treitz3 wrote: »
I don't know why he is so hell bent on naturally aspirated. That twin turbo Ford has out with a 6 banger is faster than my truck that has a Corvette LS1 engine sittin' in her.
When I had my truck in the shop for hail damage, the insurance company gave me a Ford to drive while it was in the shop. I went to the mountains for a vacation that week and the entire time, I swore I was driving a V8.
It was when I went to fill up the gas tank that I knew something was off. It was small and a heck of a lot cheaper to fill up than mine. Plus, it dawned on me that I had been driving around for a while....so I looked.
I was astonished that it was a 6 banger twin turbo. It sounded like a V8. It drove like a V8. It scooted like a V8 and apparently, it was rated to haul 1500 more pounds than my 2500HD.
That Raptor is a good lookin' truck!
Emlyn wrote: »
I have been looking at trucks too but since I live in a crowded city environment the Honda Ridgeline would suit my own needs best.
Sounds like the Tundra is the best option for what the needs are. The Platinum trim and 1794 Edition have ventilated seats, which are a good idea for warm climates. The Tundra V8 with dual exhaust sounds great! At least Toyota prices their trucks realistically. None of the $70K MSRP and then routinely knock $12K off the sticker games of the US brands.
VR3 wrote: »
Raises the front to be level with the back
Viking64 wrote: »
anonymouse wrote: »
I have a 2014 Silverado in their top High Country trim. I wanted to buy an American truck, so immediately ruled out Toyota. I did look hard at the RAM and Ford. The Ford steering seemed too lazy to me. Maybe they have changed that. The RAM had a loud cabin, with engine and road noise above acceptable levels for me. The Chevy is whisper quiet inside - something to do with how they have managed the door seals and sound dampening materials. It basically is the comfort of a cadillac with a truck bed on the back. I looked at the GMC as well, but did not like that it was only available in black interiors in their top trim. The high country had a more country style feel to it with brown interiors.
It's been reliable for the most part - but had its fair share of recalls. I am NOT happy at all with how GM has handled their responsibilities. Most recently, there has been a widespread issue with the brake pump, and GM did not issue a recall, just an advisory. This is a critical issue where the power brake assist fails without warning, and you have to literally stand on the brake to stop it. GM's position is that the vehicle still stops, so not worthy of a recall unless the brake pump has basically failed. Total bull if you ask me... I hit a wall in a parking lot because of this issue. GM also discovered a seatbelt issue where the seatbelt was fraying because of friction with the interior trim... their solution was to have the dealer rip into the interior trim with a... get this... exacto knife. Yes, they wanted the dealer to rip up the interior of a $60K truck with a knife... and considered that an acceptable solution. Oh... and the truck does have a chassis rust issue... but I think all trucks do. They need to learn a thing or two from Hyundai... I have an 11 year old Hyundai with almost no rust.
Overall good truck, really poor warranty and penny pinching on defect remediation by GM.
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