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I have put on about 3000 miles on my work ‘rado so I figured it would be a good time to type up a quick review.

The good: It cruises really nicely, returns decent mileage, fits 4 adults with ease, and makes transporting my bike or boards too easy.

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The bad: still a bitch to park around LA, there are a few pieces of plastic trim that are already broken, and since it’s not a crazy high trim, there is very apparent cost cutting.

Cruising: this is the first automatic I’ve driven as my own. I didn’t hate it, but it shifts too damn much to stay in the lowest gear possible. This wouldn’t be a big deal if it was snappy like a dsg but this is a slush box. However! I figured out a work around on my Yosemite trip last weekend. When cruising, or in hills, I keep it in tow mode. This holds gears and gives you a bit of engine braking. Honestly, it makes the transmission shift exactly like I would. It also fixes another minor nag. Tow mode increases the turn signal bump from 3 blinks to 6. I think 5 is my ideal number of blinks but 6 is better than 3. Other than that, it rides smooth and quiet, and has plenty of power for normal things. Apple car play is very nice on a trip as well

Mileage: I’ve been averaging about 20 mpg with a mix of hwy and LA traffic. This was calculated, not using the trip computer. It seems like the truck calculates about 10% better than actual mileage

Parking: this isn’t really the trucks fault. It’s just big and I’m used to driving small cars. Also spaces are tight here. My parking skills are improving by the day, though.

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It didn’t fit in my friend’s driveway without blocking the sidewalk

Poor quality: I don’t know if this is the trucks fault or the dude that drove the truck for 6 months before I had it. Whatever, I’ll get it fixed.

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Cost cutting: Missing the in bed lights the 2019's and higher trims had along with some other little things like that. Not a huge deal at the end of the day. I do wish it had more tie down points in the bed. My coworkers ugly 19 has at least double. Oh well, a small price to pay to have a pre-ugly version.

Overall, I really like having a truck. I get why they sell so well. Even if I didn’t like the truck, though, I can’t complain. It is a perk of my new job and any car that is paid for by someone other than you is a good car.

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I apologize for any syntax errors. I’m on mobile and honestly can’t see the whole screen haha #kinja

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