So you’ve found yourself asking your friend to help you haul stuff a little too often. Your friendship is getting strained because of it. Maybe it’s time to get your own! Here are five reasons to buy a truck!
# 1 – Tow and haul. This has so many advantages. You can get that boat or those jet skis you always wanted. You never have to pay anyone to haul your motorcycle to the shop. You can haul your own mulch. The list never ends.
# 2 – No sacrificing comfort. For a long time now, trucks have competed with passenger cars for comfort and accommodation. Having lots of power doesn’t mean you have to suffer in an austere and uncomfortable cab.
# 3 – No sacrificing technology. Trucks can be just as tech-savvy as smaller cars. Don’t think for a second that you’ll have to do with obsolete safety or in-cabin tech.
# 4 – Go anywhere. Trucks often feature stiffer, tougher suspension and a protected underbody. This allows you to take the road less traveled. Ever heard of muddin’?
# 5 – Return the favor. Though some people may find it aggravating that all of their friends ask them to help them move, it is very nice to be able to help the people you love. Plus, there is usually free pizza involved!
Following the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, all eyes were on the new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax, which underwent stricter testing by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine its emissions and fuel economy numbers.
And, to no one’s surprise at Chip Wynn Motors, Chevrolet isn’t Volkswagen. The results were more than just good: the EPA rated the 2016 Colorado Duramax at 22 miles per gallon city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined for the two-wheel drive model.
That’s good enough to take the title of “most fuel-efficient pickup truck” away from the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which only gets up to 29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined. When you put it all together, thanks to the Colorado Duramax’s 21-gallon tank, you’ll be able to go up to 651 miles before needing to stop for gas!
“The new Duramax diesel engine gives customers another choice for handling heavier work and recreational needs—while doing it efficiently,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “It’s the very definition of GMC’s professional grade ethos.”