I bought it in '05 with 150k on it. I have since added about 20k. Drives great, very reliable, awesome for home depot runs, mulch pickups, etc... Glad to read about other owners with 200k+ miles...I love the truck. Multiple people offered to buy it from me....I am not selling!
Well, I'm at 293,000 miles and it just keeps going and going. This is my second Mazda and Father bought a couple about the same years and always run up to and above 200k. I used to haul papers with it (sometimes thousands of pounds) and it was always reliable.
Very reliable and good on gas. I recommend the cab plus for the extra leg room.
Won't win any drag race but will keep up with traffic. U-joint is sealed, so if the U-joint goes bad (and they do at about 100k) you will have to replace the entire drive shaft (couple hundred bucks).
Bought it back in 2000, my old ford was run to death by then. Has been very reliable but I have had a few breakdowns, nothing major-major. But that is what you can expect after 235,000 great miles. Overall I love it, and I would definitely buy another.
Basic and easy to use, not a lot of expensive unneeded gadgets.
Body could be a little more rust resistant but who says that you can't patch a little.
I bought this truck for $900 and the only things that I have had problems with were replacing the muffler and a leaky molded radiator hose. I love the way it drives and I will keep it as long as I possibly can.
The heater in my truck is excellent, perfect for the very cold winter here.