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You are in the Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra
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Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series, Nissan Titan, Truck
#139 of 156 Reminds me when I had bought a
May 17, 2007 (7:43 am)
'97 mark VIII. After fillup fuel gauge showed 7/8 full never at the full mark. Took it to dealer who wanted me to fill tank with gas and have the tech check it out. Come find out he has to replace the sensor which is located in the now full fuel tank....so funny.
Even if the fuel pump is located in the fuel tank. You're talking 9 hours of labor to drop the tank and replace the fuel pump? Tech should be fired if he takes that long.
#140 of 156 Re: Nissat Titan Vs Silverado [davethecarnut]
May 17, 2007 (12:07 pm)
I really don't believe that Joe is even alive.
And I haven't had a fuel pump go since my 1981 Volvo refused to fire up back in the winter of 88.
#141 of 156 Re: Nissat Titan Vs Silverado [driver56]
May 17, 2007 (9:43 pm)
Yep...the last time I replaced a fuel pump, I had a hard time fitting the arm of the pump under the cam lobe...ah man..my 8-Track player just ate my Bad Finger tape...I'm too old for this...
#142 of 156 Re: Nissat Titan Vs Silverado [davethecarnut]
Jul 09, 2007 (7:08 pm)
You guys should be careful about jumping to conclusions. A fuel pump replacement on a '99 Avalon just cost us $886. The fuel pump on my daughters '03 Altima was over $700.
So maybe a grand for a Titan is not that far out of line.
Aug 14, 2007 (7:52 pm)
I sell both and I can tell you the chevy wins hands down. CR can say what they want but I see them daily and Titans get towed in at a rate of 10 to one on the chevys. I've had people bring them back and trade them two months after buying them. They say it's the worst truck they ever owned. I won't repeat what they say about the Ridgeline.
Sep 20, 2007 (2:11 pm)
Deciding between an 08' titan le crew cab long bed 4x2 with tow pck, msrp of 36,300.00 with rebate can buy for 29,400.00. Or an 07' chevy 1500 extended cab long bed 4x2 with msrp of 33,094.00 with rebate can buy for 26,375.00. love all the features of the titan, but with test drive city mpg registered over 10 mile run at 9.8mpg. I reset the computers before the test drives. chevy(5.3 engine) over almost identical run computer read 14.6. would love info from owners of both to post true mpg's and any problems or lack of problems. I've seen the post of razor so would like some new voices spoken.
#147 of 156 One thing I have learned
Oct 06, 2007 (7:24 pm)
Is that truck owners as a whole are not like car owners. You might have a preference for one truck over another but as a whole you would rather have a truck than a car. I have learned to have a healthy respect for Titans and Tundras even if I do feel it took Toyota quite a while to get it right. Not that their 1/2 ton was ever a bad truck it just wasn't up to what the other full sized trucks were. Now I think they have corrected their 7/8 truck stigma. I simply do not trust Nissan even if I agree they seem to make a reasonable truck. Most of my experience with Nissan trucks has been with their small trucks and I consider them the back of the pack. There is something that turns people off about Nissan Trucks but to be honest I don't know what it is. They were first in the market with compact trucks only to flatten out and fall first to Toyota, then in 74 or 76 they fell to Ford Ranger and not long after they fell behind Chevy S-10. Does anyone know where they stand in total truck sales today?
As far as fuel mileage goes Most of the road tests I have seen have rated Ford, Toyota and GM ahead of Dodge and Nissan. What has bothered me about the Nissan was the same thing that used to bother me about the Tundra. For some reason the Asian powers that be decided we only needed one engine choise. Now even Toyota gives you three just like GM and Ford. Nissan still seems to think they Know better than their customers so we get one choice. It may be a fine engine but I want to make the choice. Still I wouldn't kick a Titan out of my driveway if I wanted a 1/2 ton.
#148 of 156 Re: what to buy [fueledup]
Oct 07, 2007 (4:55 pm)
I own both.
If you're looking for mpg and less up front costs, buy the GM.
You don't state what exactly you want the truck to do so based on what you've posted the only logical choice is the GM.