Great reliability at minimal cost
The only thing that has gone wrong with it was that it started overheating.
When it is cold, it idles fast.
If you don't run the engine every day it makes a tapping noise for a while. One person told my that it was a tap-it which means the engine is adjusting itself.
I bought the truck from my mechanic. I didn't like it at first glance, but after the test drive I decided to buy it.
My mechanic had rebuilt the engine just before I bought it. The reason that it was rebuilt was because it had a cracked head and it had very low compression.
The truck runs great. It's great on gas mileage and the oil consumption is moderate.
My only worry is that it idles fast when the engine is cold, but the idle does slow considerably after running about two minutes.
The seats are uncomfortable, but there's nothing a little foam rubber and seat covers can't fix.
When I took it in to get a chassis lube they told me that the suspension was sealed and that there was no way to get grease into the suspension. The lube tech told me that the suspension was greased at the factory.
Due to the sealed fitting, when the suspension gets too noisy for me to handle, I'll have to replace the suspension.
All in all, the truck has great power, it gets great gas mileage, and it is very reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th July, 2002