Suburban Z-71 One Owner Excellent Condition on 2040-cars
underwent full detail in June
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
|Original owner - extremely clean Z-71 Suburban. I bought the truck at my local Chevy dealer in summer 2003, and it has been bullet-proof reliable. At 300 miles I changed oil to Mobil-1 full synthetic 5-30. Oil has been changed since new using Mobil-1 Syn every 6,000 miles (22 oil changes and counting). Other other routine maintenance performed at local Chevy dealer. Have all service records and receipts since new. Truck has needed very little since new, other than periodic brake service/replacement, tire replacement, and regular service/oil changes. Oil was just changed 200 miles ago.
In May 2012 I had a $3,000 Alpine CD / DVD system installed. Includes large format LCD screen, all new speakers, new amp, I-pod usb connector, and Bluetooth. Sounds excellent! New Cooper Zeon LTZ tires installed in Nov. 2012 and have at least 50% life remaining - very good tread depth. These are excellent in rain, snow, and off road, and also have a very rugged & aggressive look.
Exterior underwent full detail in June 2013. Paint was cleaned (clayed), polished, waxed and sealed. Paint looks excellent near new - per photos. Light tan colored leather in good condition other than tear in drivers seat from normal use. Has the captains chairs 2nd seat option Interior (split/folding) and removable 3rd row. Leather cleaned & treated, and carpet professionally cleaned in spring 2014. Non-smoker. New Lloyds floor mats installed December 2013.
This is my daily driver, runs great, has no issues, and needs nothing to my knowledge. After 11 years with this great truck, I finally bought a new Suburban (another black Z-71 !) so its time to move on.
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Sat, 02 Mar 2013 18:00:00 EST
Put away your pixel paintbrushes, kids. Pack up your Photoshop. This is the real-deal 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible in its first official images. The droptop Chevrolet will roll into the bright lights of the Palexpo exhibition at next week's Geneva Motor Show, a four-wheeled statement of intent that General Motors is serious about taking its Corvette franchise global.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:57:00 EST
Chevy isn't providing anything in the way of further details with these two shots, but we've learned at least a couple of things about the car shown here. First off, the example seen in these images is fitted with the optional Z51 Performance Package - something that isn't immediately evident because there's no sign of the coupe model's prominent ductwork on its rear haunches. In order to accommodate the power folding hard tonneau cover, the vents that feed the transmission and differential coolers have been relocated to the underside of the car. The dark paint color on this example also does a good job of muting the contrasting black front fender vents and hood opening - Z51-spec design details that have proven to be somewhat controversial.
One other thing to note: These two shots also display the Stingray wearing different alloy wheels than the split five-spoke design shown at the hardtop's Detroit Auto Show unveiling in January. The simpler, thin five-spoke wheels should do a good job of showing off the Z51's upgraded brakes, and they'll be optional on the coupe as well.
Full Disclosure: in my younger days, I loved nothing more than tormenting passengers with my behind-the-wheel hijinks. Once, after a particularly artful handbrake turn on a two-lane at around 50 miles per hour, I left one backseat occupant crying in their own lap. This isn't necessarily something to be proud of, but it gives you a glimpse into why it is that I find this ad from Pepsi so damn disappointing. The premise is beautiful. Take NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, give him a disguise and set him loose upon some unsuspecting used car dealer. Hilarity ensues.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:49:00 EST
Except that this Pepsi Max commercial is so obviously staged, it can't help but feel like some ham-fisted marketing fail. From the strategically placed aftermarket cupholder mounted mid-dash for the hidden camera to the fact that the supposed dealer Camaro is displayed as a 2009 model (Hint: Chevrolet didn't make any), this clip is about as organic as a Twinkie. Still, we would never turn down a chance to watch Gordon thrash on a rental-spec coupe - only problem is, he probably didn't even do the driving himself. Check it out below.
General Motors has finally dropped the curtain on the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra. Both trucks have undergone substantial revisions with updated versions of the company's 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 engines. In a shot across the bows of both Ford and Chrysler, GM says it won't use a V6 engine adapted from passenger car applications. Instead, it developed the 4.3-liter engine based on its proven truck-duty architecture.
All three mills will boast direct injection fuel systems as well as a new cylinder head design. Combined with a revised piston, the new engines feature a smaller combustion chamber with a compression ratio of 11:1 or higher depending on the application. Cylinder deactivation and continuously variable valve timing are all part of the recipe, and each engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with auto grade breaking. So far, no fuel economy or horsepower figures have been released, though GM says the new engines will best their predecessors in both areas.
Outside, the trucks feature a number of enhancements to reduce drag and wind noise, and GM claims both the Silverado and Sierra will offer buyers some of the quietest cabins in the class. Extended cab models now feature front-hinged rear doors to allow easier access to the back passenger area, and Crew Cab buyers can now select between a five-foot, eight-inch bed or a six-foot, six-inch bed. Buyers with a mind toward going off road will also rejoice in the return of the Z71 package, complete with Rancho shocks, front tow hooks and additional under-body protection.