Great value in a base model truck
Nothing wrong to date. I've added a folding fabric tonneau cover ($220), nerf bar steps ($220), rubber floor mats ($20), and a bug deflector ($60). The vehicle came with a dealer installed bedliner and tailgate guard.
In order not to void the warranty, oil changes must be made with a "Dexos" type oil. I bought 5 quarts Mobil 1 full synthetic and a filter for $28, and did the first oil change at 1,000 miles.
The owner manual says to go up to 7500 miles between changes, but I drive short trips, and will change every 5000.
This is the base model, 2WD regular cab 6.5 ft bed, with no priced options whatsoever. 4.3 V6 with a 4 speed automatic. No power locks or windows, no keyless remote, steel wheels, mocha silver metallic paint, black cloth bench seat, black vinyl floor.
No posi-traction, but it does have a StabiliTrak system that keeps it from fishtailing in the snow. Lots of room under the hood, looks easy to get at everything for maintenance.
It rides very smoothly, and the cab is roomy and very comfortable. I'm getting 18.5 mpg, and I'm OK with this for a full-size truck.
This vehicle replaces a 1995 S-10 with 210K, and I plan on driving the new truck at least as long.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th February, 2012