Great little gas guzzler
Simple stuff. Alternator, starter, fuel injector, idle air servo in the last 10 years.
After 10 years, sitting outside the last 6, my baby's body is starting to rust.
Wonderfully reliable car with a great 4x4 system. 2 feet of snow? Muddy creek bed? Enclosed trailer full of crap? No problem. Passes everything, but the gas station (no worse than any truck through).
In 10 years and 150,000 miles I've only had a few issues with this car. Most of them I fixed myself. But its never left me stranded... just ran a bit crappy until the problem was addressed. Parts are cheap and plentiful. I can get parts at 4 or 5 places in my little town.
My only issue is the rust. I can see the ground through the floorboards and other parts of the body are beginning to rust. If you live somewhere wet or snowy, do yourself a favor and remove rust and put a protective coating on the underside every few years. Who knows how long it will last? I neglected the body of my Jeep and now the body will rust out before the engine, transmission or 4-wheel-drive systems will go.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th November, 2005