Bought the truck and drove it gently for 700 miles, then took it cross country, from Kansas through the Pacific Northwest. Truck drove great, got 17.5 mpg avg. Truck was empty westbound and had a load (approx 1,000 lbs) eastbound. Drove the same empty and loaded. My wife and I both felt that it was a great ride, didn't get the economy of our Prius, but it handled the load that the Prius couldn't. We are both very happy with this truck.
Tailgate, tow mirrors, ride.
Pad the area behind the front seat so things don't slide around so much.