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#52 of 199 Can't get one
May 18, 2004 (3:07 pm)
I'm glad you folks generally seem to think the Canyon is a good buy and are happy with your purchase. I ordered one in January 2004 and can't get it. I've heard various songs and dances about WHY it can't be built but the whole thing is getting quite ridiculous. Paint, (ordered indigo blue) tooling, (extended cabs), sliding rear windows, transmissions for extended cab auto 4X4's, even "the vehicle has too many options." Now I'm told "not in production."I'd be just a bit leery if I was you folks. Good luck with your new vehicles. Mine was to be my retirement gift from my wife. Don't think I'll be buying GMC anymore. What has been your experience? Semper Fi to any old Marines out there.
May 18, 2004 (7:43 pm)
I got mine in February and they did a dealer swap. I have a loaded crew cab. I know the dealer I bought from had a blue 4WD Ext. Cab that was pretty loaded up... Seems like the crew cabs started selling the hottest, but I know the dealer has been moving at least a dozen since I bought mine.
You might try the internet and gmbuypower.com, build your own and then do a dealer search/request a dealer quote.
I think the dealer you have dealt with may be pulling your leg as I just located 4 indigo blue 4WD ext cabs with at least 2 fully loaded and pushing $30k MSRP here in the OR-WA area.
#54 of 199 92194 - Canyon availability
May 26, 2004 (9:36 am)
Well, I thought I would check in since I ordered my Canyon in mid February, and it has not arrived yet either. Originally I was told that it would probably be the end of March or early April before I could take delivery, about 6 weeks out. When I contacted the dealer in early April, I was told there was a supplier problem with the drive line, (of the 4WD Crew cabs only) by my dealer. I contacted them about 2 weeks later and was told that they had a build date of the very next week and I could expect a 2 week delay before they would take delivery.
I contacted the dealer again last week and I am still waiting on clarification on what exactly the problem is, (supplier, demand, etc). I did a little digging myself and found out that American Axles had a 2 day strike in February, but I would not have expected a 2 day strike to push delivery of my vehicle out another 6 weeks. At this rate the new Nissan Frontier, Dodge Dakota, or Toyota Tacoma may make it into my garage before the Canyon even shows up at the dealership.
I am not sure what the delay is but if I do get that information, I will pass it on...
#55 of 199 Finally got one
May 27, 2004 (5:35 pm)
My dealer pulled a rabbit out of a hat and got me my Canyon. Onyx black, loaded to the gunwales, a real beauty. The I-5 is just fine. Plenty of power to tow my boat as well as cruise the highway. So far fuel economy is excellent at 20 MPG city and just a shade over 24 MPG highway. All in all I'm happy with it. Solid, well built vehicle and the XM radio is just not to be believed. Any faults are minor and insignificant
#56 of 199 crew cabs are hot sellers
May 27, 2004 (9:23 pm)
What some of the dealers are saying here in the NW, is the crew cab models have been the hot sellers. I suspect that had more to do with the shortage than the strike. GMC held over the crew cab Sonoma for a year, but that was a mistake as they are not selling very well even with lots of incentives. The dealer I bought from still has two crew cab Sonomas on his lot that he has had since last fall. He can't keep a crew cab Canyon in stock. (except for a base model)
I just turned over 5600 miles on my commute home tonight. After 3 months and no problems (crew 4WD Z71) Filled up last night - 21mpg in mixed driving.
#57 of 199 Re: 92194 - Canyon availability [sporttbird #54]
Jun 01, 2004 (3:07 pm)
GM may be doing you a favor. The new Tacoma and Frontier are supposed to pack 240 to 250 hp and 270 to 280 lb ft of torque. My guess is that they will also have better quality interiors and better back seats for people and cargo.
My suggestion would be to cancel your order and wait until the Fall so you can compare the GM twins side by side with the new Toyota and Nissan. By that point, if you still want a Canyon or Colorado, there should be more available on dealers lots with the typical huge incentives that GM has to offer in order to sell their cars in the face of superior competition, saving you money. It might also save you some potential buyers remorse so that you don't end up kicking yourself when you see the new Tacoma and Frontier.
#58 of 199 Re: 92194 - Canyon availability [atlgaxt #57]
Jun 10, 2004 (1:28 pm)
Yes, I have actually considered this as an option, with the Frontier, Tacoma and Dakota all being redesigned for '05. I have thought about asking them to look for a dealer swap, but the one option that I put on my absolutely have to have list was the side airbags and any searches that I have done in my area and even surrounding states have yielded only 1 with side airbags, and it had several features that I don't care to pay for. My biggest problem is that I want a fully loaded Crew cab 4wd without the Z71 package. I simply don't want to pay and exta $1500-2000 for a suspension/skidplate/tire package that I have no use for, I'd rather spend that on the heated leather seats.
If the other new trucks are available early enough, I will be considering them. If not, I have a bit of a timing issue that could be a problem as I will soon be needing the extra passenger room for our second child. The extended Cab S-10 just doesn't cut it. I had buyers remorse before we ordered the Canyon, (I really would have loved a smaller version of the Silverado SS, awd, 18" wheels, maybe turbo charge the motor?), but that wasn't to be. Maybe next time.
Jul 06, 2004 (3:47 pm)
Does anyone know the specifics of the Canyon wheels? I know that they are 6-5.5 bolt pattern. What I am wondering is whether the offset is that much different than the Sierra. I am haggling over a Crew and would like to put 17" Sierra wheels on it if they won't be damaging due to offset differences. Any info would be appreciated, thanks.
#60 of 199 Re: Wheel fitment [darth_tomas]
Jul 09, 2004 (5:38 pm)
Hole pattern is the same as Sierra. I have a set of beautiful 16" Niche wheels I ran on my 99 Sierra and they bolt right onto the Canyon with no clearance issues. The Canyon came with 15" wheels and 65 series tires. I put 60 series tires on the 16" wheels and they were the same diameter.
Check the width and height for clearances - as long as you are close in overall dimensions to the original Canyon wheels and tires you should be okay.
#61 of 199 mileage update
Jul 09, 2004 (5:38 pm)
I just returned from a trip to Montana. Overall I put almost 1600 miles on the Canyon and consumed almost 75 gallons of regular. Average mpg equaled 21.4 mpg.
Best mileage was Troutdale, OR to Post Falls, ID where I got 23.8 mpg (65 – 75 mph with some cross winds.)
Worst mileage was 18 mpg in mixed driving. (City, hauling stuff, a little 4WD, a little hwy.)
I ran 70-75 mph most of the time. (WA = 70 mph, ID & MT = 75 mph)
Hwy mileage seemed most affected by head winds and having to run the AC.