The 2009 i-290 New Extended Cab :Review and Specification

I wanted a basic work truck and my I-290 fills the bill, great price, many standard features, good warranty.It drives great and handles my utility trailer and boat with no problem. It was nice to be able to buy a truck with no carpet and cloth seat, i don't have to worry about getting it stained or dirty.. like a truck is supposed to be. great over all truck, couldnt be happier. only thing i could see to improve on is up and go speed on 4 cyl engine type. a little sluggish when passing at highway speeds.The 2008 i-290 Extended Cab is a 2-door, up to 5-passenger compact pickup, available in one trim only, the S 2WD. Upon introduction, the i-290 Extended Cab is equipped with a standard 2.9-liter, I4, 185-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. I felt like this was an extended cab steal with the 4 cyl, automatic, a/c, and preferred equipment package, purchased for just under $16,500. The ride is more truck-like than some of the softer rides out there, but it has a good solid feel to it and a nice height. The four banger has plenty of power when needed and couples up smoothly with the automatic transmission. The exterior is very attractive with lots of chrome and the interior, although truck-like, is nice. Interval wipers, cruise control, automatic headlights, cargo light, 12v utility outlets, and AM/FM CD player are all nice features. The body lacks the super smooth finish of competitors, but is very presentable. I especially like the 60/40 front seat and optional jump seats in the rear. Access is easy with the 4-door styling. It is hard to find a 4-cylinder extended cab with so much value built in. Most of these you see on the road are Chevy Colorados and GMC Canyons. Same truck, different name.

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