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Old 05-22-2016, 12:34 PM   #1
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Just rented a 2016 Chevy Silverado

I rented this truck for the weekend. Needed some lumber and some mulch. I got a good rate I think.

Anyway...wow, what a great looking truck. LED headlight eye liners, a hood with more angles and creases than I can count. Nice smooth quiet ride. The hood is really one cool piece of metal. Not sure how much machining needs to be done but the next time you get a chance take a real close look at the angles in the hood.

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Old 05-23-2016, 11:14 AM   #2
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Yes the new P/Us are snazzy . But; JMHO ; some of what you describe may be hiding other issues.
"Smooth quiet ride" . May equal lack of payload capacity.
" angles and creases in the hood " may be indicators of metal parts that cannot be repaired , no matter how slight the damage, adding to insurance costs , as some members have reported added $$ to their premiums to insure their aluminum body Ford P/Us.

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Old 05-23-2016, 11:30 AM   #3
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There's definitely no lack of capcity and the hood is one solid piece. I'm very happy with my Silverado 3500HD. We've towed our first 7,500 miles all over the west and couldn't be happier. Tows great, very comfortable, computer controls actually work. Tow package is excellent and the Allison transmission with exhaust brake is really great.
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I recently rented a F150 XLT from Enterprise for a day, and was also impressed with the fit, finish and the way it drove. I got on a backroad late at night, and the truck had a serious passing gear. Looked under the hood and it had the 5.0 Coyote engine. It's hard to believe the 3.5 EcoBoost will run circles around the 5 liter on a drag--and towing.

But those of us with 5th wheels are still going to want the HD diesel trucks.

The XLT cab seating was a little stark for my needs, as I'm used to a Lariat crew cab with captains chairs.

I also find the XLT comparable Chevy C1500 seating to be a little utilitarian by my standards. It's just a shame the top line leather seating is very serious money.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:05 PM   #5
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I owned a F-150 with the 5.0 litre engine Lariat from level. I really like that truck until I bought a 5th wheel. I give the 5.0 litre a big thumbs up. But you are right the 3.5 Eco-Boost is better.

Did that truck have a trailer hitch? My Chevy 1500 from Enterprise did not have one. I want to rent a truck to tow a little 16' runabout to a new location.
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