After puting the last 20K, of 107K, on a 1997 model, I bought the 2008. Not much change, but "if it aint broke don't fix it!" These little trucks will give you much economical utility and reliabilty. When you are not "trucking" it is decently comfortable transportation for two.
Surprisingly quiet comfortable ride.
The "cloth seat" option, with considerably improved comfort, should be standard.