I bought the truck new in 99 and have had good luck with it. I use it to pull a 3,000lbs boat all summer and do some intense off roading when ice fishing. I have had some warranty work for the intake manifold gasket and have changed brakes and tires from normal use. The suspension seems to be a bit soft as it sometimes will bottom out with load in bed and steering seems to have some extra play in it. The truck overall has performed good and has been reliable. I have always liked the styling which was the deciding factor to buy.
get a superchips and a K&N air filter its make your truck feel like a 2012 dodge ram the superchips A.K.A "update your car" its help the transmission no more slipping give more horsepower and help the gas mileage alot 20s or 30s if you lucky