Even though this SUV is about 16 years old, it still blows the doors off some of the best vehicles out today. Excellent design. Great towing capabilities. It's a workhorse. Having the government-issue fire marshal suspension and drive train is amazing. EEC IV system works great, as long as the connections don't get wet and the computer doesn't get corroded. The ECU (computer) is a hassle to replace. The dual shocks on each front wheel gives a smooth ride. On average 12-13 mpg in town. Most mechanical parts interchangeable with ford F-series. Parts are readily available.
302 V8, M50D 5-speed standard transmission, wash-out interior, 373 factory axle gearing, Multi-Port Injection aids fuel mileage greatly and helps offroad. Everything is manual, except the back window.
Interior needs to be made of better composite material. Has cheap paint. Needs solid-front-axle (TTB system inferior. Needs a factory drain on inside of tailgate, with the inside primered to prevent rust. once rusted, window motor is no longer aligned properly and will not work. Needs a tachometer.