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Old November 6th, 2014, 12:16 PM   #1
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Jeep doesnít and wonít make a Grand Comanche, so Iím considering a new GMC Canyon. I like the interior and ride of my Grand Cherokee, the box and versatility/maneuverability of my Comanche, and the gas mileage of my Buick. As far as towing, the Canyon is rated at 7000lbs. Iíll have my Ď83 Chevy Crew Cab to handle the heavy towing.

The 3.6 V6 is rated at 302 hp and has a MPG rating of 17/24.

They will be offering a diesel next year.

90% of the design work that I have been doing is for GM vehicles. Most of my pay has been coming indirectly from GM.

I havenít driven one yet, but I sat in one last week.

Anybody hear anything bad about them yet?
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Old November 6th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #2
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They haven't been out long enough to tell. I'll say one thing, they can't be any worse than the previous generation Colorado/Canyon
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Old November 6th, 2014, 12:30 PM   #3
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For the price of a well equipped one, I'd rather get a full size truck.

Other than that, I like the look of them.

(I know this doesn't help)
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I think the V6 is a version of the LFX using direct fuel injection, you would want to run an aftermarket catch can in the PCV hose to keep nasty stuff off the valves. Camaro's have been dealing with this since 2010 I have discovered.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 12:52 PM   #5
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Canyon looks good

Colorado is foreign looking
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For the price and fuel mileage savings as said, get a full size, plus they are fucktardedly ugly.
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For the price and fuel mileage savings as said, get a full size, plus they are fucktardedly ugly.
This. I'm still surprised that there is even a market for midsized trucks anymore. Go full size and never look back.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 01:12 PM   #8
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This. I'm still surprised that there is even a market for midsized trucks anymore. Go full size and never look back.
I wouldn't mind a midsize truck, if it was 10-15k cheaper than a fullsize and got a good solid 7-10mpg better.

But, they aren't, and they don't, so I don't understand the point of them.
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I wouldn't mind a midsize truck, if it was 10-15k cheaper than a fullsize and got a good solid 7-10mpg better.

But, they aren't, and they don't, so I don't understand the point of them.
I agree with this. I would prefer a midsize truck for the size, but considering how crappy made most of them are (my brothers 08 canyon is falling apart at 100k miles), fuel mileage is never great, and price is to high.

I priced a 15 colorado z71 the other day and MSRP was like $38k...my guess is you can actually get one for about for $35k range.

with that being said you can get a ram 1500 hemi bighorn crew 4x4 for $35k range...no brainer.

If you could get a solid 30mpg without getting a diesel midsize and it cost $2k-30k for a 4 door 4x4 it would make sense.
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I have a full size truck. It doesn't fit thru the trails on my property. My Comanche is awesome in the woods, I will need to replace it soon.
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I have a full size truck. It doesn't fit thru the trails on my property. My Comanche is awesome in the woods, I will need to replace it soon.
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I have driven a few.....they suck imo.

Ugly, no ground clearance, fuel economy barely better than a fullsize with a v8, costs almost as much as a fullsize, it may be rated at 300hp but it feels like a hell of a lot less....no low end, very sluggish feeling (admittedly my opinion is slightly jaded here....dding a modified 400+ hp diesel will do that).....they also are geared way high (most i have seen are 3.42) trying to scrape up highway economy
which doesn't help matters in felt power


To me anyone who buys one over a silverado is a fool
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I kinda like the looks of them and I like the idea of a midsize pickup. But for every other reason people posted above I just don't see the point in them.
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I don't regret buying a mid sized truck one bit. Is the mileage better than a full sized truck? Marginally, unloaded I average 18-19, sometimes as good as 20-21. I tow a pop up camper that weighs maybe 2,000 lb soaking wet, you barely know it's there. I get about 15-16 towing the camper.

I bought a mid sized truck because it's what best suits my needs. A half ton with equivalent miles and options would've cost me about $5,000 more, although that wasn't really a determining factor.

Would I buy a Colorado or Canyon? No, I think toyota and nissan both build a better mid sized truck, even though both of there offerings are dated.
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I don't know how it's considered a mid size, it's the same size as a 90s full size. I long for a mini truck like the original s10 our ranger
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I think a truck company could do very well if they struck a balance between mileage, cost, and size. They are priced out a market they are trying to create.
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7/8 size truck = 7/8 size price.
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I kinda like the looks of them and I like the idea of a midsize pickup. But for every other reason people posted above I just don't see the point in them.
Whatís the point of a Grand Cherokee, Traverse, Acadia, Enclave, Explorer, MKT, QX60, MDX, Cayenne, Range Rover, Edge, Murano, Q3, 4 Runner, EctÖÖ.. when there is a Tahoe?
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Price and mileage
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