My Comments....after 1 year. - Page 2 - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
 42Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-16-2016, 01:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: The Florida Keys
Posts: 132
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaiser67 View Post
I just wish you could get the rear window defroster WITHOUT the sliding window.
I have a standard back window with the defroster on my '15 Z-71, I thought it was standard....
man0ica is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-17-2016, 12:34 PM
Senior Member
 
F8LZ71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Auburn, CA
Posts: 242
After driving cars with keyless entry and push button start for 11 years and over 300k miles I miss it very much. I was very disappointed the Canyon didn't offer it. Especially in 4wd models. I can't stand the sound of my keys and remote slapping against the steering column.

The theft reasons against it are a joke in my opinion.

2016 Canyon SLE CC LB All-Terrain 3.6L - RC 2" Kit | Goodyear Duratrac P265/70/17
2013 Chevy Volt

Instagram
F8LZ71 is offline  
post #23 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 01:27 AM
Junior Member
 
badandy519's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by GH1618 View Post
OnStar is available with the optional MyLink radio. I have the base radio. It isn't a part of either package, just an option, I think. Did you order yours or just buy it off the lot?
Whoops, sorry... just now seeing this. I bought mine off the lot. I just have the 4.2" radio. i think it's the base.
badandy519 is offline  
 
post #24 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-01-2017, 10:50 PM
Senior Member
 
pltctycanyon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 390
Keyless entry...
-Push button start....more potential problems esp if truck is already running, you get in drive somewhere, shut it down. forgot you left your key elsewhere, it's not going to start again.
-Homelink.....i don't need it and most probably don't. make it optional
-Real Daylight LED running lights....they are real LED. why the low tech headlight DRL?
-Sliding Rear Window (I have an SLT)...if you didnt have it you would want it. i don't need it but don't care either way. no one is going to crawl thru the window

-All LED lights period! again old tech on new truck
-Turn signal lights in the mirrors. i wouldn't want it its annoying unless its on the outside edge like most to warn other drivers. not to remind me the blinker is on.
-Blind Side Warning... every vehicle should have that. i got to rely on it in another vehicle i had and is one feature i really miss. the blind spot mirror is a joke, if the mirror is adjusted right you don't need that little bsm and actually is a hindrance showing 2 lanes over. i don't need to look at the side of my truck in the mirror
-Front and Rear Bumper proximity sensors. ...has been an option and it actually annoying. experienced it in a buick loaner
-I can't stand the sound of my keys and remote slapping against the steering column. .... i keep the ignition key on fob and thats it. other keys go in the console or somewhere else...quiet as can be

Last edited by pltctycanyon; 01-01-2017 at 10:54 PM.
pltctycanyon is offline  
post #25 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-01-2017, 11:05 PM
Senior Member
 
404 Not Found's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 813
When I ordered my '16 SLT, I actually contacted the factory to see if they could delete the sliding rear window. They said they could not.

2016 Canyon SLT Crew Cab Shortbox Duramax Diesel, Summit White/Jet Black.

Engine built 1/12/16
Placed order 2/20/16
Dealer ordered 2/25/16
Target Production Week 4/11/16
Built and shipped 4/12/16
Delivered to dealer 4/22/16
Drove it home 4/27/16
404 Not Found is online now  
post #26 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-02-2017, 12:30 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Oakland
Posts: 285
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by 404 Not Found View Post
When I ordered my '16 SLT, I actually contacted the factory to see if they could delete the sliding rear window. They said they could not.
It would be pretty easy to have the fixed window put in, if you were willing to pay for it.
GH1618 is online now  
post #27 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 09:13 PM
Senior Member
 
hack14u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Near Gulf Shores, AL
Posts: 726
Garage
I agree with the LED's. Also I would love a rear sliding window if it were power. I love to drive with the windows down and it totally reduces the noise inside. Other than a few things here and there like more options on the power seats, and a power moonroof, it's got just about everything. Like others said I guess they are going to pack the Denali and let it trickle down from there. That is a GREAT looking truck BTW.
hack14u is online now  
post #28 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 09:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Missouri
Posts: 175
Garage
But you got a LED signature light!
Just a little cheaper and with a halogen bulb 😃
jso902 is offline  
post #29 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 10:52 PM
Senior Member
 
pltctycanyon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 390
Quote:
Originally Posted by hack14u View Post
I agree with the LED's. Also I would love a rear sliding window if it were power. I love to drive with the windows down and it totally reduces the noise inside. Other than a few things here and there like more options on the power seats, and a power moonroof, it's got just about everything. Like others said I guess they are going to pack the Denali and let it trickle down from there. That is a GREAT looking truck BTW.
the sliding rear window would be nice in electric since i can't reach it to open and close it in a double cab.
my past vehicles all had moonroofs and i kinda miss it but i think the cab stays cooler and cleaner without it but they make great fresh air vents
pltctycanyon is offline  
post #30 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 01:03 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: attleboro, ma
Posts: 4
I want keyless entry & remote start, but not the chrome on the mirrors & handles that is forced on you (to me, it looks like a j.c. whitney catalog hit it).
every truck that I owned that had a sliding rear window that I couldn't reach from the drivers seat, never got opened. but living in the N.E. I do want the rear defrost.
I do not want a push button ignition, this isn't a race car. going to be carrying keys anyways, might as well use them. my keys don't bang around useless I'm in a bumpy area.
why are there so few long beds around/available? all of the dealers in my area stock short beds. for a $300 more I would rather have a cclb than a ccsb. short money imo for another foot of bed.
I honestly don't need/want tires larger than 17".
I honestly would like an optional bench seat in the front of the crew cabs, to make it a 6 passenger.
I would like the cocoa/dune interior available w/o buying certain packages.
if you want navi, you gotta buy the 7-speaker Bose system. why do I need upgraded speakers, amp & sub?
mars2878 is offline  
post #31 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 02:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Ohio North Coast of America
Posts: 688
Here is the problem when it comes to many of these complaints. Yes they may be small but they do add up to more cost in a vehicle that is hemmed in on price.

This is how tight it is on pricing a vehicle here. Not only is the mid size truck hemmed in by the full size as it much remain below their price but they also have to account for rebated on the full size that hurt mid size sales to an extent.

But here is an example of how tight pricing can be. When the Camaro was coming back in the 5th gen a panel of Camaro owners were brought in to learn what they expected and what was important to them in the new car.

They got all the basic questions but then it came to the little things and how much would add to the cost and is it that important over other things you may have to give up.

One important one was the smell of leather seats. Yes the smell of leather is put into the seats that is why a Rolls Royce has a nice leather smell and why your Denali has none. It cost extra money and add to cost.


The key is there are compromises that have to be made to keep in a price range and while GM may have been able to add some of these items it would have to come out in some other area of the truck.

Hondas took the Unibody way out and use a driveline shared with a CUV. This saves them money that lets them put in other small items. But you also give up the body on frame that is important to many buyers and it also leaves you with a FWD based vehicle that leaves many truck buyers cold. They are targeting CUV buyers just as GM but they took the CUV like vehicle route where GM focused more on the Truck buyer first and CUV buyer second.

There are two district groups out there and while both appear to be in the same segment they are coming from two different directions at the customer.


Also you have to realize people start to balk at paying $40K or more for this truck unless it really has something more to offer. I waited to get my Denali below that mark.

Building and pricing a Cadillac is so much easier to do than to build and sell any Chevy as they rely on volume vs. Cadillac relying on higher average transaction price.


There is no right or wrong here but when wishing one much consider what they may have to give up for a hand full of small features. Cuts would have to come to prevent the higher prices.
hyperv6 is online now  
post #32 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 03:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Janster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 1,202
I can totally relate.... although, I wish this thing was fully loaded to the gills....I'm pretty spoiled by it. It's got more creature comforts than I've ever had ever. It's got a couple features that my husband doesn't - in his fully loaded Infinity SUV. So, neener... neener. Lol

It's only a matter of time.....

How far we've come since rollup windows, no seat-belts, and floor button high beam switch! Lol
CaryBosse likes this.

www.lieblweb.com
2016 GMC Canyon
2015 Infinity QX70s
Janster is offline  
post #33 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 03:20 PM
Senior Member
 
wildwest450's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Sparta, Tn
Posts: 1,031
Garage
Holy shit, maybe they should just start building trucks la carte, then you could spend 50k for all the little fancy thing you want. We could just stand in a spinning trough like the fatties at a buffet and hand pick our options.

2016 Colorado Extended Cab 2wd Cyber Metallic Gray
It's almost as pretty as a Canyon
wildwest450 is offline  
post #34 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 03:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Ohio North Coast of America
Posts: 688
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildwest450 View Post
Holy shit, maybe they should just start building trucks la carte, then you could spend 50k for all the little fancy thing you want. We could just stand in a spinning trough like the fatties at a buffet and hand pick our options.

Again the packages we have are to make the packages cheaper.

Limited option groups make it so they are easier to build and easier to make money on when in a box.


I knew the man in charge of the Camaro. He was asked one time in one of BS times at an event. He was asked why they would not offer crank windows. He said it would cost more to offer them than to make them all power. The limited sales and extras stock and tooling plus engineering would make it more expensive than to just make power standard. Same on till wheels that is why so much is standard anymore on many things.


If you note much of these trucks are the same it is the little detail package things that set them apart.


But even then you get like a ZR2 and Denali little is optional as to make money on these models they have to load them up with options and that also offers the appeal of the unit as you can get things the others do not offer. Over time some of their options will trickle down to the other models but they will gain new options only to their brand.

I am not splitting hairs here but the automakers are when it comes to making money and keep the price in a range they intend.

Also timing of new models and updates also play into this. I expect some major updates by 2019-20 for this model but till then it will be small changes. Next year the phone charger I expect to be made optional on the LT and SLT and Z71/SLE.
CaryBosse likes this.
hyperv6 is online now  
post #35 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 03:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: S.W. Florida
Posts: 3,170
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyperv6 View Post
Again the packages we have are to make the packages cheaper.

Limited option groups make it so they are easier to build and easier to make money on when in a box.


I knew the man in charge of the Camaro. He was asked one time in one of BS times at an event. He was asked why they would not offer crank windows. He said it would cost more to offer them than to make them all power. The limited sales and extras stock and tooling plus engineering would make it more expensive than to just make power standard. Same on till wheels that is why so much is standard anymore on many things.


If you note much of these trucks are the same it is the little detail package things that set them apart.


But even then you get like a ZR2 and Denali little is optional as to make money on these models they have to load them up with options and that also offers the appeal of the unit as you can get things the others do not offer. Over time some of their options will trickle down to the other models but they will gain new options only to their brand.

I am not splitting hairs here but the automakers are when it comes to making money and keep the price in a range they intend.

Also timing of new models and updates also play into this. I expect some major updates by 2019-20 for this model but till then it will be small changes. Next year the phone charger I expect to be made optional on the LT and SLT and Z71/SLE.
I think you're taking his sarcasm a little too seriously.
wildwest450 likes this.
RatRacer is offline  
post #36 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 04:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Ohio North Coast of America
Posts: 688
Quote:
Originally Posted by RatRacer View Post
I think you're taking his sarcasm a little too seriously.


No just sharing what I was taught by someone that had to market and price automotive lines. I just deal with reality and numbers for a living in the auto sector and could only wish the wishes cover it.

Wishes are cheap, reality is an 800 credit rating and 3.9% for 5 years.


There is just so much more to building, marketing and pricing cars and trucks that the web leaves out just because people just don't know. Just sharing what I have been taught.


I see so many models that have neat features but many miss that they also compromised the model else where often where it is not seen to pay for it. In some cases by the time it is noticed it is too late.
hyperv6 is online now  
post #37 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 04:52 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: S.W. Florida
Posts: 3,170
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyperv6 View Post

Wishes are cheap, reality is an 800 credit rating and 3.9% for 5 years.


There is just so much more to building, marketing and pricing cars and trucks that the web leaves out just because people just don't know. Just sharing what I have been taught.


I see so many models that have neat features but many miss that they also compromised the model else where often where it is not seen to pay for it. In some cases by the time it is noticed it is too late.
I remember what you do, and where you do it, from the HHR days with our MAP sensor debacles.
I am aware what the impact is of adding 1 extra stop along a production line is to install a $1 item, instead of it being inclusive to a package with an already existing stop.
RatRacer is offline  
post #38 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 05:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 7,651
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyperv6 View Post
...

Wishes are cheap, reality is an 800 credit rating and 3.9% for 5 years.


....
So my 832 credit score and 1.9% financing for 4 years are golden?

I remember when a la carte was more the norm on a vehicle order. It was nice, but before I retired my engineer hat & whistle, I had learned that packaged deals were the norm. GM still offers a better ability to build out your truck than the Toyotas and Hondas of the world. Haven't looked to closely at Nissan.
hyperv6 likes this.

2015 Canyon SLT, Copper Red, 2WD, CC, SB, V6, Tow, blk leather, factory spray liner, safety pkg, generic roll up bed cover, Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller.
CaryBosse is offline  
post #39 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 05:35 PM
Senior Member
 
Janster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 1,202
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildwest450 View Post
Holy shit, maybe they should just start building trucks la carte, then you could spend 50k for all the little fancy thing you want. We could just stand in a spinning trough like the fatties at a buffet and hand pick our options.
Hell Yea!!

Can't take it with you..... :)
RatRacer and wildwest450 like this.

www.lieblweb.com
2016 GMC Canyon
2015 Infinity QX70s
Janster is offline  
post #40 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 06:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Missouri
Posts: 175
Garage
I'm surprised no one has gripped about the gas pedal... it sits too far to the right. Sounds petty... but I can't imagine a size 12 shoe to be driving with too much comfort.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G925A using Tapatalk
jso902 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome