GM is gonna make Onstar mandatory on some models adding $1500 to base price.
It really is crazy. EVs are bad but even gas cars now. If you want to buy a car now you basically are on a waiting list and it can be like 6 months. That's what happened to my mom when her lease was up. This is not good as it means they can just keep jacking up the prices and keep having anti user features, and get away with it. It seems the entire industry is shifting. Cars are basically turning into luxery items.They have the leverage to pull stunts like this. High demand and low availability.
Sounds like you had an abusive intimate relationship with GM for a while.GM can go to hell. I've been hearing "They're better now" since the late 80s, and they're inevitably pieces of shit. Maybe something like a 2021 model actually is better, but after 30+ years of bullshit, I'd rather ride a skateboard than a GM vehicle.
yeah my old truck was a ford but i'd probably get a chevy were i ever to need a truck againMy current and previous two work trucks have been Chevys. Zero problems, like none. I off road thousands of miles a year on them and they just work.
This. My family at one time had 4 different Yukons at the time same time, 2 with Onstar, 2 without. GMC basically kept the accounts/IDs all mixed up for more than year so it just didn't work in any of them, then one day it worked in a Yukon that didn't have it. It was such a clusterfuck.I have had more than one free trial of Onstar on my Volt, and I can't even begin to tell you how much it sucks.
My uncle was a welder. He used to buy the trucks you could get without a bed and build his own for his welding machine and tools. His last one was aluminum - don't know if I have any pics around, the truck was sold when he passed.One nice thing with buying new is you can just drive it straight to the LineX place from the dealership and get the entire thing LineXed from day 1. Then it will last longer. When buying used there's usually already rust and it just gets worse with time even if you undercoat it every year. I have actual chunks of body steel falling off my truck now. I can just break pieces off with my hands. I really wish they would stop using so much road salt, it's what kills our vehicles.
But even then it's really hard to justify new because it's like 10x cost of what used is. So it still ends up better buying used, try to make it last 5-10 years then scrap it and buy another used. My last used car lasted me 7 years. My first one only like 2. I'm not sure if truck will last me 7 but I'm on like year 3 now. That was my most expensive vehicle though at 14k so I will try to make it last as long as possible. Maybe even get setup for welding and fix the body myself at some point.
Getting harder to find 8 foot box trucks now days though, I got lucky with mine. So I'll want to try to make it last.