleasant experience will continue throughout the vehicle's life.
3.2 V6 SOHC 24 valve gas engine doesn't make much horsepower, but makes pretty decent torque, enough to smoke the tires a little from a stop if I'm in the mood. Doesn't get good gas mileage at all, but reliable as all hell. I'm expecting 300,000 miles out of this truck.
I once hit 1st gear instead of 3rd when shifting from 2nd, tires chirped and the engine rpm shot up, but I quickly clutched in and went to third, and everything was back to normal. No engine shuddering or roughness; Very tough. At almost 160,000 miles, the engine doesn't lose much oil between changes, and has enough power to climb somewhat steep hills at idle rpm with mostly open throttle. If there's one thing you can count on from your early 90s Japanese truck, it's that the engine and the transmission will never let you down.
5 speed manual transmission is tough, and the clutch grips like a truck clutch should. I *really* wish there was a tall 6th gear for highway cruising, so that I could turn ~1700 rpm at 70 mph, instead of over 3,000 like I do in 5th gear. That would certainly help for highway gas mileage, as well as the noise.
Seats are not supportive, and don't really offer any comfort, but it's a truck, not a Lincoln Town Car. It's not made to be comfortable. Leg room is good in the front, but not so good in the back. Stock speakers are pretty terrible.
All in all, I really love my Rodeo as a fun and tough truck, and would recommend it to anyone looking for such. The lack of comfort and highway gearing do make me want to get a nice Lincoln Town Car to supplement my Rodeo though.