I am curious as to why no one responded to my survey question about car
It is nothing more than my own curiosity as to the change in the quality and
reliability of the Automobile industry
What prompted it was how can I get almost 2000.000
miles w/ three repairs on a 76 impala that ran like a top when I got rid of
(Road salt literally ate it up ) and why so many repairs on my 01
While I like the truck I am not happy with the amount of repairs. This was
the most expensive I ever owned at the time of purchase
On Sun, 25 Feb 2007 22:51:36 GMT, "Larry and a Cat named Dub"
Lower quality control and cheaper parts from lowest bidder. GM has
been strapped more and more by labors costs every years and they are
always looking for ways to build them cheaper. I have a 2000 K3500 old
style truck (not a Silverado) and I have had far more trouble with it
under extended warranty than I did with my 89 4x4 burb that I bought
new and still own. It has 180K plus miles on it to while the 2000
almost 39K now. I use my trucks as trucks not for pleasure usage and
honestly I am afraid get a new one to replace it someday. I also have
a old 79 Jeep J20 truck (3/4 ton) that started life in farm duty and
then pushed snow for many years and it still runs today with original
drive train. It has had a very hard life and I spent very little on
repairs in the nearly 12 years I owned it. 13 years ago I replaced
starter (the starter in my 2000 died at 35K from corrosion and 89
still has original boat anchor starter until like the cheap ones they
use now!) and about 5 years ago rebuilt the carb. It has been well
maintained and a very simple design with not much to go wrong with it
which is more than can be said about any new one. Detriot has
forgotten how to make it simple and reliable. Granted they has
emissions to deal with but even still too many gadgets for lowest
bidders to go bad on newer ones. I suspect than the new 07 designs
will prove to be even more troublesome and expensive to repair in
future as GM is starting to patent more of the parts for newer models
making more items dealer only to boost profits from losses they take
from selling them greatly marked down.
Snoman's "not a silverado" comment reminds me of another clue to GM's
What would you expect from a company that made a vehicle called a blazer.
Then in the same years made two completely different vehicles both called
blazer. Then decided to change the "original" blazer to a Tahoe....which,
prior to that, was a trim package one or two less than a Silverado.
So Silverado was a trim package for at least two decades....then becomes a
model name for what people here is Hot, Texas call a pickup truck.
So you expect a company who can't figure out what to call a pickup to
actually engineer, design, and fabricate an affordable, reliable, safe,
serviceable, vehicle, etc.?
Maybe the next generation C/K should be call "Brougham."
On Sun, 25 Feb 2007 20:54:15 -0600, "News Skimmer"
I don't know... I hear Chrysler's bringing back the Aspen as a luxury
SUV instead of a cheap econobox car.
Old Crow "Yol Bolsun!"
'82 FLTC-P "Miss Pearl"
'74 XLH chopper(gone but not forgotten)
BS#133, SENS, TOMKAT, MAMBM
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Good, entertaining post...I've seen others voice similar thoughts. I
always thought it was funny that real "Blazers" were referred to as a
"K5", when in fact it is a K10 (1/2 ton). When I've been to parts
store to get items here and there, it's usually referred to as a K10
in their electronic catalogs. What would a '5' signify? 1/4 ton?
~jp (still wondering if the 2WD Blazer was a "C5"...of course that
would cause much confusion when talking about Blazers around Corvette
Thanks. Good point on the k5 biz. That reminds me of the Jimmy / Yukon B.S.
also. Same discussion as my previous post.
I had a 83 S15 "Jimmy" (aka "Little Jimmy"). Half my friends called it an
S10 and the other half called it a Blazer.
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