Well, maintenenance speaking out of perspective. I bought my truck with 164K miles on it. It now has 190K miles.
I've had to replace my power steering pump/gear box (twice, horrible shop did the first time), catback (muffler baffles fell apart), alternator, few coolant leaks here and there. Blew the EGR tube off my upper intake, and had to buy a new one, as well as a new EGR spacer (the studs sheared off
). Left upper ball joints seem to go out once a year, and brake pads every 4-5 months. Side window motor regulator TWICE, and it's still broken (rolls down to 3/4 down, then goes sloooooowly), and lots of cab rattles, suspension squeaks, and the dreaded dashboard rattle (there's a TSB replacement for that).
Overall, I'm still happy with it. When she's in good shape, it's a dream... I've learned to ignore some of the noises, the rest are usually easy to replace parts, or cheap labor by my tech/tuner, JJ (jjssvt.com)