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You are in the Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Truck
#1 of 708 2007 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra
Sep 02, 2005 (2:44 pm)
Well, if you read the most recent Edmunds or Car and Driver full size truck comparison test you would know that the Chevrolet Silverado finished dead last. It's not such a bad truck but age is apparently what hurt it. The Silverado/Sierra were introduced in 1999 as year 2000 models I believe.
Right now what's killing the Silverado/Sierra is an outdated design, a dull and cheap looking interior and a mediocre engine. GM is redesigning these trucks to keep up with competitors. In the fullsize segment, the Ram recieved a face lift and a few changes for 2006 and Toyota is already working on the next Tundra.
What'd I'd like to see on the new Silverado/Sierra is some seriously aggressive styling, a stylish, high quality interior, engine power & refinement as well as seat comfort. If the Silverado/Sierra can do this, then I'd say they're back in the game.
It is reported that the new Silverado/Sierra will have Displacment on Demand (DoD) found on the Impala. This will lead to better fuel economy in the age of high gas prices.
It is also reported that GM is going to try to further distinguish the Silverado from the Sierra in terms of styling, interior and options.
Here are the Edmunds links.
#2 of 708 2007 models
Sep 03, 2005 (2:46 am)
It needs the following:
4.2 liter I-6 from the Trailblazer
and the stuff you mentioned
#3 of 708 new engine
Sep 16, 2005 (6:50 pm)
i hear the 2007 chevy silverado's are getting new engines, can anyone tell me what they are getting put in them?
#4 of 708 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra [navigator89]
Sep 26, 2005 (8:55 am)
Those articles state that GM is "falling behind" in trucks. I find that humorous because if you check the features of the latest Dodge and Ford trucks, they now finally include the features that GM brought to the table in '99. So who's falling behind? GM also already has a full size hybrid, which the other two as well as Toyota don't have. And, GM is working on providing other features next year that the others have not even started talking about.
GM behind? I think Edmunds is behind in its research.
#5 of 708 Pictures!
Sep 26, 2005 (9:04 am)
Am I good or what?
#6 of 708 Whatever GM builds for 2007....
Sep 28, 2005 (10:40 am)
..... they can keep it because I'm not interested. I've been driving GM vehicles for 28 years, but the newer ones just don't cut it. GM builds poorly designed, poor quality products and then they leave the customer holding the bag when problems show up and tell you how "sorry" they are. Well I'm sorry too, but I'm tired of fixing their screw-ups.... no more. Good luck GM! Maybe you'll still be around ten years from now.... maybe not. Professional Grade? Professional Grade Junk is more like it.... just like your bond rating.
#7 of 708 My First American Vehicle...
Sep 29, 2005 (5:58 pm)
...is a 2005 Silverado. Thus far, so good. It's replacing my Toyota Truck which I still have and really like. After shopping and test-driving the Tundra, Dodge and F-150, conclusions were reached. The Dodge was OK, but I did not like the overall style and the gas mileage was pretty poor. The F150 was a joy to drive. It would have been my first choice had the gas mileage been better. It also was actually too big and heavy--the engine seemed to have to work pretty hard to move it. The Tundra was fine--a good replacement for my T100--but the price was too steep. The Chevy, with the 4.8L V8, had the best gas mileage of the pack, good build quality. Interior? Spartan but very comfortable and functional. Hey, I'm buying a truck, not a luxury car. Ride and handling were acceptable, not as good as the F150, but not bad. Possibly better tires and Bilstein shocks will improve this. The pushrod V8 appears to be an efficient and proven design. While I'm used to high tech overhead cam engines, the proven pushrod engine does provide better efficiency with less moving parts/less friction. Finally, with the GM discount, rebate and credit from using my GM Visa card, the price was so low... seems like great value. I expect (hope?) that I'll be pleased after 5 years of ownership.
#8 of 708 Re: My First American Vehicle... [woof]
Sep 29, 2005 (7:33 pm)
Not trying to burst your bubble, but don't be surprised when all the quality problems start showing up....and they will. Good luck with your new truck!
#9 of 708 Re: My First American Vehicle... [woof]
Sep 30, 2005 (12:58 am)
Did you drive a Nissan Titan before buying your Silverado? They say it is an excellent truck, except the visibility is poor.
#10 of 708 CHEVY SILVERADO 2007
Sep 30, 2005 (11:05 pm)
I THINK YOU GUYS ARE WRONG ABOUT CHEVY.SILVERADO 2007 WIIL PROVE YOU GUYS WRONG I"VE ALWAYS LIKED CHEVY AND I THINK WE ALL KNOW WHAT CHEVY IS MADE OF . CHEVY LIKE A ROCK' 2007 WILL BE THE BEST SSELLING YEAR FOR CHEVY DODGE FORD AND TOYOTA WILL BE ONCE AGAIN THE SECOND CHOICE TO BUY A TRUCK IN 2007 .DO YOU GUYS REMEMBER WHAT HAPENNED IN 1999 WHEN CHEVY BROUGHT THE NEW LOOK FOR SILVERADO.... I OWN A 1992 CHEVY SILVERADO AND I HAVENT REPLACED IT FOR NO TRUCK NOW IM THINKING IN REPLACING IT BUT IM STILL WAITING FOR THE 2007 CHEVY TRUCK REMENBER GUYS NEXT TIME YOU GO TO THE GM DEALERSHIP ASK ABOUT INFO ABOUT THE NEW CHEVY "LIKE A ROCK".