This truck has lasted me far longer than I ever thought it would. I purchased it in late June of '05 for a massive $1,500. Almost a year later, I have had to replace only items that are reasonable considering the age and the mileage (244k) of the truck. Although I love this truck, the body is starting to show its age. The straw that broke the camel's back was the fact that the fuel pump went out on me last week, so I have decided to replace the ol' girl with a newer, lower mileage GM truck. Overall, this thing was a workhorse and loved every minute of it.
Comfortable bench seat, adequate power for a TBI 350. Reasonable gas mileage. Heat blows HOT. Power windows and locks still worked after 244k.
The only thing I could think of to improve on with these trucks would have been to have a better cab corner design, so as they didn't rot out so soon. And also, a much better fuel pump design which would allow poor people such as me to run the truck low on gas withough causing its death.. :)