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Old 12-11-2018, 03:24 PM
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Am I missing something here? The article says, "Keep in mind, the trucks we're talking about all have the 4.3-liter V6 and 5.3-liter V8 engines and six-speed automatic transmissions." - Provided by CBS Interactive Inc

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Read Chevy's excuses as to why. Then ask yourself "why didn't they talk about the other engines/transmissions if the other options performed better?"
Here's some more information. The other engine/transmission combo's do a little better, it's just the carry-over drivetrains from 2018 that do worse.

GM obviously screwed the pooch in the aerodynamics department. Although I can't imagine the F150 is much better, modern styling for trucks is large, flat, high grills, and no matter what you do it's hard to make a brick aerodynamic.
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8 months isn't a long time. Out of the 6 cars and trucks I've owned, all but one has been issue free up until they hit 100,000 miles. Most were still relatively trouble free still until sensors and smaller parts started dying around 170-180k miles.
with lots of idle hours and 24-36k in miles, I would consider them well tested.
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I have a friend who keeps buying Tahoes and complains that he has to replace them when they hit 100K miles because they start to fall apart. He keeps rolling negative equity over from them as well. I was like why not get something that lasts longer than 100K miles dude!

His response, Chevy's the best man.
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Originally Posted by bassJAM View Post
Here's some more information. The other engine/transmission combo's do a little better, it's just the carry-over drivetrains from 2018 that do worse.

GM obviously screwed the pooch in the aerodynamics department. Although I can't imagine the F150 is much better, modern styling for trucks is large, flat, high grills, and no matter what you do it's hard to make a brick aerodynamic.
They didn't say it in the article. They would otherwise say, "however these options do perform better than previous"....

Basically it's way, way worse aerodynamically despite being several hundred pounds lighter.

Notice how their aluminum hate went silent? I give it 3 years before they go all aluminum like Ford did.
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
I have a friend who keeps buying Tahoes and complains that he has to replace them when they hit 100K miles because they start to fall apart. He keeps rolling negative equity over from them as well. I was like why not get something that lasts longer than 100K miles dude!

His response, Chevy's the best man.
Reminds me of how talking to the far left feels..

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Makes me wonder that if GM Does go the all aluminum route if they will follow Ford with gutting the plant completely and eliminate all welding to prevent cross contamination.
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
I have a friend who keeps buying Tahoes and complains that he has to replace them when they hit 100K miles because they start to fall apart. He keeps rolling negative equity over from them as well. I was like why not get something that lasts longer than 100K miles dude!

His response, Chevy's the best man.
This is the mentality of 90% of truck owners in my area. Silverados live on the back of tow trucks but everyone here keeps buying them. I've seen 5 silverados getting towed in the last month, I kid you not. But they are the most popular truck on the road here and always will be no matter how unreliable they are. On my commute I keep tally, and I'm seeing 10-15 silverados around me every second of every day. I'm not exagerating when I say there are 10-15 silverado 1500's for every ONE F150. The thing that irks me about it is that they all have crap to talk about Ford. Damn hypocrites!

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