BUt, back in '95 I thought the old standard 350, 3/4T Chevy was old, solid technology! What can go wrong! Interesting story. I remeber the crappy paint GM had on trucks for a while! It would come off in sheets. I don't blame you for not wanting another one after that experience. I had a 96 Toyota T100. It was flawless, but no where near a 3/4 ton in capabilities.Silverados do seem far better than what you had. Here's hoping for the best.