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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Heavy Duty

Very nice, but I still think the GMC looks better.

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why does everyone hate IFS so bad??? all GM has to do is beef it up, i for one LOVE the ride, my back doesnt hurt after long drives anymore, SFA is not the answer to a good truck, grow up all you pessimists!

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I think people beleive the SFA trucks to be more durable, and with regards to the tie-rods, maybe they are right. HOWEVER, i've seen more then a few ball joints (the non seriviceable ones ) on the Ford trucks fail.

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I am pretty shocked that GM did so little to this truck... They really are in the back seat in regard to style compared to Ford and Dodge.

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why do you say that easy? they just changed it 2 years ago, they have a track record of keeping a style for nearly a decade, they change a few things here and there but for the most part they stay the same, its not cheap to redesign a bodystyle and GM isnt exactly swimmin in cash right now

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why do you say that easy? they just changed it 2 years ago, they have a track record of keeping a style for nearly a decade, they change a few things here and there but for the most part they stay the same, its not cheap to redesign a bodystyle and GM isnt exactly swimmin in cash right now
I understand what you're saying. I just thought they had a real chance to hit a homerun here as there platform is tried and true. I thought they might really spice the truck up and give it the body the engine and tranny deserve. Just my .02. Lucky for them the dmax/ally is top notch because if this truck had a problematic engine like the 6.0 PSD, I'm not sure the HD would survive.

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I am pretty shocked that GM did so little to this truck... They really are in the back seat in regard to style compared to Ford and Dodge.

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I would also be leary of the build quality of these new trucks,there has GOT to be alot of cost cutting going on not to mention the po'd workers putting them together.

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I would also be leary of the build quality of these new trucks,there has GOT to be alot of cost cutting going on not to mention the po'd workers putting them together.
Its easy to say things with out any proof, I could say the same of Ford cutting costs, they're so cheap that they are making the 6.7L in Mexico where they pay workers less than workers in America.

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