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The new 2008 Chevy Silverado pickup by wkayl
Started on: 06-12-2006 08:53 PM
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Report this Post06-12-2006 08:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for wkaylClick Here to Email wkaylSend a Private Message to wkaylDirect Link to This Post
Found a spy photo of the new pickup.

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Report this Post06-12-2006 09:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tom SlickClick Here to Email Tom SlickSend a Private Message to Tom SlickDirect Link to This Post
not a big fan of it but i'm sure it will grow on me later.
need to see more shots of it at different angles.

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Report this Post06-12-2006 11:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for wkaylClick Here to Email wkaylSend a Private Message to wkaylDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Tom Slick:

not a big fan of it but i'm sure it will grow on me later.
need to see more shots of it at different angles.

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I like it except for the front bumper, it should be all chrome. The body color on the ends makes it looks strange IMO
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Report this Post06-12-2006 11:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sostockSend a Private Message to sostockDirect Link to This Post
eewww! don't like the front, don't like the back, guess the cabs ok! that rear fender is BAD. i liked the old step sides but that flare thing is ugly.
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Originally posted by Darth88Formula:

I like it except for the front bumper, it should be all chrome. The body color on the ends makes it looks strange IMO


Ditto.

I'll be glad to see the end of this Fugly front end:
http://www.chevrolet.com/i/06/pic/silverado/photogallery/ext_gallery16.jpg

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Report this Post06-13-2006 12:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for UaanaClick Here to visit Uaana's HomePageClick Here to Email UaanaSend a Private Message to UaanaDirect Link to This Post
Guess on the upside, they've finally gotten rid of body cladding crap ala Avalanche.

Still, same 60's tech with a diff body wrapped around it, if it works for you have at it.

(sorry, not really a truck guy) just happy they got away from making it look to plastic.. was worried that was going to be a growing trend.
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Report this Post06-13-2006 04:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MonkeymanSend a Private Message to MonkeymanDirect Link to This Post
They've just redesigned the entire GM light truck/SUV lines for '07. I doubt they'll completely redo the entire line a year later.
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Report this Post06-13-2006 06:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tesmith66Send a Private Message to tesmith66Direct Link to This Post
60's tech? Whatever...

I have 99 Silverado- the first of the "new" Silverado series. I think the truck is beautiful. Good looking and well proportioned, and there is no plastic on the body (that's only on the Avalanche, but that's not really a truck). They had it going on until that god-awful redesign for 2003. I thought they would pull their heads out of their a$$es for the next generation truck, but the picture at the top verifies they haven't got a clue. Instead of offering us something different, they go and make it look like the Nissan Titan. Looks like my next truck will be a Ford or Dodge.

Man, that thing us fuglier than ever...

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Report this Post06-13-2006 10:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for cjgableSend a Private Message to cjgableDirect Link to This Post
I can't say I'm a fan of the 2008 truck either. I think the part I like least are the fenders. Maybe if I saw it in person I'd like it better. I have the same body style as Tesmith66. I love it. No problems either at 107k. The body style is reminescent of the GM trucks of the '90's with a little more modern look.

The 2007 GM SUV's have been redesigned inside and out, not the trucks. They changed the "front clip" on the '07 truck. The Interior of the '08 truck is a lot more modern looking too. It looks nothing like GM's LUV's (since they aren't sporty SUV's anymore, Luxury Utility Vehicle). GM always seems to "morph" their trucks into a new body style over a couple years.
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Report this Post06-13-2006 11:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 86GT3.4DOHCSend a Private Message to 86GT3.4DOHCDirect Link to This Post
Nothing too horrible about it from the front other than those giagantic wheel openings, are they planning on offering a 40" tire? Nothing I like but nothing else I hate

From the rear it just looks retarded, first thing that came to mind was like a limo or something. It just looks like they took a tiny S10 bed and slapped it on the back of a G series van
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Report this Post06-13-2006 11:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero_AdamSend a Private Message to Fiero_AdamDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by tesmith66:

...they go and make it look like the Nissan Titan.


This images is larger than 100K. Click to view.

That's exactly what I was thinking.

If they did away with that chrome strip in the middle of the bumper, it would look better, and more like a Silverado, and not like they're copying Nissan. I do, however, think it does look better than the current Silverado.
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Report this Post06-13-2006 01:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tesmith66Send a Private Message to tesmith66Direct Link to This Post
Have over 195000 miles on the Z-71now. Original engine, original transmission, original everything. Love it!

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Report this Post06-13-2006 02:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for blackramsClick Here to Email blackramsSend a Private Message to blackramsDirect Link to This Post
To each his/her own I guess, doesn't do much for me, but then, I've been driving Dodges for about 9 years. It does however remind me of the Titan and personally speaking, that's not good, styling wise.

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Report this Post06-13-2006 03:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cjgableSend a Private Message to cjgableDirect Link to This Post
EWE! it is a Titan!
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Originally posted by cccharlie:


Ditto.

I'll be glad to see the end of this Fugly front end:
http://www.chevrolet.com/i/06/pic/silverado/photogallery/ext_gallery16.jpg


I actually like this one. That new one looks hideous, IMO.
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Originally posted by Uaana:

Still, same 60's tech with a diff body wrapped around it, if it works for you have at it.


 
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60's tech? Whatever...


Yeah, 1860's tech. The internal combustion engine was invented in 1862, and Chevy is STILL using them!!
Man, when are they gonna get with the program and offer ion propulsion and stuff.
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Report this Post06-13-2006 05:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for wikid_oneClick Here to Email wikid_oneSend a Private Message to wikid_oneDirect Link to This Post
I stopped liking trucks when they stopped making small trucks with an 8' bed.
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