Very capable vehicle and at a very low market value. Find one now
Brakes at 90000, and replaced brake lines with Goodridge SS lines.
Seats are pretty much worn out as far as padding, fabric still looks good.
Shocks replaced with Pro Comp at 90000, and replaced rear springs with OME Heavy Duty, and front torsion bars with Sway-A-Way 30% stronger than stock.
Muffler at 100000, replaced with Flomaster 40, along with O2 sensors.
Tires at 100000 with Dunlop RVXT in 255 70 r16.
Oil consumption is 1-2 quarts in 3000 miles. In winter I run Max Life 10w30, and in summer 20w50.
Starter and battery at 100000.
Very rock solid build on this vehicle, can carry all the people, gear, and supplies that you can carry, especially with the upgraded suspension, which also solves the body lean issues noted in original press. Great Kayak vehicle, and base camp.
Motor torque is solid, even if the HP is a bit light for the weight of this vehicle.
Due for 120000 mile service this spring, and will change all belts, water pump, and hoses. Considering crankshaft and camshaft front seals as well.
Estimate I will rebuild the clutch in the next 20,000 miles, and would replace the rear engine seals at that time.
4.56 standard gearing makes this thing climb like a mountain goat, with minimal effort. Don't expect to win any drag races.
Next set of tires I'm going to 32", mileage is reliably 16 in mixed driving, good is 17.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th February, 2010