First a few stats: Silver Birch
metallic, standard 5.3L V-8, auto, all
power options are standard, Z71 offroad
package with fender flares, tow
package, exterior mirror upgrade, and
I've had the truck for one week and
really enjoy it. I wanted the GMC
version, but the Chevy dealer was more
willing to work on the price. I hated
the new Chevy body style (introduced
in '03) until they came out with the
crew cab, it really adds to the side
Thought about the new F-150, but didn't
like the interior or the brand new
engine. I am an engineer and I would
rather take my chances with new
sheetmetal than a new engine and
4-Door Crew Cab is great for hauling
people and stuff. 5'8" box has been
good for hauling most other things.
5.3L power is great. I love the
standard dual-zone climate control and
the compass/temp in the mirror.
As a former Ford owner, I really miss
the steering wheel controls for the
cruise (my wifes '03 Impala has them).
Make rear HVAC standard for all seating
arrangements. If you don't have the
bucket seats, one big vent in the dash
supplies air to the rear seat.