"I bought this truck new. It has served me reasonably well through the awful winters up here in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains.
All I do is put a 100 lb bag of sand in the bed and 4 snow tires to get through most bad weather. Brakes don't hold up well and there have been annoying electrical problems such as odometer cluster, wheel sensor, and wiper/blinker switch. At 125000 I intend to keep it until it dies. So far this truckhas taken me to Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, and several times to Massachusetts with no serious trouble at all. Great vehicle for the $."
"Very reliable truck. Very small, weak truck. Not good for work, but is very affordable and will get you around with no problems. I have 85K on mine and have had no problems at all. It's not pretty, but it works."
"I have owned this truck since new in 2001. I have had no problems except for a recall on the clutch. It was fixed and I havent had anything mess up since. Good on gas and very dependable. If you are a big guy though it can be kind of tight fit."
"I've had my B3000 for seven years, brand new. It has been through the craziest stuff and does not stop. Sure, I have had minor mechanical stuff that gets fixed, but it can be blamed on the mechanic. My seats are still extremely comfortable. I didn't care the head unit (radio) so I swapped it out. For being a stock truck, it sure can handle being off road. Now at almost 125,000 miles, the engine is still very strong. It brakes very nicely and it still looks good for being an older truck."
"I bought my 1998 B4000 4WD Cab Plus SE with 75,000 miles on it in April of 2001. I unfortunately have to trade it in now, but this truck has been one of the most reliable vehicles I've ever seen. It does have a few quirks. It eats door switches like they're going out of style, and the Door Ajar light stays on almost constantly. It also has high wind noise, and the 4WD lockout hubs are cheap. Besides these little things, this is a great truck. It currently has 188,700 miles on the odometer, and with a new set of heads this spring, it runs like a champ! Still on the original exhaust!!! Power isn't great, but it handles very well and brakes like a sports car. High payload capacity and the most comfortable seats I've ever sat in. Six and a half years, 114,000 miles and still going strong! Highly recommended vehicle!"