Here's an update. I am now just short
of 250,000 miles and havn't needed ANY
engine work. I am even on the original
clutch. I have replaced the brake pads
a couple times and the front rotors
because some dip at Pep Boys turned
them down too far (I bought new ones
elsewhere). I change the oil at 8-10k
mi intervals, there are NO oil leaks.
In that time, the oil level drops from
the 'full' line to the 'add' line on
the stick. I burn a little oil and get
a light smoke when downshifting and
flooring it when passing, but no loss
2.4 I4 engine set a new standard for
small truck base engine power in '95
(142 hp). Standard power steering was
a nice feature too.
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