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MIke Becher

Old school short bed regular cab 4x4

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Wonder why they are making the cool Chevy short bed regular cab 4x4 and selling it overseas only???  It is so effing cool looking!  If it was in the states I would probably have one next week. I’m driving an 08 short bed right now and love my truck. My family has grown so it is prettty much me, but it hauls everything I want, including friend and neighbor needs, and pulls a 2 axle dump trailer just fine!  It’s sharp and sporty and definitely easier to get around and park in the city!  Maybe even bring back the FULL size 2 door Blazer also. Even if they are order only!  Give me your thoughts peeps!

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Won't happen.

 

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Focus Groups made of children making corporate policy. 

He talks about EPA and I ask how a 6.2 CCSB is more friendly than a 5.3 RCSB

Like bratty children. They want what they want. 

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Walking across the parking lot of a Lowes today and spotted what on first glance I thought was the backside of a Colorado. Nope, and early GMT 400 single cab Fleetside 6 foot box 4X4 Silverado and in nice shape. Then I had this thought, as it seemed so small that IF the Ecotec3 motors of the T1 series were in one of these trucks it would be a 35 mpg + hauler. 

 

A 3800 pound single cab with 2/3 the frontal area of a T1 with a 305 hp 4.3 Flex Fuel V^ with AFM and a 6L80E

A frugal rocket that meets fuel and EPA standard a decade yet to come that would tow like a 6.2 7,000 pound T1

:crackup:

As per the norm each time GM finds a scrap of a mpg they give it away to weight and drag. 

 

Tell me one thing they do that makes sense. 

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There's a reason they don't make them, they are not all that popular and really never were since about 2000ish.  Sales do not justify all the costs that go into putting out a model with low sales. Look at the Impala, sales are way down and they built the last one this past Thursday. 

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This is some sort of sick disconnect. GM quit building luxury Cadillac cars when they became convinced that a Rolls Royce should have the same market share as a VW Beatle. The single cabs are popular with fleet sales and small business but since they don't sell well with those that are part of the demographic they target, no one gets one....unless you live in the middle east. So they do make them. They even make them in the US and will ship one half way round the world. You just can't have one twenty miles from where it's made. So now you buy a $50 K truck you didn't want because you can't buy the $30 truck you do want. Then they say SEE NO ONE WANTS ONE and the public buys that lie over and over. 

:rollin:

 

 

Mazda wont sell the M2 Sedan in the US to prevent dilution of M3 sales but they sell it to Toyota to sell in the US as the Yaris to compete with M3 sales. :wtf:

 

So how SMART are these marketing types are?

:loser:

 

People did loose interest in the Impala because it's an Impala.

They were PUSHED out of the Impala. Downsized a family car in the name of CAFE until is was no longer useful to the family while physically growing a more profitable SUV/Truck segment to be useful to a family.

And the guppies buy the LIES like popcorn at a Saturday night movie.

Worked too! People spend twice as much and twice as often. 

The consumer is the looser and they applaud being cheated. 

Maybe they are that smart.

Not!

The public has become that gullible. 

 

Sick, twisted, greedy self absorbed selfish little children.

:mad:

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On 3/1/2020 at 7:12 AM, elcamino said:

There's a reason they don't make them, they are not all that popular and really never were since about 2000ish.  Sales do not justify all the costs that go into putting out a model with low sales. Look at the Impala, sales are way down and they built the last one this past Thursday. 

So not true. I was looking for a regular cab short bed last year from 1999-2013 and as soon as one came on the market it was sold with in a few days unless it was in bad shape. I even looked at 2014-2018 rcsb and as soon as one came up it was gone. Ford sells a bunch of them. The might not be as popular as the crew cabs but they would sell good especially with 6.2. I guarantee if the made the rcsb with the 6.2 they would sell quick.

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How legit is it to go to Mexico and import one? They are sold down there


Ryan B.

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8 hours ago, RyanbabZ71 said:

How legit is it to go to Mexico and import one? They are sold down there


Ryan B.

I wonder

?

 

If GM hopes to have any chance selling me another truck they better get a RCSB in the game.

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not enough demand for RCSBs. 

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Lets be real, if the demand was there they would build it.  Good friend has been a GMC salesman and asst manager for over 30 yrs and I talked to him a while back about how you don't see the short box reg cab anymore. He says, they don't sell.  Very few are going to pay $40k for one when they can get a cc or dc for darn near the same price and better resale value.  Said they had one 2020 model and it sat for 10 months and not one serious customer.  They finally sold it to a local road commission based solely on the lowest price truck they purchase for their construction density inspector.   They did not even order the truck for stock, GMC forced them to take one (among other less popular reg cabs) to get more allocation for hot sellers like CC's and Denali's. 

 

PS-rumors are they are pulling the plug on the Camaro after the 2022 model year due to declining sales. The Impala is gone for the same reason, they don't sell enough to make a profit.  GM is beholding to shareholders to make money.

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The lack of sales of the Impala bugs me.  They hardly ever have decent rebates on them, while the rebate the crap out of the Malibus.  When there are good rebates on the Impalas they sell quick.  But now they say since low sales, the Impalas are being discontinued.  

 

Same with the rcsb trucks.  I wanted a cheap truck and there was a reg cab LONG bed low optioned wt.  Due to rebates, an ext cab LT/LS truck was less expensive to buy.  

 

It's back to what GM wants to sell or wants you to buy.  

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12 hours ago, Colossus said:

not enough demand for RCSBs. 

 

Ford gives you free range.  You can get an RCSB in XL or XLT.  Hell, you can still get an extended cab long box F150.  We lost sales over GM dropping that configuration on K2.  

 

GM you can get a regular cab long box in WT only for the 1500, but WT and LT on the HD trucks.  If you want something as simple as a power driver seat in a regular cab, you have to get an LT trim HD or do a double cab 1/2 ton standard box.  That is ridiculous.  

 

 

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