Bought this truck to replace a '97 Chevy 1500 extended cab. Family was getting older and it made sense to get evry body their own door. Full size rear seat. Tons of room between back of front seat and front of back seat. I checked a bunch of crew cab trucks and this one really had a full sized back seat with lots of knee room. We take the boys with the local scout troop on outings sometimes and the boys refer to it as "the boat" . you can sit in the back and marvel at how far away the front seat is. A 6 footer can sit in back and cross their legs! A 30 ft travel trailer, 2 bikes, 2 kayaks and a sunfish sailboat and there's still room for more.
Big, lots of room, good towing, good power. Rear windows go all the way down, good driving
Everybody wants better gas mileage but I can't figure out how to do that and not give up anything else.
I bought this truck to keep,it already
had a ton of miles on it.It had the
5.7 powerplant which was nice(I got a
backup starter for 39.99)Parts for the
truck are very inexpensive to say the
least.I'm now pushing 180,000 miles on
it and it does everything I want it to
do.I've made a few modifications to
the engine and I'm getting
14cty,18Hwy.I hope to get 500,000
miles out of this thing.By the way the
tranny is still original and the
engine doesn't use a drop of oil as of
today.The room is fantastic when
hittin the marsh with my friends for a
day of wingshooting.I like to be able
to work on something if it needs it
and I can do that with this truck.
Engine reliability. Practical room to
Do some minor things at the factory to
aid in the long term integrity.