Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.
Pros: The truck
Cons: PreformancePoor gas mileage. No power. Must downshift to go up a slight incline.Has problems pulling an empty utility trailer. Dealer says everything is OK.
Pros: the smooth drivetrain.
Cons: nothingGood initial build quality and after a year and a half, it's never been back to the dealer except for oil changes. the new 6 speed transmission is very smooth compared to the old four speed. Great power, quiet interior and smooth ride. I'd buy another one tomorrow.
2009 Crew Cab
Pros: The roomy interior
Cons: MPGLove everything about the truck except the mileage. At best I get about 18 MPG on the highway at 65 MPH. In town I average 13 MPG.
Pros: I like GM quality.
Cons: The base vehicle has a black grill,bumper, and surround. It turns off a volume vehicle.
Advice: Be aware that XFE model is not geared to be a good tow vehicle. Need better rear optionsHolds road well. Good access to interior.