We bought this truck with traveling in mind. Haven't retired yet, but we drive the truck every day and also driven it during vacations. Its equipped with a vortec 5.3L engine; in our opinion one of the best; along with many ammenities. We've driven it for 5 yrs and it's reliability is second to none. The cruise control is simple to use and the large bucket seats are comfortable. Also like the tilt steering wheel.
We like the ammenities the truck was built with. Some features were remote control outside mirrors, power windows, door locks, driver & passenger power seats which are very comfortable, am/fm radio w/CD player, 4 wheel drive and its a pleasure to drive.
If we had it to do over again, we probably would buy this truck with 4 doors instead of the extended cab. But at the time, the dealership sold us the truck for a reasonable price.