• fb_100003887197426 avatar Ben Posted: 8/1/2012 10:31am PDT

    I have a good feeling about this. GM is taking the bull by the horns and re-vamping the whole line. They're even cutting production in the meantime and not milking it for cash with incremental updates like the old GM would have. I also hope to see the diesel. I'm pretty sure we'll get one, eventually. I'd rather they didn't rush it and put out a crappy one. Do it right.

  • CHEVYPOWER avatar CHEVYPOWER Posted: 4/25/2012 8:13am PDT

    YEAH. The Toyotas are great...let's see in the last 5 years...a dozen recalls...engine sludge/failures...tailgates falling off...undercarriage rust with spare tires flying off and killing people...massive recalls in China...OFF TO THE CRUSHER WITH THEM ALL!

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 3/24/2012 2:04pm PDT

    Word on the street is even the dealers don't want them because they can't move them(sell them).
    The public doesn't want them because they cost too much and because of many things that Ferdie pointed out.
    So I propose that GM rename the Volt to Re-Volt ;-)

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 3/20/2012 10:33am PDT

    GM/Chevy really screwed up BIG TIME when they put the I-5 (5 cylinder)in these models. The I-5 was a neutered I-6 which was a tried and true engine that GM originally planned to use. But because GM was buying the frames from Isuzu(which GM had a parts bin agreement with)it was later determined the I-6 would not fit until it was too late. The wheels were already in motion....the point of no return. So GM in it's infinite wisdom decided that all they had to do was lop one cylinder off the I-6 and 'wing-it'. What followed was a night-mare of engine problems. This is oh so GM's way of thinking which is why they got themselves into the trouble of declaring bankruptcy.
    I'm not so sure that GM has really changed much. Look at the VOLT.

  • Mr. Nuts avatar Mr. Nuts Posted: 3/20/2012 7:12pm PDT

    What's wrong with the Volt? There was an issue, it was found and fixed. If you're going to spout junk -- go look at list of Toyota's recalls.

  • Frod avatar Frod Posted: 3/24/2012 11:53am PDT

    What's wrong with the Volt? You mean other than the fact it overheats, and can't find a market despite the heavy subsidies? Other than the fact production has been suspended? Other than the fact it costs on the order of $40k to buy? Other than the fact EMTs need specialized training to learn how to extract Volt drivers from the vehicle after an accident? All car manufacturers experience recalls, but the highly publicized Toyota recalls related to the "stuck" gas pedals were ultimately proven to be bogus. If you want to drive the Volt, knock yourself out, but don't presume to put that mess of a car on the same level as a Toyota or Honda, or even a Ford. GM is in turmoil because of very poor design and managerial issues. Mr. Mann is correct

  • fb_756010416 avatar John Posted: 3/20/2012 8:48am PDT

    Be nice if they would not only bring the Diesel but a manual trans.. Its nice to see a V6 going back into these trucks.. but really the Diesel is something I really want . All the imports offer the stick shift and I can not get the mileage advertised in an auto box.

  • shocker avatar shocker Posted: 3/20/2012 6:13am PDT

    Looks like a design hit to me. Hopefully Chevy puts Avalanche quality into this new small truck. I shied away from the Colorado because of low ratings. Got the 2011 Tacoma instead and very happy-18 months and 17,000 miles later Zero, nada, zip, 0 returns to the dealer for repairs and 20-21 mpg with the 2.7 ltr, 4 cyl.

  • fb_1021610690 avatar Sage Posted: 3/19/2012 10:38pm PDT

    I just really wish someone would make a small pickup for us city weekend warriors. I miss the days of the original pup trucks. Easy to park, easy on gas and the right size for most jobs that I would need it for.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 3/20/2012 10:35am PDT

    There are still a lot of Ford Rangers out there with the 4 cylinder and manual transmission.

  • fb_100000014015596 avatar Eric Posted: 3/20/2012 10:10am PDT

    Sorry...meant to hit the thumbs up, not the thumbs down. I fully agree with Sage.

  • fb_100002958133231 avatar Hilow Posted: 3/19/2012 5:45pm PDT

    Well, looks like Ford and GM will not be selling midsize pickups in the USA.
    I am buying another vehicle next spring and was wanting to look at these new pickups. I do not want a large pickup nor will I buy a large pickup.
    Another market abandoned by Ford and GM. They will not be the worlds largest auto maker with that managerial mentality. The import makers are smiling all the way to the bank.
    Guess, they are just more interested in their stock options and bonuses that what the customer may be interested in.
    They are beginning to act just like the Old GM.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 3/19/2012 10:38am PDT

    The Chevy Colorado(S-10)/GMC Canyon sold so well that like the Ford Ranger they let them both die a slow death :-)
    Long live the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma.