I replaced the starter at 300,000 miles.
I've changed the timing belt and water pump every 100K miles.
It's had 2 tune ups, total.
I've replaced the battery a few times, and the front brakes a couple of times. I also replaced the shocks and a few front end parts at 300K miles.
The factory stereo was replaced several years ago.
It's had overload springs on the back since 1997, and I have broke them and replaced them, but that is an aftermarket part.
It was shot by a 300 Win Mag through the floor board. The bullet went through the bell housing, hit the torque converter and ricocheted into the fly wheel. The torque converter didn't even have a scuff. The fly wheel was slightly bent. I replaced the flywheel and sealed the bell housing hole with silicone, and it was running like new again.
It's had 6 or 7 sets of tires.
This is not a town truck. It's hauled and towed tens of thousands of pounds of water, dirt, meat, fruit/vegetables, wood and just about everything else.
I still get 18 to 22 MPG, and I can and have gone just about everywhere in this truck. I would drive it cross country today.
I did have it repainted a while back because the dark blue paint was just about scratched and/or faded off. It looks great, and because it's a southwest truck, it has NO RUST.
It still runs like it did in 1997. It doesn't burn a drop of oil, and the oil is still clean when I change it with 3500 miles on it.
I expect to see 500K on the odometer before it's done.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th December, 2012