• fb_100002958133231 avatar Hilow Posted: 6/12/2012 10:25am PDT

    General Motors should have merge GMC into Chevrolet dealership. I do not see any advantage of buying a GMC.
    Heck, Saturn would have been a better deal for GM than keeping GMC as a separate dealership.
    Saturn had a loads of brand loyalty....and GM threw them to the foreign brands.

  • fb_100000434943641 avatar Adam Posted: 2/3/2013 9:51pm PST

    The appealing appearance of GMCs alone got me interested in GMCs. I grew up in a big Chevy Family, and ever since I became fascinated and interested in GMCs, I began having a strong desire to get a GMC Envoy and Sierra(because they look so cool!) Personally, I think GMC should make performance differences in some of their GMCs: Ex: Sierra vs Silverado(although the latter is stronger than the former, based on what I've read and saw on a GMC Sierra vs Silverado truck video :D) Both great companies, both make neat vehicles.

  • fb_1510606196 avatar Carl Posted: 6/12/2012 10:22am PDT

    Certainly the value to GM is that the GMC brand of trucks are sold at Buick and/or Cadillac identity stores. Whether the buy gets any benefit? Yes, I recall that many years ago, I had a Corvair 500 that I bought from a Chevy/Olds dealership. Parked next to an Olds 98, my car with a tiny bug, that was worked on last.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 6/12/2012 2:19pm PDT

    Is this nothing more than buying a store brand vs name brand?
    You can decide yourself which is the store brand vs brand name ..GMC or Chevy :-)

  • Westwind46 avatar Westwind46 Posted: 6/12/2012 3:45pm PDT

    I bought a GMC Sierra in 2008 because it had a good looking front end and I found one equipped the way I wanted it. Chevy was not so good looking in fact the big bumper was ugly. I never compared cost because at the time it was hard to find Diesel engines.

  • biochfan avatar biochfan Posted: 6/14/2012 6:26am PDT

    Typical GM logic....Have 2 essentially overlapping product lines. GM should have killed GMC years ago as it's line of vehicles are basically fancier Chevy's. This reminds me of the Buick, Cadillac and Pontiac senerio. Kill Pontiac (which) I feel should have been kept as their performance division and keep Buick which is WAY too close to Cadillac in terms of luxury but Buick was kept because it's a big seller in China.

  • Mr. Nuts avatar Mr. Nuts Posted: 6/14/2012 9:19pm PDT

    They're not going to kill off GMC. It makes too much money. Buick should've gotten whacked, though.

  • pilot avatar pilot Posted: 1/20/2013 3:28pm PST

    It is interesting how some folks wouldn't consider buying a Chevrolet PU, but do buy GMC's and vise versa. Some believe the GMC is a better built truck. My opinion is there is no difference, just depends on if you want one or the other. As a kid I had the misconception that GMC's were more heavy duty than Chevy's, but now know that wasn't true. My opinion was that while it was common to find Chevrolet and Pontiac dealers (same dealer handling both brands), typically the GMC vehicles were found in dual brands with Oldsmobile, Pontiac or in some cases, Cadillac. Especially in farming area's it gave those dealers, excluding Chevrolet, a brand of pickups to carry in addition to the brands of cars they sold.

  • jen6238 avatar jen6238 Posted: 7/14/2013 5:25am PDT

    my grandfather used to drive car delivery trucks for his job prior to working for mobil. he said the difference between the lower cost chevy and for instance buick was the amount of inspections given the product during assembly . Take it for what you want, he bought buick until his death in 2006.

  • jen6238 avatar jen6238 Posted: 7/14/2013 6:23am PDT

    my grandfather used to deliver cars by truck to the dealers. he said the difference in say, a Chevrolet and a Buick of the same frame type was the number of quality inspections during assembly. he drove Buicks until he died in 2006.

  • fb_1541372406 avatar David Posted: 9/15/2013 4:35pm PDT

    I was always a GMC buyer because I din not want the name of Chevrolet all over the tail gate. They just feel better. I did buy Chevy work trucks.

  • fb_1123646042 avatar David Posted: 3/7/2014 2:44pm PST

    GMC has managed to provide more modern, classy styling...while keeping a more rugged appearance than Chevy. Chevy looks Wal-Mart, GMC looks Target. Chevy looks Microsoft, GMC looks Apple. I bought a 2013 GMC Terrain...didn't even bother looking at the Chevy dealership, because I wanted something with a more distinctive character.

  • philz avatar philz Posted: 8/30/2014 9:29am PDT

    old school GMC = pressure lubed engine.

    old school chevy = splash (oil slinger) engine.