I have driven Ford/Mercury/Lincoln vehicles for 40 years. Just bought my first GMC Sierra 1500 last August. Loving the truck. I have previously had a Maverick, Cougar (1985--loved it), (2) E150 conversion vans, F150 and a Navigator. So far, nothing to complain about in the Sierra. Very well built and outfitted. Averaging 17 mpg around town! My Nav only got that on the highway downhill with a tailwind!