It just so happens that '94 Chevy pickups have a great reputation for lasting a long time w/ minimal problems. I just happen to own one and have found 0ut there's a minor cult around them. I've always had Ford trucks, but only bought the Chevy cause it was such a good deal. I found out about the cult after I bought it. The HVAC controls, and factory stereo, can go whack on ya. My stereo would just turn itself up sometimes (like all the way). Easily fixed w/ an ass kickin aftermarket stereo. As for gas mileage, we just bought a Prius and kept the truck. Get that truck Weeze.