Tough, durable, if a little maintenance intensive
The head cracked at 85k miles. We later found out that these engines need to have the valves adjusted every 10-15k miles or else the head will crack. Later heads don't tend to crack, but they still need valves adjusted.
The vehicle is maintenance intensive with the valve adjustments.
It's very tough. It has never let me down off-road.
Doesn't have much power on freeway, but fine off road. Great low range power/gearing on transmission.
Takes an amazing amount of abuse and will still run.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th April, 2005