Purchased new and have never regretted it! We wanted the bench seat and the only way to get it was to buy a stripped version - ours has no options at all, but it's got everything we really need, and then some. Power locks & windows, A/C, cruise, CD. The bed & midgate get used regularly for everything from furniture to lumber to yard projects. We have had "0" mechanical problems. Now that gas is so high, better mileage would be great, but still there is no better all around family vehicle.
Holds 4X8 plywood no problem, can fold the seat to the bed with the bed cover installed to carry stuff in bad weather. Lots of interior room, reliability!
Mileage. We like the cladding, but it has faded in an uneven way over time.