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truckofwinandawesome last won the day on February 10 2012

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    Patrick
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    Dickson, Tennessee
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    2009 Cherolet Silverado LT1 4.8 V8

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  1. From what Barra said a little bit after Ford made the announcement that they were cutting all of their car lines, GM has invested too much in their small cars to axe them now; and when gas prices spike again (and it’s not a matter of IF they will spike, but WHEN) ford will be scrambling to bring back their small cars. My Aveo might have been from the Bad Old Days at GM; but I get 29-30 MPG consistently, and that is WITH DTCs for Evaporative issues, leaking heater hoses, and a False P0420! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Ford charges nearly $50K for their NEXT TO BOTTOM trim level F150; you will pay nearly $50K for just the privilege of having a V8 Mustang, they want nearly $80K for an Expedition Max, and the biggest Super Duty has cracked the Six Figure Barrier! Something tells me that Ford is going to go into a panic when gas prices spike again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. As Steven Majoros once said in an interview, the Crossover is now king; mainly because safety regulations have turned sedans into hard to see out of pillboxes. And it also doesn’t help that boomers want vehicles with a high seat height and easy to see out of, something that crossovers do quite well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. You are the ONLY person to say something good about the new Blazer; everyone else has completely rejected it because it isn’t like the K5 Blazer. News flash: the crossover is now replacing the typical sedan and Body on Frame SUV! Everyone has forgotten about the Blazer/Jimmy of the 80s to early 2000s, and how small it was. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. More than likely, Spring Hill is at capacity running Acadias and XT5s; and I believe Oshawa is at capacity building Equinoxes and it’s platform mates as well. And because they are sending Truck production to both Fort Wayne and Flint from Mexico, it gives the Mexican plant something to build. And now my reaction to the Blazer name being brought back: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 2019 Buick Envision - What's New, Changed, & Removed

    Unfortunately, 3 little words are going to scare buyers away from the Envision: MADE IN CHINA. Let Oshawa or CAMI build them, and maybe sales will go up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. the problem that I see with iSeeCars study, is that they used Biased data from Import Reports; the Most Recalled list has over HALF the list filled with American cars (and the special contempt they have for Chrysler is shown glaringly with 4 of the 6 spots taken up by FCA vehicles) and the least recalled list is made up with mostly Asian cars (with Honda showing up the most at 3 times) and the only two American cars BOTH being on the GM Theta Platform.
  8. Will GM Follow Ford’s Lead and Exit Cars? Barra’s Answer

    I'm a Millennial and even I think Ford is making a huge mistake; because if nobody hasn't seen them yet, Gas prices are starting to creep up again!
  9. basically, Holden is doing now, what Pontiac did towards the end of its life: Captive Imports.
  10. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/abandon-car-ford-dropping-all-passenger-car-models-except-mustang well, it looks like Ford is putting all of its eggs into one basket; by dropping every passenger car currently in production and going all in on Trucks and SUVs. essentially, the ONLY car they will have left is the Mustang and even then by 2020, the Mustang will be paired with a word that makes the performance community projectile vomit when it is uttered: HYBRID. i for one, feel sorry that Ford is about to essentially ruin the last good nameplate it has.
  11. New Garage/Mancave!

    Well, Phase 2 of our concrete driveway has begun! On Monday, they did the dirt work and put up most of the forms; and they have started pouring concrete today. We will have 2 side pads at both ends of the shop for parking our tip trailer and the boat, as well as the riding mowers. Unfortunately, when Humphreys County Gas put in the natural gas line to the shop, they damaged the existing concrete right in front of the high bay door and the dirt work for Phase 2 damaged it even further. So they cut out that section and will re pour that with the rest of Phase 2. Another negative thing is that the trailer park behind us was bought by a new local owner, who my dad’s own words; is an “**** of the highest caliber”. Mainly because he is kicking everyone out by July 1st, and using the land for an impound lot for his precious towing company, and threw a hissy fit because the contractor we hired had to remove a section of OUR fence and go through the trailer park driveway because he didn’t want to damage our existing driveway with his tracked skidsteer. Hopefully the pouring will be finished by noon today and will be safe to drive on Monday. And of course, the concrete pump subcontractor they hired has EXCELLENT taste in pickups! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Uh...do I have an oil pressure problem?

    Has the truck given you any low oil pressure warnings at all? If there were truly an issue with Oil pressure the truck likely would have warned you if it went below a certain threshold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Reports: GM To Use Carbon Fiber In Truck Beds

    Yup, my Aveo just passed 100K, and the issues are starting to come in thick and fast; and it REALLY doesn’t help that my Aveo started its life in the industry that is infamous for pushing cars to the absolute limit: an Enterprise Rental Car. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Reports: GM To Use Carbon Fiber In Truck Beds

    My Aveo is a perfect example of this throwaway culture; because as of right now, it’s only worth $3,500-$4,000 according to KBB, and if my transmission were to kick the bucket the car would only be worth scrap value because a transmission from GM costs more than what the rest of the car is worth. (And the engine is just as costly; which is why I NEVER see an LXV engine at a salvage yard) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. do a little more fact checking next time, electric parking brakes have been around FOR YEARS. and on your 'Electric' steering, that is the power assist going electric; there is still a mechanical link between the steering wheel and the front wheels. (although Infiniti has been dabbling with something called Direct Adaptive Steering, which is that 'Steer by Wire' you fear so much) and as for the service brakes, there hasn't been a direct mechanical link for almost a century thanks to Fred Dusenberg and the advent of Hydraulic brakes.
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