Ability of a small pickup, with the gas mileage of a full size truck
Water pump went out at 80,000 miles.
Seats show wear.
Paint chips too easily.
A lot of creaks and rattles.
A good truck for the weekender who doesn't need it for real work. The payload for this truck is low. It can't handle much in the bed without maxing out its springs.
The gas mileage has been disappointing. I get 14 MPG in the city, and barely 16 highway. The 5 speed auto keeps the RPM down below 2100 most of the time, but it makes it lag when you need the power, and jolts up when you gun it. I need to take the OD off, to pass or maintain 70 mph on a grade. I take a lot of road trips, and that is why I thought it would be a good truck. I got better gas mileage in my old 2003 Silverado 5.3 (17.5) than I ever got with this rig. It seems like it is underpowered for the size of truck (crew cab).
Some of the little things bother me; sunroof rattles, side mirror rattle, the bed rails warped, carpet stains easy, you can't check the AT fluid (no dipstick), funny shift pattern, and the way the rear seats flip forward with a strap to hold the up (hokey).
The dealer treated me okay as long as it wasn't warranty work. Every time they opened the hood, there always is an extra $400 worth of work to do. I am pretty mechanical, so I keep them honest. But someone who doesn't know better, should take someone with them who knows. I thought to myself, "No wonder Toyotas last a long time, they are completely rebuilt by 120,000 miles." Ha Ha.
I will look at the new Tundra, but the reviews are mixed. This is a good truck, but not enough truck for my needs.
Quiet cabin, car like demeanor and narrow.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th August, 2012