Why are you a GM man?

Discussion in 'POLLing place' started by Highmarker, May 23, 2011.

  1. Highmarker

    Highmarker New Member

    Why do you drive a GM?

    Were you always born a Chevy man and you haven't driven anything else?
    Were you a Ford/Dodge/Toyota man and for one reason or another switched? Why?
    Did you perform market research and determined that Chevy was best for you?

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    For me, personally I like to look of the Dodge trucks, but I have always like the Chevy power and quality. I have owned a '98 Dodge Ram 1500, but I have always been around and interested in Chevy.

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    Can someone make this into a poll? I can't seem to figure it out or maybe I don't have enough posts under my belt.
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  2. Years ago I tried the others and went back to GM forever. Also when I was a SnapOn tool distributor I went to all the dealerships and I would go into Ford and Dodge dealers service departments and there would be brand new trucks/cars, some with as little as 150 miles on them and the engines would be out laying on the shop floors.This was a regular thing at Ford and Dodge, it was very rare at the GM dealers. Even the Ford mechanics hated the Fords.LOL. I also like GM's stylings.
  3. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd New Member

    I wont lie, I like the larger size of the F250, solid front axle, but when shopping it was the interior comfort (seating comfort). we will do long trips and its much better in the chevy than a ford (dont worry I still rip on the Fords to all the ford guys). I've had multiple chevy's, fords and toyotas (my 1990 toyo 4x4 kicked arse, but obviously not that much interior room. I love my chevy and always liked them but wish it had a SFA and I could fit 37's no problem with a 6-8" lift like the ford. I've always liked the chevys though(starting with my dads 79 lifted K20 when I was growing up).
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  4. Crispyt

    Crispyt New Member

    I guess i've always liked chevy because my dad had a '79 Custom Delux flatbed with a 454. After that he got a '95 C1500 4.3. (My truck now). He owns a dodge now but I guess it's because I grew up with a chevy that I like them. Plus my truck has over 230k and still runs great. For me they have always been reliable and always get me where I need to go.
  5. hoosyurdaddy

    hoosyurdaddy New Member

    Im a toyota man but the chevy`s are more affordable,easier to work on and have cheaper,more available parts.
  6. marko54

    marko54 New Member

    The below picture is the reason i am a GM man and will never own a FORD again. This 2002 ford excursion with the 7.3 powerstroke was supposed to be the baddest SUV built. bad isnt the word.One night while eating dinner, i heard a roar coming from my attached garage. when i opened the side door,the Excursion was Engulfed in flames along with my garage and contents. if this happened while i was asleep, i wouldnt have lived to type this. Enough reason to never own a Ford again? I think so!

    http://s448.photobucket.com/albums/qq206/bucksdad/?action=view&current=005-8.jpg
  7. Mr. Sierra

    Mr. Sierra New Member

    My father was an Oldsmobile man... I remember the Olds 88 in the garage, spotless with an air conditioner that formed ice on the vents. It must have been a 60, 61 model. From there he bought a Bonneville Station Wagon for the family. He was an aircraft mechanic, so all his vehicles were maintained all the time. That Bonneville lasted him 25 years before he bought a Chevy Truck.

    I at the age of 21 bought an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme '72 model. It was blue with a ragtop. I repainted it white and stripped off the vinyl rag-top. It had a 350 4bbl carb. When you punched it your head would be in back seat. But I treated it like a 70 year old grandma, always driving it easy. Except when I had to punch it or was pissed at some driver ahead of me.

    I then bought an old Ford 1973 150 truck for my carpentry business, it ran fine. But still had GM blood in me. I purchased a new Chevy Cavalier in 87 for gas mileage and drove that thing into the ground. Then a 85 or 86 Sonoma, which ran great until one day the outside rubber oil line broke and ceased the engine. Never in my life had I owned a car with a rubber oil line outside of the motor. I replaced it with a 99 GMC Sierra, which has been nothing but trouble for me.

    So being that I don't like government controlled companies, my next buy will unfortunately have to be a Ford 150 truck.... I don't want to do it, but Obama has given me no choice. I'm a GM person at heart so this one will hurt.
  8. TELORVEHC

    TELORVEHC New Member

    This is gonna sound cheesy, but just like Chevy's new advertising slogan, "Chevy runs deep" in my family. My father had a 63 Bel air wagon as his first car, and he would probably still have it today if he didn't get t-boned by an old lady way back when. From there he had a bunch of chevy vans up until the mid 90s when he switched over to the Tahoe, and our family has had 4 different Tahoes since. My grandfather has an 09 Buick Lacrosse and an 85 Chevy Van 10, and my uncle has an 02 sierra. So, it was only fitting I continue the tradition and get a Chevy truck of my own :money:.
  9. donl

    donl New Member

    Honestly I have had more Ford pickups than Chevrolets and have owned about all of the domestic cars in the last 35+ years of vehicle ownership. They both make a good pickup. Never had a Jap Trap and never will. I bought my present Silverado off the lot because it happened to have exactly what I wanted when I was looking to trade my 2007 Acadia. I was all ready to get a new Buick LaCrosse but because of the government bailout I now have a 2011 Taurus. GM was not going to get my money twice. It would be nice to see GM pay back all the money back because I'm getting the pickup trading itch again.
  10. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj New Member

    In my opinion there is nothing else.... there was no weighing options or anything at all I knew I wanted a silverado, I can not stand ford I've seen to many things go wrong on them my dads had fords all his. Me personally it doesn't matter if another company makes a truck that is 1 million times better than a GM truck I still wouldn't touch it with a 500foot pole.
  11. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    Because friends don't let friends drive fords

    My father was a GM man. All the way back to the 69 Z he bought brand new all the way up to his last vehicle which was his 02 ZR2.
  12. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    dad had em, grandpa and uncles had em, the first truck my brother bought was a BA 88 silverado.

    just had GM growing up, just like ive had GM, just like my wife now has GM (used to be a dirty ford driver, but i got her converted, she loves her malibu.)

    just plan like GM, the trucks espesially.

    Ive driven ford, dodge just a bit, and was never really impressed.

    Alex
  13. firemanbarnes

    firemanbarnes New Member


    I come from a big family of GM fans from my 90 year old grandma me theyoungest driver have all had gm cars and trucks. I just got rid of my 97 f150and it was a piece of crap. Could not tow at all. I used to work at a Chevydealer as a mechanic I spent more time working on used fords than I did Chevys.CHEVY ALL THE WAY
  14. Nicolaix

    Nicolaix New Member

    my dads initals were g.m.c. lol and i've always been with gm since i was born.
  15. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis New Member

    We-my dad- had a 1953-1954 or so Chevrolet-green and white maybe-kinda rectangular looking not rounded like earlier cars.I was 3 or 4 then.
    He didn't like it for some reason.
    He was a cheapskate- no V-8s allowed-so he bought a CS 1958 Ford SW in 1958- it was a crummy car he cursed until the day he died- it overheated leaky headgasket etc a real POS.
    In 1961-cheapskate he bought an EVEN WORSE CAR- a Rambler SW with the aluminum head iron block 6. It would warp the head need new headgasket and milling about every 3000 miles!!
    In 1965 he bought a Plymouth Fury 3 SW- 318 V-8- great car- lasted 150,000 miles with my brother and I driving it WOT(111 MPH on speedometer probably doing over 100 mph with the pitiful brakes and suspension typical of 1965 cars).
    He bought a 1968 Corolla SW- $1200 NEW- great little motor- I drove it from Baton Rouge to Denver 1300 miles-WOT 84 mph- finally blew headgasket- but still ran for another 5000 miles until repaired.
    So I bought a 1976 Touota pickup-ran well-wrecked it
    1980 D-100 8 ft bed V-8 318 ran well windows rusted shut in just 3 years- no AC in NOLA-cheapskate gene-
    1980 girlfriend- now wife- new Chevette- OK little car- cost $5400 new.
    1986 Toyota pickup, 1994 Toyota pickup, 1998 Toyota pickup, 2002 Tundra V-8 got 16 mpg NOLA to Flagstaff.
    2003 Honda Pilot- 16 mpg9with roof basket) NOLA to Flagstaff(3000 miles round trip) next trip used hitch carrier 22.2 mpg
    2001 Chevrolet Prizm(used) good car- Corolla clone- vanilla car
    Nissan Titan 2004- 19 mpg NOLA Flagstaff
    Broke in 2006- JOB loss wife illness- sold Pilot
    2006- bought Prius- great mpg in city and HY
    Broke in 2007- sold Titan ,Prizm, Pilot-
    Paid $2950 for a 195,000 mile 1998 Suburban- needed something to get 3 adults ,2 leggy greyhounds, and 4 cats 100 miles N of NOLA in case of hurricanes.
    Expected the Suburban to be a 15mpg unreliable POS on the HY
    Very pleasant surprise- 21.3 mpg NOLA FLAGSTAFF- very reliable, much more comfortable than the Pilot for traveling.

    So I bought the Suburban by accident-I was forced to because of lack of $$, and need to evacuate people and pets.
    Lucked out- great vehicle- very comfortable travel vehicle- easy to work on-cheap parts easy to find parts
    Charlie
    Bought
  16. ChevyIsTheOnlyWay

    ChevyIsTheOnlyWay New Member

    Born to love Chevy! When I was little I remember seeing commercials for the S10 and it had a black S10 with the gold shaded rims and I said when I grew up I was going to get a black chevy pick-up with gold hubcaps. From then on I've loved Chevy. My first truck was a 94 Dodge Ram 1/2 ton though and it sucked which only strengthened my love of Chevy. Since then I've had a 2003 Silverado then I sold that for a 2008 Silverado that I plan on keeping for a long time.
  17. tc95050

    tc95050 New Member

    Grew up around and loving air cooled, flat four vdubs. But always loved the sounds of the American V8's. Was a car freak at a very young age. My friends would read comic books, I read Road & Track.

    When I found out I may never get a license due to medical issues (now taken care of), I thought the only enjoyment I could get was maybe working on them and through all my reading of muscle car mags, etc. The 66-67 Chevy Nova just kinda became a favorite. So Chevy and GM kinda became a favorite from that. We also had 64 Chevy stepside w/ a 3 on the tree and a 283. Can't say I really have fond memories of that though. Got pretty old having to get out, pop the hood and mess around with the linkage 'cuz it got stuck in 2nd (again).

    Now can't say I have a whole lot experience owning American cars, but I went by friends experiences. One friend's Dodge Dakota was a turd. Another friend's 2005(?) F150 wasn't great. And after getting the medical issue taken care of in 2001 and finally being able to get a license, I drove just about everything. And really liked the GMC trucks, just couldn't afford what I wanted at the time.

    Never thought I'd ever have a reason to own a truck, 'til I lucked into the opportunity to buy a house. Bad luck destroyed my last car (Subaru) and good luck got me into this GMC. So now I get to hear that push-rod V8 every morning and suck down fossil fuel like it's going outta style. :)
  18. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh New Member

    I grew up a Ford man. When I was born, my mom drove me home in a Lincoln, and my real dad in my younger years drove up to his job in the woods in what me and my sisters affectionately called "The Green Dinosaur", which was a 79 F250 ex cab/long box. My step dad was always a Ford guy as well, and I remember him always talking **** to all of the Chevy guys.

    Then, after high school, I drove a Jeep for a little under a year, and finally bought my first pickup, which is a 92 Ford Ranger (which I still own). After driving it for a year, I got a promotion in the construction company I used to work for, and the poor little Ranger just couldn't handle the big loads I had to haul, so I bought a 95 Ram 1500. Then, I became a Dodge guy (even though I still had that Ranger, lol). I drove the Ram for two years and after a couple of road trips with my then girlfriend and both of our dogs and all of our gear (it was a single cab, mind you), I decided it was time to upgrade. I was actually looking at a crew cab Dakota, but unfortunately being 20 and not having any credit I was unable to get into a brand new rig, so I started looking around the lot and ran accross three different trucks. A 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins ex cab long box, a 2007 Silverado Classic 1500 LTZ fully loaded, or a 2005 Silverado work truck with barely any options. The Ram was awesome, but had almost 400,000 miles, and even though it had all the maintenance records, I was still leery about it. The LTZ was really nice, but it was the most expensive. The 05, though was priced right, had plenty of power, and was simple enough that the girlfriend wasn't too intimidated to drive it. So, I bought it.

    Now, the girl is gone, I'm stuck with two dogs and I got a stinkin' Chevy.

    To be honest though, I don't miss the girl, the dogs are like my damn kids and I am now a Chevy guy ;). Oh, and my stepdad? A year after I bought my truck, he traded in his F-150 for his current 99 Silverado. He told me he plans on keeping this one for quite a while.

    Also, I have not driven my Ranger since I bought my Chevy. True, the motor is torn apart, but I have barely even looked at the little green beast, let alone work on it. I did start working on it about a month ago, though, just because it is cheaper to fill up, but I don't plan on getting rid of the Chevy any time soon either.
  19. themikeyjones

    themikeyjones New Member

    My father is a GM man, so naturally I became a GM man. He taught me everything he knows about working on cars. As I got older I started fixing my friends vehicles, not once did I ever have to work on a friend's GM. Most common cars I had to work on: Ford, Toyota and Honda.
    Ford over engineers things and makes it very complicated, but the only thing I will give them they put their distributor in the front of the engine unlike GM that puts it in the rear next to the firewall.

    Another thing I love about GM is how available their parts are, and that you can interchange different components to enhance engine performance.
  20. pats91jimmy

    pats91jimmy New Member

    I love chevy I've had four, two camaros, a suburban 1500 6.5L Turbo Diesel, and my lil jimmy which runs like a champ. never had any problems with any of them and i wouldnt trade them for anything else. after my first gm vehicle i was hooked on the power and capability and comfort. i love it. im gonna raise my son to a gm man too.

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