Nearly 200,000 miles now! Only NON- wear and tear items replaced: brake master cylinder at 90k, radiator at 120k, AC switch valve. Still original wear and tear parts: alternator, starter, exhaust, shocks. One of the most reliable vehicles I have ever owned in 25 years of owning cars. Still running strong - no reason it wouldn't reach 300k+.
MPG - some tanks as high as 30 mpg. Routinely delivers 26. Great ride and handling. Perfect for our family of 4. I recommened it to every small family I know.
tachometer - the '98 had a tach. If/when you replace the radiator get an all brass DOUBLE-core model - better cooling, improved towing. Final "dream" improvement: a new european Turbo diesel engine - more power, more towing, peppier around town and nearly 40 mpg!!!