MIL's and CEL's are the wave of the future I think. I wouldn't expect any particular manufacturer to be any better in that regard. Some people get vehicles that treat them great and someone else will have the same vehicle that gives them nothing but headaches. It's all a gamble. If you don't want a CEL/MIL, buy a non computer non emissions truck. A nice 78 Power Wagon would be nice.
Hmmm..., now that I think of it. A 78 Power Wagon with a 5.9 Cummins manual pump engine, 6 speed manual with A/C?