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Saw this on FB, got a Chevy vs. Ford sarcasm going on with my boss, who drives a Ford. His turbo died just 1500 miles out of warranty.
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Re: The Joke Thread.. ..

Chevy find new roads....when it breaks down and you need to walk home.

GM should just give people a puppy when they buy a vehicle. No one should have to walk alone.
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Re: The Joke Thread.. ..

I got a lot more here.
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Another....
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I know, you can't keep up.
See, GM is better just by that fact alone, there isn't much out there to bash it.
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Do you know how to highlight a problem? You underline it....look at the GM logo, they did it for you.


For the record, I drive a real vehicle and it isn't a Ford, a GM or a Chrysler. The only thing those three know is how to alienate a customer without their shoddy products and horrible dealer network.
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It's too bad you don't buy American. You know you're responsible for destroying 1000's of Detriot jobs.
My Chevy's are from the 1990's, they're known for 400,000 miles. I never paid a dealership service department and I never will.
I fix my own, my philosophy saves me a lot of money over the years. I also don't let a woman spend my money either. You'd be amazed what you can do in a couple of years being single.
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Some "foreign" cars have more domestic parts than the "domestic" cars. So define American car company. Chrysler stills says they're an American car manufacturer but yet they have been majority owned by a foreign automaker for quite sometime. First Daimler and now Fiat.

GM does a lot of design work overseas and many of the current platforms are not engineered in America either.

My "foreign" vehicle was built in the US; it's not on the list but the vehicle that is most American is from a foreign nameplate:
https://www.cars.com/articles/the-20...1420680649381/
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My Yukon was made in Arlington Texas. Whatever point you're making is how domestic and import choices have developed to today's market.
Site quote: "The American-Made Index analyzes how American an individual car is, not an automaker. "



Guy walks into my parts store. Says "I need a gas cap for a Kia."

I said, okay, sounds like a fair trade.
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Not a single Big 3 vehicle in the most reliable, but plenty in the least reliable.

The Most and Least Reliable Cars by Class - Consumer Reports

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Try 1996 and 1999. I don't buy new anything. I don't need a sensor to tell me to add 3 psi of air in my tires, or a camera to back out of a parking spot, and I absolutely don't need parking assist.

Used 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review & Ratings | Edmunds
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Used 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Consumer Reviews - 38 Car Reviews | Edmunds I have one of these for my 16 year old, in case some tiny import gets in his way, he's got a steel bumper to clear his path and still make it home wihtout a tow truck.
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I had a 1997 Tahoe and it was the biggest piece of garbage and wouldn't even call it reliable nor safe.

The joke part of the post; GM uses "fast" names for slow economy cars....Sonic.
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I didn't read your review on Edmunds.

I have a C1500 Silverado, love it, never a bit of trouble. Quiet as a car on the road. I replaced an idler arm at 139,000 miles, it cost me only $22.00. A set of shocks all around was $140.00. My seat still looks brand new. Just a great truck. Engine has never given me a hint of trouble, no leaks, no smoke, no ticks, no oil loss. Reminds me of my Yamaha.

My Yukon is running great, 156,000 miles, cost me $280 for a set of Kumho 15" tires from Wal-Mart last month. Both have the 5.7L engine. I get 18 mpg highway. I use it to tow my Jeep to the woods, I never have to lock it up but my key fob works great. I don't worry about shopping carts hitting it, and my insurance is incredibly low.

Maybe your problem was how you drove and cared for it?

I'm so delighted with these two GM trucks, 5.7 engines have a great reputation of going as long as a Lexus LS430.
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How it was cared for had nothing to do with it. It had issues well before 3,000 miles were on it. Engine rattle, constant brake issue; sensors, pads, etc. Transfer case decided twice to go into 4-lo on its own at 70 MPH and needless to say it didn't survive. O2 sensor twice, catalytic converter once. Alternator failed on it as well.

The dealer had to repair the bumper on it after the umpteenth time said nothing was wrong with the brakes and I demanded the general manager of the dealership drive it as his vehicle for a few days and as luck would have it, ran into the owners corvette. This was after all of the sensors, the calipers, the master cycling and ABS controller were all replaced on it.

The vehicle was a death trap and a set of pads would last 6,000 miles. Mind you, only one pad would wear out and it would be a different pad each time. When braking, it would never stop straight. I dumped the vehicle before it even had 24,000 miles on it. So how it was cared for had nothing to do with it; the entire design was defective. The brake system was woefully undersized for the vehicle of that weight and GM knew it. Why do you think the entire brake system was redesigned with larger pads, different calipers and ABS controller on the subsequent generation? The Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition are competing models and yet the Ford had a better stopping distance from 60 MPH; it stopped by over 20 feet better. If you look at various state police testing procedures, almost all of the domestic manufacturers had the worst braking.

GM sold nothing more than poorly engineered and manufactured vehicles. Why do you think they needed a bailout? Enough people weren't willing to buy the garbage they were producing. Look no further than the history of failures GM made. To name just a few. How about the Cimarron? The 8-6-4 motor? The Catera? Cadillac cars that had Chevy rocker covers on it? The parts bin Fiero? Ignition switches that their own supplier said the GM design didn't meet the GM specifications?

If you look at the brands with the most recalled vehicles. Ford had 53 recalls and 5.4 million vehicles. Chrysler with 10 recalls covering 6.8 million vehicles. Toyota with 27 recalls and 8.4 million vehicles. GM had 52 recalls covering 10.6 million vehicles.

All of this was 2015 and so far into 2016. So GM recalled as many vehicles as they sold in that timeframe. The number they sold was globally while the recall information is only for the US. So they recalled more than the sold.

To be fair, pretty much every automaker got hammered with the airbag recalls. However, while the other automakers are issuing or have issued recalls, GM is fighting NHTSA in that GM shouldn't be forced to recall all vehicles with what NHTSA views as defective airbag inflators. The "new" GM is no different than the 'old' GM.

Now for the joke:

What's the difference between a golfball and a Chevy?

A golf ball can be driven 300 yards.
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