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Old 03-11-2020, 10:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Here’s the $12,000 pickup truck we don’t get in America.


https://jalopnik.com/heres-the-12-00...ame-1842244435

Looks similar to the Australian model.


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Here’s the $12,000 pickup truck we don’t get in America.


https://jalopnik.com/heres-the-12-00...ame-1842244435

Looks similar to the Australian model.


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They always say Americans wouldn't buy them, but they never show up here with the same $12000 price tag. Suddenly they are $24,000 which is more than a 2wd basic F150 or Ram can be had for. And then yeah, go figure, we won't buy them.

Just a quick search brand new $20,500 and it has the 385hp Hemi.
https://www.davesmith.com/new/Ram/20...4f34106e19.htm
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Old 03-17-2020, 02:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here’s the $12,000 pickup truck we don’t get in America.


https://jalopnik.com/heres-the-12-00...ame-1842244435

Looks similar to the Australian model.


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It's adorable, and the 2003 model is nice too.

I want.

Much nicer than the Honda Ridgeline Gen 1 and Gen 2.
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Here is the modern day full size 4 door "el-camino"
aka Avalanche
they made it from 2002 to 2013 GMT800 and GMT900 platform..


they had a cadillac escalade ext version as well
so you guys been living under a rock?

aka GMC Envoy XUV.(the mini version on the GMT360)
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Here is the modern day full size 4 door "el-camino"
It's aerohead's thread. Are you saying he's wrong. Think carefully.

And isn't '4 door "el-camino"' a contradiction in terms?
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Old 03-22-2020, 12:13 AM   #16 (permalink)
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It's aerohead's thread. Are you saying he's wrong. Think carefully.

And isn't '4 door "el-camino"' a contradiction in terms?
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could be inflated to the dimensions of the GMC/Chevrolet twins,Sierra and Silverado,as a unibody platform,doing away with the cab-to-bed gap,and with an aftermarket 1980's GM aeroshell
i manipulate the quote to what i mention...

he clearly referred to a doing away with the cab-to-bed gap.. which was done on the GMT8/900 Platform it's a body on frame though


with a body kit the chevy avalanche can be bought down to 0.34 coefficient drag with the tahoe Hybrid Body Kit (it's bolt on) it will need to be lowered slightly..
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You guys are WRONG

Here is the modern day full size 4 door "el-camino"
aka Avalanche
they made it from 2002 to 2013 GMT800 and GMT900 platform..


they had a cadillac escalade ext version as well
so you guys been living under a rock?

aka GMC Envoy XUV.(the mini version on the GMT360)
The thread is about unibody, car-based pickups--which the Avalanche/Escalade EXT isn't. The closest thing we have in America today is the Honda Ridgeline, but even that isn't based directly on a car.
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The thread is about unibody, car-based pickups--which the Avalanche/Escalade EXT isn't. The closest thing we have in America today is the Honda Ridgeline, but even that isn't based directly on a car.
it's not even a real truck it's front wheel drive


legally in California it's not a real truck.

in order to legally be a real truck it has to have BODY on frame truck chassis.


it uses passenger rated tires 105 load index


a pickup tire is 121 load index


also the Successor was the Chevrolet SSR which was a total failure in the US
Model years 2004–2006

which was based on the GMT360 truck platform also all the classics were built on a "truck platform chassis "

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it's not even a real truck it's front wheel drive


legally in California it's not a real truck.

in order to legally be a real truck it has to have BODY on frame truck chassis.


it uses passenger rated tires 105 load index


a pickup tire is 121 load index


also the Successor was the Chevrolet SSR which was a total failure in the US
Model years 2004–2006

which was based on the GMT360 truck platform also all the classics were built on a "truck platform chassis "
He said car based. So.... fwd is not out of the question. California is only ~10% of the U.S. population so 90% of us consider it a truck. The ridgeline (was it standard?) had awd, so arguable engine layout doesn't matter. If you put a bed on a vw beetle is it a truck? it had a frame (I could definitely be wrong) and was rwd.

This thread was about vehicles that were cars, but they put a truck bed on. Like an ute. A mini truck like an s10 is a shrunken truck, so not relevant. So a regular truck like the avalanche is definitely not the focus of the thread because of its large size. The ridgeline is smaller than a avalanche, but still not the size I think they were looking for in this thread.

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the Chevrolet SSR which was a total failure in the US
Model years 2004–2006
This was relevant information, thank you.
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If you put a bed on a vw beetle is it a truck? it had a frame (I could definitely be wrong) and was rwd.

The thread is suddenly relevant to my interests. Not a frame, a floorpan — backbone tunnel and flooring. Front suspension sub-frame.

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