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Old 07-03-2008, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will GM Stop Making 2500/3500 Trucks?

I have a hunch were seeing the end of an era with the large 1 ton and 3/4 ton trucks. Considering that the manufacturers are now having a lot of difficulty selling these behemoths due to the upswing of fuel prices and their future challenges of meeting higher CAFE mpg averages, I wouldn't be surprised to see GM walk away from the PU truck market and give what's left of it to Toyota, Dodge, or Ford.

Hang on to the truck you have now or snap up a new one quick before they're all gone, this era of large vehicles is going the way of the steam locomotives and Conestoga wagons.

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Old 07-03-2008, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I doubt it.

What is happening though, is those people who really do not need a HD pickup will not buy them.

You here a lot of it here on this forum: people trading their 2500HD for a 1500.

Same goes for big SUVs; only those that really need them will buy them- just like the old days.

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They wont stop making the 3/4 1 tons nor will anyone else. like 390 said only people who truly need them or can afford them will buy them. Im sure production will get cut quite a bit b/c the sales are going to drop but your not gonna see them just stop making them. Not gonna happen.
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I doubt it.

What is happening though, is those people who really do not need a HD pickup will not buy them.

You here a lot of it here on this forum: people trading their 2500HD for a 1500.

Same goes for big SUVs; only those that really need them will buy them- just like the old days.
Those who need a work truck will still be able to get them I am sure but so many bought for a daily driver and have now found out that it was a big buck descision that will cost them dearly either at the pump or when they try to unload the vehicle and down size them. In the Denver paper today it said that a Surburban in the last 60 days has lost 8K in value because nobody wants one and I dont blame the dealers for not taking them in trade. I bet you see a lot of them go out of the country because the fuel is cheaper there.
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After reading the paper this morning, I'll be happy if they just stay in business
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Fuel prices will go down and it will be back to usual, when I don't know but it will.
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Here's hoping fuel prices DO go down. We're still pretty cheap here in the U.S. compared to some European nations.
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There will always be a market for HD diesel pickups, but I agree that the supply will drop drastically and the price will likely go up significantly. Thus, GM will put the screws to those that really need the HD power and performance because they know they can get it from those that really NEED the truck and will have to pay for it.
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RWH, FYI, CAFE mileage figures don't count as far as a 3/4 or 1 ton truck is concerned. They are exempt from the rules, they weigh too much. There, as explained by the others here, will always be a demand for diesel truck in the 3/4 1 ton catagory. Rember that the TOY--- has canceled is plans to build a diesel truck. Howard

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