"Bought new and put a bunch of miles on it right from the start. Fast, fun, comfortable (I'm 5'3")
Finally a flaw emerges as the headliner has begun disintegrating at 12 years unprotected in the Florida sun. I think i can live with that. I just put a clutch in it and have never changed the brakes. The paint is in great shape. The AC is icy. The speakers (stock) held up fine.
It's still going strong and I expect another 5+ years from the little booger."
"My smartest "new car" purchase, ever.
Bought new in '97, currently at 171K miles.
Replacements: Oil, filters, 1 battery, 1 muffler, 1 windshield (my fault, oops), tires twice.
The electricals are a bit finicky: cabin lights, fan, wipers, but no big deal.
Highway mileage (5 speed) stable @ 26 since day one.
Undriveable in snow without snow tires + 300lbs in the back.
Awesome value, awesome reliability"
"I purchased my truck for an amazing price ($1,600) I talked the owner down, and I have been driving it since.
I love this truck.
My Lady loves this truck; She is not easy to please.
I have the 3.0 V6, extended cab, 5 speed, loaded...
This truck has plenty of power, and it still gets 24mpg.
Not bad for power and room."
"250,000+ miles, Truck runs great. We've replaced brakes, starter, clutch, tires, changed oil regularly & it's still running great. Blew a head gasket at 234,000 & replaced fuel pump twice. Gets decent gas mileage at 24-26 highway. We'll drive it till the wheels fall off."