Five years ago this week I purchased a used two year old Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. The main reason was that the SUV I HAD been driving developed major transmission issues and rather than put a new transmission into an old vehicle I bought a "new" (to me) pickup.
The Chevy Silverado and camper that together comprise the Tank.
I now have over 108,000 miles on the truck and have to say that with the exception of one flat tire and a worn out battery, it has never given me a problem and faithfully hauled what is probably a load that exceeds it's Manufacturer's Gross Vehicle Weight limit any crazy place I've asked it. I know Ford pickup owners who are dedicated to that truck line, and no doubt rightfully so, but if you are considering the purchase of a pickup I'd strongly recommend you consider a Chevy Silverado, it's sure served me well.