I am in the market for a new truck (between now and the end of the year) and have been doing a lot of research. And surprisingly I have found that I have had some misconceptions about the differences between truck classes (i.e. mid-size and full-size). Due to the rising cost of gas, I was looking to see which of the mid-size trucks would suit me better than a full-size. So I looked at the usuals; Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado, etc. My surprise was that these rigs don't get much better gas mileage than the full-size ones! Now I am using mileage information offered on their websites as well as edmunds.com. But who would want to give up cargo space for just a couple of more miles per gallon?
What I would like to get is comments "off the street". I am definitely interested in the Tacoma, Crew Cab. Does anyone have a good news story about these? On the full-size side, I am looking at Dodge (even waiting for the 2009 model to come out) and Chevy. Sorry Ford-aholics, no Fords in the race for me. I used to own a 2000 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab and I loved it. The only bad thing was the torque converter that I had to replace twice at $1500 each. Other than that it ran like a champ. And now with their new drivetrain warranties, I am looking at Dodge once again.