According to my dealer, GM is not taking ‘sold’ orders. Rather, dealers are given allocations monthly and they can order against those. Not sure how true that is, but it could be that your dealer has taken your order but they don’t have an allocation to place it against.
Yes, sorry, it was cayenne. I really don’t need a truck in the winter so I’m in no real hurry, especially if it’s not exactly what I want. There really isn’t much inventory out there since according to my dealer GM isn’t even allowing sold orders, it’s allocation only.
Called my local dealer today, looking to order a 3500HD. I spec’d out red quartz and selected body color wheel well liners, but was told it’s not available for order even though I was able to pick it on GMs configuration site. I did see a truck like that at a dealer 400 miles away so I wonder if it’s on constraint? Also the dealer said they can’t lock in employee price for all on an HD which stinks since there are very few on dealer lots now. Looks like I may wait to order until spring since other incentives are basically zero now.
I though most people were using 5W-30 engine oil in the transfer cases now in place of the trans fluid?
This is the press release: GM Statement Regarding the Duramax 4.5L V-8 Diesel2009-03-11 Given the current economic climate, GM has reviewed and updated its U.S. product portfolio and has decided to place on indefinite hold its previously announced plan to add a Duramax 4.5L V-8 diesel engine in 2010 to its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty trucks.Chevrolet and GMC will continue to offer a heavy-duty Duramax 6.6L V-8 diesel, which is class-leading in both horsepower and torque. Light-duty truck customers can also choose from several fuel-efficient gasoline engines with GM’s Ac
Probably. Or just find out where they like to run the road test loops and keep an eye out. Even on weekends you see caravans of groups of two or three test vehicles wearing M plates running the loops north up M24 or M53 and back down.
The only reason I can think of if its a new 8 or 10 speed HD transmission that they are still working on. I am sure the L5P was designed with plenty of reserve for future model year tune enhancements.
Ford has already announced a 3.0 diesel for the F150 for 2018. GM had the 4.5L dmax ready for the 1500's almost a decade ago then got hit with the double whammy of emissions regulation changes and the bankruptcy so it got shelved/scrapped. I think the diesel cost penalty is too high to be a good choice in a half-ton where a gasser works just fine.
They kind of did that with the 8100. They could easily do a modern version of that, 450hp & 500lb/ft with a HD 10 speed trans would sell pretty well i think as a diesel alternative.
Is it a diesel? If so, the new engine is making delivery take longer. GM has been building them and holding them, no one is clear on the reason. The good news is the trucks have finally started arriving at dealers within the last 2 weeks.
I'm sure we will see HD versions of the 1/2 ton 10-speeds within the next few years, that will help some. The problem is the cost of these things, its yet to be seen with GM, but the 17 Ford SD's have some gassers approaching $70k depending on gadgets, but that's another topic. I'm not as concerned about fuel economy in an HD, since I don't drive many miles. I just want a high torque gasser to take the place of the over-complicated modern diesels.
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