This truck is reliable
The cheap timing chain guide broke at 122000 miles. The dealer quoted $1200 to replace it. I bought the parts from Auto zone for around $150 and replaced the guide, tensioner and chain myself. I also replaced the fan clutch at around 110000 miles. Other than that nothing has gone wrong with this truck.
I love this truck. It was previously owned by a friend so I knew how it had been treated when I bought it from him. I plan on keeping this truck until at least 200000 miles. It is ultra reliable. I average around 31 miles per gallon. The power curve on these trucks really goes up with higher rpm. If you keep a 2wd at around 55, you will get great mileage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th December, 2003