Why Isn't Anyone Buying the 2014 Chevy Silverado?

Reviewers like the new 2014 Chevy Silverado. But sales have been down, while Ford's have been up. Photo: General Motors Co.

Check out these two numbers from the slew of auto sales data released on Friday.

December sales of Ford's (NYSE: F  ) F-Series pickups: Up 8.4%.  

December sales of General Motors' (NYSE: GM  ) Chevy Silverado and its heavy-duty siblings: Down 16%. 

Ford's F-Series is nearing the end of its life. An all-new one is due next year. You'd think sales would be falling off, but they've been very strong.

Meanwhile, the Chevy Silverado is already all-new -- it was just rolled out last summer.

We keep hearing how great GM's new products are. So why isn't the Silverado selling better?

Why the sales numbers might not be telling the whole story
GM says there are a few external factors making the Silverado's numbers look bad. Those factors are worth considering.

First, GM points out that it had very few 2013 Silverados -- that's the old model -- left in stock in December. Most were sold off earlier in 2013, with steep discounts. (Steep discounts are typical at the end of a model's life.) 

GM is being very stingy with discounts on the new trucks in a bid to improve its profits. That's not good for truck buyers, but it's the right move for GM.

Meanwhile, Ford still had quite a few 2013 pickups on its dealers' lots in December. Ford says 55% of the F-Series pickups it sold in the U.S. in December were 2013s. The remainder were new 2014 models.

Ford's F-Series didn't change a whole lot from 2013 to 2014. But still, Ford is offering bigger incentives on the leftover 2013 models than it is on the 2014s. (That's also standard industry practice. Whenever you see an automaker advertising a "year-end clearance sale," that's what's going on.)

We won't have December incentives numbers for a few more days. But according to the experts at Edmunds, Ford's average incentives on 2013 F-150s in November were $4,789, versus just $3,138 on the 2014 Chevy Silverado.

That sounds like a big difference, but the average transaction prices for the two were nearly identical, says Edmunds: $39,466 for the F-150, $39,614 for the Silverado. Again, those are November numbers, but December's probably won't be a lot different.

That makes it sound like a wash, doesn't it? But sometimes a bigger-sounding deal can help close a sale. GM juggled its incentives and pricing on the Silverado in October to make its deals sound a little more generous.

GM hinted on Friday that buyers were favoring Fords in December because Ford was offering better deals. They argue that once Ford's 2013 models are mostly gone, in a couple of months, we'll have a better basis for comparison.

That may be a valid point. Certainly, it'll be a little more of an apples-to-apples comparison as 2014 unfolds.

GM also points out that it sold a ton of pickups last December, when it was beginning the process of clearing out old models before the all new 2014s arrived. One could argue that the the year-over-year comparison numbers look weaker than they should be as a result.

Finally, GM says that it's still ramping up production of some versions of its new trucks. As more of those come into inventory, GM's sales should improve, it says. 

Those are also valid points.

The upshot: It's not time to worry -- yet
Here's my take: GM is being stingy with discounts on its all-new truck, and that probably cost it some sales in December.

On balance, I think that's a good thing -- a very good thing. For too long, GM propped up its sales numbers with aggressive pricing moves that clobbered its profits.

Retiring GM CEO Dan Akerson has pushed hard to improve GM's profits -- and its vehicles' resale values. Making great cars and trucks -- and limiting discounts -- is the way to do that.

The 2014 Silverado is a strong product. GM took a conservative approach with its new trucks, and one could argue that the company might have been a little more aggressive. Chrysler's recently revised Ram has trumped it in some tests, but it's still a strong product, and it should do well over the next several years.

GM's discipline on incentives will probably cost it some sales with price-conscious shoppers, but it's the right thing for GM's bottom line. It's the right thing for GM's customers, too -- limiting discounts now will help resale values down the road.

Akerson's emphasis has been on profits over sales numbers. If GM's profit margins in North America show improvements over the next few quarters, the company's ups and downs in the month-to-month pickup-truck horse race won't matter much.

But we'll have to wait and see how that plays out before we pass judgment. 

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  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 2:45 PM, Rolland wrote:

    I have seen plenty of them on the road. My '66 Valiant will have to do. Thank god I inherited it.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 2:59 PM, chickenlittle2 wrote:

    Because Most of the Chevy Products are CRAP ! I have owned three and they were all LEMONS and Junk !

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 2:59 PM, Rotomoley wrote:

    A good work truck but frankly old looking right out of the box. Since I have no doubt a large percentage of truck sales go to people that just like trucks but don't really need their utilitarian purpose the Chevy just may not appeal to the mass audience required for continued market domance. Also, to my experience, Fords just drive and ride much better. But I'm not really a truck fan. Just someone that has studied all makes and models of cars, trucks, vans, etc worldwide for 40 years from a technical perspective. As just a people mover, a truck is about the worst design possible (unless all wheel drive to deal with the massive weight distribution imbalance). So great for work but less great for common transport unless you just love trucks. (The physics for A to B personal transport is just not optimal in a truck unless you are doing real work transporting and towing, etc.). But get what you want. The market will decide as it always has.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 2:59 PM, Jason87467 wrote:

    It's obvious the one who wrote "Why Isn't Anyone Buying the 2014 Chevy Silverado" is a GM hater.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:12 PM, premoto505 wrote:

    I think that more people than you may realize now shun Government Motors vehicles. I have had several Silverados as I am in the construction business and will never buy another. They screwed the pooch as far as I am concerned.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:18 PM, guysisson wrote:

    The Ford truck is simply a much better vehicle. America has recognized this for 37 years. The proof is in the sales numbers. The 2007 - 2013 Silverado was a horrible piece of garbage. Many parts of this truck were built in China. The tailgates fall off, the door hinges freeze up and break, and there was no real bumpers, just a cheap piece of sheet metal with plastic caps. I own a large Collision shop and we all laugh daily at the difference in these trucks. The Ford is built twice as good as the GM garbage.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:19 PM, Cat966 wrote:

    Maybe ford just cells a better truck, What is it now 36 years at #1. You can't dispute that. I have had all of them and have liked them all form dodge,GM,Toy. etc. now I am back to Ford.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:23 PM, c56 wrote:

    I don't know what this article is talking about, just bought our 2014 Chevy Silverado and this is our fourth one. We had a Ford years ago and it was a piece of, well you guessed it!

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:24 PM, HarryRSole wrote:

    I think everyone summed it up nicely, that GM is nothing but Garbage Motors

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:26 PM, HarryRSole wrote:

    C56 your what forth in 4 years because they're finished in a year? I know a lot of die hard GM truck owners who have dumped them for Fords. Good luck with that pile of turds called a Craprolet.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:31 PM, SkepikI wrote:

    <It's obvious the one who wrote "Why Isn't Anyone Buying the 2014 Chevy Silverado" is a GM hater.>

    Anyone who has read JR's articles on GM for more than a week, is getting a good laugh over this one...

    As an investor who is long term F, and NEVER would buy a vehicle from or invest in GM, likely the rest of my life, I know a GM hater when I read one....

    and JR aint him...

    I was interested to read your explanations for GM performance on sales JR. One thing you forgot to mention is the reluctance of some buyers to buy the first model year after a big change. I NEVER buy the first model year of anything. Its been a wise reliability move across the board for several decades.

    AND there are those who will stay away from GM till they pay back the $10 Billion they soaked up from the taxpayers on the Bailout. Now there you go, @Jason87467- that's what a GM hater would write! ;-)

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:36 PM, Rustytruck wrote:

    I'm the current owner of a GMC C1500 Suburban.

    Went to look at the new GMC and found them to be exactly the same thing. In 20 years they've not done a damn thing to improve that truck. Why would anyone spend more money on a GMC. Definitely not professional grade anymore.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:39 PM, hawkhell wrote:

    I see those trucks everywhere, not sure what they are talking about.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:40 PM, JasonMcCloud wrote:

    After comparing the new Silverado to the new F-150, all I have to say is Ford is slapping their fans (and their legend) in the face. The truck is horrible.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:44 PM, tonybudz wrote:

    It's ugly?

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:44 PM, tonybudz wrote:

    It's ugly!

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:50 PM, Glen49520 wrote:

    Ford keeps showing the other how to build a super truck but they are not learning a thing

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:55 PM, mickey727 wrote:

    i have had 2 chevy 1500s, a 1985 and a 1990. the 90 is still on the road with 300,000 miles on a 305v8.

    these trucks were fantastic workhorses. i just loved the quality. after the 2008 crash and the government takeover, i too, switched to ford. i will never buy a government built car or truck again. also bought a new ford fusion for my wife and she loves it. ford will give you better resale than gm when trading them out.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 3:59 PM, lucy1227p wrote:

    2008 Silverado is JUNK....again I say MONEY PIT!!!! Don't know why none of our extended warranty ($2000) covers anything and every repair comes out of OUR pocket..Dont buy Chevy...buy Ford !!!!

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:11 PM, alden wrote:

    the trucks are too expensive and aren't made tough anymore low reliability and look cheap I have always drove a chevy but not anymore they are doomed

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:14 PM, Smaguila wrote:

    I love my 2005 silverado. My company work truck is a 2011 f350. The ford is a great work truck but I still miss my old 2001 Chevy 2500. The 2014 Chevy is only 40% US and Canadian parts. The rest comes from Mexico. If the 2015 silverado is still made in Mexico, I will buy an f150.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:28 PM, unclebobpart4 wrote:

    I will NEVER buy another vehicle from any dealership until the following things happen: 1. They significantly lower their prices. 2. They significantly improve their quality, and include complete bumper to bumper warranties for at least ten years of the vehicle's life to back up said quality. 3. They significantly alter their advertisement practices, so I'm not hearing or seeing their obnoxious commercials every other minute. These are not unreasonable expectations or demands, in my opinion. I simply am asking for much better value and service for my hard earned money. Until it happens, I will continue to buy used vehicles from private parties. I HIGHLY suggest other folks follow my lead, and maybe we can get the hint to dealerships and vehicle manufacturers.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:29 PM, JasonMcCloud wrote:

    I think it's funny how Ford keeps pushing their glorified turbocharged V6 Ecoboost despite the near lawsuit it received, along with the fact that it's missing the Eco part considering virtually all of the Silverado/Sierra engines are more fuel efficient. And by more fuel efficient I mean Silverado V8s are more fuel efficient than Ford V8s, the Ecoboost V6, and they only lose to the regular V6 by a margin of a margin.

    In short: Ford plays its customers for fools in the fuel efficiency department... which is the most dominant selling factor in cars today.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:36 PM, chanoux wrote:

    My uncle had a Chevy Silverado as did my best friend. They each were the diesel version. Total junk they were plagued with problems until they practically had to give them away. I can't comment on the gas version but if its anything like the diesel version I would stay far away from this one.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:37 PM, BugsMalone wrote:

    GM is and has always been a few years behind everyone else. In the 50's when everyone had V8 engines they had 6 cyl til 1955 , in the 60's the had 2 speed automatic transmissions other had 3 speed, in the 70's and 80's when other where trying to compete with the cars from Japan and Germany GM did think they had to. In the 90's when everyone else went to fuel injection, GM had the throttle body carb. It continues today. Ford has always kicked their butts.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:38 PM, dude123456789 wrote:

    The Ford F Series is the top selling vehicle of all times! GM does make quality vehicles when they put their mind to it. Sometimes they get a little too wacky with their designs! Ford did not need a bailout from our government. Ford seems to be a better managed company.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:38 PM, JasonMcCloud wrote:

    @unclebobpart4: All of that you're directing at dealerships. Those problems are ones you need to direct to the manufacturer. And ftr GM has awesome standard warranties.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:39 PM, dsafal wrote:

    I've owned a Chevy 1500 for the past twelve years and the biggest issues I've had is the longevity of parts such as sensors and Chevrolet's customer service. For example, prior to Thanksgiving, I took my truck in for service. The key FOB wasn't working (I tested the battery and that wasn't the issue), the oil gauge was stuck and the ABS light was on. Two of these aren't major issues. However, Chevrolet wanted to charge $60 per diagnostic test for each issue. Without even knowing what the repairs would cost, I was going to be out $180. When I told them I was in the market for a new truck, it didn't phase them and they stuck to their nickel and dime attitude. I even spoke to a sales manager and his attitude was, "Well, what do you want me to do about it?" I had the ABS issue corrected and three weeks later, I purchased a Toyota Tundra Platinum. Chevrolet, please take notice as your attitude regarding customer service has cost you a major purchase. I know other Chevy owners who have abandoned them for the same issue.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:40 PM, JasonMcCloud wrote:

    @BugsMalone: Ironically, they currently have better suspension than Ford does in most vehicles. Which is why the Mustang will only be useful in a straight line.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:43 PM, martinbay wrote:

    I was the first Creative Director for Edmunds.com, so I won't get into the Ford vs. Chevy religious conflicts. Or the Ford guy vs. the Chevy guy... Especially not over trucks, where the F-150, Chevy Silverado, and Dodge RAM American models are an all-star team that reigns supreme over Nissan and Toyota truck models.

    Years ago, I worked with GM BuyPower folks. When I was at USC, I had 289 'Cobra upgraded' 4 speed manual trans Mustang. I have a 2002 Chevy Avalanche w/20' wheels (required) that I bought new. It's great, and affords protection again the generally terrible Los Angeles drivers.

    GM sticker prices are sky high, so it's up to potential customers to take off their gloves and negotiate with car salespeople. Good luck...

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:44 PM, popeye1250 wrote:

    For all the below reasons but also because all of those rotten"free trade" deals that the American People never wanted.

    For the past five to eight years they are having a real negative effect on this country.

    (When we go to get out of them watch just WHO doesn't want to get out of them, it'll be very telling!)

    Beware the Ides of March, and of February and April esp.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:45 PM, JasonMcCloud wrote:

    @martinbay: In general I agree, I just can't stand it when so many people down on something without actually taking a look at it. My opinions on both trucks are based on my research, not some ignorant bias.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:48 PM, Busboy wrote:

    We owned GM bonds for part of our retirement income. We got 14 cents on the dollar when the government took over the company and gave it to the unions. In the past we bought 6 chevy or GMC trucks. We're done. We're going Ford or Toyota.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 4:53 PM, Garrett wrote:

    Buying a government motors vehicle is like paying more taxes plus I owned one years and a piece of crap plus wouldn't pass a filling station needed to own an oil company to drive it got rid of it and went back to FORD and never changed no maintenance and drove for 10 years.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 5:16 PM, Badgenumber150 wrote:

    Though small differences in capabilities and features distinguish both trucks, they are both quality modern vehicles that should provide years of dependable service. I bought an F150 because Ford Motor Company accepted NO bailout funds from the federal government. That spirit of American independence and the determination of personal responsibility made the real difference. I didn't buy a truck. I bought a company.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 5:29 PM, AcuraT wrote:

    I will not take sides here, but just point out the obvious that article states but spends little time on. When a truck is redesigned, the old model sells at discount and much faster. Ford has this advantage now as the new F-150 is coming soon GM had that advantage last year. Until Ford switches over, I don't think anyone really has a clue how GM will do.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 5:42 PM, jamescantrell1 wrote:

    Hey Busboy I am a retired UAW member and i'd like to know what they gave to me in the bankruptcy if they gave it to the union I sure didn't get any of it.You are just running off at the mouth with nothing to back what you are saying

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 5:44 PM, MyCruiseWright2 wrote:

    I have a 2007 Silverado LT with over 300 HP. This is a solid truck with a 5 star crash rating. Ford F150 does't compare. I get between 18 to 20 MPG freeway driving and Ford can't beat it. I see people mentioning Tundras here and if you buy one you will spend a lot of money on a truck that is not as solid, terrible gas mileage, and not a great crash rating. GM and Ford are both superior too it.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 5:54 PM, Firechicken427 wrote:

    The Chevy Silverado is the ugliest truck on the market. The huge front bumper looks like a big square battering ram. The wheel openings are overly large and squared off with enough room above the tires to easily accomidate a basketball. Chevy should fire all of their stying team and start over. Personally, I think if Chevy were to retro-style their trucks similar to the 67-72 models they wouldn't be able to keep them on the lots. That will never happen, it makes too much sense.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 6:03 PM, judybug wrote:

    the reason ford is selling more is because ford is america's automotive company and chevrolet is obama's company and still owes the taxpayers money. also ford puts out a superior product.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 6:15 PM, SkepikI wrote:

    @jamescantrell1: What you got was an intact retirement program and pension with a GM still alive and obligated to fund it. What your still working UAW GM buddies got is a continuing career with ANY retirement for a company that ought to have gone bankrupt.

    WHAT THE REST OF US TAXPAYERS GOT was a $10 Billion sock in the chops. You are welcome.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 6:22 PM, dwurst wrote:

    Because they are a GM product and built like crap. I owned 5 GMs and finally got smart and now am on my 2nd Toyota. Plus Toyota is not made by the unions that helped bring down Detroit - another big positive - non-union!

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 6:26 PM, poorone wrote:

    The best thing that could happen is Ackerson 's leaving Old school marketing does not work in todays time.. Go FORD

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 6:30 PM, dmvrba wrote:

    all the GM bashers on here think ford is so great,well if that was the case they wouldnt have issues either,let see some of their diesel engines were crap

    in the past,2005 up f150 had engine/trans failures etc they all have design issues remember they are human designed,plus if ford was in the red as well back when gm/chry took money ford did also take money but is wasnt media blasted but taken from a private financial bank which is govt funded in the sum of about 6 million so a loan is a loan as i see it

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 6:35 PM, RollandHand wrote:

    Unfortunately, I'm a Chevy guy. I like the ride, handling, and the way they sit. I sure wish I liked Ford better, but I don't. Chevy and GMC make their Crew Cab trucks exclusively in Mexico. I think that is terrible. Borrow money from the taxpayer, and then build trucks in Mexico that should be built n Janesville, Wisconsin. I will NOT buy a Mexican made truck. I did, however, break down and buy a 2014 extended cab Silverado made in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ford, Dodge, and Toyota make their crew cabs in the USA and they are investing money in America to continue their operations. If I hadn't been driving Chevys for the last 50 years, I would have switched in a heartbeat. All American made trucks are great. They are the new American touring vehicle because most sedans are so small I can't even get in them. I drove Cadillacs for thirty years, but I can't even get in the new ones. I can drive comfortably in my truck...my American made Chevrolet. I was very impressed with Ford, but it just didn't drive right for me. When will Detroit realize they can build cars for the world market, but Americans are bigger than Europeans? My Chevrolet is more like a car than a truck. Ford builds trucks; Chevy builds pick-ups. They are both great.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 6:36 PM, GETRICHSLOW2 wrote:

    Love my 2000 Silverado but would like to get a new one in the next couple of years. Won't buy unless I can get a good deal. Will just keep on driving ole reliable!!!

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 6:44 PM, jbrady65 wrote:

    Why? Have you seen the grill on the new Silverado? It makes the Aztec look beautiful. U G L Y

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 6:45 PM, dontbefoolish wrote:

    Gee, Obama can’t run Government Motors? What a shock.

    Just like when the Fed stops prating money; the party is over and the cops break it up.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 6:46 PM, stevenatorr wrote:

    You will NEVER see a POS ford in my driveway. Chevy/GM has always outlasted any ford garbage 10 fold. My inlaws have spent over $2500 in 9 months on there 2011 jocus and 2006 taurus and not to mention the repair costs the year before. My 2011 Sierra $0 and 01 grand am and 04 grand am have only cost $ for the regular maintenance shocks/struts/muffler. ford is just a POS mazda anyways and i see ALOT of new fords you guessed it sittin on the side of the road broke down. Christmas morning what did i see ? a Chevy truck pulling a ford truck with a tow strap. Poor old ford is so far in debt it aint funny. they owe millions to the energy commission that they borrowed and the $6 billion to the government for the credit loan. Yea you ford lovers still deny it but o well. But i will be sure to honk when i drive buy while your sittin on the side of the road in your POS broke down ford.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 6:50 PM, honky wrote:

    Busboy, GM and Toyota are in kahootz. When you buy Toyota you're helping GM.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 6:51 PM, chronarch wrote:

    GM has a serious design issue in the 2014 trucks. There are no AC vents for the rear passengers and the "cooled front seat" hot air discharge is right onto the rear passenger's legs. These trucks will not sale very well in hot climates until GM fixes these issues. What ever you do, DO NOT put a child in a car seat in the rear seat of a 2014 GM truck in the summer time. It could be fatal if you do not notice the baby overheating.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 7:29 PM, greenduckie wrote:

    I love my 2014 Silverado. I will never own a Ford of any kind. The reason Ford sells more trucks is because they are cheaper.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 7:50 PM, cookwc52 wrote:

    Does anyone remember the new Pontiac GTO and how badly it flopped? And why did it flop? Because going down he road nobody could tell the difference between it and a Chevy Cavalier. Nobody wanted to shell out all that money for a car everybody THOUGHT was a 4 cyl. econo box. Well, look at the 2014 Silverado. Unless you are an expert, you can't tell it going down the road or in the parking lot from a 2013. Forget the fancy smancy features... People want their friends to notice and say, "Hey, you got the latest and greatest!" Well, it just doesn't look the part, pure and simple. Count on Ford not to make that mistake. Even Nissan's new pickup won't be cornfused with the old model. GM used to make up the difference with advertising. Not any more.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 7:51 PM, Buyusadummie wrote:

    ITS BECAUSE CHEVYS ARE FORIEGN AND FORDS ARE USA! Who would buy a overseas truck unless they are stupid! For every foreign car you buy, you put 2 of your friends, relatives out of work! People are dumb, and college people are even dumber, they buy the most foreign vehicles!

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 7:56 PM, rdmcdonald48 wrote:

    One reason they are not selling - they cost too much.

    In case these fools don't get it, not everyone is recovering from the recession and with the new Obamacare looming over their heads; a "new" Chevy in the driveway is the least of our concerns.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 8:27 PM, Deming wrote:

    Here is my take on why the "new body style" GM 1500 series trucks are not selling well---

    GM has made and continues to make significant strides in the quality and styling of their new vehicles. The new 2014 (1500 series trucks) are very nice inside and out and they drive extremely well. With that being said, GM has completely underestimated the well educated and intelligent truck buyer that shops for a $35,000 plus dollar truck.

    The truck buyers I have spoken with, who are a good representation of today's hardworking middle class America (farmers, ranchers, tradesman, sporting enthusiasts) will not and do not buy trucks that are made / assembled in Mexico with only 40% U.S. parts content. They want an American truck that is made in the United States in an American factory and supports American labor and supports American parts and component suppliers. This has nothing to do with Unions.

    The Ford F150 (comparatively priced), is also a nicely built truck. Ford manufacturers / assembles F150's in Kansas City and Dearborn, MI with 75% U.S. parts. Ford is also credited with not taking government bailout (TARP) money to keep the doors open.

    GM has wonderful T.V. commercials and print ads featuring Chevy / GMC trucks and hardworking American cowboys / cowgirls / farming and ranching. The final assembly and U.S. parts content on the window sticker tells an entirely different storyline. Misleading advertising ?

    Finding new roads? I think the truck customers found a new road and that was the one to the local Ford dealership.

    GM has two options:

    (A.) Drastically cut pricing and offer huge new truck incentives

    (B.) Build their best selling trucks in the United States factories and support U.S. parts suppliers.

    If you want to sell it here -- Build it here !

    I vote for option (B). Build it here, advertise correctly and support the U.S. economy / worker.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 8:32 PM, splendid wrote:

    why pay more for something we already own???? chevy bailout anyone?

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 8:42 PM, emjayay wrote:

    For all the many commenters who were apparently against the federal government saving GM for the first time and Chrysler for the second time (by the way, if you were around then did you oppose the first Chrysler bailout?):

    Obama was never in charge of GM. GM people were. The guy in charge of the government bailout did twist their arms a bit on reorganization and reform, which GM belatedly was already doing anyway. And the government got rid of the remaining few percent of GM stock months ago.

    Because of the American economic crash brought on primarily by lack of regulation and enforcement during the Bush II administration, American car companies found themselves in trouble. A new car is something you can put off if you are unemployed or even insecure about your job.

    GM had indeed been not very well managed, and Chrysler was owned by a venture capitalist company which was cutting quality control and development costs and engineering and every expense they could, as venture capitalist takeovers always do. If the government hadn't stepped in, the only American company still making cars would be Ford. Is that what you want?

    I other news, all American cars have a percentage of Mexican made parts. And parts sourced from other countries as well. Some GM models have the highest percentage of domestic parts of any vehicles. Because of loosening up trade between the bordering countries, unemployment in Mexico has plummeted, and so illegal immigration to the US from Mexico has gone way down.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 8:43 PM, carhauler wrote:

    I was on our local Chevy dealers lot, ready to buy a new Silverado 4 door, when I noticed it was made in Mexico. I ask the dealer if he had any made here in the USA and he told me they were now made in Mexico. I made my living hauling American made cars. I left and bought a new F150 made in Louisville Ky. I'll drive American as long as I can! By the way, that F150 is amazing! I love it.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 8:53 PM, Deming wrote:

    American jobs = American Wages

    American Wages and Salaries = Purchasing power

    If Americans are out of work , cannot find work or they are underpaid; they cannot buy a new Truck.

    If we support products that are made in our own country in turn we are supporting American labor.

    Honda builds most of their cars here and they seem to be profitable.

    I am all for balanced International trade, but I am more interested in American companies bringing their factories and manufacturing back home.

    If you want to sell it here -- Build it here !

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 8:55 PM, rea11y wrote:

    I can't speak for the truck because I have a car but having read all the lovely comments on here I had to throw in my two cents. Ford got a bail out and in fact to "help" Nissan build their LEAF we gave them the money they needed. I am tired of hearing it. Granted trucks aren't pretty but I always thought the trucks were for work? GM has paid back their loan with interest so people really need to get over it. If you need help do you want someone throwing it in your face the rest of your days? - Ford has filed a business bankruptcy more then once - Ford has gotten loans from the government to make their eco-car . My dad is a buyer for parts for GM and I promise you when he is traveling to look at parts he is not traveling to China. Keep supporting the foreign made cars and the foreign companies and when the economy doesn't get better and local jobs go away because another plant closes quit complaining. If you aren't part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 9:22 PM, Number1FordFan wrote:

    Maybe the buyers have finally started to look at the domestic content on the window sticker and seen the silverados are built in Mexico and NOT here in the U.S. unlike the Ram and Ford trucks

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 9:23 PM, scottford62 wrote:

    The all new truck from government motors, is not all new. GM has not changed the cabin size of there crew cabs since 2004. There new truck is simpley sheet metal changes and interior changes. I did hear they added a tail gate warmers for the 2014 models. So when it breaks down in the winter your hands will stay warm pushing your truck home. Toyota is real close to stop making the Tundra they have less then 6% of the market share. They do own the small truck market for sure. However you can buy a f150 for the same price as a tacoma, and get better fuel mileage more room .There is no comparison in cab space with GM. Ford owns the truck market and has for 36 yrs. It is the number one selling vehicle in America and has been for 36 yrs.. The end

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 9:29 PM, honky wrote:

    greenduckie, trying to have an intelligent, un biased conversation with you would be like going into battle with an unarmed man. sit back, be quiet, listen and learn, the grown ups are talking.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 9:36 PM, BLAKKNIGHT07 wrote:

    Ford makes a better truck. My F-150 is 7 years old with no problems.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 9:38 PM, Whiteshadow wrote:

    Ugly truck. Looks like *Chevy* Chase's Truckster going to Walleyworld!

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 9:44 PM, ivj wrote:

    My Chevy pickups have had serious problems. The paint flakes off the sides. The headliners sag. The steering wheel has 2 screws that come loose and let the steering column move around. The bracket on the bottom of the door windows rusts out quickly. The wheels get frozen to the hubs. I won't buy another Chevy P/U.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 9:50 PM, honky wrote:

    rea11y, where to you get your facts? I never heard of anything you said, and I think are untrue.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 10:02 PM, wavslide wrote:

    I've had two GMC trucks (2012 1500 and 2013 2500) in my fleet and I have to say they are very poorly built. The interior is so cheap and falling apart. The 1500 had computer problems, transmission problems and spent 30% of its time in the service bays. The 2500 has problems finding the neutral switch while in park and won't start, the tire pressure computer has had issues and I'm waiting for the big one to happen. I'll never buy a GM product for fleet or personal. The Dodges are equally as bad. I'm back to Ford for fleet trucks.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 10:11 PM, bperez12 wrote:

    Hello after all these comments!! No one has said the truck still looks the same on the outside!!! Ya the interior is redesigned but c'mon man change the body style more!! Win people over by giving us a bad ass truck!! Change it up!! Seriously!! Even the 2500hd that is coming out the dually still has the same damn rear end flair side as the years before!!! Stop making us pay for the same damn truck GM!!! Honestly if I didn't need a truck I wouldn't even buy one!! Plain example the corvette stingray compared to the years before corvette!! Now wow what a difference!! Do the same damn thing for you truck customers you jerks!!!!!!!

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 10:37 PM, shawn946 wrote:

    I'm just amazed at the amount of people that actually think Ford is better. Both have major borrow stories. BOTH have awards ford is best selling truck anyone know why? Their in the fleet business an have been for a long time. GMC has won most reliable truck on the road since 1981 and low maintainable awards as well. I would take reliability over sales any day. Also if you do your research instead of spewing uneducated garbage you would know Alison is a better trans and ford uses them in commercial vehicles also the new f150 and sierra/Silverado have been frame flex tested and GMC's frames make a joke out of ford frames.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 10:42 PM, joe072469 wrote:

    First of all, your Ford company has had its share of problems also when the duramax came out it sent the powerchoke right to the dump in 2006 when the turbo brake or variable turbo charger was installed on the duramax it took ford until 2011 to come up with that, the 6.0 powerchoke had two turbos one to charge the other, engineering at its best , 6.4 powerchoke blew heads, you had to remove the cab to fix that piece of crap, dropped transmissions and the 5.4 triton piece of crap with its valve train problems and the newer model years that you are constantly replacing ball joints on.

    Lets talk about Mexico assembled parts Ford redesigned its Diesel engine for 2012 they then ship it to Mexico to be built, I agree with everybody on here bring you vehicles back here and maybe spending 60,000.00 on a truck want be so hard to swallow.

    Bottom line is if an American company wants 60,000.00 for a truck it should be 100% built in America I work for a living, I'm have a construction business I'm asking American made money for a service that is carried out by American workers, no illegal aliens.

    As much as it pains me say it the Big Three make some of the best vehicles on the road they should honor American workers and build their bread and butter here with American Labor.

    Don't hate the union worker hate the union leaders that have become just as corrupt as the government we live under, if it wasn't for unions you would have a lunch break or any break for that matter, you wouldn't have 8 hr days or paid overtime at time and a half or holidays, vacations ect.

    One last thing Ford had a bailout earlier than GM and Chrysler, however they were smart and did not take the deal with satin to keep their doors open, the government killed a lot of GM new designs in engines for millage in favor of a 45,000.00 volt that seat 4 midgets my duramax coast 45,000.00 oh and by the way haters the only complaint I have about my Chevy is the milage thanks to government regulations I top out at 14.5 however I bought a 99 Suburban threw an auction and we decided to take a road trip to Oregan to pick it up loaded down I got 13 mpg hauling that 16,000 lbs of trailer and vehicle with my 07 LBZ Duramax with the turbo brake on it from the factory the truck worked perfectly sorry but I saw your powerchoke trying to pull itself up the grade it had blow its turbo quality junk and you. Lets face it they are not perfect they are mechanical they are going to break.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 10:42 PM, cobranut wrote:

    Several reasons for this:

    GM took bailout money, which left a bad taste in MANY former GM fans mouths.

    Even though GM has had a slight edge in fuel economy over the years, it's due to a lighter-weight chassis and thinner sheet metal, as evidenced by the fact that GMs rust out much sooner than Fords.

    Also, many GMs suffer from twisted chassis, even nearly new trucks.

    I can't count the number of GM pickups I've followed down the road that are twisted so bad that the top of the tailgate is visibly out of alignment with the bottom of the rear window.

    Ford has ALWAYS built a tougher, longer lasting, more comfortable truck.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 10:57 PM, winner6565 wrote:

    I have been driving GMC truck all my life. However, when I saw 2014 Chevy/GMC truck back in 2013; first thing went to my head “Why it looks an oversize Audi?” because the head lights. Since those head lights came out from Audi, I am not a fan those head lights.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 11:00 PM, shawn946 wrote:

    Actually YouTube ford vs chevy frame test and watch a brand new ford flex so bad it dents the tailgate the chevy don't move an inch.

    both have pros and cons I like the way a ford looks I do not like their motors or transmissions.

    just like ford cars no one ever 5.0 swapped a trans am they do however lsx swap a mustang.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 11:08 PM, winner6565 wrote:

    My biggest complain about 2014 Chevy/GMC truck is “So, what’s new?” I am driving 2011 GMC Sierra 1500; there is not much different between 2011 and 2014 except for Audi headlights.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 11:24 PM, CrazyDocAl wrote:

    GM is more interested in making and selling vehicles in China. The US market is still big but with China's market as large (and growing) as it is it just seams like that's where GM's head is. As for me my last GM was an 04 Trailblazer POS.

    After the government buyout I was done. I will never buy GM stock or and GM products. For all those who don't understand, too bad. Any stockholder should feel the same way. When you buy stock in a company you are buying it's assets. When a company goes into bankruptcy it's assets are sold to pay the stockholders or a deal is reached with the stockholders. That process was tampered with and too many people got the shaft. I will never place my money in a position for that to happen.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2014, at 11:35 PM, mechanic123 wrote:

    I worked at a Gm Dealership. Chevrolet are

    about 20 years behind their times. Junk.

    Ford builds alot better product, that will last.

    One person commented that Chevrolets are

    crap trucks I couldn't agree with him better.

    I have had Chevy's and Fords, and Ford builds

    a better truck.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 12:06 AM, fpl1954 wrote:

    I just bought a Ram 1500. I looked at Ford and Chevy and frankly, there is very little difference. They all do the job and cost about the same. I bought Dodge because that dealer has the best service. I was going to buy Ford but the dealership changed owners and I don't know the new owner.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 1:45 AM, EuSnake wrote:

    Any fool would tell you the truck doesn't have a WOW factor! How many times have I said that beautiful designs sell cars/trucks. Put all the bells and whistles in a car but if it doesn't look appealing, people will shy away from it. Look at those wheel wells - you might as well invent square tires that'll look better with it! Uggghhhh!!!

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 2:25 AM, freddy7487 wrote:

    Over the years I've owned an S10, a Sierra and a Silverado and I'm ready to buy another truck. It will not be a GM product. GM needed a bailout due to greedy unions and bad management, and when all is said and done the taxpayers ended up eating billions to put GM back on its feet. I will look at Ford first this time.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 3:12 AM, Deming wrote:

    Actually, Ford, GM and even Dodge all build very nice trucks. Everyone has their own personal beliefs and feelings when it comes to their ownership experiences. I have owned several Ford and GM trucks over the years and both brands have been excellent for me.

    I traded a lovely 2011 F150 Lariat for a (Flint, MI built) 2500 HD with Duramax Diesel about 1 year ago and I absolutely adore the power and torque of this machine. Not the most refined truck in the world, but it pulls and tows like a wild beast.

    As far as daily driver cars; we have been loyal Honda Accord owners for several years. I worked for them right after college. Honda builds most of its models in the United States and Accord's are assembled in Marysville, OH. with a very high % of U.S. parts from U.S. suppliers.

    You do need to give GM some credit -- That beautiful new 2014 Chevy Impala LTZ and the fact that I can order one and get it made in the Detroit (Hamtramck) plant with 67% U.S parts is totally awesome.

    I can actually order and buy a brand new car and I get it made in the Motor City by Detroit (American) workers and it will have 67% U.S. parts. As a rural Midwesterner; I am proud of that and I think it is a beautiful car. I drove one a few weeks ago and I would put it up against any new Lexus or Acura in terms of fit, finish and quality. GM took the path less traveled on the Impala and if you folks have not had the opportunity to drive one, you really should. The LTZ from Detroit is the way to go !

    Now, if GM would just build their best selling truck in the United States and up the U.S. parts from that meager 40%; they could call it an "All American Truck" by an American company.

    I am sure it would begin to sell if they made it here and if did a better job with their truck marketing.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 5:32 AM, Dolittle1 wrote:

    Ford screwed up when they quit making the Ranger. Why? I'm guessing its some lame reason . The Ranger did everything I wanted it to do, so I'll be looking at Toyota for my next new small pickup.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 7:28 AM, dulce13jim wrote:

    I have owned tow GMJ's (junk) and both were broken down more than I could drive them. never again will I be ripped of with GM Junk. In three years it cost more for towing and repairs than it junk cost new.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 7:39 AM, scman wrote:

    Can't afford it had to sign up for ACA over 400.00 more a month. That would be a Car payment.

    Thanks congress.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 7:45 AM, lem2004 wrote:

    @ Dolittle 1 Wait a while,GM is going to come out with a smaller truck towards the end of this year.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 8:05 AM, MidnightMoses1 wrote:

    GM, (Government Motors), proved they have less business savvy than anyone could have comprehended. They should have kept the GM truck division, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac, and closed Chevrolet. Chevrolet's have been GM's bottom line expendable junk since the late 70's. They were stupid enough to get together with Soretoe for that astronomical flop of an automobile that made the Edsel look like a dire must have...the Volt. One look at the Volt made Pinto owners proud.

    Besides, men who work know the worth of a Ford truck over the Chevy joke line.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 8:06 AM, chaffin wrote:

    ,,,apparently GM hasn't gotten around to reading the "dog poop study". Ford manufactures & parks their trucks aligned with the magnetic field, (north-south), whereas GM squats in anyole' direction,,, things always flow smoother if it doesn't get crossed up... ;)

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 8:45 AM, 1bec1 wrote:

    How can you purchase an American car/truck from a company that couldn't be any more UN-AMERICAN.... Lets not forget all the "paid for" franchises that this company took back and left thousands of people unemployed and screwed the owners out of what they paid for (franchises)...then still took their nice little perks "for a job well done" when the company was doing better with tax dollar money...then went and invested overseas....Here's a couple reasons why I will never buy a chevy product....Did I mention that they are the most UN-AMERICAN car company...

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 9:07 AM, budclement wrote:

    The bail out!! Yes the bail out is the main reason we did not even consider a GM product prior to buying our 2011 F-150 and 2012 Expedition.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 9:54 AM, Jackson100Furst wrote:

    I think one of the major reasons why no one is buying the Chevy Silverado is that the new GMC Sierra, for roughly the same price, is infinitely better built and better equipped --- AND it's a better looking truck.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 10:13 AM, Dalton wrote:

    Ford's marketing program for their picks ups is superior. That's the true answer. Both Ford and GM produce great work trucks. Brand loyalty starts at a very young age and is generally passed on generation to generation. All the posts about one being superior to the other is simply personal hype.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 10:57 AM, Cronkfun wrote:

    I have own all three of the big three. I have found that Ford has been the most trouble to me. The Explorer was junk. I spent over $20,000 in power train repairs. The Ford F150 was not any better. All of this cost before I got 70,000 miles. They rust out too in a short time. Major repairs are a problem with Ford.

    I had better luck with the Chevy Silverado but not much. I did have a Transmission issue with the Chevy. Lots of rust too.

    I have owned three Dodge Dakotas and have spent far less and have driven them over 230,000 miles.

    I have a Ram 1500 now and have only done basic maintenance. After 74,000 mile I had a professional inspection. Nothing wrong with the truck even the original tires still have about 7,000 miles to go. No rust and the vehicle I have ever bought.

    My family has always been Ford. Even with all the issues they have. I don't understand this. I prefer a vehicle with NO Power Train issues that I can drive over 200,000 miles.

    RAM forever.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 10:57 AM, jimatmad wrote:

    Typical Motley Fool auto article. Pure claptrap.

    Story two clicks above this one? 15 Best Selling Vehicles in America.

    Number 2? The Silverado. Yeah, I guess no one is buying the Silverado. It's only the second best-selling vehicle in America.

    Three Simple Rules to Avoid Internet Aggravation?

    1. Do NOT click on Motley Fool auto articles.

    2. Do NOT click on Motley Fool auto articles.

    3. Do NOT click on Motley Fool auto articles.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 11:11 AM, debkale wrote:

    I have a 2005 chevy silverado. Its junk. All the modules must have been made as cheaply as possible because at 87 thousand miles they started going bad. The seat belt, air bag, check engine, and speedometer all went. No recall on them because it was over 85 thousand. About 1400.00 to fix. The bumper has rusted away. and so have the rocker panels. Won't buy another one. Though we have always been chevy people. My last car was a Mitsubishi and am very happy with it.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 11:22 AM, ponchoman49 wrote:

    If the F-150's are so wonderful then why does the entire cabin shake and vibrate when I shut the door upon entering the vehicle? why is the Eco garbage engine under so many lawsuits, TSB's and investigations for fires, premature engine failure and drive-ability issues? Also why can't they achieve sticker gas mileage? The new Silverado beats the F-150's in every engine category in MPG and get what the sticker says. Ford is even in trouble with there C-Max and Fusion hybrid that claim 47 MPG but really only get 39.

    Any how many more ignorant Government Motors stupid comments need to be made because some kids who know nothing about cars need to try and make a point? It's over guys. Move on. I never hear anything about how Toyota needed money from Japan in 2008. never hear about the banks that needed bailing out. I never hear anything about how this country ends billions of dollars overseas while our economy refuses to gain traction.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 11:26 AM, sabebrush6 wrote:

    I have owned a several Fords & had no problems with them. Currently, I own 3 Chevys & have had virtually no problems with them. Considering they all have waaaay over 200,000 miles on all of them ( I bought them all new) & did the aoil changes on time, I have absolutley no complaints. The 01 Silverado - 218K miles. 03 Malibu - 282K. 80 Vette - 315K with a new motor at 300K. Whats not to like ?

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 11:38 AM, FSHNT21 wrote:

    Take away GM's sales to the Federal Government and their sales numbers REALLY tank....

    Smoke and mirrors, same as everything else tied to this administration...

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 11:47 AM, shaggydog wrote:

    This is plain and simple.

    I was a Ford guy until 2012 with the exception of a 2 year period when one of my companies truck was a dodge.(that was the biggest pc of $%#@)

    In the fall of 2011 I bought the 2012HD2500 Chevy

    I buy most of my trucks with upgrades such as leather, etc. I can honestly say this truck is the nicest, best towing, best riding, and roomiest truck hands down.

    The switch from Ford came after that awful 5.4 2005 ford engine. People who have one know what I'm talking about.

    So Chevy got the money from the Govt. and pushed out a beauty in 2012 year model. The prices were very good. I got a fully loaded, leather 2500 crew cab Z71 for just under $40,000

    Go look at them now. The price is ridiculous.

    Its about the dollar.

    Ford usually has the most value for the money. But in the fall of 2011 the govt gave GM a shot in the arssss. It made it easier to sell for less and sales went up. Now its back to reality.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 11:56 AM, jimatmad wrote:

    We exclusively run GM vehicles in my delivery fleet. The average life of the full-size units has been over 250k, with the last two being parked at 349k and 319k. Truth be told, the 349k was pretty rattly at the end. We haven't had the Colorados long enough to know what their life will be. They are only at 125k and 168k.

    I see they have a new Colorado and a new City Express coming out. I'll put in a request for a City Express as long as they build it in the US.

    I would have gone for the Ford Transit Connect because we could use that size vehicle, but they build those overseas.

    GM has made great strides in the last few years in product development and quality.

    I'm glad the bean-counters have been taking a back seat in GM management decisions and a lot of that has been turned over to 'car guys (and gals)'. I've worked in dealerships, and there are three keys to sales - Product, product, product.

    GM has been coming through with some of the best cars and trucks in the world again.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 12:20 PM, Deming wrote:

    HMMM- Do you folks remember the good ole days when you could buy a new American made 2wd Chevy S-10 or GMC Sonoma for under $7500 ?

    GM really should consider building a high quality small S-10 type truck, in America, that is affordable.

    I mean under $12,000. Something that every first time buyer or Man can buy. Farmers use to love the little S-10 trucks for running to the coffee shop and the Deere dealer for parts.

    I owned a 1987 Chevy S-10 that was all dressed up with rally wheels and Sunshine appearance stripes. This was the best truck / vehicle I have ever owned and I have owned a bunch of vehicles over the years.

    I am thinking something with a small 4 cylinder Turbo Diesel and a 6 speed stick shift, leatherette interior and A/C, power windows / locks, electric steering and hands free Bluetooth for under $12,000. That would be a big winner in terms of fuel economy and sales numbers.

    Now if I could just buy new replacement brake rotors from my auto parts store that are NOT made in China !

    Do you guys know that 90% of replacement brake rotors, regardless of the brand, are both cast and machined in China ?

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 12:41 PM, glc6293 wrote:

    I recently purchased a ford f150, main reason was the ford was about 10,000 dollars less.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 1:01 PM, tomt45 wrote:

    I know why. I made a "BIG" mistake of buy two Impalas, one for my wife. These a the worst. Had to replace transmissions on both . My wife went out at 38,000 and mine at 70,000. There are so many things that do not work it is unreal. Lights do not work. Fans do not work.My dimmer switch does not work. Estimate $750 to replace it. Out rageous . I will "NEVER" have another.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 1:02 PM, vsawmike wrote:

    The Ford is a better truck in every engineering way. No question. Put them side by side and just take a look under neath them.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 1:17 PM, Rob61a wrote:

    When I started my HVAC company I bought a new G-30 van and that thing was the biggest piece of sh*t I have ever owned, On top of that the service people always acted like I had no clue what I was talking about.

    One time I brought it in and when I went to pick it up the doors was scratched from a dog (where did this dog come from?? no one knew) so I had to leave it yet again so they could fix that. And that was only one (what I would consider) a simple problem.

    Never again, and now that the unions own the company I cam imagine the service. Just imagine this you bring it in to complain about the service and the crew takes you out back. I think we all know how unions work they are as bad as the mob.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 2:31 PM, BradyK wrote:

    All you Ford lovers,bash all you want. My 2001 HD Crew cab,8.1 4X4 has never had a problem,with 160,000 miles and have never had a brake job. If you add the GMC to the Chevys figures,GM outsells the Ford. I like the style of the new truck. The Chevy rides better,always has,always will. I think the style of Fords and especially Dodges are just plain butt ugly. Further,why is it all hot rods put in a Chevy motor,rather than a Ford,especially the old Ford rods ? When Chevy came out with the Duramax,everyone copied. Remember Fords Twin-I Beam suspension ? What junk. Before I forget,Mustangs are girlie cars !! Its also funny that here is a GM site and all these Ford people saying how awful GM is. Get a life and show some intelligence and go back to your Ford forums !!

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 3:05 PM, brians1966 wrote:

    Easy BradyK people will think you've been drinking the dex-cool oh I mean the koolaide. Besides if I want something that will work I wouldn't buy it from Federal Motors oh sorry general motors,

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 3:58 PM, hagar2935 wrote:

    Because a large percentage of the population simply does not trust a company that basically went bankrupt, asked to be bailed out by the Taxpayers and then never paid back the Taxpayers for bailing them out while moving 20% of the company to CHINA.

    I like many AMERICANS will never buy anything made by GOVERNMENT/UNION MOTORS or CHRYSLER/UNION/FIAT (FIX-IT-AGAIN-TONY) MOTORS.

    The other reason very simple.... Ford builds a better and more popular product and has been #1 for more than 30 years!

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 4:19 PM, gwailojoe wrote:

    Why? Because it's a big blocky dinosaur. That's why.

    I've driven Chevy trucks...I've found them to be sturdy workers. But the '77 Stepside I once owned is a far cry from the kind of vehicles made today. The biggest problem I see is that the current style has remained the same for so long, only true fans have an interest.

    A friend of mine has an '06 Ford 250 diesel: big, powerful, comfortable...but just a little delicate; it's had its fair share of issues. (But he loves it and will never sell until it falls apart).

    I own a '06 Tacoma: regular dealer service...only a passenger seat belt replacement during my time of ownership besides the usual wear and tear. I'm a small timer with no need for a big truck: If I did I would most likely judge Ford and Chevy on their merits...but I'd honestly probably spend the extra money upfront for a Tundra; and save in the long run.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 4:56 PM, JSparks819 wrote:

    I'll tell ya why the Ford's are selling more.. They're actually manufactured here in the United States. GM should catch a hint and start making their trucks here in USA; not Mexico. Chevy by far has the best looking truck. As soon as they move more jobs here to our factories, they will sell more.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 5:27 PM, Deming wrote:

    The recipe is actually quite simple.

    1. Build a high quality truck and make it in an American factory with American workers.

    Workers that pay U.S. income taxes, U.S. property taxes and support your local police, fire, EMS and school systems.

    2. Use a high percentage of U.S. parts and make sure the customers know where the truck is built and the parts content involved.

    3. Make the truck looks nice and rides comfortably like a car and has a neat interior that does not look like Fisher Price designed it and Tonka Toy supplied the components.

    4. EDUCATE your dealerships and the sales reps so the truck can be really well demonstrated.

    5. ENJOY your sales volume and repeat business.

    6. Listen to your customers and do some real market research in the field (not in an office).

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 5:33 PM, Chevyman101 wrote:

    I bought my first Chevy truck in 1976, my current one in 2004. I'll buy my next one when this truck wares out.....I just changed the brakes @150000 miles. Brakes and tires is all I have done to it....that is a great truck. It's a work truck.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 5:45 PM, SSBN620 wrote:

    Make Mine MOPAR. I work for a living.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 6:53 PM, Chevyisajoke wrote:

    Why? Because it's a made in china POS Chevy. There is a reason they went bankrupt. They suck.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 7:43 PM, normapratt wrote:

    the reason could be that chev/gmc is not a very good vehicle ,we own a 2006 chevy Malibu bought in 2007and have put over ten thousand dollars into repairs already .would we buy another chev heck no

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 7:49 PM, LungsOfSteel wrote:

    @BugsMalone

    >GM is and has always been a few years behind everyone else. In the 50's when everyone had V8 engines they had 6 cyl til 1955

    Clearly you don't have a clue about cars or the hierarchy of GM. The "Low-Priced Three" built plenty of 6-cyl cars until 1955, when Chevy and Plymouth had a brand-new V-8. Ford had one since 1932, but don't be fooled into thinking it was anything other than marketing, as their 8 was hardly something to brag about until the hot rodders got ahold of it in the late-1940s. By 1955, Chevy had the de facto motor of choice.

    This was from a time when the number of cylinders determined the class of car. Starting in 1955, things had shifted, which is why the fastest cars went from being Oldsmobiles, Cadillacs, and Hemi Mopars to low-priced cars with 348s, 389s, and 383s.

    >in the 60's the had 2 speed automatic transmissions other had 3 speed,

    Oldsmobile invented the automatic tranny. Through the 1950s, GM had 2- through 4-speed automatics. True, performance cars like the GTO were saddled with a two-speed through 1966, but your blanket statement shows you don't have a clue.

    > in the 70's and 80's when other where trying to compete with the cars from Japan and Germany GM did [SIC] think they had to.

    How so?

    Save your breath.

    >In the 90's when everyone else went to fuel injection, GM had the throttle body carb.

    Beg pardon? Chevrolet debuted fuel injection in 1957 and it lasted through 1965. What's this 1990s throttle-body carb you speak of?

    >It continues today. Ford has always kicked their butts.

    How so?

    Here's some other reminders about GM being several years behind everyone else:

    - Rear-engined compact with independent suspension

    - 4-wheel disc brakes

    - full-size FWD

    - OHC motor

    The list goes on and on . . .

    Jimatmad has it right - not only is the Fool useless for car news, but its readers are even more so. The anti-American rhetoric reeks. I come here to read about objective opinions, not the latest news from people's bunker. Knowing about GM's balance sheets doesn't make one an expert.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 8:14 PM, Vondugan wrote:

    I wouldn't buy the Chevy or the Ford. Right now the best truck is the Dodge Ram 1500 hands down. Better service at the dealer too.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 8:27 PM, dcollier wrote:

    With truck prices running at 40K for most brands, most middle class buyers, the core truck buyers in the country, are getting priced out of the market. Also, Chevys built in Mexico is a non-starter too. Maybe the Mexican truck builders can afford to buy a new Chevy. You would think that Chevy prices would be much lower given what they probably pay the Mexican workers.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 9:06 PM, nite762 wrote:

    I own an old F150 2006. love it! I was looking to get a smaller truck but Ford, GM, and Dodge all stopped making the smaller ones. What Gives?

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 9:20 PM, LungsOfSteel wrote:

    @Nite, apparently you aren't familiar with Chevy's new mid-sizer?

    https://www.chevrolet.com/2015-colorado-small-truck.html

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 9:35 PM, SkepikI wrote:

    Well, JR you certainly scored with this ARTICLE. Maybe you should keep writing, and get off the video jag....

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 9:40 PM, Astro2031 wrote:

    As a previous loyal GM owner and former Flint native, I was raised in GM country and was always loyal to the brand, even though my Chevy's always broke down. The last GM product I purchased was a 2006 Saturn ION. That was the biggest piece of crap I have ever purchased, was a complete Lemon. I had to put more money into it to keep it running than I ever care to again. When I approached the Dealer, Saturn and GM, they were completely unwilling to honor their warranty.

    From that day in 2008 to present I vowed to NEVER purchase GM again. And now because it is government subsidized, it is like purchasing a home in a housing project or housing ward- low class and not worth my investment. I purchased a foreign made car since then and it has been the BEST car I have owned thus far, and will likely continue to buy foreign made for the remainder of my life.

    I hope the Execs at GM read this and get a full scope understanding of how much hatred there is for GM and the stunts they have pulled on consumers for so many years. Thanks to globalization of the markets and a competitive open market system, consumers now have the ability to purchase affordable foreign made cars that actually perform better than domestic. The only people I feel bad for in all of the GM hayday are the retirees who are losing their retirement benefits when they needed them most. I hope GM folds and becomes a remnant of the bygone era.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2014, at 9:56 PM, Jeffkory wrote:

    The reason ford has always been #1 in sales is because they put their f150 sales up against just chevy- Not GM AND CHEVY- which outsells ford if you combine the 2- I always say you get what you pay for- Fords are aFORDable. I been a mechanic for a ford dealer for 16 years and I would never own 1- I tried back in 1999- what a piece of junk-I will take my 1969 short bed chevy { 475 hp } over any new plastic piece of junk ford full of electrical problems any day. Ford = burning down homes for over 50 years- But it is a great job- always a ton of work to be done.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 12:12 AM, dwduke wrote:

    The Chevy trucks are just plain ugly. The cars are much better looking after about 30 years, but the trucks are repulsive. The front end is difficult to look at. GM is not going to do so well because of this and it is going to hurt profits. GM just might have to dump its pension plan with the UAW to make long term cash since the truck is the ugliest full size on the road.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 12:21 AM, proudfordowner wrote:

    ford makes a better product. the body style,ecco boast engine is the best. Can Chevy do this??? Don't this so. Just got my new F150, looked at chevy,but Ford wins all around.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 2:49 AM, ayuyuservices wrote:

    Its about the financing! Ford will finance anything!

    http://ayuyuservicesllc.webstarts.com/

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 8:45 AM, fireman9119ca wrote:

    Maybe and hopefully people are saving or buying used.

    ITS $40,000 dollars for something that moves you from point A-B. I get if if you have a business but I have 3000 dollar car that does the same thing.

    I am thinking about dropping 4500 for a nice used truck but 40 000....thats alot of Jake

    Just my thoughts....

    FM

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 9:29 AM, gorem04 wrote:

    Perhaps if they would make an 8ft box on extended cab models NOT HD Models only; their sales would have gone up.

    I was in market and settled for 2013 GMC; consequently GMC does NOT offer 8ft box on extended cab models either except in their HD series as well.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 9:48 AM, rabec1 wrote:

    Fords are not better than Chevy's. I own one of each. My f 250 is garbage. I will never own another.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 10:09 AM, ouozzy wrote:

    In regards to the article, I am a perfect candidate to respond to this as I was a non-truck owner (no bias) searching for his first truck purchase in 'Dec of 2013' (for bonus i'll sum quickly up the two companies financial - govt aided stance as well)...

    I test drove 'all' the trucks including '13 and '14 models from the major manuf and I can tell you that all of them had merits from either fit/polish, design, drive quality, features. I settled on a '13 F150 XLT chrome pkg for two major reasons (as stated the rebates / disc and dealer disc were amazing) and for the driving performance. They just simply drove better than the rest. The 2014 chevy/gmc's new v4/v8 cylinder mgt sys sux! It fights you all the way on whether it's in 4/8 mode... it cant find a sweet spot and fights and feeds that back to you in the steering wheel and peddle. I cant tell you how frustrating the driving experience was. THAT is why no one is buying them! couple that with the 'new year' model everyone knows to wait on. Maybe the '15 model will work out these issues and prove this gen model to be a great truck, but it's not the '14. I will say that I have seen the fuel economy issues with the ecoboost (ad 16/22) is really closer to 15/20... that said it is smooth as silk and wonderful to drive ...

    As for the 'bailout' bankruptcy ... for those uneducated in the matter, the reason that GM had to and Ford did not was for (1) simply reason... Ford was smart enough to dump their lending arm before the '08 crash and GM (GMAC financing) did not... when the financial groups all went t!ts up it took GM down with that titanic ... again Ford too would have had the same fate but by the grace of sending out that life-raft before hitting the iceberg!

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 11:29 AM, Kizichka wrote:

    GM never has gotten it thumb removed from its rear orifice!!! They sat on their hands all through the 70's a 80's and didn't do a thing while the Japanese at their market share. They are slow with innovations and when they finally arrive they are watered down by the bloated corperatocracy the has plagued GM for decades. They expect people to buy their cars simply because of the GM name. Throw half of the executives out on their ears, streamline the design approval process and make a car worth driving and there might be some help for them. Can't make recycled junk and expect people to buy it, Sorry GM!!!

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 11:33 AM, Tomsriv wrote:

    $40k for a pickup? Wow, I didn't know they were that expensive. I can understand wanting a V8 and RWD, but for that price I would much rather have a Dodge Charger SRT8. Much more practical, similar gas mileage and a top speed of 170mph.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 12:01 PM, cityperson wrote:

    I'm sure most of the truck sales has to do with the economy on these $30,00o + truck prices. I looked at a 2014 GMC and the cheepes one on the lot was $36,000 and change, not to mention tax, registration and license fees and the insurance.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 12:31 PM, THETRUTHMASTER wrote:

    Sliverado's don't sell because everyone built in the past 20 years has a major frame and undercarriage rust/rot problem. Hears a tip if you have one that's more than 5 years old have your repair shop put it on the lift and check for rusted out fuel lines, brake lines, frames, shock mounts .Don't be fooled by low millage or a nice looking exterior.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 1:20 PM, mychevy wrote:

    I just bought my 3 new chevy crew cab it a 2013 4x4 I am not happy about the fuel mileage it is posted it should get 15 city & 21 on hwy. im lucky to get 13 it city & 16 on hwy so I think next time I will buy a ford.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 2:35 PM, prariewind wrote:

    I have had 3 new chevys, 2 S-10s and a 2004 Silverado. They all had extended cabs. I doubt I purchase the new Silverado model if they keep the 4 doors. I don't like the look of the 4 door. I like the older extended cabs with the 2 door look. It's purely aesthetics for me. I hate the 4 door. If I wanted the 4 door look, I would purchase the bigger truck. I think this was a terrible miscalculation by GM.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 2:48 PM, crabby wrote:

    own a Ford Ranger with 275k miles on it and has never seen a shop.

    Own an 07 Silverado 2500 with 120k and have put useless amounts of money in it. The electrical system is a complete joke. I will NEVER own another chevy for as long as I live.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 5:31 PM, wjcoffman wrote:

    $40K for a truck? The "incentives" they gave are more than I paid for my first car (used 86 Golf bought in '92). Who needs a truck? You just need to know someone that owns one. Ahahaahaa!

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 5:35 PM, KarlHungus wrote:

    I love the plethora of responses to this question, mine is more or less neutral as I like both Ford and Chevy trucks. I own a Chevy and would never buy a Ford. This is my 2 cents to the topic and some of the ignorant replies.

    First off I have forgotten more about cars than anyone in this forum will ever know.

    I purchased a 2013 Silverado as the deal was too good to pass up. I like Ford trucks now that they have power, GM has always had superior drivetrains, longer lasting, more powerful, etc.

    Ford makes a nice riding and great handling truck and to add the ecoboost you have a great combination. The Ford's have always been slightly cheaper and this appeals to the bean counters. The cheapskates need to save money on their fleet, Ford makes a great truck to fit that roll, hence the better sales.

    Buy a Ford if you're not into styling or comfort. The flat as a barn sides of the truck, bed, front end look awful. The seats have about half the padding as the Chevy and are not that comfortable. But still this is a great vehicle that lasts a long time.

    On to the talk about the GM Products.

    Hands down the Chevy and GMC trucks are the best looking on the road. This is a fact.

    They do not handle and steer as well as the Ford, the suspension geometry could be improved.

    For anyone thats worked on trucks will know that a LS plug and wire swap takes an hour. The Ford 5.4 or 4.6 done by a pro will be several hours and they will almost without question skip the passenger side rearmost plug.

    Overall the Chevy truck is a better product with a much simpler design. I like the simple pushrod engine that runs forever.

    The resale prices have always been higher than Fords and Dodges and probaly always will be.

    The deals done on the 13s were pretty insane and they are not doing these deals on the 14s yet. Wait till the end of the model year, which is in September as most of you dont know this.

    Yeah the truck was assembled in Mexico, my last Silverado was made in Canada. I am not really concerned about this aspect of the industry.

    I would be more inline with outsourcing the work when the UAW workers are in play. I don't need to pay a guy in Michigan 80k or more to hang a door on cars on the assembly line. This is a $10 an hour job. Many of the forereign manufacturers have opened plants in the south to bypass the unions. Lazy union workers have ruined several industries in this country including the auto industry. The auto industry is trying to be more profitable, reducing labor costs is one way. Disolve all the unions and lets move forward as a country!

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2014, at 9:33 PM, dbtheonly wrote:

    "First off I have forgotten more about cars than anyone in this forum will ever know."

    And you're humble too.

  • Report this Comment On January 09, 2014, at 3:16 AM, RickAlllen wrote:

    Most of the comments on this thread are from people that don’t have any actual knowledge of the 2014 Silverado. From what I can tell, they are mostly based on emotion, ideological political theories and/or irrational brand loyalty. I concede some of you commented on past history but the past history is not as relevant since the truck has been totally re-designed.

    I bought a mostly fully loaded Silverado 1500 LTZ 4x4 Z71 last week. This was my first new vehicle in 12 years so I shopped around quite a bit, looked at Ford, Toyota, Jeep (GC) and RAM. I am genuinely amazed how well thought-out this vehicle is. The software user interface, connectivity, and info/entertainment system are excellent. Additionally there are many well thought out mechanical features. The ride is excellent, very smooth and quiet, very quiet. Good mileage. I could go on but I won’t.

    I will address some of the thread comments.

    Mexico: I was a bit disappointed when I found out that it was assembled in Mexico. I will say that we Independents ‘heard that giant sucking sound’ and warned you Democrats and Republicans about NAFTA years ago. You get the government you deserve so quit your moaning.

    Cost too high compared to competitors: MSRP on the sticker was high compared to the others but I was able to negotiate a better deal with the Chevy dealer that the other dealers that brought the price right in range of the Ford, RAM and way below the Jeep GC. I got a $7,500 discount without much effort. Most of the deal was made by simply asking for quote over the internet... Your results may vary.

    Only time will tell if it is reliable. I confess when I saw all of the electronics on the truck I went back to the dealer the next day and bought the extended Warranty. I am of the opinion that a Warranty is not something that you should have to buy. The standard Warranty is pretty good and I negotiated a good deal on the extension so the way I see it I met them in the middle.

    Government Motors: When I first heard about the GM “bailout” my first thought was, UAW reward for helping Obama get elected. After buying my Silverado my opinion has changed a bit. UAW reward yes, but it took a lot of money to develop all of the really cool features and software in the Silverado; some of that money had to go into R&D. You Democrats and Republicans (yes you Republicans; Republicans delivered key pieces of the puzzle required for a socialism transformation like taking us off the gold standard) set us on this path to Socialism. Again, I could go on but I won’t. Stop complaining you get the government you deserve.

    Styling: Styling is a personal preference. I love the re-design. It is clearly a modern interpretation of the classic Chevy truck. It is a tough looking truck without being too rednecky like the RAM. Ram has not changed that semi-wannabe shape in decades and I don’t understand how any of you can say the Ford isn’t just as boring. Let’s get back to reality. It’s a dam truck not an Aston Martin. There is only so much you can do with a square peg.

    To answer the original proposed question; I have no idea why more people aren’t buying the Silverado. I love mine. I wonder if the person that posed the question has any firsthand knowledge… Will you please clarify your query with quantitative data? What is the unit delta between the 2014, Chevy, RAM, Toyota and Ford?

    And; End the FED.

  • Report this Comment On January 10, 2014, at 9:10 PM, slericks wrote:

    The intent of this article is which of these companies might be the better investment. If you own GM stock you should be concerned that the new GM pickups are not selling better. If you are a F investor you should be happy that F150's are selling at record numbers with a new version coming mid year. Pick ups are very profitable for the companies that make them. This is a positive for Ford as an investment. Both Ford and GM investors should be paying attention to Ram, which has been named Motor Trend Truck of the year for two years in a row. Ram has an 8speed automatic which gives it class leading performance and fuel economy. A diesel version will be available for the 1500 this spring. Ram is the truck gaining market share and most of them are made in Michigan with engines and transmissions made in the USA. I would buy the Ram 1500.

  • Report this Comment On January 11, 2014, at 2:29 AM, 82368 wrote:

    Had 2004 Silverado, 2006 F250, 04 and 07 avalanche, Ford was by far the worst. No power, stiff ride. Dad and brother, F250 diesel and New F150 respectively, much nicer. I have a F150 company truck (06) now as well as an 03 Yukon I bought new. GMC is beyond Ford comfort quality IMHO.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 12:33 AM, gavinwca wrote:

    Who in the world would want to by a vehicle produced by Baracko Clause and the American Fascist .

  • Report this Comment On February 03, 2014, at 8:45 PM, ASEtech wrote:

    I listen to the whole ford -chevy thing. for the last 35 years I have been a ase certified diesel tech, I worked for ford and dodge, I worked for alot of construction companys. in the north east winters are very hard and if you push snow ford trans will not hold up. along with everything else, if ford is so great why did they stop making diesel engines and now there trying again and failing as long as gm holds the Allison trans ford will never stack up. they tried to compete with the suburban but the excursion was a bust, towing - no comparison. ford out sells because of discounts. they offer the best fleet deals. that's it they bad in all areas, I will take the under dog. chevy does circles around ford.

  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2014, at 8:02 AM, MissNancy wrote:

    I think you already answered your own question. People that were planning to buy a new Chevy/GMC in 2014, got giveaway deals and decided to buy the 2013 instead. I too got a deep discount and bought a 2013 because the discounted price was lower than buying a used model. There are several Chevy/GMC 2014 crew cabs in my neighborhood and everyone I spoke to said the ride and comfort is superior to the 2013.

  • Report this Comment On April 01, 2014, at 9:36 PM, DanielP wrote:

    Ford is only the best selling truck for 36 years because they don't count all trucks from General Motors the same truck. I guess different logos and front grill make a totally different truck. Hell, if the Chevy brand itself outsold all Ford Motor Company trucks, Ford would say would still say the F-Series is the best selling because 2wd/4wd Fords are all F-series, while the 2wd/4wd Chevy's are C series and K series.

    I get a kick out of Ford fans that mistake Fords marketing and actually think Ford has a winning streak against GM worth mentioning.

  • Report this Comment On April 04, 2014, at 12:23 AM, Thunderstruck20 wrote:

    What people fail to realize is that when ford says they're the number one selling truck they don't combing total GM truck sales. They compare against Chevy and GMC separately. I've owned 5 GM trucks in the past 4 years and not because they were garbage and had to replace them. All 3/4 tons all with 200 thousand plus and they all did exactly what I needed them to. The only thing I've dumped too much money into with my current one is the ford front end and the 4l80e after I put an 18k lb trailer behind it while pushing 37" tires. All operator error. My other truck is an old Detroit 6.2 and the things damn near bullet proof. One things for certain, I've pushed all my trucks to the limit and each one has performed beyond my expectations. Can't say much about the 2000 and newer but if they're anything like the old ones or better then they should be a solid truck. Then again, they don't make anything like they used to.

  • Report this Comment On April 07, 2014, at 10:36 AM, Highline wrote:

    @ RollandHand

    Better check again pal, just looked at a 2014 Ram 2 days ago and right inside the door "Assembled in Mexico", so ford is only one left built in USA. Must say I drove a reg cab short bed 4wd 5.3 Sierra on highway only and average 24.1..Ford was 6 mpg less over exact same route and driving conditions - we'll see what the aluminum F150 does...

  • Report this Comment On April 29, 2014, at 2:41 AM, radifly wrote:

    these new trucks is looking real nice. i got a 2006 Silverado with DUB 22s 4 sony flatscreens dvd 18,000 watt pioneer audio with 19 speakers 2 19inch subs builtin where rear seat was. i put in hid xenons kit and fogs much better than stock lights and leds in rear. im working on doin aengine swap want to get atleast 400hp a buddy has got a 2010 vette motor cheap that i want real bad for my truck. the fassest i ever goed with my stock motor is 135 the vette motor will 180. am working on suspension and break mods to. its a big deal to show whos is boss on the streets

  • Report this Comment On May 20, 2014, at 8:22 PM, bills8091 wrote:

    That is a huge percentage to drop. I wonder if they will recover next year. If they keep showing numbers like that they are going to be in a world of hurt.

    Bill | http://www.99truckparts.com/

  • Report this Comment On May 21, 2014, at 12:01 PM, Warghost wrote:

    Well, I don't have time to read the article, and I don't need to. I can say the TWO reasons I am buying a 2013 Silverado instead of the 2014 are:

    1) The discontinuing of the extended cab. GM wants to further limit its appeal to buyers, and this is the cost.

    2) The offset steering wheel. Whichever "engineer" thought it was a good idea to move the wheel 3 inches to the right needs to learn how ergonomics work.

    Other people will have their own reasons, but these two glaring flaws have left me perplexed and taking my money elsewhere. And for the record, I generally love GM vehicles. But I can't reward stupidity with another sale. Besides, the 13's are cheeeeeeap and available everywhere.

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