This truck perform under stress!
My exhaust has been a nightmare (replaced everything behind the cat. twice) and countless rehanging.
Emergency Brake didn't work when I bought it, was replaced, froze and stopped working again after three months.
Won't stay in alignment, always pulls (but I don't know the truck wreck history).
I love my truck, it was a great value and am glad I didn't buy another small car. It performs!
I bought this truck off a individual, not a dealer, so much of it's history is a mystery to me. It already had a 3" body lift on it, and I wouldn't have bought it if it sat as low as a stock model. Larger tires are a must with the lift, so I have kept 2.35-75-15 tires on with no difficulty.
Living in an area that has a tendency to flood, this light truck has performed through mud, water at and above the hood line, and other extreme weather. 4x4 (with manual locking hubs) always engages, and grabs well.
I drive it hard, and at least 75 miles per day. It's not as good on gas as I would expect from another 4 cylinder, but it's been through a lot, so I can't complain too much.
I perform normal maintenance (oil changes, brakes, fluids, etc.) myself and the only real problems I've encountered have been exhaust related (that may be because of the conditions I drive it under too).
The body is rotting, and there's no way to match paint even if you fill the holes.
I would recommend the truck to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th February, 2006