NEARLY 300,000 MILES ON ORIGINAL ENGINE
Great light stick-shift truck for everyday hauling. Gas mileage about 18-22 mpg, but it's been reliable for 16+ years as both a commuter vehicle and a hauler. With good maintenance, low frequency of repair.
Reliable, Sturdy Truck
I've had this truck 11 yrs now and 80,000 miles later, it still runs like the first time. Its survived my college and highschool days where I could barely afford to put regular oil in and this thing has taken the abuse like a champ. I've had ABSOLUTELY ZERO mechanical problems and get about 22 combined MPG with the 2.3L engine and manual transmission. I'll admit that the ride can be pretty rough but even this little engine can pull a medium sized boat out of the water. Although, there are very little frills (manual windows and locks etc) the seats feature nicer-than-average cloth and are very comfy and the interior in general has held up nicely. Overall, its a great little truck, esp as a teenagers first car.
GREAT LITTLE TRUCK
I NEVER HAD A SINGLE PROBLEM WITH MY TRUCK. IT IS VERY RELIABLE AND EASY TO DRIVE IN CITIES WITH GOOD AGILITY.