Unlike the 1st Gen ..they are built like tanks ...so with the second Gen are they worth keeping ..
Yes... the early first gens suffered from horrendous transmission issues, the later 1st gens w/ VCM have the same issues the early 2nd gens have.Unlike the 1st Gen ..they are built like tanks ...so with the second Gen are they worth keeping ..
My dad just bought a '20. It's an incredible machine and the DFM system is entirely imperceptible, but as with ANY vehicle I purchase I'd be looking to make sure it runs on all cylinders at all times, no cylinder deactivation and no start stop systems for me.Tahoefever I have $3,500 in old GM credit card rebates too, scared to death to chance another GM. Would you buy the new Sierra with (GMs) Dynamic Fuel Management?
You think you see some bad reliability complaints on this forum, go read that Alfa forum for a minute or two!I'm mulling selling mine. It's been a reliable and functional vehicle but I'm just bored of it. Thinking about jumping ship to a Euro offering. Drove my friend's Alfa Romeo Stelvio over Christmas and man, what a beautiful machine!
I like the Colorado but the seat cushion was a little short for my long legs (I'm 6'3")... Most Cadillac's I've sat in recently aren't any more luxurious than the Buick or GMC Denali cousins, so I'd save a little money.I was looking at to GMs, a Chevrolet Colorado Crew Long bed Red Line edition or 2019 Cadillac XT5 FWD base, which is nicely equipped enough in base.
Having owned a Mercedes ML320 and experienced plenty of Mercedes in the family... they are special vehicles but you better have that wallet anchored to your body come repair time!Beyond my daughter's Pilot that has me here, I also have a '10 MB GL550 that I bought used this past spring. It's not a winter machine for me as it came from the San Jose, CA area and has never been exposed to salt. I hope to own it for a long time as it has some options that I really love and it gobbles up the road effortlessly hauling all of us in genuine comfort. That said, it has a reputation for problems and German car parts and labor pricing. I bought it with no damage or repaint history for $500 more than my '13 Pilot this past fall. The MB was a nearly $100K car when new and the cost of ownership is directly tied to its massive depreciation. In good repair, it's an amazingly satisfying car to drive.
So your Pilot runs great but you think it's plasticky and are afraid it's going to break because of the issues you see on this forum that occur to maybe 0.1% of 2012-2015 Pilots? I've been on a lot of forums over the years (look at my signature), every single one is riddled with complaints because that's where people go to bitch about their problems.I'm coming up to the 100k mark on my 15 i'm tempted to jump ship while I still can ...she handles / runs like the first day I brought it home with 10 miles on the meter. I have been a Ford Bronco guy then switched to Tahoe's then i'm now upgraded to the suburban series i'm looking at the GMT900 series Nothing newer due to the crap they are now coming out with..I have crazy credits with GM myself being an ex employee and all even so i'm still afraid to purchases anything GM that's new out there.
I came across a Pilot a few days ago with 250k on the meter a 2012 ... go figure
I would think so! I see no reason our Pilot won't last us at least 5 years. It runs great, I have the VCM disabled and I changed the fluids on the severe service interval. Sure, changing a timing belt sucks but I knew that when buying a J35 vehicle. Bushings and rubber parts go bad on every vehicle, so I don't find that to be as big of a deal as others on the forum.Tahoe/Cinto both interesting points. Like I said with all the aggressive maintenance by me and the HondaCare paying out on a couple of significant claims, I should be good to go for the next 3 to 4 years with maybe compliance bushings at some point and brakes.
Tahoefever I have $3,500 in old GM credit card rebates too, scared to death to chance another GM.
If you don't want to lose the GM credit card earnings, you could apply them to a lease and lease the new vehicle for only as long as the warranty coverage lasts.I was looking at to GMs, a Chevrolet Colorado Crew Long bed Red Line edition or 2019 Cadillac XT5 FWD base, which is nicely equipped enough in base.
Cinto I agree, look at the red hot Kia Telluride, styling cues look familiar?Maintain it, clean it, enjoy it. At the very least I think the 2nd gen Pilot looks cooler than most 3 rows (my wife and I both love the boxy look) and we have 8 seats for any time we need them.
True, the Telluride is absolutely crushing it right now. But look at the interior too... you get the style with the latest tech and style and premium materials... hard to fault much on that vehicle unless you are just a Hyundai/Kia hater (plenty of them out there).Cinto I agree, look at the red hot Kia Telluride, styling cues look familiar?
I also agree if I have to dump another $1500 -$2000 into it over the next four years, I am very familiar with the very real depreciation rates for just about anything with 4 wheels and an engine. Add a zero to both of those estimated maintenance costs for four or five year new car depreciation! Besides, Wifey and I are going to try to get the mortgage retired early.