Last post on Apr 01, 2008 at 6:04 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra
What is this discussion about?
GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Truck
#15 of 44 Re: 2008 silverado 2500s [croce]
Aug 14, 2007 (7:29 pm)
It is a nice truck, save the automatic locks locking whenever I take it out of park. I plan on driving it until the wheels fall off, so the additonial resale really doesn't matter. The rebate in my area for 07's is $2500 so I did lose $2000 for an identical truck built literally weeks later. Could care less about satellite radio. I'm not going to pay $12 a month to listen to the radio. When the free period expires so does my sattelite radio experience. I shouldn't sound too negative, It is a really comfortable truck to drive, we'll see how it handles truck duty to come.
#16 of 44 head curtain side air bags... NOT an option on WT models?
Jul 15, 2007 (6:51 am)
#17 of 44 head curtain side air bags... NOT an option on WT models?
Jul 15, 2007 (6:51 am)
I am looking at the 2007 Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Long Box 4x4.
When I configure it as a "1LT MSRP $27,805.00", the following option IS available:
HEAD CURTAIN SIDE AIRBAG
Air bags, head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions, with rollover sensor (ASF) $395.00
When I configure it as a "1WT MSRP $22,155.00", the option is NOT available.
I really want the WT with side curtains... I do not need/want all the chrome/fancy stuff in the extra $4000 LT package.
I also notice the side curtain option IS available in the 2007 1500 Classic models.
Why in the world are side curtains not an option in the 2007 1500 WT?
Anyone know if the 2008 WT will or will not have side curtains?
I also assume I am too late to order a 2007 Silverado... right?
#18 of 44 1500 Sierra Bluetooth?? 6-Speed Transmission??
Aug 02, 2007 (9:20 am)
#19 of 44 1500 Sierra Bluetooth?? 6-Speed Transmission??
Jul 30, 2007 (8:27 am)
Has anyone heard if GM plans on equipping the 1500 Sierras with Bluetooth technology or 6-speed automatic transmissions?
#20 of 44 Re: 1500 Sierra Bluetooth?? 6-Speed Transmission?? [blharris77]
Jul 30, 2007 (9:52 pm)
not sure about the bluetooth, the 6 speed is already available for the Heavy Duties and will be available in the 1500's in the 2009 model year.
#21 of 44 Re: 1500 Sierra Bluetooth?? 6-Speed Transmission?? [blharris77]
Jul 31, 2007 (9:28 am)
I doubt that GM will put bluetooth into their cars or trucks. They have a deal with Onstar/Verizon. If you were able to use bluetooth... then there would be no need to purchase the Onstar/Verizon phone service.
#22 of 44 Re: 1500 Sierra Bluetooth?? 6-Speed Transmission?? [flyspray]
Aug 01, 2007 (9:08 am)
Thanks for the quick responses. I confirmed that at least for the 2008 model there will be no 6-Speed transmission or Bluetooth. A local dealer had told me that the 2008 models would have Bluetooth is why I asked.
What would be the benefits or detriments of a 6-speed transmission over the current 4-speed transmission?
#23 of 44 Re: 1500 Sierra Bluetooth?? 6-Speed Transmission?? [blharris77]
Aug 01, 2007 (5:08 pm)
Well one of the obvious and main benefits of a six speed is gas milage at highway speeds. With the two extra overdrive gears, your engine will be working less thus saving gas. Also, the six speed will be geared differently most likely allowing a lower first gear, which will give you a little extra grunt off the line. As far as the four speed goes, well the main benefit is that it has been around for a very long time in GM trucks. So this has allowed GM to tweak and refine it over the years yeilding a very dependable unit especially the 4L80E.
As far as disadvantages go, well the new six speed is, well, NEW. With anything new, there are going to be problems. When you make something more complicated, there are more things that can go wrong with it. Even the new Tundra six speeds are having various problems. Also with more gears to choose from, you will notice that the 6speed trans will be consantly searching for the right gear to use. Now had GM simply used their bulletproof Allison six speeds, this wouldn't be the case, however, in their infinite wisdom they decided, probably do to cost concerns, to develop a whole new line of six speeds that could be made mostly with robots thus saving money. With the 4speed, the only real main disadvantage is the gas milage.
It all depends on what you're going to use your truck for. If you're like most people who use their trucks for grocery getters and drive plenty of highway miles, then wait for the new six speed. If you tow over 6,000lbs on a regular basis, get yourself a used 2002-2007 2500HD with the diesel or 8.1L engine. Both come with Allison 6speed trans. Now if your like me, and don't blow a gasket every time you see a new scratch, and actually plan to use the truck for its intended purpose (ie: hauling dirty cargo, playing off road, towing a small ski boat every once and a while) then get yourself a used '96-'98 Chevy/GMC K1500/K2500, lift it and go play!
#24 of 44 Re: 1500 Sierra Bluetooth?? 6-Speed Transmission?? [12ozcurls]
Aug 02, 2007 (9:20 am)
Thanks for the reply 12ozcurls (like the name too). That's kinda what I figured. I hate to admit it but I would probably fall into the grocery getters driving plenty of Hwy miles category 98% of the time. Maybe three times a year do I tow a trailer that weighs more than 2,500 lbs. May one day get a boat but can't bet on that! In the grand scheme of things it probably won't make a huge difference for me. Thanks for the very informative reply!