The car now has 168,000 miles, and runs great. We take it across country to high mountain areas, fully loaded, and towing with no problems. It is easy to work on. The straight six 4.0 is a great engine. I get 20 mpg highway, less in city driving. The transmission lasted until 150,000 miles. Original engine, regular maintenance only, with replacement of worn out items. If you can replace these yourselves, this is a great car to have. Oil changes at home are very easy. The horsepower of the 6 is of course less than a V8, but is very adequate in 99.9% of situations. Car is great in snow (use chains with the 2WD) This has been the most used car in the household for the last 10 years.
This car has been so versatile. I have literally taken it one day to the opera, and the next day on long trips, either camping, beach, skiing, or to the backcountry. It can tow, carry construction,home repair materials, or plants inside. It can carry 4 bikes on a rack, ski's on top, and 5 adults.
Since 1993, they have all been made. My car has a tremendous advantage over all of them for us - NO car payments, low insurance, low license fees, all of which leave MORE money for traveling in the car. One MUST is to upgrade the weak headlights to newer bulbs (suggest Sylvania Silverstar Ultra).
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