I bought the truck in 1998 with 50k miles on it and it is still running great. It's kind of rough on bumpy roads. I've only had to replace the battery, brakes, and electrical components at 100k miles. I'm not a big Ford fan, but it has gotten me through the years without any major problems. And of course I had to put 30 inch all terrain tires on it.
Off road capabilities. Good power(4.0 V6). Reliability.
Gas mileage is poor. I don't even get 20 miles to the gallon. Could be the bigger tires.