This truck was bought new in Roswell, GA in 1986 by the father of a frat brother I knew from college. Over the years I would borrow it for errands, but no one in the family drove it except the old man cause it was a 5 speed.
When he died in 2002 they sold it to me with 19,500 miles on it. Still had the original tires! It became my daily driver and got 24mpg in town and 30+mpg on the road. Last year I added cruise control cause I commuted to NC monthly. The bench seat was not that comfortable, but it was hard to beat the mileage.
Last May I loaned it to a friend and he wrecked it. Bashed in the whole right side, had 34,500 original miles. Made me sick to see it!!