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    Jr. Mechanic 09Z71's Avatar
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    Default What is your wish list for the new gen GMT's?

    I have high expectations that within the next year or two GM is going to introduce a new line of trucks, and maybe SUV's. I was in Flint for a business trip over the easter holidays and I saw what probably is the new GMT chassis mule on 07-11 sheetmetal because of a more visible, thicker frame and what seemed like a silent engine. I then began to think about what's in store for the new GMTs and what we should expect to see.

    I'll start off with engines. with the introduction of the Ecoboost V6, i think that 4.4ish Light duty diesel should be revived. It's a much better alternative to the V6 in which it has cleaner emissions, has a quieter and smoother band of power, more torque at lower RPM's, probably better MPG and range with no need for a large tank. It could blast Ford out of the water. I think GM should design a whole new V8 line too.

    I don't know what to expect for exterior design, hopefully a modern brand look with a departure from conservatism, especially with Chevy and their stacked headlights, and maybe they'll try something else with the bumper rather than painted end caps. but i am expecting a Cruze/Equinox/Terrain style interior and i hope to see that beautiful brick/ebony interior color combo, and SOME NEW SEATS! the seats on the NBS are disappointingly cheap. they sag and turn light grey after 5000 miles. I love the durable, sturdy and supportive cloth seats on my wife's Terrain. Those are some great seats and show no sign of age after 15000 miles.

    What are you hoping for?
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    I would like to see a Cabin air filter and a light under the hood bought back.. And a headlight that can be changed in less then 15 mins.. Come on GM STOP being so CHEAP!!!!
    08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X

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    I'd like to see a GM truck to compete with the Ford Raptor.

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    GM needs pay back their bail out money before I'll ever think about buying anything GM again.

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    I want to see the silverado ZR2 concept become life its what is suppose to be up on the raptor level
    Go-Recon "xtreme" amber scanning tail gate light strip, Cobra ultra2 CB radio W/ 4 foot firestix antennas, dual exhaust with 40 series single in dual out muffler, 305/65R17 Mickey Thomson Baja ATZ on 17 inch Mickey Thompson Side Biters, 3 inch body lift

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    Diesel.... Diesel Diesel everything... cars/ trucks/ light duty heavy duty..... oh and in the cars diesel with AWD....... Sorry I miss diesels and can't get an awd car with diesel in the states....

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    Definitely need a new 2 door. They built a concept a number of years ago, but must've buried it. I also agree with the wheel wells. They're built for something other than tires now. How about just simply offering some of the options that make the trucks look great at a reasonable price. The price tags on these trucks are out of control.

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    agreed on that. if you buy one even 2 or 3 years old you can get 15k off list of a SLT/LTZ style truck.

    i paid just under 19k for mine, and its 6 years old. list on it was 43k, back in 05.


    2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino

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    fire obama and rescind the last guys pension due to no work perfromance to be truthful, yea build araptor beater so thats two i won't be able to afford to buy lmao

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    one thing Id like to see is this, get any option with any package, want a LTZ cloth? fine. want a one ton diesel leather two wheeler, fine. any options with any package.

    reason i say this is cause i did some looking at the dealer, aparently GM now just was the WT, LS, LT, LTZ trim pack now, no LT1, LT2 and to top it all off, you now HAVE to buy a LT to get a Z71 package. changed that in 2010. base LT with Z71? 43,00 before incentives and so on. but a LS with plain old 4x4 can be had for 31 and change.

    why do I have to spend 10 grand to get a 1500 dollar option? (not sure if thats how much it is, cant remember the option sheet prices.)

    makes me like my 03 that much more, was a base LS with Z71, just what I wanted at the time. Not what GM decided I wanted.


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