I bought it because I was impressed with the value it offered, combined with the look. Wow, was I surprised. I got pulled over several times by cops, just to look at it and drool and ask about its performance (and telling me where I could try it out undetected). What a treat to drive! Haven't had so much fun since the 70's with a Hemi!
The classic clean look, and the sheer power and handling, performance.
Can't think of a thing except the original back bumper -- replaced.
I bought my '95 Lightning off the showroom floor. It is the best vehicle I have ever driven. It is dependable and I have done nothing to it but routine maintenance since I bought it. It's still a blast to drive. When the wheels fall off ... I'll put them back and motor on!
The 40-20-40 seat is the best comfort for a truck. It makes it easier when you're looking for the cornering limits.
It would be great it they offered an extended Lightning.