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Daryl Z71

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  1. What was the main issues about AFM that turned you off?

    It made the truck sluggish. It just didn't work well in the hilly terrain around here. I had it turned off, but the truck still acted funny like it was always shifting or something. It's also not a very reliable system imo. All of the components involved to make it work there is no way an engine with it will have the longevity of an engine without it. Then there's the issue of oil consumption, and lifter noise that some people have (my parents 07 Monte Carlo SS is one with lifter noise at 47,000 miles). My parents SS also has a problem with the car randomly jerking when AFM engages. That issue just started one day out of the blue, and it comes and goes depending on the day I guess. Overall I think the system is complete garbage, and will never go back to a truck that has it.


  2. Thanks guys. I plan to get a GMT800 pickup again sometime in the future after I get a house. I liked the 900 series, but hated AFM. Only way I can see getting a 900 series again is if I can find another 6.2L, but I would be happy with just an 800 series 5.3 truck.


  3. Well, due to trying to free up more income to look for a nice house I traded my 2011 Silverado 6.2L on Saturday for this 2014 Cruze:

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    Only picture I have right now. My Wife has a 2012 RS just like this only in white with a sunroof. I opted for the technology package with the Chevy Mylink & back up camera instead of the All Star Package. It was $19,835 with the 2K rebate. My Wife's has a little over 50,000 miles on it, and it is a great car! This is the third brand new GM I have owned, and the 7th GM vehicle I've owned since I was 17.


  4. IIRC, my F-150 was rated to tow 4900 lbs., and the chevy site says the same 1500 WT (with 3.23 axle) is good for 4700 lbs. Stronger truck... but the added weight takes away from towing capacity, it seems.

    The limitation you're seeing is purely power train related and nothing to do with the frame or weight. Simply opt up to the 5.3 V8 in the W/T (which also puts you into the 6-speed rather than 4-speed auto) with a 3.08 rear end and you can have 7400lbs. trailering or 9100lbs. with 3.42 rear end.

    Or 10,400 with the 6.2 and 3.73's :AH-HA:


  5. I like the comments he makes about AFM. They might as well get rid of the V8 as far as im concerned because any GM V8 engine or any engine for that matter that has AFM is dead to me.

    It's a terrible system that's rough, makes the engine gutless (especially in my area), and in some cases causes the engine to use oil. I hated driving my last truck so much because of it that I had to off it for my current truck with the 6.2L which drives how a truck should drive.

    Now they have to continue to shove it down my throat by shoving it on every new truck engine including the V6! I'll be holding on to my current truck until I go to my grave.


  6. Interesting ideas. Alas, GM wasn't going to invest much to change the Commodore to the SS, hence very little changed stylistically besides the badging.

    Which begs the question, what took them so long to bring it here?

    And after all the moaning about not doing a rebadge of the G8 as a Chevy they basically do it from the Holden. So why not just do it with the G8 in the first place?

    It would have had the old exterior and interior...they waited until the Holden MCE.

    Nothing wrong with that. The car would cost less with (maybe two engine choices) which would be in mine and alot of other peoples price range. I have no problem with the G8 interior or the Caprice PPV exterior, and I can do without all the fancy garbage that drives the price of the car up. Pretty sad when they price these cars so high that the only one who can buy one is a 70 year old retiree. Sorry, I just don't see why these price points need to be so high for a car that can't do anything near what a pickup can, and most of them have a lower price point...


  7. Interesting ideas. Alas, GM wasn't going to invest much to change the Commodore to the SS, hence very little changed stylistically besides the badging.

    Which begs the question, what took them so long to bring it here?

    And after all the moaning about not doing a rebadge of the G8 as a Chevy they basically do it from the Holden. So why not just do it with the G8 in the first place?


  8. There certainly is enough widespread pressure that GM will have to respond to the question of the manual.

    I'd say the press release was vague enough that they could claim it was always part of the plan. At least I have not seen an official word that it will not be offered.

    The waste I see in Zeta was how the architecture was handled from the very start. All of the back and forth, all of the indecision, they were just fumbling one aspect after the other - for years. So many missed opportunities, and expensive errors that one can hardly count them.

    Hell, they practically had to be forced at gunpoint to build Camaro.

    Very slow learners high up within GM.

    If they have truly learned from all of that, and prove it with the deployment of Alpha, then maybe things really are getting better.

    We shall see.

    I do have to agree that there does seem to be very slow learning people at the helm...


  9. I must be the only one who likes the styling of it? The only thing I really don't care about is the park assist and lane departure warning. Id love to have one, but I highly doubt it will be in my price point so it looks like I'll have to pick up a nice second hand G8.

    On a side note the automatic transmission doesn't bother me either. My wifes Cruze and my Silverado with the manual shift mode work great to me.

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