"As far as value, I wish it could've lasted longer. I had to replace the air conditioner, transmission, fuel gage within fuel tank and a few minor things. Reliability - No problems. It was great in 4WD. Quality on a few things as the 5CD stacker,did not impress me.Design was fine."
"This is hands-down the most reliable car I've ever had. Great power (even up hills). It's not the quickest thing on the highway, but it has tons of stamina and it'll go for miles and miles (and MILES)! It's been around the country three times, on countless camping trips, all over Oregon and California, 4x4 in the hills, and still it's running strong at 200K+. This may be because I have always been VERY good about keeping the maintenance up on it, including oil changes. It takes 10/30. The ONLY issue I've had is that the passenger front and rear window-motors are starting to wear out, as well as the rear window support. I use a little block for the rear window; the passenger electric motors: well, I've tried replacing them but every one I've used as replacement has also died because they've all been "rebuilt" parts. My advice: BUY NEW PARTS, NOT REBUILDS, especially when it comes to alternators, starters, and electric-motors. This vehicle will out-last ALL the parts you buy if they're rebuilds. Also, it is common on this model for the #6 plug to start fouling after around 180K miles. This is EASY TO FIX but time-consuming: the gaskets wear out and disintegrate around this age, but the engine is in GREAT shape. Replacing head and valve-cover gaskets is about a four-hour job (at a pro shop) or a day's work for someone like me. Would I buy another: YES! I wish they made a hybrid."