Saturday, December 06, 2014

New Truck

I finally did it.  For the last couple of years I have been going back and forth on buying a new truck and if I did would it be gas or diesel. My last truck is a 3/4 ton diesel. it was close to top of the trim level back in 2003 and it has been a great truck with under 200,000 miles. I expect it is good for another 200,000 miles but here is the rub: I'm older than dirt but could outlast the truck and the last thing I want is to need a new truck after retirement.

Ah damn, there I go building a clock.....bottom line I picked up a 2014 Chevy 1500 LTZ with just about every gizmo GM puts on their new trucks. I've been like a rube in New York City, "golly did you see what it just did".

It vibrates the left side of the seat if I drift left, the whole seat and the instrument panel flashes red if I'm about to run into something in front, hell I go down the road drifting left and right just for the cheap thrills. Phones calls come in and the radio volume turns off and all I have to do is talk, seats heat and cool my tush as needed. Lights go on and off as needed with no input, you click open the door lock and the whole side of the truck and ground is lit. The list goes on, what is amazing is the change in just over 10 years. My '03 is a good truck but it is just a truck, a great motor with a cab and bed, you put it in gear and it goes where you want to go but that is about it. The new one is still a truck but it sure tries to hide it.    


  1. If it doesn't pan fry eggs to order you miss getting all the gizmos.

  2. Ralph,

    They told me the egg gizmo would not be available until the '16's come out ;-).

    I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the changes....Airplanes have made even more, you can cross 12 time zones and the guy in the left seat only has to touch the controls twice, once to rotate on take off and the second to rotate on landing. When I remember my first radio in an airplane was a Narco VHT-3 with 3 crystals for transmitting and whistle stop tuning for receiving. Times they are ah changing.