Current Car: 2004 Lincoln LS V6 Luxury Cashmere Tri-Coat 3.0L Duratec V6 5 Speed Automatic with SSTPrevious Cars
1994 Ford Econoline 150 Centaurus LTD Conversion Van Red and White 351 V8 4 Speed Automatic
1999 Mercury Sable LS Premium Toreador Red Clear Coat Metalic 3.0L Duratec V6 4 Speed Automatic
I don't doubt it. Dodge has been making great strides while GM is content resting on their fanbase. More & more are leaving Gm. I couldn't buy a GM pickup (stale, bland, boring) Looked at Dodge, and decided to stay with tried & true Ford blue! Bought a 2013 F150 STX 5.0.
2009 F550 Lariat SC 4X4 V10 tow truck, 2011 F550 V10 Rollback, 07 HHR Panel, 73 Cutlass 455 4 Speed.
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I think they are awful. They took the ridiculous wheelwell bulges and made them more ridiculous. If the tires and wheels even kinda filled them, it wouldn't be so bad, but with the square cut of the wells, you have to lift the truck a ridiculous amount to just get decent sized wheel/tires on it. Then it looks even more ridiculous.
The interior is awful also. I'm sure that the materials are worlds better than the current ones, but the design of the interior looks like something that would have come out of Pontiac in the early 2000's. That door panel is overstyled for the sake of overstyling, and GM needs to dump their investment in the largest plastiwood farm in existance............... so Buick and GMC don't look so phony inside.
Also, for all of the lamenting that the GM faithful have thrown at Lincoln, calling them rebadged Fords (which is very far from the truth), you have two trucks at GM that are almost identical to each other. As a matter of fact, they are less differentiated than the current versions.
The drivetrains had better be spectacular, or GM truck sales will continue to lag. There is nothing compelling about the new truck, that would make someone just have to have one. Especially considering that a current truck with a JC Whitney catalog thrown at it, would look about the same as the new ones. Of course, the GM faithful will fawn over it, and call it the best thing ever, and buy them in droves.............. just because they are GM trucks.
I think it's safe to say that the growth of RAM sales has been at the expense of GM.
This silverado does not impress much at all visually. The interior, well, I think I have to see this one in person to judge. Looks interesting, but not in a great way because it is not what I associate with a truck look.
I think they will continue to lose sales to Ram.
I don't think their that bad.
GM knows the F-150 will be a game changer, and they believe it will appear smaller and more aerodynamic to reduce more weight and gain MPG.
Knowing they could not make the same changes to their trucks, they must have chose the alternate route, making the Chevy/GMC twins will look much bolder and industrial looking, or truck-like.
They must be hoping the F-150 will turn off the customers who want the 'biggest and baddest' trucks, and hope their trucks will hit that target. Unfortunately for them, I doubt they will find many of these types of buyers around anymore.
The early bird gets the worm..but the second mouse gets the cheese.