Despite some of the shortcomings and abuse that this pickup has taken, I really love driving it. It's a fun, zippy truck.
I've gotten it up to 70 without a problem.
During the winter (a Montana one, mind you), the 720 is parked outside. This spring, it started right up with a few pumps of the gas pedal. This truck is impossible to kill.
Body has held up great. The frame and body panels still have the original paint and there is no rust ANYWHERE on this truck.
Manual 5-speed still shifts smoothly. Clutch is still biting strong, even at 168,000 miles. It is the original.
It's very loud when cruising down the roads. Every time I drive it, neighbors think it has a V8 in it. But, it's just a reliable 4 cylinder.
It's a pretty spartan truck. It has no power windows, locks, steering, mirrors, cruise control, or automatic transmission. Just more things that can break. It gets the job done as being a reliable hunting/fishing (soon to be maybe painting, too) truck without all those luxuries.
I love this truck. If you are a teenager (I'm 16) and want something that will not cost you a lot to buy, insure, and fix, this is it!