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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Truck
#240 of 708 Wish I had waited
Nov 20, 2006 (10:54 am)
I bought a brand new 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab 4x4 in May 2006. I truly love my new truck, but I just got a chance to look over a new 2007 Silverado and I know that I should have waited! I absolutely feel that this new truck is going to set the standard for the next 5 years. Even with the new Tundra (which from pictures doesn't even come close to looking as good as the new Chevy)coming out. Is Toyota going to have heavy duty trucks?
I think an American truck buyer that is given the choice of a toyota and a chevy will pick the Chevy. The only ones who don't will be the ones who think America is the cause of all the worlds problems, and they need to move to France anyway!
This new truck will blow you away! Two all new Interiors with materials and fit and finish that are world class. The body with stamped panels for increased strength and a fully boxed frame that is 230% stronger than last years! On top of everything, class leading engines that get the best fuel economy of any fullsize truck, which they were doing already on the 2006 model truck that I bought!
All-in-all I think GM has once again set the standard and everyone else will follow for the next 5 years (at least). I truly believe that this truck will single handedly pull GM back into the black and dominate once again.
#241 of 708 Re: Wish I had waited [d_sanders]
Nov 20, 2006 (8:41 pm)
The HD Tundra's have been delayed perhaps up to a few years because of getting available engines is what I heard. I tried telling some members of my family to wait and now they kick themselves.
#242 of 708 Good looking Truck
Nov 21, 2006 (6:56 am)
I looked at few Silverados at the dealer yesturday, it looks like GM did a good job on this one. The interior is vastly improved, and fit and finish looks good. I currently own a Titan which I am very happy with, but I am looking to upgrade to four full size doors and four wheel drive. I had two Dodges before the Titan and won't buy another one, the only thing I like about the Ford is the Interior and the new Tundra is Fugly looking. I am between another Titan and the new Chevy truck, I just have to drive one first.
Dec 01, 2006 (5:37 am)
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#244 of 708 2007 GMC SIERRA
Dec 03, 2006 (3:54 pm)
Hi, We just got our first New 2007 Sierra at the dealership, WOW what a great Truck. It is bigger looking than the 800 platform and drives out as well, if not better than the 07 Yukons. GM has a winner with this Truck.
#245 of 708 Re: 2007 GMC SIERRA [dmac63]
Dec 04, 2006 (12:18 pm)
I think the trucks are OK but NOT worth the extra $4K or so to actually buy one. Minor improvements at best IMHO. I don't know what all the fuss is about. Other than GM is trying to "snowjob" people into believing the 900's are a quantum leap vs the 800's.
#246 of 708 Are you kidding?
Dec 06, 2006 (6:57 pm)
40K, and it has a 4 speed automatic (with NO manual available), and DRUM brakes?
I've owned 1990 and 2000 4x4 1/2 tons. They will be the last Chevys I ever own. I'm saying goodbye to warped rotors, fuel pumps that are guaranteed to fail, and power steering pumps that go every 100K miles like clockwork.
Drum brakes? Are you kidding? No manual transmissions AT ALL? A 4 speed auto when others have 5 or 6?
Bankruptcy. Five years at most.
#247 of 708 Re: Are you kidding? [scottl]
Dec 08, 2006 (8:05 am)
Sounds like you had pretty good luck with Chevy... bought one in 1990 and lasted till you bought another in 2000? I am not sure where you are getting your information though, the crew cab comes standard with an automatic transmission, but the regular and extended cabs come with a 5 speed manual as standard equipment.
As far as drum brakes in the rear... unless you live in an area that doesn't get snow, ice, and mud, the drum brakes help protect the rear brakes and tend to last longer than disc brakes (plus no warped rotors). In areas that have snow, ice, dirt, mud, etc. the rear disc brakes tended to get full of this debris and caused problems. So unless you live and drive only on pavement, the rear drums make more sense.
As far as the 4 speed automatic, GM will probably be coming out with them in the next year or two. Then they might be getting up to 22 miles per gallon? The only reason that the competition is coming out with 5 and 6 speed automatic transmissions is to try and keep up with GM trucks in the fuel mileage category. Which I might add they fall short, very short. Even with a 4 speed automatic transmission, the Silverado is about 2 miles per gallon better than the closest competition... and that is with a more powerful engine!.
#248 of 708 07 silverado-bought it!
Dec 08, 2006 (8:16 pm)
I bought a 07 "new body" silverado. 6.0 4dr. 4X4 LTZ. This truck feels like dream but is no sissy about pulling. Everything on the dash is clear. no wind noise. seats feel great. Arm rest is in the right place as well as the console. clean lines. IF Toyota is going to beat it they better eat their veggies.
Dec 17, 2006 (8:57 pm)
Sometimes the little things can really be annoying ... why are the front seat belts in the 07's anchored in the ceiling instead of at the top of the seat (as in my 05 Envoy)? My '97 f-150 extended cab had seatbelts anchored in the ceiling and they were always in the way when putting things (carseats and the kids that go in them) in. Why would GM go backward on this??