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Pros: The engine
Cons: The brand name 'chevy'
Advice: buy this car it is nice even thought it is a chevyThe ride was great nice and comfortable and you could feel the power under your foot if you pushed the gas the thing took off it was nice and comforatable and easy to switch
Pros: Cab layout seemed to be okay.
Cons: the time spent in the dealer for warrantee repairs.
Advice: If dependability is essential, don't buy this pick-up.I have never had a vehicle towed during the first 3 years of use, that is until I got my S-10. I have never spent more time at the repair shop for warrantee repairs during the first 3 years of use, until I got my S-10. The only good thing is I leased it. I'll be getting rid of it soon, and I will not be considering another Chevy or other GM product. The pickup was comfortable enough, a little underpowered, but the flip side is it got reasonably good mileage. If you are looking for dependable transportation, this is not the truck for you.
Pros: LOOKS LIKE A REAL MAN'S TRUCK, AND 4 DOORS FOR FAMILY
Cons: IF THERE'S ANYTHING? GAS MILEAGE, BUT WHAT DO U EXPECT!!!
Advice: BUY ONE NOW!!!MY FIRST 'NEW' VEHICLE/TRUCK...I PLAN ON KEEPING IT UNTIL IT DIES...DROVE THE COMPETITIION, THEY, CHEVY/GMC ARE GOOD BUT I FELL IN LOVE W/ THE 2002 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB 4X4 SPORT (5.9L V8). IT'S A EYE CATCHER AND GETS A LOT OF QUESTIONS/ATTENTION FROM OTHER TRUCK LOVERS WHILE I'M OUT ON THE ROAD. THE 7YR/100,000 WARRANTY IS GREAT...JUST CAN'T WAIT TILL ITS OVER THEN IT'S TIME TO UPGRADE W/ ACCESSIORIES.....MORE POWER!!!! DRIVES GREAT AND HAS PLENTY OF POWER....WATCH OUT CHEVY AND FORD....DODGE IS THE NEW MAYOR IN TRUCKVILLE!!....THEN THE WORLD!!!!! (EVIL LAUGH) HAHAHA
Pros: Engine performance.
Cons: Some squeaks under the hood that I found, and fixed, when the dealer couldn't.
Advice: Get the best price you can and make them install some different tires, besides Firestone. Get the XLT as the soundproofing is good.Great engine response and gearing is perfect for its intended uses. Low gear is low enough to do some serious off-roading, while the engine just loafs along at 70 mph. It handles ok, but is a pickup, and, as such, is a little light in the rear end. Decent gas mileage, consistently 20 mpg combined with freeway driving over 70 mph. Year is 2000 and have 48 K miles with good reliability. Only problem has been a sticking ignition switch, fixed under warranty. I have the heavy duty suspension and the ride can be rough, but then again, we have some of the worst highways in Calif. The seats are very comfortable, particularly when compared to the seats in my wife's Toyota 4-Runner 4wd. The 4 door is great for access to the back of the cab. It is pretty quiet on the freeway with the XLT package. It has more soundproofing than the regular package. I think it is a great looking pickup.
Pros: Cummins Motor
Cons: Service and Suspension
Advice: Wait till the 2003 models come out!This Vehicle Drifts 6'-8' from side to side. Dodge is aware of the front and rear suspension problems that have plagued the Ram trucks for years. I replaced a clutch, preasure plate, etc.. within the first 60 days of use.
Pros: Great 13' 4 wheel Disc Brakes
Cons: I do miss the Onstar on the GMC
Advice: Go for it!Had a Gmc. Test drove one just for the heck of it. Bought it,took it home, Love it. The Brakes and Steering are BEST I've used. Solid as a rock. (sorry chevy)Quiet , comfortable cab. Well designed back seat/storage area.20' wheels are unbelievable.
Pros: Styling (dually) and comfort
Cons: Engine presence
Advice: Unless you tow max weight buy 3:73 axles for improved fuel economy with the Powerstroke.Diesel is very nice, great to pull with. Very powerful.