I bought this vehicle new 4 years ago,
and have mixed feelings about it. I
have a decked out 4WD version with 4.0
SOHC, 5SP Auto, leather and sunroof. I
highly recommend all of these
features. It has been an all around
good vehicle, with no major problems to
date (75000 miles). I use the 4WD for
the beach a few times a year, and
occasionsal trail use for camping, and
occasional utility trailer hauling. It
has served me very well in this
My favorite features are the looks and
feel of the vehicle, and the sunroof.
It works well for beach and camping,
and light trailer hauling. I use the
sunroof and side wing windows alot, and
like these features.
My primary dislikes are the rear
suspension, transmission lag between
foward and reverse, lack of engine
torque (when towing), and interior
vehicle quality (lots of squeaks and
rattles), 2WD mode (not 4WD Auto), and
power side wing windows (cannot reach
them when driving).
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