This 4-cylinder 4x4 king-cab has given me above average value
Clutch hydraulic problems started around 60k miles and were finally bad enough to require fixing at around 100k miles. After replacing all hydraulic components, including the damper, the clutch was removed and the splines on the crankshaft cleaned up.
Front brakes began to rub pretty strongly at around 130k miles. Repair involved overhauling the calipers.
The climate control lever that directs where the air goes began to get difficult around 90k miles. It's gotten worse to the point that it barely works now at 162k miles. Also the temp control lever only delivers hot air no matter what the setting.
From day one the windows were very hard to raise. I fixed this myself by going into the door to tighten the clamps that hold the glass.
The timing chain is beginning to make a racket, I'm told this is a $700 repair.
The rubber on my steering wheel is getting loose from the 11 o'clock position to the 1 o'clock position.
This has been a fantastic vehicle.
It's had a few problems I didn't mention because I consider them normal.
This truck has never let me down.
It's underpowered for average driving, but when off-roading this truck really shines (it's a 4x4).
This truck gets 20 m.p.g.
Overall I think this vehicle has had a low cost of ownership.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th April, 2002