I just got a '00 2.7 4x4 today. I heard about the recall and got it anyway. This one looks ok on the frame so far. If they want to buy it back then they are more than welcome to do so. I'll just put the money towards another! So far it is great! The engine is clean and only has 57k on it.
I used it tonight to teach my 14 (almost 15) year old daughter to drive a manual tranny. WOW! I think I need a neck brace! Now I know what my dad went through with me! lol