Most of my friends who own mid-to-full size cars say this truck rides smoother and at least as quiet and comfortable inside. They are also amazed at its power. Then I tell them about the 22 mpg avg! It is impressive how well this vehicle comes off the interstate to take steep, rutted gravel and mud right-of-ways without missing a beat. It has been hauling to remote areas in WI, TN, WV, NC, MI, MS, OH and every state in the Southeast providing great comfort inside a classic pickup style. It has been trouble-free with just a new paint job after 12 years necessitated by tarp wear and vandalism - which also required the replacement/upgrade of the audio system.
I like the granny gear, the quiet ride and the hauling ability (weight & mass). It isn't overly sensitive to bumps and bad weather.
Sure things like OnStar, beverage holders and built-in hands-free CB/cell phone that are tied into the sound system would be nice but for when it was built in 1992, this is closer to a luxury than utility vehicle.
Easily the most reliable vehicle I have
ever owned. The 4.3L V6 engine is
approaching 300K miles and still
running strong. I have replaced 1 water
pump, 1 altenator, 2 starters, the AC
compressor, and the radiator over the
last 12 years. One small oil leak from
the speed sensor on the transmission
and that is it. The ride is smooth and
the engine runs quiet. The paint has
been a problem since day one, been
repainted 3 times and needs another. I
think I have gotten my money's worth on
This truck has bee the most reliable
vehicle i have seen since i bought it
new straight off the lot. I have put
it through many phsical tests and it
has passed all with flying colors. Its
10 years old now but has never had any
mechanical or structural problems. it
is in my opinion one of the best trucks