Should have been my first
Temperature gauge fails: 134,000.
Passenger side exhaust manifold leaks: 134,000 miles.
Leaf-spring/rear axle u-bolts snapped: 146,000 miles.
Headlight switch relay burnt out: 146,500 miles.
Heat fails to come out of the rear climate control vents.
Driver's side door lock broke.
Passenger side power window motor failed.
Rear hatch window lock broke.
Aftermarket radio pops fuses.
Fuel mileage: 8 city / 11 highway ($180 fill up).
The truck is a beast! Despite its age and the way it was maintained prior to my ownership, I can still count on the truck every morning to fire up, and get me from Point A to Point B.
The acceleration on the truck is still enough to put your back into the seat. There is a ton of low-end torque, which has allowed me to haul and tow anything I could ever throw at it.
The truck weighs in around 9700lb fully loaded. You'd never notice though, as her powerful 454 handles any amount of throttle response. I am shocked at how well she can still overtake other vehicles at her age.
The truck is definitely showing her age. Under body rust, scrapes, dents, and missing body trim. Interior comforts are still an A-rating, however. It's like riding in a Cadillac.
If you don't care about the looks of an old power horse, and you're looking for a heavy hauler that'll get the job done, this truck is for you!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th December, 2012