Purchased as a no frills work truck package. Love the dark grey color. It sits high so I can see above the traffic. I love this truck and its American soul. It drives like a truck, it sounds like a truck, it handles like a truck. I wouldn't have it any other way.
New aggressive looking grill, High riding stance, smooth shifting five speed manual transmission. Capable four cylinder engine, good gas mileage, handles well in snow, the abs braking is a winner. Love the strong heater and capable air conditioner.
Put meshing behind the new more open grill to prevent foreign objects from entering. Standard splash guards, full spare tire.
I need both a commuter vehicle and something I could haul things with and found the perfect vehicle to do both. This truck gives me great gas mileage while allowing me to do the numerous weekend chores that require a pickup bed. The 2.3L engine is responsive and well suited for a vehicle of this weight. The 5 speed manual tranny adds a bit of fun as well. The price was very reasonable, under $13,000 with A/C. Great value.
2.3L DOHC engine and 5 speed manual transmission provide good power to weight ratio. Gas mileage and price are strong selling points. A solid little truck that looks good. Like buying a 32' Ford pickup, only new.
The interior is a bit too spartan. The foot brake is too close to the clutch pedal. A hand brake on the right side of the steering wheel, like my old Mazda pickup, would work better.