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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Cronk » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:18 pm

Well the work is over and I returned the truck. It developed a dash rattle that I couldn't find. Was kind of intermittent, only did it every once in a while. The inside of the bed got scratched up pretty good. Dents easily too. I didn't even haul that much. Next rental, I'm going to make sure it has a bed liner.

All in all this was a pretty nice truck. I would consider buying one if I wanted the payment.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby 4BYDIG » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:40 pm

Sounds like they are pretty good trucks. My 04 chevy developed a weird dash ringing noise that reminded me of a small bell at around 108k miles. It was kind of intermittent also. You couldn't hear it with the radio but other times it annoyed me. Found myself trying to replicate it so I could find it and it wouldn't do it when I wanted
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby kennyzu » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:21 pm

I've got an 07 2500HD 4x4 Silverado as a work truck, it's the 6.0 with 6 speed tranny.

Love it. When you wanna go, you go, it has torque for days... and it was only $11,000 with less than 100k miles on it.
As a work truck it's great but the compromise with this one is it isn't a 4 door (has the goofy half rear door) and it doesn't have power windows or locks. On the whole though I think GM/Chev has really upped their game in the truck market over the last decade or so, if I could justify it, I'd look very hard at the new Sierra/Silverado's.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Cronk » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:41 pm

Just started the next phase of the work and requested another Silverado. Got a silver one this time. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles on the dash like the black one. I like that a LOT better! The scrolling icons annoy me. I will admit that I do miss the real time MPG reading. No dash rattle on this one and the inside of the bed is already beat up. Also has some funky stains on the seats and carpet. Someone who rented it before me put a lot of elbow weight on the driver's side arm rest. The support underneath is broken, if you put too much weight on it, it tries to eat your elbow. I do think like the silver a lot better.

Ironically We went to pick up wife's repaired car and what do I see sitting in the body shop parking lot? The black rental. To make sure, I checked the bed and sure enough, my upside down marking paint splotch is still in the bed.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Cronk » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:55 pm

Have another one as a rental. This one is a 2wd.

One observation, mentioned it before but I'm saying it again judging from the three trucks. The inside of the beds dents very easily. Anything that hits the front of the bed seems to leave a dent. Another thing that I thought was a fluke on the first one. A reverse ding ding keeps showing up above the driver's side rear wheel well. I think I caused it when i strapped a load into the bed. I strapped to the top of the bed side and must have pulled the bed skin tight over a spot weld. It isn't real noticeable but I know it's there.

The dash rattle was only on the first truck. Something else I've noticed is a clunk when coasting then starting to accelerate.

On a recent road trip I was able to achieve 26.7 mpg on a 55 mph section of road. It took a bit of effort but I think I could have gotten better if I had a longer stretch of road. On an interstate trip I set the cruise at 70 and it got 25 mph consistently. Normal city driving has been around 18-20.

I saw a new Colorado on a lot today. Stopped to look at it, not sure what I think of them yet. Looks kinda like an SUV with a bed. I always thought a truck should look like, well, a truck. I wanted to sit in it but nobody came and asked me if I wanted any help. Usually they swarm you, today I wanted to look at something and nothing...... Sticker price was 35,000.00 as it set. Maybe for my next rental, I'll ask to drive one of them.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Cronk » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:28 pm

One advantage to renting a vehicle for work, you reap rewards points. I'm at Platinum status at this point. Draw back, I have to expense my rental fees..... The company is good about turning expense reports around though so I'm happy to do it if I don't have to drive a ratted out company vehicle.

I cashed in some points for this baby for vacation. Drove it about 1700 miles round trip. Only costs were for fuel. Well that, and a $200 speeding ticket that I got while driving it...... :roll:

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It felt a lot wider than the truck and was a bit more sluggish. This one had just about everything though and was super quiet on the road. Highway mileage was a bit less than the truck. I was able to pull 25.2 MPG for a stretch. Our average was still around 20 and as mentioned, we were not driving slow.....

As far as the trip. After driving by the exit for years, I finally got to see 7 States from Rock City and Ruby Falls. Both really cool. If you've never been, I highly recommend it. Chattanooga Choo Choo, not so much. Chattanooga is a pretty nice town though, we'll go back. We stopped at the Nashville Antique Archeology on the way back. This seems ironic to say since we went to a tourist destination, Antique Archeology was a tourist trap. Wall to wall people looking at overpriced articles picked on the show. Following that, we stopped at the Corvette museum. It was my wife's idea which caught me off guard! We stopped, I mainly wanted to see the giant sinkhole. Those poor cars! Well worth the price of admission an any other day but to see the destruction 1st hand was amazing. ($10.00 each)
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby squatch » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:31 pm

Did you take the factory tour? Much cooler than the museum to me. Free with ticket to the museum.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Cronk » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:38 pm

I also finally got to look at and drive a new GMC Canyon today. I really like these! 3.6 liter V6 that makes 305 HP. It has a towing capacity of 7000lbs. :shock: It drove smooth and was really quiet on the road. Mileage is supposed to be a little better than the full size truck. The price is near my price point too. NEAR it, after the discounts come out I might pop on one. I told the sales guy to call me when the diesel's were available and we would talk more seriously about me buying one. The sales guys were confused by my "Vauxhall". I almost asked for an appraisal for trade in, just for shits and giggles.......

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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby N law » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:09 pm

Damn, you should have said something! The Terminal Brewhouse is right next to the Choo Choo and I have walked there for lunch! I regularly drive past Rock City/Ruby Falls for work up on the mountains. You went right by me...
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Cronk » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:40 pm

Ah crap! We could have visited instead of me holding bags on the "shopping" day of the vacation. Sorry about that.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Cronk » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:09 pm

We didn't take the factory tour. I bet it is cool!
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby squatch » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:26 am

When we were there they were just starting to make C6 convertables.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby -88- » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:32 am

Cronk wrote: Following that, we stopped at the Corvette museum. It was my wife's idea which caught me off guard! We stopped, I mainly wdated to see the sinkhole. Those poor cars!


I've heard tale a Corvette never stops getting you p*ssy, even married it seems to have power.......giant sinkhole might not always be a good thin tho......badazing.

If you end up getting a colorado/canyon with the v6 for your next rental I'm definitely interested in the review....like you i'd want the diesel, but first generation technology is always a concern....but the v6 will give decent feed back how everything else stacks up.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby squatch » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:44 pm

Come on Joe admit it. You just want a new truck! Driving those company rentals has you spoiled.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Ruination » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:35 am

Who do you rent from? I am highest Tier Avis.. but I have to say I thoroughly enjoy the premium cars more than the "trucks".
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Cronk » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:49 pm

squatch wrote:Come on Joe admit it. You just want a new truck! Driving those company rentals has you spoiled.


I do but momma tells me I have to get rid of the Rodeo if I do. No new truck for me. A diesel Colorado may push me to do it though. :shock:

Ruination wrote:Who do you rent from? I am highest Tier Avis.. but I have to say I thoroughly enjoy the premium cars more than the "trucks".


Enterprise, I'm Platinum at this point. I also use Hertz and Avis. Enterprise is local here and they pick you up which is convenient. These are for work so car is not really practical for what I do, not enough ground clearance.


Got a Ford F150 this time. Interior is noticeably louder and has a cheaper feel to it. Seat is firmer too, my butt went to sleep driving it today. They V8 has a nice exhaust tone though. I didn't calculate mileage yet.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Cronk » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:50 pm

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Cronk wrote: Following that, we stopped at the Corvette museum. It was my wife's idea which caught me off guard! We stopped, I mainly wdated to see the sinkhole. Those poor cars!


I've heard tale a Corvette never stops getting you p*ssy, even married it seems to have power.......giant sinkhole might not always be a good thin tho......badazing.

If you end up getting a colorado/canyon with the v6 for your next rental I'm definitely interested in the review....like you i'd want the diesel, but first generation technology is always a concern....but the v6 will give decent feed back how everything else stacks up.


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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby N law » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:09 pm

Cronk wrote: After driving by the exit for years, I finally got to see 7 States from Rock City and Ruby Falls. Both really cool. If you've never been, I highly recommend it.


I got to see 7 states today at work. It was a little hazy so I probably only saw 3-4. Maybe tomorrow...
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Ruination » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:41 pm

Nick, all your photos are upside down now!
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby N law » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:18 pm

everything I try shows it right side up on my side and then when I put it on the planet, it ends up upside down. I give up.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby -88- » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:30 pm

Orientate it correctly, then ever so slightly 'crop' the image.....

That's the only way i can make them work from my phone.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby N law » Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:13 pm

That's a pain.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby -88- » Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:42 pm

Yes it is, but IT WORKED!...... nice view.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Cronk » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:50 pm

Nice! We liked that area a lot. If we are rich one day, a vacation home out there wouldn't be out of the question.
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Re: 2014 Silverado Review

Postby Cronk » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:24 pm

Traded the 2wd for a 4wd Ford F150. Having driven them both now, I'm just not a fan. The seats are hard, there is a plastic trim piece that hits me in the left calf and the damn turn signals drive me nuts. Thankfully I'm in Ohio and turn signals are optional here. Best I have gotten is 17mpg. The ride is OK and it has plenty of power. Another complaint, the cruise control is even in a position low enough on the steering wheel that I have to take my eyes off the road to find it. I have a wedding to attend in a few weeks, hopefully I can swap to a different ride before then.
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