Thursday, November 22, 2012


My truck has about 120,000 miles on it and it is time to buy a new truck. I decided I wanted a 2013 GMC Canyon. I have been very happy with my 2006 Canyon. I cannot imagine being without a truck.

What I learned was, GMC starting with 2013 models stopped making medium and small trucks. I simply do not get it. When they cannot sell their gas guzzlers they will turn to the American people for another bailout after filing for bankruptcy. They will demand the unions give concessions. When are we going to reach the point that brain dead people cannot be the CEO of GMC.

I think I will probably keep my truck and buy a new Ford Escape.  The Canyon is not known for it fuel efficiency, even though it is a 5 cylinder.  I guess I will keep the truck until it is towed off to a junk yard.  I makes sense to have a second car which is family friendly and more fuel efficient.

But again, when if ever will GMC understand fuel efficiency sells.


Anonymous said...

Why don't you buy a toyota? A friend of mine still drives a toyota truck dating back to the 80's.

Anonymous said...

Fuel efficiency does sell. You may also want to consider safety. The less the truck weighs the better the fuel savings, but if you are in an accident the heavier truck the better your odds in an accident.

Anonymous said...

I have been a Ford truck owner for years, with a couple of Chevys along the way. I recently purchased a Toyota Tacoma and I am really happy with my choice. I had previously owned a Ford Ranger and found out that Ford will no longer manufacture them as well, I like having a truck but do not need the full sized version.
Test drive a Tacoma.

BobbyWC said...

My first new truck was a Toyota - back in 1984 - I actually walked off the lot when the salesperson said to me, "we are all done, except how are you going to get it from Japan - will you pay for shipping or will you pay Toyota?" The statement was tantamount to asking me if I wanted a steering wheel with the truck.

Several days later the floor manager called me and apologized - he explained the advertised prices never included shipping- I said fine - I do not play that kind of game - in the end they sold it to me for the advertised price.

The Toyota Tacoma is way too expensive when compared to similar vehicles - I think I am going to either go with the Ford Escape or a KIA SUV - I have rented a few KIA's in my travels and really like them. I will keep the truck for truck things like camping, fishing and the dumps

Bobby WC