I recently purchased a bare bones work truck for a third vehicle. I have owned about every diffent model of truck in the last 20 years and I have to say I am very pleased with this truck. Dodge has managed to build a simple, very well built work truck that at an acceptional value. The six- speed manual allows for optimum power out of the six cylinder motor and provides good economy. I have averaged approximely 19 mpg round about and over 23 mpg on the highway. To describe this vehicle in a few short words; good price, quiet at high speeds, plenty of power, great fuel economy for a full size truck.
The standard cab has plently of usable space behind the seat. The six speed manual is a great feature that allows for improved fuel economy. Pleanty of cup holders and large door pockets allow for additional storage space.
Opt for the longer wheel base if possible. The short wheel base is nibble and easy to park, but the suspension is tight, more so than many 4X4's. The short wheel base in conjuntion with the high center of gravity can make this ride almost like a Jeep Wrangler. Bumpy road can be exausting.