A reliable friend who never lets you down and loves to keep on going
Amazingly the only thing I've ever replaced was the clutch at 125,000 miles. At 160,000 I thought I'd have my mechanic change the timing chain just because I was worried (probably unjustly) that it might weaken. Having come from Honda, I only knew the stories behind their 60,000 mile timing belts giving out at 60k on the money! Some corrosion on the exhaust manifold had to be welded for $25 about 80,000 miles later :) Oh, and I disconnected the AC because it never seemed to work all that great.
Been paid off and looking great for years otherwise! Great Truck!
Well, Its been another 100,000 miles since then, and with the exception of normal spark plugs and brake pads there has been absolutely nothing wrong! Amazing Engineering! I'd buy a new one today just like mine! There is still NO oil leak on this engine! The fuel injection keeps humming right along.
The moon roof makes the truck well lit and comfortable. The armrest fits perfect for those long drives. The power windows work flawlessly. It feels great at 75mph, but you feel like you're tooling along in an older VW bus.. just with that great driving while not stressing feel. Except you are passing everyone.. Been doing that for over 100k since I owned it. Best car I've ever known for dependability and fun combined.
Try getting a soft-top for it. Its a blast in the Summer. The best beach cruiser around :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th July, 2001