To pay $19k for a car that was over 60k and get over 5 yrs and 100k - with about $5k total in maintenence is a good deal. Still runs like a champ at 184,500 miles - you gotta take care of it.
My favorite characteristics are torque and HP, especially in the 45-85mph range, and climbing hills. Original wheels, but changed from 195/65 to 205/60 tires 50k ago and that improved handling.
The AM radio stinks, and the car runs hot, especially in city/summer conditions. The dirt shield and a 4.2LV8 take up lots of room and nowhere for heat to vacate, radiator issues and faulty wiring harness have been the key weaknesses.
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