How could you fault a vehicle that has trudged through 260k miles of Tahoe winters, and Tahoe summers without a hiccup? Hauls every toy I own, lots of wet waggy tailed dogs, crusty skis, dirty mountain bikes, and just keeps on going and going and going. I'll miss this truck as I move on to a 2000 model - my dogs will miss it more. It's their personal expeditionary taxi and barf bag (why they loved to hurl in my truck I'll never understand - must be some kind of dog/truck thing). Onward we go, to a 2000 model with 144k on it, and another 8 years of worry free fun.
Utilitarian simplicity - it's a brick with 4 wheels, an engine, and seats. I just keep the back seats down all the time and toss whatever toys and dogs are available in there - then roll.
Scotty, I need more power. . .but then again, power and longevity are generally inversely proportional so. . .maybe not? Still wish I didn't get outrun by chipmunks and chickadees.
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