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Posted: 8/3/2005 11:23:04 AM EDT

Which is better, and what's your scientific supporting evidence?
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:25:10 AM EDT
Uh, they are, for all practical purposes, the exact same vehicles with different bodywork.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:26:09 AM EDT
Which is better a Grand Marquis or a Crown Vic?

Which is better a Silverado 1500 or a Sierra 1500?
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:34:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 11:37:06 AM EDT by Desperado]
Different logo's and body trim, same internals, same assembly line, assembled on a different day. (Confirmed by every Chevy and GMC dealer I've ever talked to).
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:41:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
Uh, they are, for all practical purposes, the exact same vehicles with different bodywork.



Please, don't state the obvious or anything...

I really want to hear from anyone who has perceived a difference.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:01:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
Uh, they are, for all practical purposes, the exact same vehicles with different bodywork.



Please, don't state the obvious or anything...

I really want to hear from anyone who has perceived a difference.



Now you want PERCEPTION? In your first post you mentioned "scientific" evidence.

Opinion and Science are two totally different ball games......
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:02:45 PM EDT
There is no difference other than trim levels and badges, I worked for GM for over 10yrs, same assembly line, same internals. your only question should be which looks better to you.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:10:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
Which is better, and what's your scientific supporting evidence?



The blue one, cause blue is better.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:22:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:23:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
Uh, they are, for all practical purposes, the exact same vehicles with different bodywork.



Please, don't state the obvious or anything...

I really want to hear from anyone who has perceived a difference.



Now you want PERCEPTION? In your first post you mentioned "scientific" evidence.

Opinion and Science are two totally different ball games......



Ok, well then.. give me your scientific perceived opinion of the difference
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:28:10 PM EDT
Someone once told me that the only difference is that they use lockwashers on GMC's.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 2:26:14 PM EDT
GMCs are generally a little better cosmetically on the inside
same as how buicks were better inside than the similar chevy model car
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 2:57:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
Which is better, and what's your scientific supporting evidence?


There's no real difference.

GMC=Chevy with more equipment on it, and they usually are the same vehicles. My mom's TrailBlazer and a GMC Envoy are the same vehicle.

Chevy's do the same as a GMC and the GMC is just a Chevy that can impress the neighbors.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 3:08:53 PM EDT
At least with GMC your not associated with the Avalanche
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 3:11:18 PM EDT
The GMC IMHO, has a better looking grille. Other than that, the service manuals are the same, the mechanical parts are interchangable, and the body panels swap.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 3:18:01 PM EDT
Same damned thing.

Ugly, overpriced boxes on wheels.

Then again, all SUVs and trucks these days fall into that category.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 3:24:07 PM EDT
I've been working on vehicles way too long
to even pretend that there is a difference between
the two
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 3:44:25 PM EDT
After dealing with more than two dozen Chevy and GMC dealers, I've found that the biggest difference between the two are the dealerships. Usually the Chevy dealers are incompetent at the best and crooks at the worst. The GMC dealers are usually a step up. The GMC dealers more often sell the more expensive GM cars like Buicks or Cadillacs in addition to GMC so they're used to providing better (relatively speaking) service.

Also, I've had much better luck on getting warranty repairs done at GMC dealers versus Chevy dealers. All of the GMC zone managers I talked to have been sharp and wanted to do the right thing wrt the warranty. The three Chevy zone managers I talked to didn't give a damn about the warranty. They wouldn't approve anything for repair.

I'll gladly pay the little extra to buy a GMC over the Chevy.z
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:53:06 PM EDT
Ditto what zoom said above - I've had much better experiences with GMC vehicles & dealerships (sales and service), and I personally like the way they look a little better - YMMV, of course.

My two newest vehicles are GMCs and we've been happy with both - my '99 Sonoma and my wife's '03 Envoy. (Both bought new at 0% with GM Card rebate dollars for down-payments. )
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:08:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:
Ditto what zoom said above - I've had much better experiences with GMC vehicles & dealerships (sales and service), and I personally like the way they look a little better - YMMV, of course.

My two newest vehicles are GMCs and we've been happy with both - my '99 Sonoma and my wife's '03 Envoy. (Both bought new at 0% with GM Card rebate dollars for down-payments. )



I almost had to lemon law my GMC truck in San Diego. It was due to incompetent service at the dealership. Rental car, case number, etc. etc. I just traded the damn thing in.

No fault of the truck, just the service personnel at two major stealerships.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:13:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wildearp:
I almost had to lemon law my GMC truck in San Diego. It was due to incompetent service at the dealership. Rental car, case number, etc. etc. I just traded the damn thing in.

No fault of the truck, just the service personnel at two major stealerships.



That's why I said YMMV above.

Here locally, I had the reverse experience - great service from the GMC dealer and I had to sic my lawyer ("Mrs. HardShell" ) on the last Chevy dealer from whom I bought a car. I'm sure it varies from town to town, dealer to dealer...
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