"I bought this truck recently with 44,000 miles and haven't had any problems with it. It's a perfect simple vehicle (which isn't the best looking) that I'm hoping to drive for the next 10 years. The only thing I wish it had was cruise control, but I plan to install it with an after-market product.
Seats aren't all that comfortable but that just means I stop and stretch my legs and my butt on longer road trips.
Awsome truck I wold recommend to anyone looking for a great truck that doesn't use a ton of gas, ave. ~25-30 mpg."
"I am the original owner of a 97 XE regular cab. It has 141K miles and still runs as good as the day I drove it off the dealer lot. Doesn't leak oil, and doesn't burn oil. I replaced the alternator at 60K, and the clutch at 100K, but other than that, the only thing this truck has needed is basic maintenance like tune-ups (one) and brakes (I still haven't had to replace the rear drums yet!). With its age it now costs a bit of money each year to get it to pass Utah's emissions testing. But when all is said and done, it's a great little commuter truck! I know it will go at least another 140 K! Even though I bought an '08 Titan last year, I'm still going to hold on to this one until it dies, which may be never!"