With a few minor things, exactly what I needed!
July 15, 2016
My wife and I were longing to return to owning a truck again, but living in Norther Virginia and having to drive into DC, and park in Garages kinda crushed the idea of a 2500 diesel. I must say, for what it is, what it cost, I love it! I love that the interior is not covered in fake wood, there is no multimedia screen, and that it sounds/rides like a small truck should. Spending weekends hauling 1k lbs of rock, and seeing no issue at all. We just took a short road trip on it and without a bed cover we were able to get 27mpg...WOW...say what you want about the I5 engine, but I really like it. For a "city truck" as my wife calls it, It is awesome. The cruise control is solid. Now, like my wife's prior truck, this thing does not like being started up and driven immediately, in fact I would say a minute of idling is what I do, otherwise you are dealing with a rough sound for a short time as she warms up. I love being able to toss my kayak in the back, or quickly take my mountain bike over to the single track without having to lift either item over my head to the top of the subaru I replaced! Ok, now the gripes, which I understand the 2015/16s have addressed. The crew cab seats, while fine as seats, fold in a completely illogical way. The seat backs fold forward, vs the bench folding up. I can see NO advantage to this, minus cramming various items like rope and tarps behind it. I have the "bench" front seat, and the flip down center armrest is very cheaply made and the cup holders are not very well designed. I know I said I like simple, and It is. My last thing is just trim line specific, I wish it had a sliding back window.