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So How is Ownership of these Trucks?

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On 2019-02-08 at 11:13 AM, ForestryGuy said:

Hey All, 

 

New member here...

After 5 years of ownership I am ready to get rid of my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Looking at trading or selling her this spring. Finding that with two kids and two dogs I need a pick-up again. 

I came from a GM family and have owned or driven silverado/sierras and blazers for a long time, but never anything from 2014-2018. My current work truck is a 2004 Silverado and its a great truck, it sees some rough terrain. 

 

My father has a 2015 or 16 GMC Sierra he is thinking about selling that I may buy. 

 

Just want to get a feel of how these things are... issues? quirks? 

 

From my experience GM trucks were always just solid performers, comfortable, never any big issues, easy to find parts and easy to work on them. 

 

Does this still hold true?

 

Thanks!

Sam

On a personal note, I'd never buy a car from family members, friends or co-workers.

It's just prone to be trouble... ;)

 

Having said that, I agree with you about "...From my experience GM trucks were always just solid performers, comfortable, never any big issues, easy to find parts and easy to work on them."...

I've owned many GM vehicles in the past and, although I don't agree with the recent politics of GM, I can say that every GM vehicle was very reliable.

I'm not saying that there were no problems, but I ALWAYS made it home!

Whether it was Buick, GMC, Chevrolet or Opel ( yes...lol), it only took some street-smart-engineering to keep it going.

 

so long

j-ten-ner

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On ‎2‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 1:13 PM, ForestryGuy said:

Hey All, 

 

New member here...Looking at trading or selling her this spring.....I came from a GM family and have owned or driven silverado/sierras and blazers for a long time, but never anything from 2014-2018. 

 

My father has a 2015 or 16 GMC Sierra he is thinking about selling that I may buy. 

 

Thanks!

Sam

2015 Silverado WT1 RCSB with 86,000 miles. Not new when I bought Pepper but only a thousand miles on the clock. I've seen demonstrators with more miles on them. 

 

My list of repairs: Pinion seal and....well....that's it, a pinion seal. I could have not fixed it. Just a damp spot that never showed up in oil loss. But I'm OCD and old. I'm told that's a dangerous combination. :P

 

It doesn't shake. At any speed. AFM is flawless and seamless. 6L80E transmission shifts perfectly. Gets great fuel economy. Doesn't use ANY oil at least at 5K OCI. No catch can. Killer brakes. Still on OEM wipers, tires, brakes, belts, hoses with plenty of service to spare.  

 

I didn't like the OEM ride and have extensively reworked the entire suspension. Some are good with the stock suspension tuning, some are not. It was a preference. I've upgraded the low beams one step whiter and readjusted the aiming. I modified the both motor and transmission cooling systems. Again personal preference most don't give a second thought. Did I mention my OCD nature? 

 

I'd buy a second one BUT I personally favor the 2015's. 15's has some features I liked standard that were optional in 14 and starting with the 16's I just don't like what they did with the hood. It is a part I am forced to look at every day. Again personal preferences. 

 

Having said all this some people have had issues with this platform and I would never say they didn't but sad as it is these issues when they get to print tend to morph from 'I had an issue' to 'they all are junk'. Not true and Pepper is proof.

 

If your dad likes it and it's been trouble free and you like they way he maintains it....why not?  

 

 

 

 

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