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!!!
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.