Purchased the truck in Feb. '93 on a close out of 1992 vehicles. Told the dealer I was only going to drive it for a year or two and trade it in. 14 years later haven't given it up. Low maintenance required, mpg average 25-30 depending on gas in your area. Over 14 years have replaced front brakes four times (use dealer pads won't have this problem), back brakes still have 40% of pads left, heater core, three sets of tires, new set of shocks, rear leaf spring bushings (due to heavy load levels), timing belt at 90K recommended at 60k, and will be replacing mixture control valve to even out idle and reduce carbon emissions. All work able to be done by average home mechanic. Highly recommend the truck
Miles per gallon, low maintenance, affordability, low cost of ownership/maintenance, dependability, awkward smiles it puts on my friends faces when they see me pull up and ask me to help them out again. Often followed by how much would you sell that thing for? 140K miles of trouble free use.
Front brakes, lower cost for replacement parts and availability as another reviewer indicated.