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Ford F-150, Nissan Titan, GMC C/K 1500 Series, Exterior, Truck
#4 of 23 Check Edmunds
Jan 18, 2004 (7:41 am)
Do a comparo with the specs. It's easily done on this site. Just go to the new vehicle area and follow the links.
Jan 18, 2004 (8:34 pm)
The Supercrew is actually shorter because you don't get a fullsize bed. I don't have the measurements, but I'm thinking the bed on the Supercrew is only 5' whereas the bed on the Supercab shortbed is 6.5'. You have to go to an F-250 to get the Crew Cab with a fullsize shortbed or longbed.
#6 of 23 Drive em too.
Jan 20, 2004 (7:28 am)
If you are worried about the size, go through all the numbers. Coming from a Camry myself this was a big concern.
But you need to drive em too.
I do not think the F150 was the smallest dimensions but it sure was easy to drive and visibility is excellent. The Avalanche may have been smaller (I do not recall) but I found it harder to drive and visibility especialy out back was terrible.
#7 of 23 the easiest driving truck
Mar 03, 2004 (12:09 pm)
We took delivery of our 2500 LD Sierra equipped with 4WD and 4WS (quadrasteer) a little over a month ago. It corners better than most cars in tight spaces. The price has come down on the 4WS option so for someone looking for a six passenger truck with a 6.5 foot bed but afraid of being able to wedge it into the parking spots around town -- drive this truck before buying. An added bonus, the flared rear panels look nice and get a lot of looks and positive feedback.
#8 of 23 Easiest Driver?
Mar 03, 2004 (11:33 pm)
It corners better because it doesn't have as much power as the Titan.
Perhaps in about 30 years, my eyesight and other mental capacities will have deteriorated enough to where I will shop for an "easy driving truck"
Get a Titan, dude - or get there last
#9 of 23 GET REAL
Mar 04, 2004 (7:09 am)
If by power you mean winning street races or looking good on cruise nights Titan might have edge. When doing real truck things like pulling trailers over mountain passes Titan can not compete with Duramax or 8.1 gasoline 2500. Am planning on buying Titan later this year but will keep my old 454 2500 Chevrolet for real truck work.
Mar 07, 2004 (6:48 pm)
The flight surgeon checks em every year and as of January there still 20/20. The Titan is a nice truck. I drove three before buying the Sierra. The engine is definitely strong. However, I needed a crew cab with at least a six foot bed. I loaded my Kawasaki Prairie 650 in the back of the CC Titan and the rear wheels were riding on the tail gate. Thus, no taking the monster quad and the boat on the same trip with this rig. The interior of the Titan made me feel like I had won first prize at a tupperware party. That's saying a lot since GM's trucks aren't renowned for their interior quality. The Titan is not available with leather interior in a six passenger configuration, this was a must for me. As far as your comment on the Titan cornering better because of more power....are you high? The Sierra turns shorter than most mid size cars. The Titan just can't compete with its traditional (read, state of the past) 2 wheel steering and the Sierra has plenty of power to tow or haul all I care to drag. I'm not saying the Nissan's a bad truck, but this thread is about size. All I'm saying is the 4WS makes for the best of both worlds by allowing you to have all the utility and space without the 4 point turns.
Mar 07, 2004 (7:49 pm)
4 point turns? What are those?!?!? Unless I have a 40 acre field, mine are usually 8 pointers.
Mar 07, 2004 (8:27 pm)
Ya, A magazine compared the 4ws Sierra to the OLD 2ws Titan. For some reason they picked the Titan? Also, there isn't a comparo in any magazine anywhere (well, I am sure you could probably scrounge one up) that puts the Sierra or Silverado anywhere near the Titan - let alone ahead of any other full size truck. The Sierra is old! don't compare the 2500 to the Titan - one is a 1/2 ton - the other is 3/4.
By the way - the 1500 Crew Cab Sierra doesn't have a 6' or longer bed, does it? And even the Denali 1500 doesn't sit 6 so you can't get 6 passenger in that.
That brings you back to a 3/4 ton - which is NOT what the Titan is and it doesn't try to be. So don't try comparing the Titan to the 2500, compare it to the 1500 - which it beats in almost every way.
Congrats on your 2500, but please don't come here and dump on the Titan because it doesn't offer what your vehicle does. They are not in the same class. The Titan is a 1/2 ton, the Sierra is a 3/4. The Titan is cutting edge, the Sierra is old technology (except the 4ws)
Mar 10, 2004 (6:57 pm)
I believe it was "bearbrawn" that compared the Titan to the Sierra 2500. And "kcflyer" was not dumping on it, he was only listing the reasons why he didn't buy one. As far as the cornering better comments, those can be substantiate by hard numbers published somewhere.
As "kcflyer" said: "...this thread is about size."