My best vehicle ever
July 23, 2018
I bought this vehicle in 2004, when it was one year old and had 24K on it. Now at 140K, it still goes strong. I've done all the regular maintenance on time, with the exception of the ignition wires, so a bad wire resulted to a cylinder misfire. Totally my bad, hadn't changed the wires since 2008 . A few years back I had to have the transfer case serviced, and it's been great since. Also, the latches of interior compartments are prone to breaking, had to replace a few. In the recent years I have dedicated this vehicle to off-roading with a lift kit, bigger tires, roof rack, bull bar with lights, and other extras. It really shines off road, with the exception of the dreaded washboard surfaces, which cause too much vibration even when aired down to 15 PSI. But it conquers rocks, snow, and water crossings like there's no tomorrow, in spite of the reduced torque and braking due to the large tires. I let it wear its desert stripes with pride. I love its looks and its capabilities, and will run it to the ground before replacing it with another one of the same, if I can find one.