Bought this pickup in 1998. I've only had to put a battery in once. Runs strong and holds the road wonderfully. I pput on new shocks and tires at 108,000 in order to go the next 100,000 plus miles. I enjoy the 5 speed, and acceleration is great with the 225 engine.
Power. No rattles. body style is cool.
A/C does not cool as well as I would like, but I live in Austin, TX where is is Africa hot in the Summer.