Do GM pickup truck interiors have a reputation for poor durability or wear & tear? The F-150 XL work trucks in my employer's fleet have held up well after two years of rotations at plant sites. I don't have any personal experience with GM trucks, but since they are the company's best selling products, it seems GM should know how to design an interior that can handle the rigors of typical pickup truck duty.
Umm, it's not just about "rigors of typical pickup truck duty" any more, because the rules of typical pickup truck duty have changed drastically. More and more trucks are higher-end trucks that perform double-duty of work and play. Just being durable and rugged don't cut it any more. Sure, GM's may be durable, but why buy a truck with an interior that looks 10-15 years old when you can have something attractive, yet still durable and easy to use. Of course, GM's truck interiors have always been horrible...at least as long as I can remember.
Why can't you have durable, rugged, and attractive with high-quality materials? Ask GM, because Ford already knows you can.
Edited by fordmantpw, 01 August 2012 - 02:04 PM.
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