I drive pickup trucks for a work vehicle. I work in construction. (Foreman) I never bother with new. I always drive an older (10+ yrs) full size American made truck. Now my last three trucks (which actually have made it a total of 25+ yrs) have been a Dodge followed by two Ford f150's. I'm thinking that it's time to junk my current 2000 Ford and get another truck. I'm planning on spending roughly 6k. I seen a lot of Chevys out on the road. But never owned one. My father has...but it had transmission issues. So I've avoided them. What older truck would you recommend? I can say that Ford's eat bearings and fuel pumps at the wrong time (if there ever was a good one) Dodge has issues with u-joints and transmissions and eats brake pads pads faster than anything. Neither one has electric windows that work for long. But the manual windows seem to hang in there. Also...Dodge's will have issues with the catalytic converter. They plug up and have to be replaced. The "stainless steel" exhaust system is usually a joke. So what do you know about Chevys?