Curbside Classic Truck Saturday: How GMC Uglified One Of The Most Handsome Trucks Ever

curbside classic truck saturday how gmc uglified one of the most handsome trucks

Yesterday’s pursuit of ugliness is going to spill over a bit into today’s TTAT. I consider the late’55- ’56 Chevy’s face to be one of the finest ever in the history of trucks. It’s a terrific adaptation of the remarkably clean ’55 Chevy sedan. The classic egg crate grille is nicely balanced by the single headlights, and ornamentation is kept to a minimum. GMC has been in the business of trying to differentiate their otherwise almost identical trucks forever, usually to poor effect. The other day, I ran into what has to be the most egregious example of ruining a fine face. Brace yourselves:

I guess GMC’s 2010 Terrain comes by its ugly mug honestly.

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  • Carlson Fan Carlson Fan on Jan 10, 2010
    "Its only marked up by about 7-10g" Your completely clueless, but I kind of suspected that by your first post. I bought a new GMC in '04 and a Chevy in '07. Similarily equipped they are the pretty much the same price. Anyone in the know, will tell you the same thing.

    • Accs Accs on Jan 10, 2010

      My question is.. What is the point is equiping BOTH trucks with the same goods.. and basically paying the same price? Then again.. What is the point of selling TWO trucks from the same automaker...

  • BangForYourBuck BangForYourBuck on Jan 11, 2010

    My favorite is the thin white walls and the true hubcaps.

  • 285exp I am quite sure that it is a complete coincidence that they have announced a $7k price increase the same week that the current administration has passed legislation extending the $7k tax credit that was set to expire. Yep, not at all related.
  • Syke Is it possible to switch the pure EV drive on and off? Given the wonderful throttle response of an EV, I could see the desirability of this for a serious off-roader. Run straight ICE to get to your off-roading site, switch over the EV drive during the off-road section, then back to ICE for the road trip back home.
  • ToolGuy Historical Perspective Moment:• First-gen Bronco debuted in MY1966• OJ Simpson Bronco chase was in 1994• 1966 to 1994 = 28 years• 1994 to now = 28 yearsFeel old yet?
  • Ronnie Schreiber From where is all that electricity needed to power an EV transportation system going to come? Ironically, the only EV evangelist that I know of who even mentions the fragile nature of our electrical grid is Elon Musk. None of the politicians pushing EVs go anywhere near it, well, unless they are advocating for unreliable renewables like wind and solar.
  • FreedMike I just don’t see the market here - I think about 1.2% of Jeep drivers are going to be sold on the fuel cost savings here. And the fuel cost savings are pretty minimal, per the EPA: fuel costs for this vehicle are $2200 and $2750 for the equivalent base turbo-four model. I don’t get it.