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Chevy - 70's era styling Fisher - Price chintzy plastic interior
Weak brakes - the Tundra handily outbrakes it with its drum rear brakes. Leave it to Chevy to come out with weak disk brakes. And there is a NHTSA recall out on their antilock brakes. That is Chevy quality (or lack thereof) for you.
Numerous rattles, squeeks, wind noise, road noise etc. on the Demo truck I drove. The salesman said that it was normal - they all do that.
Horrible handling with the 4X4. It needs rack and pinion steering (that works) like the Tundra.
The Chevy does have a slightly bigger back seat, but my Nissan sedan puts it to shame. My 70 yr old father in law rode in the back seat of my Tundra for 325 miles without one complaint. I got 19.5 mpg while going 75 to 80mph most of the way including a 4000 ft climb. I consider this excellent for a extended cab full size 4X4 pickup.
And let us not forget that Consumer Reports is already rating your '99 Silverado as a used vehicle to avoid. Way to go Chevy! J.D Powers rates chevies 26th - right there with Hyundais.
The Toyota Tundra won 2000 J.D Powers award for best quality in a full size pickup. And it did this in its first year of production.
The Tundra has a 5yr, 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty. (not that it will need it). The Chevy has a 3yr, 36,000 mile warranty (it will need it)
Quad - my advice is to unload that piece of junk Chevy while it is still worth something. Get a real full size truck - the Tundra.
I agree that the Tundra horn is not very loud. Darn - I guess I will have to spend $30 to replace my horn.
You and your buddies childish names. Tell you what - I have a buddie that has a one ton Dodge, I'll get a piece of rope/chain, drive to where ever the hell you live, hook em together, and we'll see first hand who can outpull the other. Sound stupid? Done it before and it's pretty fun. But I gotta tell you I already know what the result would be...
Toyota only outbreaks the silverado cause it weighs less. DUH it doesnt take a genious to figure that one out.
It doesn't surprise me that you accuse other posters of changing identities since you know about it first hand.
I have no need to change identities. Now you, on the other hand with your childish "Tundra dicks" post apparently do have a need.
I don't blame you for lashing out. It seems that a lot of Chevy owners are insecure about their truck purchase. Chevy managed to make Consumer Reports used vehicles to avoid with the '99 Silverado already. The 2000 can't be far behind.
good to me!"
....the words of yet another "informed" domestic truck owner.
I will continue to humbly drive my Tundra and try really hard not to snicker at his albatross...er, I mean silverado.
can pick up almost where you left off. LOL BTW
guys, ca...can...can't we all just get along or
do we go to tim's site and let's really get it
on. what'd you say, anyone care to spout off
where there isn't gonna be a referee?
Get the facts before you spew..
I'm not the one who said the Dodge 3500 could not tow 8000lbs. So who did?.........
Dodge representitives themselves admitted to that
fact in court!!!!
If you don't like the truth...that's too bad, suck it up and press on! If
you want to get mad, take it up with Dodge and
their false claims/advertising.
BCO aka werking did state clearly why he changed his name and who he was. It was no mystery you ......... ill leave that to your imagination.
Whats this brake squealing thing? Something else made up???
The new 4.2L I-6 from GM sounds like a good little motor. 270 horse is impressive - even has more horsepower the I-Force V-8 Toyota Tundra. hehehe
but a Tundra can tow 7200# - Toyota must be better
Yes! I agree with this statemant.
toyunone - changed it once. one, cuz i like the new one, two because some folks get upset when you tell them the truth. so...they come after you. i give a rip what goes on here. it's when folks take it personal and take action "offline" that the entertainment ceases. as has been previously stated, i made no attempt to deceive. bama, however is still struggling to get past this major obstacle in his life.
bama - as to the fisher price interior of the chevy, maybe you'd like to tell us all how many times you've had your armrest replaced? guys on tundrats solutions seem to think the fabric on their armrests is falling apart too easily. you can call it fisher price if you like, but at least my dashboard is still in one piece after 2,000 miles - unlike your armrest. LOL
rwell - talkin' real big right now. hoping everyone forgot (like you're TRYING to) about that little vibration problem you had a while back. how those five pound wheel balance weights looking rob? LOL
toyunone - oh, so it's impressive that a weaker, smaller, but oh so much "higher tech" engine (in the tundra) gets the same (if you're lucky) gas mileage as the chevy? keep back-pedaling. you're not fooling anyone. soon rwell and bama will be telling you to stop embarrassing them just like the ford guys did when you were f150drools. won't be long before the sexual frustration shows through!
everyone forgot (like you're TRYING to) about that
little vibration problem you had a while back."
Sorry, after having my front tires balanced, the slight shimmy is gone from the steering. Yes, I had forgotten about it. Does this disappoint you? From your seething rant, I take it you had a bad day or....?
That should keep you guys going for a few posts.
So i guess im out $50 then
i was half right
just funny how you wanna bash your neighbor's 'rado when you know yourself that your truck hasn't had a perfect track record.
but i'm sure you'll let us know how it was "just a wheel balance problem..." so i'll drop it now.
incidentally...my 'rado has been perfect to date. no rattles, squeaks, vibes, etc. guess i better put it in dry storage huh? LOL!
My rated towing capacity is 8600 lbs, and I won't have to change my timing belt at 60K miles either.
no rattles, squeaks, vibes, etc. guess i better
put it in dry storage huh?"
I'm sure, if you wanted to tell us, there might just be something that isn't "perfect" about your rado. Your pride is keeping you from admitting to even the smallest of flaws in your heaven sent chevy.
I've described every little problem I've had with my Tundra to help others to make a valid choice in trucks. It's kinda silly to put your pride in a truck you had no part in making. If the I-force engine blew up tomorrow, I'd be sure to let you guys know.
BTW, nobody seems to care that the rav4 has bigger wheels than the Tundra or that the Tundra uses the same oil filter as Toyota's 22r.
I'm with Kyle, and actually Robbie too, a.) I don't have any problems with rattles at this time, and b.) If there is a problem, I will state it like I did when I got the steering column fixed.
Silverado brakes are better not only because they stop as quickly as Tundra, laden or empty, (see Truck Trend), but because they LAST longer. Car and Driver long term Silverado update measured the pad wear, and predicted them to last for 100,000 miles. Think about that next time the Midas cobbler is putting the shoe horn to your drums, linings.
apparently, you're the one "disappointed" that i've been so satisfied with my truck. i'm sorry if that's the case. now, you asked for it, here it is, my huge list of flaws on my "heaven sent" chevy:
1. when i put the bug deflector on, it caused a sublte "rippling" sound with the gasket around the windshield at speeds exceeding 70 mph. if it ever becomes TRULY annoying (it's been doing it for 12k miles) i just might go out and buy a tube of silicone and seal the rubber boot around the glass.
2. it came with firestone wilderness tires on it, which i've since replaced.
3. i didn't care for the tenneco shocks that came stock with z71 package, they were too "floaty". so, i bought a set of barely used bilsteins (which used to be oem with the z71 package, gm's just getting cheap i guess). much better.
that's it. i've told anyone who will listen the same thing. i EXPECTED when i took delivery of this truck that there would be one or two little annoying things that would taint the overall experience. that expectation was the only one not met. i have yet (in 12k miles) to find any that really upset me. the climate control functions are great. radio is great. no uneven wear of interior materials. all the controls are laid out perfectly. no squeaks, rattles, or vibrations that i've noticed (including two tire rotations and balances). gas mileage has been as good as i expected, except when i make a habit of flooring it to get on the highway - duh. do-it-yourself maintenance is easy as far as tools required and access to necessary parts. for example, the oil filter is a cinch to take off and replace. i understand it's a little more difficult with the tundra. though i've never looked - that's just what i've read. everything about my purchase was easy, especially for having bought it from a dealer in kentucky, who personally trailered it to south carolina. and one of my local dealer/service centers has done a great job of "adopting" me. my experience has yet to sour...*knock on wood*
and, yes, if i do experience any problems, i can
guarantee i will be the first to post what it is
and how it's being handled. (as i did with my
i can't wait to see the misinterpretations by people who think i bought a 'rado cuz the oil filter was easier to get to than a tundra! LOL!
as for the interior.. I'm disappointed it is not fire proof hehe.. I put a little burn mark on the door panel.. that ought to teach me not to smoke in the truck anymore.. or not smoke at all period!