Join Date: Feb 2003
Bikes: 2001 Lemond Nevada City (only the frame remains)
It's not a bad truck. We've been happy with ours.
- Very capable. Can actually do things offroad that a lot of trucks/SUV's these days can't. Can also haul a decent load, lots of space to fit things in the back, and a REAL functional roof rack (again, compared to a lot of SUV's that have plastic racks, no rack, etc.)
- No frills. You get what you pay for. Nice and practical without wasting money on leather, wood inlays, rain sensing windshield wipers, etc.
- Underpowered (acceleration-wise). Ours is anyway, I think they've improved that since we got ours though.
- Bad gas mileage. Kind of to be expected I guess. We get around 19 mpg on ours (17xhp V6).
We usually carry our bikes on it with a hitch rack, but in a couple of weeks we are going to be carrying the bikes inside (they easily fit in upright with the front wheels removed). There is an optional interior bike rack for that but it uses up the majority of your space and you would have to squeeze any luggage in beside or put on the roof.
If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
- Thomas De Quincey