Well I'v had this puppy for almost 3 years now and it is a champ. Ordered it new and the way I wanted it. It is a four speed automatic with 4 wheel drive. It runs out really smooth and has a lot of power compared to my old Mitsubishi. It uses more gasoline the the Mits. did which is due to the automatic tranny and lower gearing I suppose. My wife has a Daihatsu Move, which is a "Kei" car as well and it gets better fuel economy. I ordered the truck with "Shimmer Mist Blue" paint. I live and work in Japan, the new mini-trucks come in several colors now. I have it badge engineered to a "Mercedes" and it gets a lot of looks. I liked the color so much, I painted my "real" Mercedes wagon to match.