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Pros: V8 Vortec engine
Advice: Dont get it. Get a Honda. Poor quality.Need to show more workmanship. Not that good. Test drive other cars.
Pros: Third Row Seat and Second row captains chairs
Cons: Gas Mileage
Advice: If you need space and want towing there is no other choiceBought the LT with the second row captain chairs. The chairs are flip/fold so we can configure but also you can walk between the seats to the back seat without moving child seats. The Main seller was that the third row actually fits a full size adult. All others have a third row bench but no space in the floor for feet so you ride with your knees in your chest. The Fuel economy is tolerable because the vehicle does everything you ask of it very well. We just spent two weeks in it ~4000 miles (now at 17,000)it never missed a beat. Excursion is too unrefined, too tall to fit in the garage and beats you to death with its hard suspension.
Cons: engine noise
Advice: There is a lot to like !Very good. Much better handling and ride then my 1997. Does have a funny sound in the exhaust and a little engine noise.Dealer did tests and says everything is OK. It sure runs good so we will wait and see.
Pros: The space, the stereo system and the automatic lights.
Cons: 2nd and 3rd seats not reclining and no outlet for 2nd row seat.
Advice: Check out the features of the vehicle prior to buying it.I liked the smooth ride and the auto track feature (2wd to 4wd). I didn't like the way you have to get into the 3rd row seat by having the passenger 2nd seat fold forward. Also, the 2nd and 3rd row seats don't recline. There is no outlet in the 2nd row for games/cd player to be hooked up either. It has 2 outlets on the dashboard and one in the trunk compartment (very back of the vehicle).
Cons: front cock pit
Advice: buy a hondadrives like a ship
Pros: The entire truck...
Cons: Limited set of additional options from the manufacturer...
Advice: Test drive other trucks and maybe rent a big SUV first..Love the truck. I purchased a Z71 version of the truck and it has been a head turner and pure joy to drive. Parking is a little tougher because of the size, but driving is very enjoyable. One option that should be included on all big SUV's is the reverse warning system. Otherwise, pure elation everytime I drive the truck.
Pros: inside space
Cons: there's nothing not to like
Advice: don't go into analysis paralysis, just buy the thing...one doesn't need side air curtains and a bunch of feel good safety equipment when one drives 3 tons worth of truck....