On a daily basis this vehicle continues to impress me. It is trouble free, (scheduled maintenance notwithstanding)is peppy when you get the engine into the power band, and handles well in the city. It is fun to drive and tackles snow covered streets with ease. The engine and drive line appears to be almost bullet-proof. This little car has a very strong cult following. Compare prices of Edmunds and Kelly Blue Book and then see what people are actually paying for these little 4X4's. The cost difference between what the auto appraisers say they are worth and the actual price that people are paying for a decent Tracker with under 100,000 miles can be as much as $2,000.00 more. Very significant!
The seats fit great. I am 6-1, 230 lbs and they are very comfortable. I also like the way your hand falls instinctively onto the shifter. The soft top is easy to take on and off, and it is great on gas. Parts are readily available and is simple enough for me to work on successfully. Folding rear seats
Though this vehicle seems a bit primitive, much like an old military Jeep, this durability adds to its charm. Though there are no cup holders in this vehicle new, there are many aftermarket trays available.
this is a great little very reliable
car. I have only had 2 major repairs
in the 13 years I have had the car. Of
course I took care of regular
preventive maintenance and that
The car sits high enough to see well in
trafic. The seats are why I bought
it. I am 6 ft tall and the head room
The swing open door in the back is more
manageable than the swing up type.
Loading groceries etc was always easy
and very easy to unload.
On the highway it is peppy and had good
pick up nad go.
The seats were firm, high and sat well
for a 6ft person. Reliability was
Ratio of length of steering wheel to
leg space was a little short. For a
short person it was probably no
problem. Slightly hard to put down
the back seat, as had to pull up
handles on each side of seat while
trying to lower seat.
Had it five years, since 70K miles. Now
has 110K+ miles. Gas, oil, wiper
blades, front brake pads, and one $57
emissions sensor. Slightly oversized
tires have been so understressed, we're
getting fantastic mileage from them.
Most reliable vehicle I've owned in 30
years of driving.
Cool design, very utilitarian. Four
wheel drive is great. Hard top is very
safe. I like all the amenities of a
larger SUV, but with the effeciancy
and logic of a small car. The LSI
model is the best way to go. Lots of
upgradable parts available, even on e-
bay. Rally wheels are cool on the LSI.
Insurance is great and costs are
minimum to keep this little truck.
Great truck for smart drivers.
Compactness, Four wheel utility, LSI
seats are cool -captain like. LSI has
door covers and more interior
coverings. Doesn't roll over -unless
your dumb and don't know how to drive
an SUV. Lots of cool clubs to help you
out with ideas on souping it up -like
Get better tires (BF goodrich All
Terrain KO's), super unleaded fuel -it
doesn't use much, Keep the air filter
clean,Bosch Plus 4 platinum spark
pluggs. Those simple things will keep
your little truck running smooth. The
5-Spd, isfaster and you can use more
of the engins power.
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