We should do everyone a favor and not repeat unsubstantiated rumors of a comeback every year......(just my .02 though.)
Imagine that! A company with the courage to bring out a midgate truck!! Lol....frito said:I read that today as well and think it is very cool. Swiss Army Knife like and utilitarian. Not the overpriced luxo-truck that seems to be the trend these days. I'm sure over time they'll work out the range issue. I also read today that Tesla is aiming for million mile drive trains since there is less to go wrong on electric drive trains. They're starting with he semis with the intent of pushing the million mile range down to the cars.
Yeah, it's NUTS how much prices have gone up. I don't foresee ever buying a new vehicle at this rate. And you may be cranky. I know I'm cranky; but, I think the reason I'm cranky is because of how ludicrous new vehicle prices are these days.ygmn said:great post but I would like to add...
The cost of a new vehicle today is CRAZY.
Price has increased huge % per year and much greater than salaries have.
Crazy new world we live in
I am getting to be the cranky old man.
Man, ain't that the truth. I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I would happily do without all that stuff - and in many cases don't want all the "assists" the feds & insurance companies force on us. Heck, the '01 BMW 325i I ordered many moons ago has none of this stuff. It doesn't have heated seats, heck it doesn't even have power seats for that matter. It doesn't have cruise control. It doesn't have leather. It doesn't have steering wheel controls. It does have an adjustable headrest so my chin is not forced into my chest along with a manual transmission and sport package. And after 19 years and 224,000 miles it's still my fun to drive daily driver. Yeah, keep all the bloat off of the new vehicles, bring the price down accordingly and I might consider a new one.Vaeagleav said:Then you have the fact that people seem convinced now that they need all the electronic bells and whistles they can fit on a moving platform so where does it all fit? Think off all the entertainment features,communications,safety equipment sensors and in some cases self driving/parking electronics now.
Compare al those features and other stuff to vehicles from 15 or 20 years ago and it's obvious as to why the costs have gone up.......
Arm yourself with a MIG welder, replacement body panels, grinders, cut-off wheels etc - and you can fix up the Avalanche nicefrito said:I know it's not going to happen so not to , but I went to the auto expo yesterday with my sister who will be in the market to replace her '06 Avy in the spring (body rot) and spoke to the lady at Chevy trucks about how they need to bring back the Avy. She said that she hears that all the time at every show she attends. Of course I informed her about the mid-gate and showed her my collage that displays all the multiple uses of it. She had no idea of everything it could do and helped her understand why we are all so passionate about it. She gave me the requisite "Never Say Never" to which I politely said "It ain't ever going to happen". Sounds like Gm is definitely getting the message; they just choose not to listen.
All that being said, my sister texted me after she left and said that after she got in her Avy to head home it is still the perfect vehicle for her. It's times like this I wish pursued my passion as a youngster vs. the "sensible college path". Had I followed my dreams I might just be able to restore her Avy for her.
I had a 2005 Frontier before my Avy, they have barely changed, they look more or less the samefrito said:Too late. I helped her buy a new 2019 Nissan Frontier the Sunday before last. That baby is old school, still has leaf springs and all.
Frontier will get a bit better than her '06 Avy. If I'm not mistaken it was rated at high teens city low twenties highway. Not spectacular but not awful either for an old school truck. I think it's rated at 6,500 pounds towing capacity which is way more than she'll ever need and not too shabby for a small truck.spidey said:I had a 2005 Frontier before my Avy, they have barely changed, they look more or less the same
I also get better gas milage with my Avy than the Frontier ever did. Wonder if they fixed that, Frontiers and Titans were always pigs on gas
That was one of the reasons I got it, was the highest payload and towing for a mid size. I liked the truck, but we outgrew it with 3 kids.frito said:Frontier will get a bit better than her '06 Avy. If I'm not mistaken it was rated at high teens city low twenties highway. Not spectacular but not awful either for an old school truck. I think it's rated at 6,500 pounds towing capacity which is way more than she'll ever need and not too shabby for a small truck.