Excellent all-around truck
1. The bed had moderate rust damage (very common for the year) I could not find a used bed to replace it, so I bought some scrap sheet metal from a junkyard and the body-shop did the work for free.
2. Bearings in the engine were shot at 114,613 miles (very uncommon for the type of motor),I had three repair options: A. Buy new bearings for around $56 dollars and do the work myself. B. Buy a working used motor for around $900 to replace the old one. C. Have it refurbished for approximately $2,300. I was lucky enough to find a used 22R engine at a junkyard that was in perfect running condition, and ended up paying only $700 for it. Since then, I have had no mechanical problems at all.
Very good handling.
Comfortable bench seat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th December, 2005