2014 Silverado Will Offer New Texas Edition

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Fresh on the heels of the world debut of Chevrolet's newest (and some would say only) premium trim package, called the High Country, the mainstream truck maker also announced it will offer a new 2014 Silverado Texas Edition.

“The Silverado Texas Edition recognizes the fact that one out of every six full-size pickups are sold in Texas,” said Maria Rohrer, Silverado marketing director. 

The Texas Edition is available with two trim packages: the first on the midlevel Silverado LT and the second on the more upscale LTZ. The LT version will add 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, a trailering package, locking rear differential, body-colored mirrors and door handles, and prominent Texas Edition badges. LTZ models will get 20-inch wheels, chrome doors handles and mirrors, and a Bose premium audio system.

The special regional package will be available only to Texas dealerships and will not be marketed as a premium trim package. 

Comments

That looks really sharp! I feel like an old friend is trying to suck me back in tonight. I want to see this truck in person. It almost feels like they're picking up where 1987 left off but they took it to a whole new level. Now I know why a square body truck was in that Super Bowl commercial a couple of years back when the world came to an end. They didn't use those in any advertising I saw since the 80's. They were probably working on this at the time finishing it up. Very cool! Chevy's last awesome truck has come back from the dead in a way. Does this mean the HD will get a SFA too I wonder for old times sake and take on the Power Wagon and SD?

The square wheel wells kill the exterior. Also the ugly stacked headlights and wimpy mirrors need to go.

I'm just wondering why they bulged the fenders so much.

If it had round wheel wheels everyone would say they copied Ford and Dodge.

Looks very nice to me. I think GM has always had a design with just a little more class to the design then the others. Of course we all view class different.

Seems like a different grey then show on the website.

Nice truck.
How about a trim package that doesn't involve cowboys or the wild west?

@Lou, Denali

Lou, How about a real trim package? This is just a "Texas Edition" badge.

It's not like we didn't see this one coming. The Cowboy fetish theme is getting really old and predictable. Even if you're in Texas, you've moved on. GM should have gone with something like a "Plutonium Edition". Just like no one wants a "California Edition". Especially not, if you're a California native.

How about a "Hecho en Guanajuato Edition"???

That truck up there on that picture looks sharp.

I think regional editions would be a good idea.... i.e. a northeast edition with snow plow prep package, heated seats/mirrors, remote starter, locking diff, and real tires would be a good start.

@Lou,
Outlaw? I think PUTC has mentioned about it once or twice, but I don't think I've ever read anything about it anywhere else. Have you? That would be a Platinum equivalent right? I'm not sure how Fords trims go.

How about it's a Texas Edition, meant for the largest pickup truck market in the world, Texas, to offer customers a bundle discount on some appearance upgrades.

Having all these 'packages" is nice and all, but I believe the manuf. should really make it easy for any customer to go into a dealer and "order" exactly what you want, yes you can do that now, but it is not so easy and you have to wait a while to do so, and then to get it, the first manuf. that comes out with a way to do this, and do it in an easy and very quick manner, will be on to something, just my .02cents worth, but I have ordered a couple of trucks over the yrs. and have always wished it could be a much easier and quicker experience, and can not see why, in the age of the internet why it can not be so, like can you imagine if you could go in and order a "Lou" addition, or TRX4? or Sandman4x4 even LOL! you know be able to really make it personal, and be pleased to be able to have something for yrs. to come!

@Fred, what about if a guy wants a Chevrolet Silverado truck without the western theme? Can they option the Denali in the Silverado? Also, while everything up top looks nice, have they fixed what's underneath? Or is this truck going to end up being talked about negatively like the last couple have and end up under investigation? GM/Chevrolet have really been doing things on the cheap for far too long. It's damaged their reputation for quality and longevity. I wonder how far they went on this truck underneath to fix these issues discussed here.

http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f194348/0

This is for those that want a truck that looks 80s, wonder how the aerodynamics are (how far behind the others?) and how much wind noice in the cab at speed?

Here in Northwest Arkansas we see the Allstar Package" not sure what it means, just that they darn near give it away.


@Sandman 4x4: It is getting harder to order stuuf exactly your way. Maybe wiring harness bundles have some to do with it? They can custom make them though.

There was a TRX4, it's what turned into the Outdoorsman, 2010 or 2011 was the last year, thinking 2010.

@ sandman4x4, Kent, TRX-4 Tom et al.: I think the reason manufacturers aren't as open to custom orders is because the general majority found it easier to just get a trim level / package rather than actually sit down and tick off little boxes of what they want and don't want; mostly because they're thinking, "Hey, what the hell, I'm only keeping it for two years anyway." Those of us who want to keep it for longer also usually want a more custom order.

I know if I could, I would order an F-150 SuperCab 8' bed HD payload 5.0 ('cause a part of me feels the 5.0 will be more reliable down the road than an EcoBoost) with a King Ranch interior, King Ranch two-tone exterior, but an XLT grille (I think that "parenthesis" grille looks better on the F-150 than the Super Duty). It might cost me a few thousand more, sure, but I would probably try to keep it forever, or at least until my wife puts me in the doghouse.

@ Gregory J.: Here's a quick rundown of Ford trims:
XL: Stripper model, mostly for fleets. 95% of these are probably Oxford White. If you completely option-out an XL model, you can get almost everything from an XLT except a chrome grille and a carpeted floor (and who needs carpet in a work truck, anyway?)

STX: Introduced in 2003, a slightly-stripped down model for young truck buyers with not much ca$h. But as manufacturers continue to add more standard features to their vehicles, STX has bumped up to an almost-XLT value trim, as long as you don't mind only being able to get it as a SuperCab or Regular Cab 6.5' bed.

XLT: Volume seller (sells more than any other trim alone). Available in the most configurations and options. Everything you need in a pickup, not much for "creature comforts."

FX4: Introduced in 2002 (but not as its own model until 2004), an off-road 4x4 mechanical package with off-road looks (monochrome bumpers, black grille, etc.). If you get an F-150 with a "4x4 offroad" package, it's mechanically similar if not identical, just as a package instead of a trim level.

FX2: Introduced in 2007, it's the looks of an FX4, but only 4x2. FX4's moniker is "OFFROAD," this is "SPORT."

Lariat: Sure, you can get leather in an FX4/2, but here's where the real creature comforts kick in. Until King Ranch was introduced in 2002, this was top-of-the-line. Even though a lariat is a pretty Western item, I don't think anyone's ever considered it a true "Western" trim. Fun fact: Lariat regular cabs were available (with two leather bucket seats) until the 1999 "refresh." Rarer than hen's teeth.

King Ranch: Introduced in 2002, and only as a SuperCrew (though some SuperCabs were available in '02 and '03) Originally a package on top of the Lariat, became its own trim level in 2005. The first true Western-themed trim in a vehicle. It had Castaño leather up until 2009 (2008 for the Super Duties), when they switched to Chaparral leather. Not as soft, but a lot easier to clean (and Joe Public doesn't know how to care for Castaño leather, it seems).

SVT Raptor: The ultimate in off-road capability, if the advertising is to be believed. Personally, I don't care paying over $45K for a sky-high truck with an unusable bed, but whatever floats your boat, I guess.

Platinum: Remember the Lincoln Mark LT? Yeah, me neither. Anyway, this is that thing's replacement for the 2009 model year. I guess if you want a luxury pickup but don't fancy yourself the buckaroo, Platinum's for you. Too black and shiny for my tastes. Now available as a Super Duty so you can tow your $60K fifth-wheel with a $60K pickup truck.

Limited and Harley-Davidson: Both slightly more interesting than the Platinum, mostly because they literally are Limited; it's not just a marketing term: There were/are only 5000 Limited models produced in 2008 and 2013, and I'm guessing it's about the same for Harley-Davidson, which has been produced either as an F-150 or a Super Duty (so yes, you could get an '08 F-450 Harley-Davidson) on and off since 2000.

As far as how these all compare with other manufacturers, like Ram or Chevy, well, sorry, I can't help you there. Neither of those hits my Asperger's nerve quite the same. And that's not a joke, I know I have "Aspergerian" tendencies at the very least.

Once again, if you know I'm wrong on any of the above information, correct me, please.

I always think slapping the term "texas edition" is just a license to charge more money for a product that isn't any better.

Well, that's capitalism. It relies on the consumer not being intelligent enough to know the difference (or just not caring).

Ford does the same thing, but calls it the "XLT Chrome Package," "XLT Premium Package, "Lariat Plus Package," etc. But you don't get any fancy badges. At least Ram identifies the Big Horn Edition.

@Gregory J. - I think OutLaw edition was a suggestion from one of the bloggers that took on a life of its own, Sounds cool though. It could be a "biker" truck or a "cowboy" truck.

How about a "Wallstreet Edition" comes with a line of credit and a get out of jail free card.

I'll get flamed on that one ;)

@Lou--Is that the 14K gold plated "Wallstreet Edition"? Does it come with extra hot heated seats?

Like I said, any one of the manuf. would really be onto something if they were to make a "custom order made truck" more easily available to the average guy, and would really expand sales, and as far a the wiring bundles, if you had ever gone really into a vehicle, you would see some wires that go nowhere? that is because just about every harness has the connections, even though the devices are not there, at least in my experiences, there are exceptions like in a vehicle with roll up windows, as there are no connections in the doors, but if you look under the dash, you will see connectors that go nowhere? in that case the door would have there own harness, but there are none because there are no motors and switches, and the doors only have manual regulators, look in your trucks, and if they are no loaded, you will see connector's that are for nothing. Harley Davidson has started a program like I am talking about on a couple of their bikes, and the sales have been very successful, but in the bike world, this has never been done before, at least on this scale.

Personally? Let's go back to buffet-style ordering where you order just what you want and ignore the things you don't. With these package deals you have to take a lot of crap you don't want just to get the things you do.

The best pickup on the market ,,,,,look the hd always beat ford they win all the challenge and they still don't believe ....is hard for some people to realize the reality....

@ David,

Concidering alot of Ford trucks come standard with the 51/2 foot bed how is the bed on the raptor usless? I haven't had any problems with fitting items into mine, a bed room set, several sets of race skis and all the gear for 4 people for a week of racing , camping gear , and lots of guns to go shooting in remote areas. Im not a contractor so im not hualing lumber and tools on a regular basis. most people are fine with the 51/2 foot bed

Looks like some of these guys who hate the square wheel openings so much would develop a snap-in plastic filler to convert them to a more rounded contour.

@Bob, I personally wish they would. Square openings were cool in the 70-80s time period but so were mullets. And with this new truck they just amplified it by flaring out the squares. It's like spray painting a mullet pink so it sticks out in the year 2013. They need to change it up man. Go back to the classic Chevy truck look with round shapes and a haircut. Chevrolet is so lost as a company it's not even funny. GM really shoved it up the Bowties behind the last 10-15 years. No wonder they needed our money. You can't hardly give away a Chevrolet in America anymore. In no way does this compare to the Atlas. Chevrolet loses to Ford again when it comes to trucks. Even Dodge. It's not only sad but it makes those of us who never supported a GMC bailout even more sorry we did. These guys have destroyed Chevy. Screw GMC.

I'm surprised anyone even cares about these trucks anymore. They're not even real Chevrolet's now idiots.


@Miath, please. What does the Chevrolet (oops GM) win against the Ford? A drag race? Ya, that's what everyone buys HD trucks for. Drag Racing. Give me a break. Low slung frame, torsion bars, no sfa, low hanging urea tank, paper thin body metal etc. Ya, what a great HD.

@ Carilloskis: Maybe I shouldn't call the 5.5' box useless; it's still got 55 cu. ft. of space. But it's all a matter of perspective. Coming from a family of farmers, it wasn't until 2001 that any of us owned a pickup with anything less than an 8' bed, and the 6.5' is as short as any of us are willing to go. We all call 5.5' beds "town pickups" as a derisive remark, and I personally will never own a crew-cab half-ton pickup unless my (future) wife forces me to get one.

Here's my breakdown:
Regular cab 8' bed: Great for work, but not too much else. No manufacturer has offered a real bench seat--no console, nothing--since the '03 F-150 (again, correct me if I'm wrong), so sitting in the middle is a death sentence, especially with a manual.

Regular cab 6.5' bed: The only reason anyone would logically buy this config would be if they were strapped for cash (in which case, maybe look for an older model?), living in a crowded city (in which case, God bless you), or some kind of weird self-sadist who gets off on getting whiplash from all the bumps they bounce over from the short wheelbase.

SuperCab/Extended Cab/Quad Cab/King Cab 8' bed: The most bang for your buck, in my opinion. A full 8' bed for hauling all your sh*t, plus enough room to fit 5 or 6 people in comfort. I didn't realize how much extended cabs have grown since our '98 Ford until I sat in the back of my friend's '01 Silverado and my other friend's '03 Ram (both of which are slightly larger than the SuperCab, as far as I can tell). As far as parking goes, well, yeah, it's long, but it's a pickup! A light truck! It's not a Geo Metro, for God's sake. Besides, parking farther away gives all passengers a greater opportunity for exercise, something we Americans seem to desperately need. Plus the extra length will make everyone do a double take--they're so rare, it'd be like having a custom car!

SuperCab/Extended Cab/Quad Cab/Club Cab/Double Cab/Access Cab/Xtra Cab/King Cab (phew! I think I got them all) 6.5 bed: Almost as good as SCLB; the only thing it has better is turning/parking because it's the same length as a RCLB. But then you have to give up that glorious 8' bed...

SuperCab/Extended Cab 5.5' bed: This is really an oddball size, so I can't say much about it, except it just looks "off", IMO. Ford's the only one that really made them in any volume ('cause of the Raptor, ya know); GM offered it from '04-'07 on the GMT800 ("Classic") and the first year ('07) of the GMT900's.

SuperCrew/Crew Cab 8' bed: Only an HD config; something like this tells everyone that you are not the kind of man (or woman!) that compromises on anything. Always reminds me of that old country song, "Give Me 40 Acres And I'll Turn This Rig Around!"

SuperCrew/Crew Cab 6.5' bed: A good alternative to those of us who can't get a SCLB. It's a little more aesthetically pleasing too, I think, because of the "square" cab (2 doors on either side) paired with the "square" box (same amount of box in front and behind the rear fender). But I've always felt that anything more than an extended cab is a "want" rather than a "need," since a crew cab doesn't fit more people, it just fits them all a little more comfortably. Now, with that said, my father owns one, and it's like stepping up to first class from coach (something I've only done when they overbooked the plane--and it's not as nice when you're not old enough to take advantage of the free drinks). Does that make me a hypocrite? No--I don't own the vehicle, and I don't usually even drive it.

SuperCrew/Crew Cab/CrewMax 5.5' bed: The vast majority of the ones I see never have anything in the bed, and it seems like a lot of the time there's only the driver or maybe one passenger in the cab. Furthermore, a lot of them (though I may be tilting at windmills) seem to be Lariats, King Ranches, Platinums, Laramies, LTZs, Limiteds, Harley-Davidsons, etc., etc. I'm not saying that those with CCSB pickups aren't using them for work. But when was the last time you saw a beat-up old CCSB pickup with its bed full of junk moseying down a gravel road? Probably never, since the oldest ones (F-150's) are only 12 years old. So many have been bought because the RWD six-passenger land yacht is now gone from our showrooms and dealer lots, and the body-on-frame SUV is either now a unibody CUV or a subject of universal disdain.

As for Mega Cabs...
1.) They've only ever been available as HDs (if someone tells you they've got a 1500 Mega Cab, tell 'em to look at the axles), so that puts them beyond what about half of PUTC regulars will probably ever need, and...
2.) See previous comment regarding Crew Cabs vs. Extended Cabs. It's just another "want".

Much of what I just wrote was irrelevant to your comment, it's all just a matter of personal opinion. Sorry if I wasted your time, but I hope somebody was entertained or even educated by it.

In short, my earlier comment was just my way of saying, "Stop liking what I don't like!" like so many people do on the Internet. It's your money, it's your pickup. Use it as you see fit, because you've already demonstrated that you aren't one of the countless hundreds? thousands? who'll never use their pickup for anything more than hauling groceries and rugrats.

@David. Please try decafe. Really?

@Papa Jim: Yeah, I don't know what it is. Maybe it's 'cause it's finals week here at school? I don't drink coffee, but I've been eating all this trail mix from the food court (buying a lot because I have to use up my meal plan dollars), and there are chocolate-covered coffee beans in it. One of the weirdest things I've ever tasted.

But it's not affecting me at all, oh no. My sleep schedule isn't messed up at all, oh no. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy...ehehehehehehe...

@David - you raise some interesting points. Even though I live in Northern Canada, I do see a large number of short box crew cab trucks that are used as "SUV's with a balcony". Most have prestine boxes even without box liners.

Most work trucks in my region are 3/4 - 1 ton trucks. Even in that size class, I am surprised by the number of 6.5 box trucks. If one goes to the various brand websites, they list 6.5 box HD's as the standard size. Fleets go with plane jane gassers. Most contractors and even their employees usually drive high end Crewcab HD diesels. It makes no sense to pound to death 70 - 80k KingRanch/LongHorn trucks in heavy industry.

I do agree that a 6.5 box crewcab looks more properly proportioned. The larger box flows better with the passenger compartment. 1/2 the Ford SuperCrews I see are 6.5 box. Most aren't used for work but if you want to carry dirtbikes, or a quad - you can do it with the tailgate closed. It is hard on the box to drive a few hours down a rough gravel road with the tailgate down. The bottom side of the tailgate can get chipped up.

I like the crewcab and 6.5 box because I can carry my family and my dogs in the cab and fit the toys or 12 ft aluminum boat over the box.

@Lou: My uncle runs a pretty successful contracting business; he drives an '07 GMC Yukon XL. Not a Denali, but it has every option that you can get on a non-Denali, which ended up being as well-appointed as a base-model Escalade ESV for about $10K less than a base-model Escalade ESV. He loves it because it fits him, his wife and his 3 kids and all their luggage and pulls the 23' pontoon when they go up to the lake, but it can also hold about as much cargo as a RCLB pickup with the back seats down and pull a 15' box trailer for his contracting business, and it's fancy enough that he doesn't feel embarrassed when meeting with clients (he builds $800K, $900K, $1 mil houses).

As far as his employees go, I dunno, normal cars? All the work vehicles are just that--nothing nicer than an XLT (he exclusively uses Ford on the job site), and he just got a '13 F-250 XL. He ordered it from the Ford dealer at our hometown (30 miles away from him), and we drove it over. I'm sure the only option it had was 4x4, which is a necessity on muddy worksites. I didn't even know manual locks were still standard equipment!

@David: It's funny you bring up turning diameter. Chevy has about the worst. Pretty sad when an ext can 1500 Chevy 4x4 with 6.5 bed has a slightly bigger turning diameter then a Mega Cab (NOW made in 2500 and 3500 ONLY, WAS in 1500. Look it up. Yeah, I know the GVWR was higher, but it was SOLD AS A 1500) anyway, Mega with a 6.4" bed. Wow, these Chevys turn SLOW. Tundras and Rams turn faster, actually, Tundra has a slower turn RATIO, but because the stops let it turn more, it has a slightly shorter turn then the Ram 1500s. Pretty good either way.

Now if you want to talk about needing the whole road to turn around, look up some of the big long wheelbase GMs (2500 and 3500 with their slow turn ratio, nothing like needing over 50 feet!

I think they buy those trucks to get a transmission (Allison)

@ Carilloskis: I would consider that 5-1/2 foot bed useless myself--I'd be afraid to load it with twenty 8' tables for fear they would fall out, even if tied with a rope around the back due to how far out of the bed they'd hang.

Of course, that also means that the Brute Double Cab is too short as well--with only a 5' bed. That's one reason I prefer an X-cab with a longer bed than a crew cab.

@TRX-4 Tom: I think we're both a little bit right about the Mega Cab.
"All 3rd generation Mega Cab 1500's are a 3/4 (as in 2500) ton truck with a slightly reduced GVW. The frame, axles, brakes, wheels, are all 3/4 ton Dodge parts. This was a ploy by Dodge to trick some people into thinking they were buying a 1/2 ton truck because Dodge did not actually have a big cab available that was built on the IFS 1500 Ram platform. At the most the spring rates may be softer than a 3/4 ton Mega Cab but like I said it's all heavy duty otherwise."

Here's my source on that: http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/88229-Ram-1500-Mega-Cab-Poor-Man-s-Power-Wagon

If you feel that's not a credible source, let me know.

@Lou,

"...SUV's with a balcony"

Hey I 'coined' that term... And if you keep using it without referencing me, I'm gonna have to charge you 50¢ each time you use it so I can retire in complete luxury!

Actually it was in reference to the so called 'utility' of the Chevy Avalanche "truck". Meaning you can walk (hunched over) from the seating area straight to the patio area without getting out.

But still.

@Denver|||Mike - just goes to show that I don't disagree with everything you say ;)

I didn't say you did.........

Most the F-150 crews I see here are 5.5 beds. I actually asked somebody about theirs because it was so rare around here. No thanks for the 5.5 bed, I had a Dakota that was 2-3 inches shorter, yeah, of course the F-150 is wider, but that Dakota bed was way too small. I would much rather have too big then not big enough, like when I am 700 miles from home and loading parts in my truck to take home. If I had a 5.5 bed, no telling what I woulda left behind, as the racecar had parts in it on the trailer, and I had doors and fenders on the trailer, as well as extra wheels.

@DWFields: Surprised you bought a "road whale" as you call them, you coulda bought a longbed Dakota if need be. Then you woulda had a small cab, big bed.

They really haven't made trucks that much bigger, the Dodge single cab shortbed is just over 14" longer then a 1993, the Ford F-150 is 16" longer then a 1993, and the GM is about 7" longer then 93. The width is darn near the same. Most have made more legroom, and front ends stick out just a bit more past the front wheels. Sure, they added bigger cabs, but they had big cabs for awhile now. They have wider doors, which I think you might want, atleast if you get T-boned. If a foot longer is a big deal, wow. Now if you get out of driving something big all day or all week, like a class A or B rig, it wouldn't matter how long it is, it feels shorter and smaller.

Maybe Honda will build old Civics with beds on the back for you?

A Jeep? (Wrangler) They have their advantage in being short and manueverable,, too bad they don't trailer tow as well. Or have much room inside, or the fact they roll easy. Poor mileage because their aero. This "just go hook up to a trailer" business has it's disadvatages as well. A trailer to buy, to maintain, to lisence, and pay for another axle at a toll both. It all catches up with you. Oh, you gootta keep that trailer somewhere, right? Not everbody has a big yard, or neighbors that don't bitch about your stuff.

I too tend to agree that anything shorter than a 6.5' bed is completely useless.

However, I was up on a gnarly, steep, rock-strewn trail the other day with my boys on our dirtbikes. I thought, if one of them had a problem, I guess one would ride back with me, we'd get the fourwheeler, toss it on and ride it down. Then it dawned on me, what if I got hurt or had a problem. I could "maybe" get my Tundra up there, but it would take a beating doing it. That is why I miss the removable top SUVs of yore--Broncos, Blazers, heck even the original 4runner. Short-wheelbase, great turn radius, but you can still remove the top and have a "short-bed" pickup when you need it.

I also know a guy that wishes they made a crew-cab 5' box dually. He does a lot of work in really old (hundreds of years old) neighborhoods where the streets are quite small. He needs the towing/hauling capacity a dually affords, but the shorter wheelbase/length would be helpful.

@ Dav: I know Ford made an F-350 shortbed (6.75') SuperCrew dually from about 2000 up to 2009 or so. Don't know how many, and I don't see many around here (rural area, space isn't an issue).

@TRX-4 Tom: I think length/wheelbase and bed height are really the only things that pickups have increased in since about the '80 models for Ford, and the '72/'73 models for Dodge/GM.
And of that length, the main "culprit" is a larger cab. Think about it: the beds can't get any bigger or smaller, they're pretty much standardized. The hood/front clip won't be getting any bigger because that would be an inefficient use of space, but it can't get smaller because of crumple zones.

Going from a '98 F-250 LD SuperCab to an '06 F-150 SuperCrew, I was a bit surprised to find that the '98 was actually a little bit taller. But that may have been because she was an "offroad 4x4" compared to her replacement, a "normal" 4x4.

Ford was the first manufacturer to set the wheelbase back a few inches on their '97 F-150/250's so that the RCLB and SCSB were on the same frame, and Toyota and Dodge followed suit in 2000 and 2002, respectively. This also had the advantage of a more stable ride when hauling in the bed or towing a trailer.
The downside of this was, of course, a RCLB now looks kind of ugly. Compare a new RCLB GM with anyone else's--the placement of the rear axle on the GM looks "right." But Ford, Ram, and the like know that the people who buy RCLBs, fleet buyers or not, don't give a rat's donkey about looks, and they save a lot of money in tooling by keeping everything on the same chassis.
Eventually, I think GM will follow suit (and truth be told, I was kind of expecting them to with the new '14 model), as well as Ford whenever they decide to actually update the Super Duty sheet metal from the last millennium. It is a testament to Ford's marketing department that they can get about half the "blue-collar" guys to buy a truck that, while it may be mechanically far advanced from its origins, still carries about 75% of the original styling.

Hello? This package has nothing to do with cowboys and the west. It is a package to get people to buy 20" chrome wheels and a Bose stereo. You buy the same thing elsewhere.

how about a Canadian edition? One with a great big snowball on the hood.... or maybe better picture??



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