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RE: Chevy Colorado ZR2 Off-road - to go on sale

I went to the GM website and 'built' one, for my own interest. Not ordering one at this time, just wanted to walk through the option list. The colour I 'chose' was a dark green. Haven't seen a dark forest green for awhile, but what a beautiful colour. The truck is good looking. The powertrain options are good, however I do wish GM had included as an option, the 4.3 liter LS V6, with displacement on demand. This is a nice torquey engine. I also wished they had a transmission like the ZF 8 speed automatic...similar to the Dodge transmission, rather than the 6 speed. Other than that, appears to be a great truck.
Lessmore 12/21/14 08:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Game creator buys Beverly Hills home for $70 million

I don't know what to think.
Lessmore 12/20/14 04:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2006 F150 to 2015 F250

Sounds like a great truck this new F 250. That MPG is impressive and the 6.2 liter Ford gas V8, pumps out the ponies and torque. Can't recall what the figures are (know they're impressive) and what the power band is like. Would assume the powerband is strong throughout the range...given the new technology...variable valve timing etc. Nice pictures, but do you have any pictures of the side view ? You know, I think the 3/4 ton truck with a big gas V8, engine is a worthwhile alternative to a diesel 3/4 ton. Power, MPG, cost and I don't really hear too much about problems with gas V8's. Not saying diesel engines are problematic....but as the kid's say...'just saying'. http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/Mobile%20Uploads/6C6F1982-D51C-445C-8035-D42F79CB7F21_zpsrjgjjrkh.jpg height=600 width=480 This is a pic I took with my 4wd trip tent I have more pics in the B00ndock forum I know the gas mpg is good as I hand calc and drive @ 65 like the Grandpa I am. Thanks for the side picture. A really nice and useful truck. You drive like me....I'm both 65 and I drive at 65.... mph.;) Always with the cruise control on...if traffic is not too heavy. Les
Lessmore 12/20/14 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2006 F150 to 2015 F250

Sounds like a great truck this new F 250. That MPG is impressive and the 6.2 liter Ford gas V8, pumps out the ponies and torque. Can't recall what the figures are (know they're impressive) and what the power band is like. Would assume the powerband is strong throughout the range...given the new technology...variable valve timing etc. Nice pictures, but do you have any pictures of the side view ? You know, I think the 3/4 ton truck with a big gas V8, engine is a worthwhile alternative to a diesel 3/4 ton. Power, MPG, cost and I don't really hear too much about problems with gas V8's. Not saying diesel engines are problematic....but as the kid's say...'just saying'.
Lessmore 12/20/14 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram dually vs Ford dually Frame Flex Comparison

sales hype. If a rigid frame was better Class 8 road tractors would use them. Never thought of that angle. You've got me convinced.
Lessmore 12/19/14 06:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Love My 6.0L Ford

I've found that over the years with foreign verses domestic vehicles too. Foreign vehicles don't live up to the hype. They break as much if not more than domestic vehicles with the exception of Chrysler body parts. But as I've experienced with myself and family members, we don't like to admit that we got suckered into the foreign vehicle fad so we tend to deny the problems they have. So far at 86k miles, my F250 has been flawless with the exception of two O2 sensors and a rear brake caliper bracket. The Prius at 23k is so far trouble free. Time will tell. Grouping all foreign vehicles into one category is misleading. My experience has been Japanese cars are more reliable than most. German and some others seem no better than American. ....and my experience is different. We have a Toyota Matrix since new and it's less reliable since our same year Buick. Our Buick, bought new the same year, has accumulated twice the miles....but has been much more trouble free. I'd buy another Buick, but not another Toyota...given my experience. Generalizations never seem to be accurate....and as you say...'misleading'.
Lessmore 12/19/14 08:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pentastar v6 Turbo is coming

The 3.6 Mopar V6, is a great engine. Has a variety of applications from Jeep, minivans, sedans, pickups. Lot's of punch as is...can only imagine what it will be pushing out turbocharged. One of the JD Power top ten engines, if I'm not wrong. Not sure about JD Power but it was a three time Wards winner but did not make the cut for 2015. The Ecodiesel was a top ten winner in 2014 and 2015. My guess is you will see the Pentastar back on the list for 2016. Don I think you're right Don. Les
Lessmore 12/16/14 10:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: More For The Gear Heads - Charger

That particular 454 had high compression and solid lifters from the factory. The only factory car that I remember that could really compete was a Buick GNX 455. GNX came out in 1987. I think you meant to say GSX, probably with the Stage 1 455. Your right it was basically the Buick Stage 1. That car was very fast and would dust most other factory cars. Your '70 Chevelle could of been the LS6...450 hp/454. They were the high HP rated muscle car of the muscle car era. The big problem they had...was traction. Give them good tires and limited slip...they were very hard to beat, even match. A buddy had one. You're also right about the Buick 455 Stage 1. Another ultra torquey muscle car that like the 454, was very difficult to beat.
Lessmore 12/15/14 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram dually vs Ford dually Frame Flex Comparison

I heard noise and saw bed flex, also the tailgate wasn't working with the Ford at the extreme angle. Dodge seemed fine. If I was buying....I would go with the Dodge, after seeing that test.
Lessmore 12/15/14 04:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pentastar v6 Turbo is coming

The 3.6 Mopar V6, is a great engine. Has a variety of applications from Jeep, minivans, sedans, pickups. Lot's of punch as is...can only imagine what it will be pushing out turbocharged. One of the JD Power top ten engines, if I'm not wrong.
Lessmore 12/15/14 10:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Love My 6.0L Ford

Turtle: any chance you could provide a direct link to that quote from Ford Engr Director? Per your request. I would recommend posters read this link. I did. It's very informative.
Lessmore 12/14/14 03:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Love My 6.0L Ford

The derated versions in Navistar and even the Ford vans and chassis cabs had less issues. This is why the ones with the pickup tune should not be run with an aftermarket tuner unless you also plan to upgrade a significant amount of the engine to support even more output. My 6.0 pulled everything I threw at it even when traveling in the Rockies, so I never considered aftermarket hop-up parts. It does like to rev compared to an inline, but it had no problem breaking the rear tires loose when it used to tow my toy hauler. I don't know if the van versions were much better; we have a 2006 E-450 cube van at work with 65,000 kms on it (just over 40k miles) that has had over $14,000 in engine repairs done to it; some of it on warranty but most of it off warranty and to the City's expense. This includes EGR and oil cooler, several EGR valves, HPOP and associated high pressure oil system fittings, injectors, FICM, turbo, and a handful of other things I can't remember. It still has an intermittent no start problem that Ford can't diagnose. The City is actually considering sending it to auction early just to be rid of the down time and expenses. This one is definitely a POS. I noticed that after years of my home province running Ford E series diesel ambulances, a couple of years ago they went to Sprinter and Chevy. This was during the 6.0 liter diesel era. Now invariably they're Chevy ambulances, they run . Don't know if the move was due to the 6.0 liter diesel engine reliability. I know previous engines used in Fords were the paragon of reliability. I'm referring to the 7.3 diesel and the 460 (385 series) gas V8. I drove a '77 E 350 cab and chassis (DRW) with a 16 foot box, for many 100's of 1000's of miles. It received very limited service and was extremely reliable. A great engine. A friend drove a 7.3 liter diesel, 2002 F 350 utility truck (DRW), with a standard transmission, for well over 400,000 KMs. After he left the company, that F 350 still was used for another few years. It was also extremely reliable.
Lessmore 12/12/14 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 08 f350 v10

A 2008 F350 v10 with a 6 speed manual. That unusual powertrain sounds like a winner to me. If you like shifting, I think this would be a very appealing truck. newer Ford V10, if you must leave the Dark side is likely a good choice. It is an engine in a Ford that most swear about rather than at! :B I don't think that most automatic drivers, realize that most, manual transmissions become automatic after a while. I never really give it much thought anymore. It is also good theft protection! I used to drive both commercial and medium duty farm trucks, 40 odd years ago. You're quite right, after awhile, shifting is quite automatic. :) I saw some stats the other day, that apparently for North American drivers, under the age of 40 years old ...only around 10 % know how to shift a standard transmission. To that I say...they don't know what they're missing. Les
Lessmore 12/09/14 05:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 08 f350 v10

A 2008 F350 v10 with a 6 speed manual. That unusual powertrain sounds like a winner to me. If you like shifting, I think this would be a very appealing truck.
Lessmore 12/09/14 03:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: BUILT A NEW F350

Here is just an example from my dealership... which I am not associated with in any way shape form or fashion other than being a customer. 2015 Ram Crew Cab 6.4 3500 SRW with over 4000 lbs of payload...nicely equipped but not loaded Ram 3500 With some more haggling I would be around 40k OTD... with a decent trade and a little cash it would not be hard to finance around 25-30k for this brand new beast. Thanks! Jeremiah Is that supposed to make me feel better? You guys probably think that's expensive. It is, for a truck, but that would be really cheap in Canada. Makes you wonder about the North American Free Trade Act. It was supposed to redress price differentials like that, so trucks bought in Canada should be just awfully expensive, rather than horrendously expensive.
Lessmore 12/09/14 08:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor Trend 2015 Truck of the Year

Very Interesting The old brand loyalty thing...again, I see. Why I ask myself. BTW, ALL manufacturers are having difficulty with airbag malfunction...including Ford. Here's an example. Even more interesting Ford airbag recalls Why would you leave your brand out of the spot light? :h Chrysler Recall Chrysler is not my brand. Never had one. But I'm certainly interested in considering one, next time I buy a new vehicle. Just have had Ford, GM, Toyota, Volvo and VW in my near 50 years of ownership. Mostly GM, Ford and VW. My point is...ALL vehicles are experiencing big recalls, not just GM...but all of them. I felt your focus on GM...alone..in a thread dedicated to a GM truck winning the MT truck of the year...was a brand loyal move. I could be wrong and please correct me, if I'm wrong, but that was my interpretation. You will find that now and continuing in the future, federally mandated recalls...from all manufacturers will increase....due to regulatory authorities playing hardball, with increased fines and penalties, to any manufacturer that fails to heed and implement recall procedures. I believe as a result, of increased enforcement and potentially stiffer penalties, there will be a lot more Ford, GM, Mopar Honda, Toyota, etc...recalls. IMO, there's nothing wrong with recalls. It's good for the consumer if faults are publicized and repaired by the manufacturer responsible. Les :D
Lessmore 12/06/14 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nature can be cruel !

Nature is nature. Not pleasant a lot of the time, but I suppose we all have to eat.
Lessmore 12/06/14 05:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Motor Trend 2015 Truck of the Year

Very Interesting The old brand loyalty thing...again, I see. Why I ask myself. BTW, ALL manufacturers are having difficulty with airbag malfunction...including Ford. Here's an example. Even more interesting Ford airbag recalls
Lessmore 12/06/14 05:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Oil banned for mislabelling

I always buy national brand oil (Quaker State) when it's on sale at a very large outlet....in my case Canadian Tire. I would never buy an off brand at a small store. Who knows how long it has been there, who processed this off brand and generally I bet the price is a lot higher than it would be of a national quality brand , on sale, at a big retailer. I buy my oil by the small case lots, keep it the garage and generally use it within 6 months to a year. I also carry a liter (quart) in the bottle, in my vehicles, during trips. If I have to add any, I got it there, the brand I use, at the price I don't mind paying.
Lessmore 12/05/14 02:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor Trend 2015 Truck of the Year

The new Colorado will be a strong seller. Many people (including me) would prefer to not drive a full size pickup as a daily driver because the size is very large. I know, I know, the price is nearly the same as a full size truck and the fuel economy is not much better than a full size truck. But, the size is important for ease of driving every day. Ford and Chrysler should offer something in this class. Toyota has owned this class for a long time with an old offering mostly because the other automakers abandoned it (well, Nissan is still there). Full size pickups have grown in size in recent years. I read somewhere that this new Colorado is about the same size as a Ford F150 from the 1980's. X 2. My son bought an extended cab, 2008 Colorado Z 71 (off road package) new, in 2008. He didn't want a full size truck, for the reasons you gave. His 2008 Colorado was a great truck. Two problems...a radio speaker gave out and a steering hose needed it's clamp tightened. All that went wrong from 2008 to 2014 and he put 130,000 Kms on it. Same brakes, same tires...although the tires were ready for replacement at the end of his ownership. He traded it in on a new 2014 Jeep Patriot SUV, 4WD, trail rated. So far so good. The Jeep Patriot is a smaller SUV...but he wasn't interested in a full size pickup or Suburban/Expedition type SUV. Both vehicles made in North America.
Lessmore 12/05/14 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
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