Best truck I've owned
115k, several dash and interior lamps.
120k, driver's side door handle.
125k, starter motor failed.
125k, water pump fitting cracked.
130k, tail gate handle quit working.
150k, driver's side door handle again.
This has been the best pickup that I have ever owned. It must be one of those vehicles that was built on a Wednesday, because I have had outstanding service from this truck, and I work it very hard and often on the farm.
The reliability of this series of pickups is hard to beat. There are some annoyances like door handles breaking, but parts are inexpensive and readily available.
The 5.7 engine has excellent power from towing and hauling, and gives a good compromise on fuel economy. I've gotten 13 MPG - 18.5 MPG over several years and a variety of usage.
This truck does exceptionally well on slick roads, and the four wheel drive works good. My only complaint there is that there is a four second delay from requesting four wheel drive and actually getting it to lock in. Sometimes that four seconds feels like an eternity. I had another problem learning about the transfer case operation using the 4 low lock. I was towing a load of railroad ties up a steep, rocky dirt road, and partway up realized that I needed 4wd to make the climb. I stopped part way up the hill and pushed the transfer case forward until it clunked into gear in 4L, but it wasn't fully forward that last inch push that really locks it in. It made for an unpleasant surprise when I got almost all the way up the hill and the transfer case popped out of gear!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th December, 2012