Best money ever spent
A relay switch went out on me a few years down the road; something to do with starting up the engine. Had that replaced by the dealer, and no issues since.
The manual transmission went out 6 years after purchase, after 100k or so miles. This was due to letting everyone drive my truck. Do not lend out your baby.
The timing chain guides busted and would rattle when the engine was fired up, only if it sat for a day or so. Finally had that replaced at 292k, 95k miles later. Engine smokes a little, off and on, but still runs strong.
Do not like the cheap plastic interior, which became brittle after 10+ years later.
Seat belt, driver's side was replaced by the dealer free of charge; standard practice I was told.
I love this truck, considering I let everyone in my family drive it, loaned it out, and friends drive it. The truck ran off the road a few times, and there were some sporadic moments of not taking care of it.
Eighteen years later, it still runs great. I've used my truck later on to haul firewood out of the mountains of New Mexico, maybe at least 10 cords or more.
This truck is awesome if you need something basic, nothing fancy, to get you to work and back and haul stuff around. You can always upgrade your truck if needed.
Very, very, very, reliable! Cannot go wrong.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th November, 2011