I purchased my 1994 Nissan truck new and it now has 267,000 miles on it. I haven't had to do that much to it besides the normal routine tune-ups, brake job, clutch. It's never left me stranded and I trust it even now with so many miles. The A/C still blows cold and the engine still purrs down the road with plenty of power for a four banger. I'm a true believer in these old hard bodies. Party at my house when she turns 300,000 miles.
This truck is reliable, great on gas (although there is always room to improve), and it's fun to drive. The truck my be compact, but I've used it to haul plenty of stuff. I love the interior layout and only wish Nissan didn't abandon it with the newer Frontier line.