Nissan Frontier owner, 2011 Pro-4X. I really have enjoyed my Frontier over the years and it may soon be time to look at something else.
I have looked at the Toyota Tacoma's and they are nice but I really think GM has them beat this time.
I have talked to my local Chevy dealer about this new ZR2 and I am very interested in it.
Unfortunately, I wont even be able to probably even see one for quite awhile, does anyone know when the dealers will even get the earliest allocations?
I really want to see one, these trucks are going to be very popular.
My dealership wasn't sure how soon they will even be able to get the 1st one on the lot and I am sure they are probably going to sell right away.
I am hoping by this summer more of these trucks will be available.
Nissan has chosen to delay introduction of the new mid-size trucks and it is unfortunate.
Ford ranger isn't going to show up anytime soon either so this leaves the GM trucks the only game in town.
I am in the Pacific Northswest (north of Seattle) and hope to see these trucks soon.
Here is what I have learned. #1 most dealers are lacking info or really do not know a lot yet.
The allocations are spread around and while some dealers may have none some have up to two this spring.
As of now there is not really any major demand for these trucks and Chevy expects only about 5% of sales to be the ZR2.
It will be a limited model since we are at the end of the year for this year but next year GM will build what ever is ordered. There will be no limits.
The problem now is many dealers if they have ordered one will not see it till May or June. Then it will be only what they ordered and may not be what you want engine or color.
In truth the ZR2 while called a 2017 really is more a early 2018 as it has some new features like wireless charging that the others will not get till next year.
I have dealt with several dealers and most really are limited on info. Many just ordered it because they could but have no buyer yet. In fact of the dealers I have contacted in my metro area I am the only one asking about it at this point.
Many just do not know about it and two it is not a truck just for anyone with price and options.
I would check it out and if you can't wind one the new orders for the 2018 should be available late May or June for production in early July.
Do not let any dealer gouge you as they will much easier to get next year.
Where the price attracts many of us the price also scares away many others who are just as happy with a cheaper Z71. It is all just in what you want.
I think the wait will be worth it here.