"Must be driven to eliminate fuel pump problems. As with any auto, not good to sit up to long. Otherwise, it pulls my tractor with no problems, I just brought 3 cards of wood to my house with my 3.9. With regular maintenance it will serve you well."
"The engine is still quiet and the trans is smooth and powerful for a small truck. It has pulled my tractor out of ditches and up hills when it was . Only problem is the passenger compartment is small."
"I bought this truck new. It has towed a 24 foot travel trailer and then a 18 foot fishing boat in the mountains of northeastern California. Taken me hunting in north central Arizona and plowed through feet of snow in the mountains north of Lake Tahoe. Have had Chevy and Ford trucks and this is the best I have owned."
"Bought the truck new in 1996. The 3.9L engine starts every time and is strong and tight (no leaks). Had the tranny rebuilt after about 8 years. Oil changes, brakes, one tune-up, shocks, are the only maintenance needed in 19 years. Since it was always parked outside in Indiana weather, I had the paint and headliner redone this year. All in all I'm very satisfied with the truck."
"Bought new in 1996 didn't have to many issues had standard repairs I let my son drive it for several years but he didn't take very good care of it never told me when it needed fixed but it handled well just had motor pulled and bought a new one he added so much stop leak that it clogged up the motor but I still have the truck it's a great ext cab 318ci 5speed 4x4 will never sell it 226000 miles on it"
"I've owned this beast for 3 years, this 19 year old beast has great power in on and off road scenarios. They are very customizatible, mines about the most redneck looking thing you'll ever see but the engine has tons of power without any aftermarket improvments. its a little lacking towing but does just fine hauling just about anything i put in it. Takes trees like a champ im on my 4 one and the bumper is doing just fine."