Everything posted by Nick The Great
Nick The Great replied to Gorehamj's topic in The GarageYou mean like my mechanic uncle, who just "knows" anything over 3K is "bad for the engine." The chemical engineering degree he has and the time he's spent in the GM engineering labs must really add up.
First thing I did with this last truck was get the Access cover put on. It is that great. I was disappointed how much dust got in it and water. A unacceptable amount. I found a sealing kit online, and it helped tremendously. Now, even through a car wash, it stays pretty darn dry inside.
Nick The Great replied to MicroManage's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra 1500Way too much for a 3 or 4 year old truck. I don't know you or your situation. but it worries me that you say "all I can afford" and "can't get financing anywhere else" and "dream truck" and "want to look flashy." Don't do something stupid and put yourself in a bind. Either buy less truck or wait a year. You could probably get a lot better deal on a K2 once the '19's start showing up on lots.
Child security locks. Which are wonderful when adults sit in the back. It's not a big deal and I should test this before complaining too much. It's just weird when you can open locked doors. But I guess locks are technically to keep people out.
Nick The Great replied to Rob77ta's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra TroubleshootingYou could always measure the truck . . . Seriously though, I always use the radio antenna trick also. And I know that I'm taller than my truck, so if I can walk in, so can the truck.
I don't like this. When the doors are locked, I don't want them to open. Ford vehicles would always open when locked, and I never liked that about them. What if my toddler tries to open the door more than once? In a day and age where there's a warning to look in the back seat, you'd think they'd not allow the kid to open the door. Now it's possible that the back doors don't do this. I haven't tried, and neither have my kids!
Nick The Great replied to sk's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra 1500That sucks. What is included in the "basic plan?" Just the diagnostics?
My lowest for this truck is 21.29 gallons. And if I remember right, that made me really nervous. I've never run out of fuel in my life and I ain't about to start now! My 2007 I put over 24 in a few times, and that wasn't my idea!
Nick The Great replied to sk's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra 1500$150/year is outrageous. I was told by my dealer that the basic features (start and locks) would likely be free in the future, or reasonably priced. $150 is NOT reasonably priced.
Nick The Great replied to Gorehamj's topic in The NewsroomOh I hear ya there. And that's what I meant by "over 40" that their stories happened years ago. When I was a pup we had 2 GM and 2 Ford dealers within a 20 minute drive, and that was in the sticks. You'd have to drive over an hour to get to a Toyota or Honda dealer. Nowadays that isn't the case, so the younger generation really has no reason not to drive the "American" brands. My American truck, assembled in Mexico, notwithstanding.
Nick The Great replied to Gorehamj's topic in The NewsroomMost everyone I know over the age of 40 who drives a "Japanese" vehicle has a story about their last American car. "After the third transmission in 5 years . . . " OR "once the instrument panel quit working in my 2 year old truck" OR "that Chevy needed a new engine after 75K miles" So they switched to another brand that treated them better. It's all anecdotal, but I can't really blame them. And people under 40 (or 30) just want the best reliability and price and overall product. They don't remember WWII or have any cultural hangups or biases against the Asian vehicles. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I went crew cab with my '07, even before kids, and wouldn't be able to go back. It seems like the stuff I want to haul will either fit in the shorter bed, or would stick out of the 6.5 bed anyways. I still don't understand why everyone bitches about losing 9" of bed by going to Crew, but never worry about losing 18" by going to the double cab from regular cab. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Nick The Great replied to mookdoc6's topic in T1XX Speculation & Spy ShotsKnobs are stupid. I like the console shifter in my wife's car. But I don't mind the column shifter in the truck. It's a little easier to use, and gives a lot of storage. I would like push button start, just because it seems cool. Seems like something that should be offered on $50K or $60K trucks in this day and age.
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