RATDOC said:A couple facts that I know to be true..............
1)NYC fire dept. has never had any Dmax Suburbans........nor has anyone else.
2) At least 1 Dmax 'Burb was built for the purpose of testing. It was black with a tan interior, 2500 series, 2WD, and only had 2 front seats........the rest of the interior was full of test equipment and other stuff......rumor has it a gray one exists too.
3) The above mentioned 'burb had a 4L80E tranny and NOT an Allison.
This info was obtained by a faimly member who works for G.M. and has personally witnessed the majority of Dmax developments in the last 3 years................and takes pride in bustin' my chops about stuff he sees and I don't.
bowtiebob said:The latest car mag I was reading said the Excursion would no longer be put out to pasture in the near future. As WillowCreekStable said, the tooling is paid for. Ford also said the extended Expedition wouldn't be competing or take the place of the Excursion.
Although I know they appeal to a small market, I don't understand why they don't sell more Excursions. I would think many more Suburban sales would be stolen by the rig, because it has the available turbo diesel.
On a different note, has anyone considered the mileage improvement that a Duramax would bring to the Sub. That would sure quiet down the enviromentalists if you could get a Sub. that would get 21+ mpg like our trucks.