New ecodiesel owner from duramax Canyon

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Joe Lee

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New guy here.

I just traded my 2016 GMC Canyon 4x4 Duramax in Friday (1/6/17) on a 2016 Laramie Longhorn CCSB 4x4 ecodiesel. I really loved the Canyon & have nothing bad to say about it but after owning full size trucks for years I just couldn't adjust to the mid-size. I've owned many 1/2, 3/4 & a few 1 ton trucks, diesel & gas. I'm 43 & tow a few things like my 23' center console boat & various utility trailers. I'm looking forward to participating on the forum.

I still have not taken any good pics of the Ram, here's a bad one.

 

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Welcome Joe!

Interesting take on the Canyon. I had the same feelings after seeing them when they come out. I'm not sure I would like the smaller size truck after having full size trucks my entire life.

I still haven't driven one or sit in one though, so my opinion is pure speculation at this point.
 
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Joe Lee

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They are really nice midsize trucks, light years ahead of the old canyons & colorados but it's still a midsize truck.

I bought my Ram on a Friday & the next week the EPA suit came out! So, I've had my share of wondering if I should've traded. I haven't owned a Chrysler/Dodge truck since the late 80s. I did have a 2013 Wrangler JKU that I really liked but I couldn't tow my boat with it.

Anyway, I love the Ram so far just didn't really want to jump into the speculation & uncertainty of what will happen but that's how it goes sometimes.

Welcome Joe!

Interesting take on the Canyon. I had the same feelings after seeing them when they come out. I'm not sure I would handling the smaller size truck after having full size trucks my entire life.

I still haven't driven one or sit in one though, so my opinion is pure speculation at this point.
 
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Same for me Joe. Really liked the Canyon duramax but couldn't get use to the cramped offset seat. If I'm going to tow for a few hours the last thing I want to be is uncomfortable in my truck. Absolutely love the seats and driving position in my Longhorn Eco. Now if those tow mirrors would pull in electronically I'd have an easier time parking in my garage!:)
 
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Same for me Joe. Really liked the Canyon duramax but couldn't get use to the cramped offset seat. If I'm going to tow for a few hours the last thing I want to be is uncomfortable in my truck. Absolutely love the seats and driving position in my Longhorn Eco. Now if those tow mirrors would pull in electronically I'd have an easier time parking in my garage!:)
Welcome to the forum!
 

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Joe I just joined myself, I currently own a 2001 Silverado Dmax that I love but am serious looking at going to the Ram. I'm intreged by the small Diesel but a bit worried about all the reports I see about it blowing up. I have had to put a motor in my 01 but at 330k I still have the original everything else including brake pads. I will probably wait for the 17 and see how much they will be discounted. All I can find of the 16's is black and texas summers don't like black.
 

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Joe I just joined myself, I currently own a 2001 Silverado Dmax that I love but am serious looking at going to the Ram. I'm intreged by the small Diesel but a bit worried about all the reports I see about it blowing up. I have had to put a motor in my 01 but at 330k I still have the original everything else including brake pads. I will probably wait for the 17 and see how much they will be discounted. All I can find of the 16's is black and texas summers don't like black.
Welcome Dave.. I've had black, and never again. It's just to much work!