We purchased used in 1996 with 45,000 on it. It has been dependable and easy for the Mrs. to drive. It handles well. It has in the last two years started to peal paint. The Mrs. feels safe in this vehicle. We both like the size of the vehicle. I am not a tall man and it was "just right" to get to my tools in the back. I like the fact that I can Lock up the more expensive tools in the cab and especially that the rain can not rust the tools while inside.
I bought this truck because of the design and size, not too big, not too small. Has been a reliable truck, a few repairs here and there, but no major repairs other than a clockspring replacement in the steering wheel.
I bought this truck new in 1995 after
it sat on the lot for 15 months. It
has the 3.9L V6 which has performed
flawlessly. It has not had any major
problems in 7 years. The only minor
problem that I've had is the
transmission started only in neutral
until the neutral safety switch was
replaced. Other than replacing tires
and batteries, no other maintenance has
been performed that isn't routine,
preventative maintenance. I would
recommend that other consumers buy the
limited slip differential if buying 2WD
to help traction in the rain and snow.