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Nick The Great

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  1. LOL I suppose so. I must only frequent the fancy-pantsy gas stations
  2. Do You Wait For The Oil Change Reminder In Your GM?

    You 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.
  3. There's states that don't have the trigger lock on the pump? I've fueled up vehicles in probably 15 states and never seen that.
  4. 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.
  5. Every time I fill up my wife's car, I swear I'm going to buy a fast cap for it. I love it.
  6. Way 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Hmmm. I thought that was for the windows.
  9. You 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.
  10. 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!
  11. That sucks. What is included in the "basic plan?" Just the diagnostics?
  12. What have you done to your K2 today?

    Heavier pockets? I would guess lighter pockets
  13. Plugs for those ugly round tubes

    I bought mine off Amazon also. Just remember that they come 4 in a pack, not 2! I bought an 'extra' set and the return shipping cost nearly what they were worth.
  14. Really??? I wish my 17 had auto up on the other 3 windows. Maybe I need to mess with this some more.
  15. Gas Tank - How low can you go?

    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!
  16. Just talked to 2019 Sierra Owner

    A GM employee loves the new Sierra??? Weird
  17. 4WD low in reverse

    I wouldn't think so. I agree that the additional tongue weight would help you. And turning in 4lo would be a bear.
  18. $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.
  19. Oh 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.
  20. Most 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)_/¯
  21. What do you use your Silverado for?

    Mine is the daily driver. And my commute is like 15 miles round trip. I've had it just a year now and have only 7000 miles on it!
  22. DC vs CC. What made your decision?

    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)_/¯
  23. Load Causes F150 Aluminum Bed to Break

  24. Knobs 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.
  25. Chevy Legend

    I was denied to the club for *only* purchasing one new vehicle (my 2017) and two used ones. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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