Yup! I like my 2011, but it is lacking a lot of options I would have liked to have because of financing issues at the time I purchased it. Won't have those problems this time around, so I can get the truck I really want!
The only feature on the '13 that I think is notable for me is the multiple ride height/air bag deal......It would be nice to be abelto have extra ground clearance off road and then hit a switch and drop back down for the highway.
The rest of the new features dont matter much to me......and the looks are exactly the same.
Moreover, some of the other new technology, like the stop and start deal, I eye with a bit of skepticism.....first, from the reliability side --- if the engine stops and instantly starts every time you come to a red light or in traffic, for someone commuting that could be 100 or more stops/starts....maybe I just dont understand the technology (I dont) but I want to control when the engine runs or doesnt...seems like that could be a major vulnerability as the truck ages. But more importantly (LOL) I like sitting at a light hearing the engine idle.....its part of the driving experience. If I wanted to drive a golf cart I would buy one....LOL
When I bought my 2011, I intentionally got a bare-bones SLT just to be sure I liked the truck. Well, I love it, so my next one will be a loaded Sport (assuming they don't change the trim levels). I'm going to have to study up on this "start-stop" thing though...if that's standard and can't be turned off (surely they wouldn't do that), I'll never buy one.
Personally I don't know what to thing of the new dash outlay, the materials look good but the new gauges and info screen have to grow on me. And just like everybody says, let them fix the bugs first and they need to get rid of the gear knob.... I mean it is a truck, not a luxury sedan. What really jumps out for me is the new suspension with the ride hight adjustment, I really want to have that! But for now i'll stick to my 2010 RCSB HEMI, it runs strong and is good looking
I don't like the EVIC display, my '09 EVIC is good enough
Rotary shifter just isn't me
All those switches in the center console would be a hassle, that area is way too complicated
Electrically controlled steering could become a major issue, how would you steer if you had a power loss
I see the center console with bucket seats becoming a instant MOD zone, that will be a huge empty space, a small electric motor that pushes your laptop up to a usable position, with a pivot type swivel on it, for all the time that i am on standby at a job site
or a good spot to put a cooler for a sandwich & soft drinks, instead of having it on the floor on the passenger side
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