Rattly-creaky street rod
Air conditioner lost enough charge to not cycle. Original belt was never replaced and snapped some time ago. Tensioner pulleys bearings wore out.
Serpentine belt's tensioner and idler pulleys wore out.
Alternator bearings just started to squeak.
There is a mystery creak at the left-front area when accelerating from a stop or shifting forward/reverse.
Intermittent mystery wind howl coming from the windshield. Can't figure out the source.
Interior plastics rattle.
Tailgate handle broke.
Despite all those faults, this truck is good for work and handles great in snow. This is an extended cab, so the wheelbase is long. Power-hydroplaning on slush at 65-70 MPH is totally manageable.
The ride is stiff and bouncy. I don't remember previous-generation 2500 pickups to be this bad. Maybe it's due to the trailer-tow package.
Road noise is very low, it has more wind noise. If it wasn't for the rubbery creak/grind from somewhere under the front, this would be a decent truck to have.
Engine power is awesome. Passing on the highway is easy because it gets right up to 80 and higher. Starting from a stop requires feather-throttling, otherwise it'll try to do a burnout. Taking off on gravel usually requires 4WD to be turned on.
Push-button 4x4 switches work fine so far.
Seats are comfy, but there is high-frequency chop from the rear suspension. I have noticed this trend on a lot of late-model pickups, large and small.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th October, 2013