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MAN!!!! I told you guys it was happening. Nobody seemed to ctach on to what I was saying when this topic was discussed about GM midsize trucks don't excite.
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I've had a 2008 Canyon brochure for a few weeks and it has the option listed in it. The really cool this is you can get an extended cab 2wd with the ZQ8 suspension and the V-8. That thing is gonna tear.

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I was leaning towards getting a car again for the first time in a very long time but this may sway me into getting a Canyon.

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Chock up another victory under the category of Tyranny of the Enthusiasts. At $4 a gallon, I am sure this will be a big seller. The development money would have been better spent on gussying up the interior.

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Chock up another victory under the category of Tyranny of the Enthusiasts. At $4 a gallon, I am sure this will be a big seller. The development money would have been better spent on gussying up the interior.

Oh don;t be such a stick in the mud. Screw the interior, it's a truck.

I for one am thrilled about this. Now when will the Atlas I6 be available

in the Silverado & Sierra?

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Chock up another victory under the category of Tyranny of the Enthusiasts. At $4 a gallon, I am sure this will be a big seller. The development money would have been better spent on gussying up the interior.

What development money?

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Oh don;t be such a stick in the mud. Screw the interior, it's a truck.

I for one am thrilled about this. Now when will the Atlas I6 be available

in the Silverado & Sierra?

Never unfortunately. You will be stuck with the 4.3 V6 and 4.8 V8 which makes no sense to me. They should eliminate one of these engines.

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Never unfortunately. You will be stuck with the 4.3 V6 and 4.8 V8 which makes no sense to me. They should eliminate both of these engines and replace them with just the Atlas.

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Oh don;t be such a stick in the mud. Screw the interior, it's a truck.

I for one am thrilled about this. Now when will the Atlas I6 be available

in the Silverado & Sierra?

Yup it is a good change. I think that was essential for the truck. Granted the trucks need better interior. But at least something was covered. I hope they put the Atlas in the Si-Si in 2009. That would be a blast.

What development money?

Zero.

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The Atlas should have been standard in the GMT900 trucks when they were introed last year. The 4.3 needs to go. Its a rough engine though and serves its purpose despite its faults. The Atlas should have been developed for the GMT355s, but GM says it wouldn't fit. They should have made it fit.

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The Atlas is on life support everybody knows that, so kiss it goodbye.

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finally a decent engine, not really a surprise? when do we see that super-MCE we've all been waiting for?

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I was looking at the 08 Canyon brochure today and they quote a max trailering weight of 6000lbs with the 5.3, which is sad because the Nissan Frontier still beats it by 300lbs with a V6...ouch!!

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I was looking at the 08 Canyon brochure today and they quote a max trailering weight of 6000lbs with the 5.3, which is sad because the Nissan Frontier still beats it by 300lbs with a V6...ouch!!

It is the Chasis which is incompetent, not the engine.

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It is the Chasis which is incompetent, not the engine.

Well I could have told you that, I was just pointing out the competitors specs compared to the Canyon's specs. I know damn well that the 5.3 is capable!

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Chock up another victory under the category of Tyranny of the Enthusiasts. At $4 a gallon, I am sure this will be a big seller. The development money would have been better spent on gussying up the interior.

I am with you on this one. I could live fine with the I5 but I will never even consider one with the present interior. I looked at 3 ZQ8 GMC's Saturday and just could not being myself to trade off a 10 Year old ZQ8 for the new one. I like my present one better than the new ones just based on interior alone.

I would have been just happy with the I6 from the Trailblazer in a Caynon.

As it was said it is just a small truck. If I want a Muscle car I would just buy a Camaro. At the rate it is going that may be my next move.

This is my daily driver and as long as I have power to pass and to get on the freeway at speed I will be fine. I have no problem with them offereing an 8 but it is not a need for my daily use at $3 a gallon just to get to work.

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Is this the AFM 5.3? I want to know what the official numbers are for gas mileage. Considering a full size, 4x4 Silverado can get 16/20 with the 5.3, I'd like to see what a smaller, lighter truck could get with the same engine. It's not like the I5 gets great mileage in 4x4 configuration.

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Oh don;t be such a stick in the mud. Screw the interior, it's a truck.

I for one am thrilled about this. Now when will the Atlas I6 be available

in the Silverado & Sierra?

So when are you buying one? :smilewide:

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finally a decent engine, not really a surprise? when do we see that super-MCE we've all been waiting for?

No time soon!!

It seems that GM is slowly but surely abandoning the small truck market just like minivans.

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What development money?

If the engine could just be 'dropped' in the bay, it would have been done a long time ago. I am sure some money had to spent for testing, reinforcing engine mounts, etc. I mean, how many SS Silverados did GM sell?

It's all fine and great to pander to the enthusiasts, but there has to be a business model for it, which is why there are no 5 spd manual Malibus or Impalas - nobody wants them, really.

I would sooner GM have spent the money appeasing the whiners about the 'cheap' interior plastics and chintzy seat fabric, then throw in an engine that MAYBE will sell 2%? 4%?

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