Dear GMI Colleagues:
After nearly two years of looking I have chosen a replacement for my 1999 Tahoe POC.
It is a 2014 Cruze diesel.
I employed a very analytical method to reach this decision. Over the years I developed a matrix that evaluates cars based on:
A) durability - 16 criteria with a total value of 34%.
B) safety and security - 12 criteria with a total value of 22%.
C) comfort and convenience - 17 criteria with a total value of 22%.
D) economy - 3 criteria with a total value of 22%.
Here are the vehicles I considered and their scores out of a maximum 100:
Tahoe PPV - 56.4
Impala 9C1 - 59.1
Tahoe 1LT - 55.4
Volt - 59.0
Cruze diesel - 59.6
Yukon commercial fleet - 57.0
If I was to buy on gut it would be a Tahoe PPV, but as you can see the Cruze diesel has won this assessment. So I will be placing my order this week.
BTW is anyone interested in a 14 year-old dealer-serviced Tahoe with 132,000 miles?