While You Were Sleeping: February 6th, 2015

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
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  • NoGoYo NoGoYo on Feb 06, 2015

    Is there a three-wheeled car that was actually successful?

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Feb 06, 2015

    I haven't seen many Colorado's or Canyons on the dealer lot. It is interesting to see sales stats but so far the Colorado has not hurt Tacoma at all. Perhaps there was pent up demand for a new modern small truck. I do not think that the Colorado interior is awful like Deadweight has mentioned. The Colorado/Canyon siblings suffer from the same disease as the Sierra/Silverado. GM's work grade versus professional grade 2 truck ideology paints the Chevy side as the red head step child.

    • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Feb 06, 2015

      @Lou_BC, Like here when the new gen mid sizers came out they didn't impact the Toyota Hilux too much. But, they have been catching up. The Hilux on it's own is still the largest selling pickup. But I think the combination of the Ranger/BT50 is as large or slightly larger. The global Colorado hasn't achieved what GM had hoped. A refresh with the body of the US Colorado will arrive this year I think. I read an article that the Colorado program was abbreviated due to money constraints due to the GFC and it appears the US finished off the Colorado. The interior of the Colorado here isn't that good either. GM must pay attention to detail. I do think the US has an overall problem with the interiors of many of their vehicles. The Asians and EU do a better job. My mothers Focus which is Michigan built has a poor interior. A poor selection of materials and finish has left what could of been a decent vehicle into a something that is reminiscent of a 70s/80s British car. I suppose as many comments from the US indicate they get their vehicles cheaper. Cost cutting has to come from somewhere.

  • MBella MBella on Feb 07, 2015

    And don't forget, if you buy one, people will respect you more. You will become more manly, and have a cougar for a pet. Also, if you happen to buy a Civic instead, you will be mandatorily castrated. Or that's what GM's ads for these say anyway.

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Feb 07, 2015

    Maybe the Canadian government should have held onto the GM stock and threaten to dump it and kill the stock price if Canadian plants are shut down. There are laws against that, but Canada is a sovereign. They can't arrest QEII.