This truck has been stunningly reliable; I've owned many vehicles and none have been this bullet-proof.
In addition to the "gone wrongs" listed, I've replaced front brake pads twice. The rear brakes and rotors are original & in good shape (just had them checked.)
One set of shocks.
Put in upgrade stereo system.
Everything else is original - clutch, exhaust system, no electrical problems, nada. I have even taken this truck to my mechanic and told him to go over it carefully and tell me what I need and he can't find anything wrong. I do regular fluid changes and tuneups.
This has been a work & hauling vehicle primarily; I've also driven it several thousand miles in Mexico on road trips. It's worked hard.
Ride is truck-like, but pretty comfortable. Ergonomics are great, I can see and reach everything no problem (smallish woman.) The xtra-cab seats are a joke, the space is handy for storage though.
Engine bogs down a bit on mountain inclines, but otherwise pretty peppy. Handling is excellent, considering it's a truck. I have towed a kit car from Denver to LA, and a boat, with no problems. Not wonderful on ice and snow, but if you put weight over the wheels and know how to drive a RWD in snow it's fine.
Mileage is around 20 MPG, but I have a topper and usually carry some extra weight.