Looks like I am at the higher end of the age range here at 60. Been in Tech in Silicon Valley forever. Have never been without a truck since '75. Started with a '75 Toyota SR5 ( I was pissed at Chevy, because they would give me anything for my Vega... another story, no judgement please
). Finally forgave Chevy in '95 and got a base S10 EC. It was my daily Driver for eight years. With an eye to retirement, will be replacing the S10 and a 2003 Passat (both at 180K+ miles) with a Canyon. Ready to add two cylinders! This will become my Daily Driver and the vacation vehicle. We presently vacation with a 2009 Avalon (I call it "The Hearse"; a Lifestyle Vehicle for the dying!) which has the wife accustomed to creature comforts. Doesn't fit all our stuff, and leaves us wanting to go places that it won't take us (well, at least not without a lot of scraping and slipping). Not sure where retirement will take us, so I want to be prepared (does that make it a "lifestyle" vehicle?). Woodworking and Home Improvement are hobbies, so I need a bed, but I did not want the vehicle length that comes with the long bed. Early accessories will be a Truck Covers USA retractable aluminum Tonneau with Yakima rails for the bikes, and Load Extender so I can haul 4' x 8' plywood. If it becomes available, I will get a Truck Covers USA rack system for more serious materials hauling, if not, possibly a headache rack that can be easily removed. May start with a bed mat, and then decide if I want the Spray-In liner. Even if I get the liner, I will probably want the mat to keep things from sliding.
I lurked on this forum after touring Auto Row back in September having no idea what the offerings were from the various automakers. Was surprised to see that the segment had nearly disappeared. Quickly focused on the "new kids on the block" . Got a lot of good information (and some entertainment) from the forum.
I sure hope they sell a LOT of these, so more accessories will become available!
Canyon 4WD SLT Crew Cab, Short Bed, Cyber out, Jet Black In, Bose and Nav, Alert Package, Towing Package
11-20-2014 Ordered (San Jose, dealer with allocation): 11-22-2014 1100:12-02-2014 2000: 12-02-2014 3000 Got Build Sheet from GMC Chat: 12-19-2014 3300: 01-15-2015 3400 No TPW: 01-21-2015 4000 Got VIN: 01-23-2015 4200 In transit. ETA in CA 2/2:01-29-2015 4200 Seen in Elko Nevada, VDC 1/31: 02-07-2015 Picked up at dealer!
Last edited by Shoe5442; 12-20-2014 at 11:10 AM.