Bought this truck new in '94 and have driven it almost everyday since. 325,000 miles so far. Two starters and one water pump. No timing belts yet. Finally felt I needed a tuneup at 320,000 miles and the mechanic replaced the well worn original sparkplugs. 22 mpg average.
The problems Ive had are as follows: intermittent starting problem and too high of idle or too low. When ignition problem first occurred, trouble shot it down to a bad solenoid. Replaced it and the problem went away for a few years. Now its back. Starting problem occurs mostly during summer months. The idle problem hasnt been diagnosed. The radio doesn't work in stereo. All 4 spkrs have gone bad. As far as parts replaced - all belts, clutch (100K), O2 sensor (119K), front shocks (100K), battery, tires, front brake pads and calipers, rear shoes. Currently leaks gear oil from rear transmission seal. But the interior has hardly any squeaks. Road noise at HWY speeds is deafening.
You don't have to get out and lock the hubs to engage 4 wheel drive.