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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. 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!
  2. basically, Holden is doing now, what Pontiac did towards the end of its life: Captive Imports.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. To me, you can see more and more styling cues they took from the 99-04 GMT800s; and the tailgate embossing is definitely a callback to the 88-94 C/Ks and the fender tangs on the front are definitely to tie the trucks to the K2 SUVs. But I agree with Mike; we need to see the color matched, work truck and chrome versions before we pass final judgment. Especially the Silverado High County, since that one is the top model. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Reports: GM To Use Carbon Fiber In Truck Beds

    Didn’t they use composite bedsides (with a HSS inner bed core) in the GMT800 stepside trucks? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Corvette ZR1 Convertible Pics & Prices

    it sounds like the C6 ZR1, but MUCH BEEFIER. and the $124K pricetag is steep, but then again, you ARE paying for the best engineering and performance GM has to offer.
  12. Ford F-150 Awards Just Won't Stop

    its not the turbos themselves at fault, its )A the base engine they are attached to and B) the Ford Hype machine saying you will get V8 power with V6 fuel economy; when in reality its completely backwards: where its V6 Power, with V8 fuel economy. because you are trying to move 5,000 to 6,000 lbs of truck (not counting people inside) with a force inducted V6 at the upper limits of its performance and durability. add a heavy trailer, and it compounds the problem.
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapter_11,_Title_11,_United_States_Code basically, it allows Takata to reorganize itself and shed itself of its debt and liability. (much like Old GM did in 2009)
  14. Bring on the Black Friday deals!!

    For those of you with little kids; now they can have a GMC Sierra just like mommy and daddy! And it’s only $98 at Walmart! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. you would have to pry my keys out of my cold, dead hands before I would EVER consider giving up driving. Autonomous vehicles are NOWHERE NEAR ready for the mainstream yet; the technology behind them is still FAR too expensive. and again, you have to think about the rural aspect of what he is trying to push; autonomous vehicles, and ridesharing/Fancy Taxis are really more for an urban environment.
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