Bought vehicle used with 39,000 miles.
Now it has 84,000 miles. So far, only
part replaced was thermal sensor for the
fuel injector, A.K.A. "wax kit", which
measures engine heat for the fuel
injector through a radiator hose. Wax
kit, dealer installed, was $230.00.
Covered under accessory warranty
(3yrs/36K miles), not under drivetrain
warranty (5 yrs/60,000 miles). The 4
cyl/5 spd manual is nice and economical
with hwy/city mileage almost always 20
MPG with regular gasoline. It's easy to
work on mechanically, with a lot of
extra room in the engine compartment.
Rides nice and secure on the highway.
The 4 cyl / 5 spd manual is an excellent
value, even if purchased brand new.
Body-on-frame construction, weighs
almost 2 tons. Lots of metal body/full
frame surrounding the passenger
compartment, no "unibody" construction
(because it is built on a truck chassis,
and not a car chassis).
The 4 cylinder engine would be nice with
a little wider torque range; at some
RPM's, there could be a little more
"get-up-and-go", but this can be
compensated for through downshifting to
a lower gear (like "passing gear" on an