Cheap to buy and own, rock solid reliable, not fancy
Replaced rotted gas tank at 130,000 miles, rotted from top because of condensation and road salt.
Replaced main crankcase seal at 130,000 too.
Replace both brake rotors and calipers at least once, probably due to carrying heavy loads
I paid $11,800 out the door in 94 for this truck. Until I went over 100,000 miles all I ever did to my truck was change the oil and do the brakes. I put extra leaf springs in the back because I haul firewood frequently. The 4 cylinder motor was excellent under load. The mileage was good too. The factory cassette in the radio broke at around 130K miles too. However, I was still on the original clutch, plugs, wires, etc. Some jerk crossed the median on the highway and totalled my truck and nearly me too. I miss my truck already. I am writing this with a cast on my leg.
This truck may not have been a fancy "chick magnet" but it did everything I asked without complaint.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th August, 2002