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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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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. :rotfl:
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. :smilebig:
 

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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-2015-american-made-index-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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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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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.
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: The best humor is always rooted in truth :thumb:
 

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1926 can you stop now? You've been trolling chevys over most every thread you post in that I'm following. No one here really gives a crap how happy you are with your chevy.
Ok, maybe one or two misguided but redeemable members. :D
 

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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.


Wow, did you get a lemon.
No one else has even come close to posting so many woes with any truck model.
I tow a 7X16 trailer,
a 4000 lb boat, and stop just fine. Guess the theory of design is just emotions.
You know, I lived in Seattle and drove a Ford LTD. The brake pads glazed in no time due to the steep hills and heavy braking I had to do driving through a pass every day. Even my Camaro suffered a similar brake pad fate, and everyone knows Camaro's and LTD's have really awesome brake systems. I got metallic brake pads, problem solved. Too bad you didn't apply brake pad experiences from your motorcycle background to your truck?

Imagine if everyone had your trouble, the GM truck that millions bought over the years, would have given it the Pinto, Vega, Escort, Fiat, Hyundai Excel, Yugo kind of reputation for being utter junk. Thankfully, only you got a Friday 5pm truck when everyone was ready to go hunting, or hit a BBQ in Texas.

Too bad you can't muscle up the courage to say what rice burner you own now. Must be just as much a controversy.
 

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Wow, did you get a lemon.

Too bad you can't muscle up the courage to say what rice burner you own now. Must be just as much a controversy.
There was more wrong with it than that; that was just off the top of my head. Oh, GM could careless about the issues too. That was the last GM vehicle I ever bought. In fact my parents and sister haven't bought a GM vehicle since either. They all had issues with their GM vehicles too. They all moved to Honda/Acura vehicles. Have they been problem free? No, but Honda takes care of the problem and the customer whereas GM doesn't care at all. The dealerships are also better and more customer oriented.

I didn't answer because I have a four car garage and well, it is full. ;)

I don't expect any vehicle to be perfect; how the dealer and manufacturer handle it is. I need an oil change, I get a loaner, no questions asked, it is automatic. I take it in for any service, automatic loaner. The most a domestic dealer typically will give you is the shuttle ride. Oh, while at the dealer, they have a staffed refreshment bar, small movie theater with stadium seating, cookies, donuts, etc. true high-speed Internet access, private offices to work in, etc. The last domestic dealer I was in; they had uncomfortable seating and a vending machine.

Now for the joke:

Why do Chevrolets have magnetized bumpers?

So it can pick up other Chevrolet parts while your driving.

Bonus joke:

99% of all GM vehicles are still on the road, the other 1% made it to a repair shop.
 

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There was more wrong with it than that; that was just off the top of my head. Oh, GM could careless about the issues too. That was the last GM vehicle I ever bought. In fact my parents and sister haven't bought a GM vehicle since either. They all had issues with their GM vehicles too. They all moved to Honda/Acura vehicles. Have they been problem free? No, but Honda takes care of the problem and the customer whereas GM doesn't care at all. The dealerships are also better and more customer oriented.

I didn't answer because I have a four car garage and well, it is full. ;)

I don't expect any vehicle to be perfect; how the dealer and manufacturer handle it is. I need an oil change, I get a loaner, no questions asked, it is automatic. I take it in for any service, automatic loaner. The most a domestic dealer typically will give you is the shuttle ride. Oh, while at the dealer, they have a staffed refreshment bar, small movie theater with stadium seating, cookies, donuts, etc. true high-speed Internet access, private offices to work in, etc. The last domestic dealer I was in; they had uncomfortable seating and a vending machine.

Now for the joke:

Why do Chevrolets have magnetized bumpers?

So it can pick up other Chevrolet parts while your driving.

Bonus joke:

99% of all GM vehicles are still on the road, the other 1% made it to a repair shop.
:rotfl::rotfl: Hey, Jon said stop, so you know, keep going! At least I like the GM jokes even if I own one.
You know those are actually Harley jokes that you just replaced Chevy for Harley, right? :rotfl: Don't you get tired of all the water pumps thrown in on a timing belt job every 70,000-100,000 miles though? Aren't Honda's really noisy and harsh to drive?
 
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