"Purchased new in 2007 and have driven to and from work 100 miles each day total.
It will get around 24 mpg , if you keep the speed under 65mph.
Mine has 98000 miles and runs fine.
the 4 cylinder does not have much pep, but is fine if you can keep out of the 18 wheelers way.
i have carried everything from brush to patio tiles, when i made my deck last summer."
"After 4 years and 132,000 still extremely please. Would absolutely purchase again.
Very powerful engine allows for towing like a dream. All those people in Utah & Colorado with their matching green Toyota Tacoma's don't know what they're missing!"
"This truck has successfully gotten me to school on all but one occasion, and that was due to a battery dry cell. It gets decent gas milage, but changing the oil is a royal pain - I think you have to have an extra joint in your arm to do it as easily as you can in a Ford truck. Three days a week I travel an hour and a half to school through the mountains, and the accelleration this truck has is awesome for passing slower vehicles, but somehow it sticks the curves better than many cars. It can fly down the dirt roads, but it does have some issues successfully moving around in the snow and ice.
I would prefer a 4-wheel drive and a tow package, but what this little truck does, it does exceedingly well! When I trade, it won't be for a necessarily better truck - but a bigger truck."
"I have owned this vehicle 5 years. The only porblem so far is the belt tensioner. I have had to replace it 2 times. Both under warranty. The truck is overall a good vehicle. It performs well in rough terrain and bad road conditions. Strong frame design."