This is not a serious commercial vehicle; it's very costly to operate and maintain
Spark plugs rusted into threads, and heads had to be removed to repair at 60,000km.
Starter motors tend to corrode very quickly, to the point where they need to be replaced, as well as the wiring.
Alternator bearings seized.
Transmission cooler lines rusted away.
Transfer case lever broke off.
Air pump seized.
Catalytic converter failed.
Multiple oil leaks.
Frost plugs rusted away.
Block heater blew out.
Numerous tubes and brackets under the hood corroded away.
Door locks stopped working, hood latch failed.
Dealer had trouble supplying correct parts; it usually took 3 tries and at least one week wait.
Shock absorbers replaced 3 times.
The truck was used for snow plowing for a few years. It was always well maintained and never abused. It performed quite well for this function. The cab was quiet, and the heater worked well. There were never any problems with internal engine parts, nor any of the driveline. The ride was surprisingly quiet and easy to drive. The payload of the vehicle allowed it to be well loaded, and it would still ride well and brake without any problems.
After 15 years there was very little rust.
The truck had numerous repairs, and is not something that should be considered for serious commercial use, due to constant problems, some minor, some major, but the dealer service was awful. The truck would spend one or two weeks at a time in the shop waiting for parts.
Engine performance and gas mileage were quite poor. I would expect a lot more grunt from such a large engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th January, 2013