When Isuzu first started selling their Isuzu tiltcab with the 3.9 diesel, my
Chevy truch dealer sold them. Then they came out with the Isuzu tiltcab W4
with a chevy 350 in them. Why don't they do it the other way around with the
fuel prices the way they are. If a Isuzu 3.9 diesel can pull a 20 ft box at
a 15000 GVW, why doesn't Chevy put the diesel in its vans and pick ups. I
bet the mpg would be great if Isuzu allowed GM to use its 4cyl diesel in the
GM vans and P'ups.........
Yeah.... I wonder why GM does a lot of things...
I don't think "car & truck" people work there anymore.....I'm thinking
its just the bean counters nowadays.
You would think GM would have at least one very fuel efficient car
that's actually GM made (in-house) product by now?
I believe GM has made some improvements but I'm not sure where quality
is defined in their business model.
I'm a GM fan.... at least on some things like pick-ups, corvettes,
the no longer produced Trans-Ams, and Z/28s. I think the corvette
is pretty much a leader in its market bar none..... I think their
pickups are decent. Not a big fan of their "family cars" I think
Honda and Toyota pretty much rule that area. And I'm guessing if
Toyota or Nissan really got serious about a full size pickup or
something in the 1ton and 3/4 ton range.....GM would really be
in serious trouble. I expect Toyota is looking closely at that market.
Of course I'm a big fan of the old-school muscle cars from GM and even
Ford and Chrysler.
From what I've read GM really needs to get a handle on its labor
costs.... I think the average GM guy on the assembly line makes
$27+ an hour and that's for un-skilled labor. Saw a news report the
other day...said if was common for GM assembly line workers to make
over $100K a year (adding overtime). Good jobs if you can get one
in your area and not get laid off. But I think the GM contracts have
some type of protection there too..
I was thinking GM through GMC did sell the small box van type
tilt/cabs with the Isuzu engine? Is this not the case at the present?
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