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Oct 07, 1998 (1:05 am)
If I were you, I'd check with other Chevy & GMC dealers. The vortec V6 has been around for years, and the '99s are flunking emissions? I don't believe it!
Oct 07, 1998 (5:25 pm)
That's very true, Azchevyguy -- I forgot about that. What the (GMC) salesman said sounded so strange that I did wonder if he was making it up. If it's true, perhaps it's an exhaust/catalyst problem? Or maybe the V-6 is fine; it's the base level inline-4 that's flunking all of a sudden? I'm really guessing here; I know so little about cars. Anyway, I'll keep you all posted.
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Oct 07, 1998 (9:59 pm)
Regarding the 99's failing emissions:
In the unlikely event that the salesman was telling the truth, it *must* be a very temporary problem; a bad batch of computer chips or something. As someone said, these engines are tried and true.
Oct 08, 1998 (9:40 pm)
Bad news on Sierra production, I ordered a 99 Sierra on July 1. It was preferenced on August 13 and I had a production date of October 5 until two days ago when I was informed that the production date had been pushed back to November 16. Deliver is now not expected until early December. Speculation is that there many be a supply problem with the rear locking differential. I am thinking very seriously about passing this truck and waiting for the 4th door that may come out this spring. Any advice?
Oct 16, 1998 (5:26 am)
The emission problem is not a real problem but the meeting of a federal guideline in relation to all the vehicles sold by that manufacture. When trucks are your biggest seller they overload the total equation and before the model year you have exceeded the emissions allowed for that model year. Thus the '99 C/K truck that came out early. It is a dance of stats' staying ahead of the feds regulations. NOT an engine problem. They are tried and true.
Oct 16, 1998 (4:12 pm)
On the plus side with the GM compact pickups, look on the incentives/rebates page -- already $750 consumer cash on the '99 S10s and Sonomas! And they're not even OUT yet, at least not in my area!
What you're saying is interesting, walth1 -- and I think is also consistent with what I heard from the salesman about the '99 compacts. Maybe it only needs a few more weeks of number-crunching.
Oct 17, 1998 (12:25 am)
Checked on the status of my Silverado LT order today.... Ordered in mid-Sept., preferenced either 9/23 (says GM) or 9/29 (says the dealer). Still don't have a build date. What gives Chevy?
Anybody hear whether 2000 model will have 4dr and when it will be introduced?
Nov 14, 1998 (10:28 pm)
Has anyone noticed a price difference between the full size ext. cab 4wd (with apple to apple options) '99 GMC and the Silverado. I like the grill better on the Chevy but no grill is worth big bucks. Appreciate any info as to the why on this one. Has anyone recently made a deal for a new '99 and how much over invoice if any did you have to go. Everyone have a good Turkey Day.
Nov 29, 1998 (1:18 pm)
I'm considering a GMC Sonoma base extended cab for
work commute. How does the 2.2 liter with manual transmission perform or not perform? Comfort zone?
What is the seat arrangement with the 3rd door? All comments welcome.
Jan 13, 1999 (9:43 pm)
the trucks looked dated already and just think, they will lookl that way for at least 10 years.