"Best truck I ve ever owned fits perfect with all my driving needs everyones comfortable front and back if i could keep my foot out of it it would get about 20 mpg but its just so fun to drive with all that power LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT"
"simply my best truck iv ever owned. outran every ranger, s10, vehicle ive ever tried to run. very reliable. great gas milage. 25 mpg. plenty of power. i ve owned rangers and s10s, this is a far way nicer truck. AWSOME TRUCK!!!!!!!!!"
"It's incredibly versatile - I can haul 3 horses no problem, 3/4 tons of gravel, front seats very comfortable, passengers are comfortable in the back, 4 door convenience for groceries etc., truck bed convenience. It's like a truck and car all in one.
I bought this truck new in '02 because I needed a truck and a car, even though I was dubious about an American made vehicle. It has all the extras - quad cab, manual 4.7 V8, stabilizeers, tow package, power package w/power driver's seat, premium stereo system. It drives like a dream. The only real problem has been the brakes, which I knew would be a problem from Consumer reports. The only other complaint is the transmission is a bit loose and sloppy, but it works OK. The engine is fabulous, quiet and powerful.
HOW TO FIX THE BRAKE PROBLEM FOREVER
The brake sticking problem is because the pistons are ceramic and easily overheat with normal use. When you take it to the dealer they replace them with - you guessed it - ceramic pistons, which continue to overheat and stick. Find a good mechanic and ask them to replace the pistons with STEEL ones. The brake pistons won't be a problem again. Unfortunately I waited too long and one of the rotors warped. But it's a really good truck. I'll drive it until it totally falls apart!"
"I have had this vehicle for a little over a year. Its been the best vehicle I have had, and I have put over 20,000 miles. Its not a huge rig, but its mid sized, perfect for me. It's a little short on the creature comforts (i.e. Leather seats, etc.) But nothing around this model year for a truck beats it in gas mileage, cost, and towing power. I doubt I will ever trade this in, as I have always driven a truck and this is the best one I have ever driven."
"This is a 1999 extended cab, two wheel drive, 860,000 miles and has been a great pickup for me. I used it for both hauling and personal transportation long distance and short in town. Hauls med loads, box size is big enough for everything I haul, 8ft motor cycle (with tail gate down), 4x8 sheets of plywood.The ride is good and comfortable interior.
Drawbacks; I have the 3.9 motor which is good for most things but lacks power for pulling med and larger trailers through the hills in the Black Hills. The paint started to fade at about 10 years old. No rust until about 12 years old, and once it started it went fast to all areas. Which is sad that the bode is falling apart but runs great. Gas mileage is fair 15 most of the time but as good as 21."