Purchased at 48k miles, now have 146k
miles, mostly highway. Other than very
few routine repairs (water pump, belt,
alternater, brakes), this truck is the
least costly vehicle I've ever owned
and it holds its value. At oil
changes, I'd look around the engine to
see what needed to be repaired, but
each time nothing needed replaced or
If it weren't for a growing family, I'd
keep it, but the cab is too small for
two adults and a car seat; now another
baby is on the way.
Use Uniroyal tires for best ride and
Ran great until 30k miles. Had to
replace distributor cap and rotor button
plug wires and plugs. Every year I have
to do this same thing or the engine
will start miss firing. after owning
the truck 3years the control module
went out. I just replaced the control
module again plus the coil.
"Jenny" as we call her was given to me after my father passed away about 11 years ago. At first I didn't drive her for about a year. It had 33,000 miles when I got her. Then I started using her for work. She has a 2.8L V6 with a five-speed and pretty much everything you could get on one of these trucks. Everyday, for the next two years I towed a 3000lb generator load bank and close to 1000lbs of tools and equipment around. I was putting 1000 miles a week or more on her. Never any problems except brakes. When I stopped this job she ran about 20,000 miles a year for the next 7 years. After 300,000 miles I've only replaced a tranny 3 clutches, two alternators and I've never been stranded.