Great first time vehicle especially for teens
Water pump had to be replaced.
Squeaks up front around the steering/suspension area if I hit a bump. I know it's not the shocks; it's more like a metal grinding sound.
Alternator had to be rebuilt (probably due to high powered sound system)
Light in the air conditioning louver control/fan speed dash area has been out for a long time now. It would work every now and then, but then just completely quit so I'm thinking it's the wiring and not the bulb.
Clutch "whines" a little while sitting at a stop in first gear now, but it's probably the throw out bearing going bad after 150K miles.
Bright lights don't exactly work anymore. When I push the switch forward only one will come on and the blue light in the dash that tells you that your brights are on doesn't come on anymore either.
Speedometer quit working at one time and would work every now and then when it wanted to.
Other than the few very small problems I've had (mostly electrical and not very important anyway) this has been an excellent running truck. I have always taken very good care of it mechanically and in cleanliness never taking it off-road or really punishing the engine except for a few times. It was my first (bought it new at 15 in 95) and only vehicle I've ever had even 10 years later at 25. I'm not really sure if I'd wanna get rid of it now considering it's been so good and dependable, but I would like a new vehicle considering this is all I've ever had and for 10 years at that.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th May, 2005