Bought this truck in 2008 without knowing how many miles on it. Odometer was broken at 98k and the owner said he didn't even know. Looked up a carfax history report to learn it had 98k miles 4 years before we bought it. Estimations say that the truck now has about 200k miles on it. All we've done is drive it and do preventative maintenance and the truck runs good. I plan to run it until it doesn't run anymore and get a newer B3000. The truck does lack power but it is still the best investment I ever made. Bought it to keep miles off my nice car and it has done just that. With new Hankook tires it seems to float down the road. Not much of a "truck" but great value nonetheless.
Runs forever, simple engine, Gas mileage - 23 average MPG with about 80% highway.
I bought mine new in 1997, 11 miles on the odometer including the 4 that were from my test drive. The truck has never needed a major repair. Brakes, routine maintenance, all of those things. But no mechanical problems, engine problems, transmission trouble even with 102,000 miles on it. The one repair it did have after moving from the east coast to Colorado was to replace a line to the fuel tank that was leaking. Other than that (and replacement twice of cracked windshields), the car has demanded only the factory-recommended maintenance. After eight years or so, however, the paint job started coming apart. My truck is black. The paint is speckled and chipped for no reason except age.
Very easy handling, extremely reliable in any weather.
I bought this truck as a commute
vehicle and with a camper shell on it
to carry my dogs around with me.
It is a great vehicle for the money and
I still think a good value after 2 1/2
years of ownership. The cab is well
designed and can carry three adults in
The interior design and separate car
charger. Also, the cab of this truck
sits higher than any other small
pickup, which improves visibility for
The gas mileage is disappointing
considering the truck is only 4