The 2012 GMC sierra is a great choice for a rugged long lasting daily vehicle.
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE
The 2012 GMC sierra is by far the best pickup truck I have ever owned. The 5.3 liter v8 engine is a powerhouse and can handle anything I can throw at it. I have used it to pull car trailers, haul wood and pull out tree stumps. It has never let me down. As far as how it handles on the road, well it is like driving a luxury sedan. The steering is very responsive, the suspension is smooth and the braking system is wonderful. One of my favorite features is the brake assist system that helps you transition from break to gas pedal on steep inclines. The interior is quite spacious, I have the extended cab which means plenty of room for extra people or extra cargo. The design is rugged and masculine but it is also got all the bells and whistles available on a 2012 model pickup truck. It has power seats, power windows, fully adjustable steering wheel, power mirrors with heat and an heating and cooling system more responsive than the one you have at home. The thermostat feature is very nice just pick a temperature you are comfortable with and the truck's computer automatically keeps it there for you. This just also features a lot of head a leg room for those taller folks like me. It seats six people comfortably and has a drop down center console for stowing all of your essential items. I have never had any major problems with this vehicle and it has been through a lot of miles, 398000 to be precise. I believe that is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship put into the design and development of this particular make and model. I couldn't ask for a better truck.