Freightliner? Man now were comparing an over the road freight hauler capable of towing 80K lbs. to a 1500......come on... If you needed a 2500 or 3500 why not buy one a 2500 is not much more than a 1500 depending on options esp. in a gas burner. My 2013 is a far better truck than the 78 chevy my dad bought new then gave to me in 84 with only 28000 miles on it. Not to be an a** but I get mad when people wish for "the good old days" solid front axles ride like crap and most of the people who buy a 4x4 1500 or even a HD don't use it to extremes if you want to rock crawl build a buggy, not a new 35 to 50K truck. There are plenty of 2008 NBS trucks with a lot of miles out there are they breaking down in mass numbers? I don't think so. GM went bankrupt because of bad management and debt of retiree payments/medical insurance (which they owe no question) not quality. All the American manufactures have come a long way from the late 70s in quality I know I've owned em all. For light use (remember these are light duty trucks) they work well It won't pull a 25K cow trailer in knee deep mud but GM never said it would I guess it all depends on what you want but I don't miss that pos 78 or solid front axles.