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That's certainly an improvement over the original, but the interior still looks like it was lifted straight from a similar year Chevy S10
As compared to a similar year Benz or Porsche it should look cheap. It was built to a certain price point.
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That's certainly an improvement over the original, but the interior still looks like it was lifted straight from a similar year Chevy S10
It looks like a miniature Fire Chicken.
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I think Buick, GMC, and Mercury should all be dumped. Chevy and Cadillac should be more than enough for the US market. Each can have a range of levels that encompass the purposes served by the other brands currently. Same with Ford and Lincoln.
Except, Chevy's trucks suck dick compared to GMC's. They are not the same.
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Except, Chevy's trucks suck dick compared to GMC's. They are not the same.

What's the difference, other than trim?

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The trim is the least of it. Most of it is under the hood, in the suspension, etc. Quality & grade of components. If you get a chance to drive a newer Yukon for example, you can do things with it that people in mid-sized sedans couldn't dream of. And the reliability is really top notch. They're phenomenal trucks.
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The trim is the least of it. Most of it is under the hood, in the suspension, etc. Quality & grade of components. If you get a chance to drive a newer Yukon for example, you can do things with it that people in mid-sized sedans couldn't dream of. And the reliability is really top notch. They're phenomenal trucks.

But unless I'm mistaken, all the major engine, transmission, suspension and braking GM part numbers are identical across equivalent models?

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Except, Chevy's trucks suck dick compared to GMC's. They are not the same.
They're both GM brands, so like I mentioned before, Chevy and Cadillac could easily produce different product levels that replicate the niche filled by the other superfluous brands currently offered. Think about how MB markets here in the states; they offer C, E and S Class chassis (among others), each with a full range of trim levels, from the mild to the wild. There's no reason GM can't do the same.
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But unless I'm mistaken, all the major engine, transmission, suspension and braking GM part numbers are identical across equivalent models?
Without experience working at both companies or for both dealers, I can't say with specificity. I know there is a lot of carryover. A lot. I think it boils down to attention to detail in some respects, and possibly 'culling' assemblies & components to reserve the best. All speculation.

Failing something empirical, just about any collection of anecdotal evidence and perception maps you will come across cites GMC as the more reliable brand.

I have no issues with GM saying "we're going to take the best practices of GMC and Chevy, combine them, and when a conflict exists, we'll go with the one that results in a higher quality vehicle. Those trucks will bear the Chevrolet badge."
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