Pulls and hauls anything with ease!
The washer motor (?) is not working correctly. The wipes don't always come on or go off. The problem may be electrical and also might be our fault.
The cruise control frequently won't work if the driver had previously hit the brakes firmly or was on the brakes for too long (like at a stop light). Once the truck is stopped and restarted, it'll work OK. Both the above problems might be related to an electrical short we had caused by a pinched wire for our trailer lights and brakes. We burnt up a brake box and that's when the cruise problem started.
And then there's the common Chevy diesel problems. The waste gate solenoid was replaced. Then once that was out of the way, the injector pump was replaced under warranty, around 95,000.
A fuel solenoid was replaced at about 110,000 but was also covered under warranty. Maybe a second injector pump at that time, I can't remember.
This truck will pull anything! It seems to have heavy duty springs which makes it a little rough riding. It also has rear gear that are great for towing, but not so great on mileage.
It's not a pretty boy truck, not meant to impress. It's an honest to goodness Chevy truck made for pulling and towing and hauling. We load it up with dirt bikes, bicycles, and a travel trailer and have driven it absolutely all over without incident.
Yeah, it blows a little black diesel smoke. We love it and had a sticker made for the back bumper "Eat Diesel!"
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th April, 2004