Truck purchased new in 2-99; traded in a
buzzy bouncy crappy '98 regular cab
Toyota Tacoma. What an upgrade! I love
this truck. It has the 4 cylinder
engine; as such acceleration is not
comparable to gas guzzling V8's. BUT,
go west of Kerr County where a 75 MPH
speed limit is common. 85MPH in 5th
with 24 MPG is no problem with this high
revving 16 valve engine. Engine is
exceptionally smooth and quiet at speed.
Throw away the OEM Firestones and OEM
shocks. Buy 4 Bridgestone AT Revos tires
and Gabriel Max-Control shocks. Then,
enjoy this inexpensive and extraordinary
tough little truck. I do.
Cruise control with steering wheel
control. High fuel economy at "driving
'cross Texas" speed. Nice metallic green
factory paint & graphics. Ability to
operate when grossly overloaded (1900
lbs) or when pulling a trailer with a
3700 lb John Deere 1010 RUS tractor.
Seat needs to go back another 4-6 inches
for 6'3" driver. 5-speed manual tranny
very notchy when cold. A locking
tailgate and gas filler door would
defeat local Houston crackheads who took
my tailgate. I now have a $29 web
tailgate truck; a replacement tailgate
is too expensive.