I drive one of these trucks for work, delivering auto glass. I drive 350 miles everynight in this thing, and I have already put 280k miles on this truck. We have never once had to replace the transmis...
I drive one of these trucks for work, delivering auto glass. I drive 350 miles everynight in this thing, and I have already put 280k miles on this truck. We have never once had to replace the transmission (Allison transmission = THE BEST!), and of course we've kept up with all the maintenance and everything, and the truck runs amazing still with +280k miles on it.
We only have the two wheel drive model because that's less maintenance that has to be done, and my company doesn't think we need 4 wheel drive trucks in indiana. But when we got the blizzard a few weeks ago, of course I ended up getting stuck in an unplowed parking lot of a glass shop I delivered to. I had to rock the truck (putting it in drive and reverse) numerous times until I was able to get myself unstuck. I was thinking in my head the whole time, "COME ON ALLISON TRANSMISSION, DON'T FAIL ME NOW!" I was also wishing I had the 4 wheel drive option on my truck. I'm happy to say the +280k mile old transmission worked fine to get me unstuck, and on my way to delivering more auto glass.
But anyways, I haul thousands of lbs of glass with this thing, and the ride is always smooth, and I even love racing all the other ricer cars in this thing. I smoke em 90% of the time with the 6.0 V8. The truck is very fast, and very responsive, and the transmission shifts smoothly, and you will have this truck for many years to come!
This review is for the 2008 model. We also have a 2009 model at the shop, but we had a few problems with it and the accelerator, but ended up getting those fixed. But the 2008 model that I drive is rock solid, and in my opinion, the best truck you can buy for the money. GO BUY THIS TRUCK!