WilliamBos replied to Zane's topic in The NewsroomThat will make an interesting year for the HD truck market. All new Ram HD with an all new Cummins, and a new GM with hopefully a new DMAX. Cant wait.
The V8 engines also suffer from horrible mpg when towing the max, so no difference. The difference is the GTDI 2.7 will get superior empty mpg. Thats what most light duty trucks do - drive around empty.
The V8 engines also suffer from horrible mpg when towing the max, so no difference. The difference is the GTDI 2.7 will get superior empty mpg. Thats what most light duty trucks do - drive around empty. 66% of all F150 sales are Ecoboosts - says a lot for their engine program. The GTDI engines are here to stsy. I wish GM all the best, hopefully they have an I-6 GTDI to go along side with the I-4 in the 1500.
The 2.7 EB will humiliate and small block and any LT. The 3.5 EB crushes the LT 6.2. The new GM GTDI 2.7 will sell like crazy, and should have an excellent tow rating. It will also outshine any V8, especially when it comes to passing a gas station.
I think the new 2.7 will be a success like Ford’s Ecoboosts, particularly the 2.7 EB. Can’t wait to see the 3.0 Dmax numbers.
WilliamBos replied to 3737's topic in 2019 Silverado & Sierra 1500The Power Wagon is an awesome truck, rides a bit smoother than a regular 2500HD due to different spring rates. Have the choice of a locking front/rear diff is sweet too.
WilliamBos replied to 3737's topic in 2019 Silverado & Sierra 1500I agree, the thought of not having 4 Lo to choose from is a no go for me too. The all new 2.7 GTDI intrigues me, but if it is wrapped in what amounts to the CUV of trucks, no thanks. Love my Ram, so unless GM offers a 2 speed T case, no deal. I am not a fan of having OnStar in my vehicle either.
The Ram got a refresh in 2013, interior tweaks in 2016. The GM interiors have gotten worse since 2007, they are absolutely horrid. The Ram seats are far more confortable, more legroom, sit up higher, and do not have that low slung frame that GM is obsessed with. Ram uses a superior rear suspension, a superior transmission (ZF 8) and unlike GM and their obsession with waxxing frames, Ram still paints theirs, hold up far better in the salt/chemical belt. The GM frames rust hard and fast. Ram truck sales have increased signifigantly each year since 2009, GM’s have not. As for resale, thats regional, and regardless of resale, trading at a different brand dealer will get you a lower $$ than at the same brand dealer. As for build quality, Ram equals GM in every way, exceeds them in others. The Rams are still built simple, well thought out and not unnecessarily complex.
GM’s V8 engines are anemic torque managed boat anchors. After going Hemi, I will never own a GM V8 again. A Turbocharged gasser will be my next engine, whether its the 2.7 Ecoboost and its 400 foot pounds of torque, or the GM 2.7 GTDI, it will outwork an LT V8.
Putting turbos on a 4.3 is a waste of time, with any luck the 4.3 will go away, it should of been shelved years ago. The 2.7 GTDI has 310HP and 338 foot pounds which peaks at 1,500 RPM and stays flat. A 5.3 does not have that much useable torque that low with that flat a curve. It will get the job done and give better mpg than the V8’s. With the success of Ford’s evoboosts I applaud GM. DOHC/OHC engines have been around a long time and have proven their durability. This new engine will get GM a lot of sales, and bring customers back. After having My Hemi Ram, this will get me back in a GM, but this is the only way. The 5.3/6.2 do nothing for me. But if their pricing is insane, it could be a Ford F150 2.7 Ecoboost.
WilliamBos replied to Gorehamj's topic in The NewsroomIt would be smart if GM did - the Honda Civic has been the number 1 selling car in Canada since 1997 and that is not about to change. GM has nothing to compete with Honda, hence why people are not buying them. If I ever needed a car, a 2 door Civic Coupe would be what I would buy.
WilliamBos replied to Gorehamj's topic in The NewsroomTrying to hide the fact that their sales are tanking does not instill consumer confidence. i doubt FCA and Ford will follow.
WilliamBos replied to Zane's topic in The NewsroomThe Honda Civic has been the number 1 selling car in Canada since 1997, and continues to lead the pack. If I ever needed a car, a 2 door Civic Coupe would be my choice. GM has a ton of catching up to do. They should add extra SUV production to that plant, follow Ford’s recent move.
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