Replaced 1995 Dodge Ram 4X4 with this truck. I have to admit that I wish I would have paid a little more attention to the competition (especially Toyota and Dodge). However, this truck was priced so much better than the competition, so it was a no-brainer. For what is expected, the truck performs fine. The interior panels are starting to rattle at 18,000 miles. This is aggravating since I have never taken the truck off-road! I have to say that the ride is exceptional compared to my old Dodge. All in all, this is a good truck for moderate hauling, getting through snow, etc. Average truck - I got what I paid for.
Appearance, reliability, smooth ride for a 4X4 truck, four doors, captain seats, manual shift lever for 4x4 rather than button or switch.
Craftsmanship, more power, automatic transmission is sluggish at times. I am sure that the new 2005 models are more refined.