^^^ I really hope it doesn't...
I wouldn't agree with that...I do. LIke I said in an earlier thread, Chevrolet's mini trucks have often been a look ahead at the fullsize styling.
I can't see that comparison at all. I'd say the 1998 S-10 was a look forward at the new-for-'99 GMT800.I wouldn't agree with that...
1) 1988 fullsize were a look ahead at the 1994 S10 (all new sheetmetal)... not the other way around.
So 6 years is too far apart for the S-10 to be relevant to the Silverado ('82-'88), but not for the Silverado to be relevant to the S-10 ('88-'94)?2) 1982 S10 is too far apart from any fullsize introduction to be relevant. It's very square, because everything was in the early 1980s. The GMT400 are a bit more roundish, and again, very typically late 1980s in styling. 1982 S10 taillights were typical of the new taillights style for all pickups (look at Ford, Dodge) so the 1988 did get the same thing.
This might have mattered to me 4 years ago before GM opened my eyes to the rest of the automotive world, but now I am looking for any replacement for my Burb that ISN'T a GM.
I think these changes sound good, but I am tired of GM's HP and torque ratings that they then diminish with torque management.
Have you never heard of torque management?Which engines are you referring to? All the newer V8's were pretty throaty in my own experience with them. The 4.8 (low end only, high end was pretty bad), 5.3 was well balanced and made for a good mid-grade V8 (only drove with 4 speed), and the 6.2 is good, but the transmission (6 speed) seemed to hunt for gears too long.
to add some fuel...the 2001 avalanche was a predecessor to the 2004 colorado and 2003 silverado.I can't see that comparison at all. I'd say the 1998 S-10 was a look forward at the new-for-'99 GMT800.
So 6 years is too far apart for the S-10 to be relevant to the Silverado ('82-'88), but not for the Silverado to be relevant to the S-10 ('88-'94)?
If you had to pair up S-10s with their closest match in Chevrolet fullsize trucks, '82-'92 S-10s look most like '88-'98 Silverados, and '93-'03 S-10s look most like '99-'02 Silverados.
That's a tad scary because I think you're right. And I didn't like that style Avalance at all. One of the ugliest Aztek looking vehicles I think I've ever seen. Nor did I like the 2003 Silverado. I do recall seeing that and thinking I was so happy to have my 2002 because it didn't have that slanted pointy front end like the Avalanche. And then came the Colorado. It certainly did look like both.to add some fuel...the 2001 avalanche was a predecessor to the 2004 colorado and 2003 silverado.