It has been extremely reliable.
I like the maneuverability, convenience of a truck bed, simplicity and lightweight which allows less wear and tear on components with lighter/cheaper to make components. Maintenance costs are low, the truck goes long periods without needing maintenance with few components to break thanks to the simplicity, and fuel costs are manageable at 25-31 mpg based on fuel up calculations. The truck bed has been a tremendous help with various projects and is a great size for my needs and easy to access as the top of it is at waist level and I can reach far into it without moving around to other side or climbing up into it. I would like a little more room in the passenger compartment and even better fuel mileage. I have found the lack of a crew cab a disadvantage with a wish that I could trade 2 feet off of my truck bed for a crew cab in the 4 cylinder package. I also like that the truck has enough clearance to drive over curbs as certain road obstructions have rendered this a useful feature of the 7 years I have owned this vehicle.