The clear coat of paint is just now starting to peel. Which I'm not complaining about. It's an older vehicle and only the clear coat is coming off, not the paint itself.
When I first bought it, I took it to a reliable mechanic, and with 199,000 miles, the most severe thing was a CV axle. Mechanic found 5 things on a 72-point inspection.
Sun damage was bad on bug guards and side rails. The black turned a grayish-white color. I bought this stuff called "Liquid Class" (in the car care section) for less than $10, and it looks brand new. Stuff is amazing.
A few random other things have happened since last year, knock sensor replaced, oil pressure switch, and I'm having my transmission rebuilt tomorrow actually.
I have had quite a few vehicles in the past, and this is by far my favorite.
Even with the $2000 I'm going to give my mechanic tomorrow to rebuild my transmission, it has 203,000 miles on it, and this is the first major repair I've needed.
Fun to drive, but over rough roads, the ride can start to get too bumpy even for a truck.
Do not like the design on the seats at all. I highly recommend seat covers.
When you pop the hood, a lot of mechanics have a hard time hitting the release switch. Need someone with small fingers to trip it.
One weird thing...doesn't like high octane gas. Say what you want how there is no difference, or that there is a difference and I should use high octane for a high-mileage vehicle, runs like crap unless I put the cheap stuff in.
Never had a problem with the head gasket like the 1995. Knock on wood.
As a girl, I was reluctant on buying something this big (I was used to cars) and have never regretted it. This truck is my baby and I will never trade it in, or sell it.