8th Apr 2010, 17:29

To comment 19:41.

I've been saying that for some time now. They just don't seem to get it.

10th Apr 2010, 13:27

I will enlighten as I drive a lot and tow up to 2 hours to the beach every weekend. 100000 mile warranty plus better room people carrying ride comfort is why I bought it vs a Tundra.

10th Apr 2010, 21:35

I drive 100000 miles in 4 years, which means I sell a year early.

11th Apr 2010, 10:37

Yeah, but the point is you guys who drive 100K in less than 5 years are really in the minority. 90% won't see much past 60K in the warranty time. I admitted there was a 10% margin of people that would see the full warranty and here you are!! ha ha ha...

11th Apr 2010, 17:44

"I drive 100000 miles in 4 years, which means I sell a year early."

I do about the same as you, (about 25,000 miles a year). However, I would never trade-in a car at 100,000 miles just because it was out of warranty. I try to keep my cars for as long as I can. Eventually the cost of repairs starts to outweigh the price of a car payment, so I trade in then. That scenario actually hasn't happened to me in awhile though, I just started to get bored with my previous Honda's around the 250,000 mile mark. They hadn't really cost me anything out of ordinary maintenance, I just felt it was time for something new.

My new '07 Elantra has a 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. That's a warranty. I'll still go through it in the same amount of time (it'll be gone soon). I just have to remind people sometimes that it was the imports that created the 100,000 mile warranty.

6th May 2010, 14:44

I own a 2006 Silverado Z71 package. It has 61,000 miles on it. I bought it 2007 after it came off of a lease. I loved the ride for the first 59,000 miles.

Now, not so much: noises everywhere from the torsion bar, racks, and pins, a stiff ride, doesn't hold the road over the smallest bumps, and a slightly larger than normal man hole cover dip crushed a wheel bearing at $450. I refuse to believe it's the shocks already at 61,000. I have never towed anything with, never off road, tires are good, lube job every 4000 miles. Any suggestions?

7th May 2010, 09:22

I do not like the heavy duty high suspension and hard riding tires. My Silverado is now set up for highway driving, but still has engine performance upgrades and great frame for towing my boat..

7th May 2010, 11:27

Yeah, buy a car that rides better and gets twice the mileage since you aren't really using much of this trucks potential for off-roading or towing anyhow.