Today I saw a new 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 with a $ 52k sticker and a very ugly dealer installed bedliner, which was attached to the front bed panel with three self tapping screws, half torn out, and the front of the bedliner completely warped. It looked horrible. I have never seen one this bad on a new truck. Typically under-the-rail bedliners go over the front bed panel. Not this one. This will cause all water to run under the bedliner. Perfect for rust to start underneath where the bedliner scuffs the paint by rubbing. The dumbest design I ever saw.
So if you buy one of these new trucks with a dealer installed GM plastic bedliner, you'll have about 15 holes drilled into your bed. I would recommend against buying such a truck unless you really want a plastic bedliner. These bedliners are just another way for dealers to make extra $$, while mutilating a new truck.
My 95 Nissan pickup had a factory installed bedliner and tailgate piece that did not require drilling a single hole. And that is the way it should be. Irrespective of the make or model. Holes only invite corrosion and look ugly when you remove the bedliner.
Edited by pm26, 02 December 2007 - 08:58 PM.