I traded in an 08 Silverado crew cab for the H3T. I opted for the 5-speed manual and adventure package. This truck is a true pleasure to drive. The five cylinder has plenty of grunt and is at it's best when mated to the manual transmission. This is not a race car by any means though! The interior is nice and the seats are top notch. The mileage so far has been good, 16.5 mpg with mixed city/highway driving. This is better than what i averaged with the Silverado. The H3T benefits from the longer wheelbase (better ride) and the full size rear doors. We also own an H3 which helped seal the deal to purchase an H3T. They are both unique vehicles that not everyone would appreciate.
The rear doors are full size and swing open farther than the H3 which makes entry much easier. The rear seats fold flat. The rear backup camera gives a nice view of potential hazards that you would otherwhise not see. The locking front and rear differentials make short work of most obstacles.
Include heated mirrors as an option! You will need to purchase mudflaps before leaving the dealer. The big tires like to throw everything back on the rear fender