This truck was built in Smyrna TN. I had my doubts about the quality of this truck being made here in America versus Japan. But this truck has been and is extremely reliable. All I have had to do is the required maintenance service every three months.
The hills of Colorado definitely challenge the the four cylinder engine. So driving in third gear and patience is must at times. At a lower altitude this truck would probably perform better.
The interior has held up remarkably well over the years. I just put a little vinyl protectant every 3 months on the dash and doors and this has kept the interior looking almost as new as the day I bought this truck.
With regard to the exterior paint, it has held up well over the years with hardly any fading.
Who says Americans can't build a good Japanese car.