Although its been reliable, this is the most uselessly designed truck I've ever had. The bed is ok for firewood, mulch, etc (but the bed is too thin and girly). The mandatory 6 foot bed is annoying. You can't even lay down a six foot ladder flat. It's a real loser to load with construction materials. The tailgate lowers to accommodate 8 foot materials. However 4' wide drywall, plywood doesn't fit between or on top of the wheel wells. Very annoying. Poor design. There's also a large blind spot when turning left or going around sharp left curves.
It rides well, the 4 cylinder vortec engine gives ample power when loaded down with 1/2 ton. The plastic fender flares are a good idea.
Offer an 8 foot bed. Storage space in middle console between seats should be standard. Reduce the blind spot.