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Hey guys, I thought this might be interesting for some general discussion. What is your vehicle ownership history and what kind of issues have you experienced with each vehicle you've owned? Which were your favorites/least favorites? This is going to be a silly large post for some of us, I've include photos where I could find them.

For me, I've owned the following, and encountered these issues:

  1. 2000 Silverado 5.3L - Front driver's side wheel bearing and hub assembly failure (3x), the truck was lifted. Traded in at 191,000 miles. 2nd owner, bought at 33,000 miles. This was the GOAT, it was a step-side and my first vehicle, I had so much fun in it, memories I'll never lose.
  2. 2006 Ram 1500 5.7L - Engine failure at 67,000 miles. Transmission failure at 81,000 miles. Let the repo man take it at 94,000 miles. 2nd owner, bought at 49,000 miles. This was, far and away, the worst vehicle I've ever owned. Terrible quality, completely unreliable, biggest financial mistake of my life.
  3. 1993 K5 Blazer 5.7L - Alternator(2x), AC compressor, sold privately at 234,000 miles. I was 3rd owner, bought at 155,000 miles. This was a very fun weekend truck. I bought it for $3,400. I bet if I had it today I could have sold it for upwards of $8k, but sold it in 2017 for $4.4k.
  4. 2008 Ford Mustang GT/CS 4.6L V8 - Electrical short & wiring harness replacement at 54,000 miles. 2nd owner bought at 41,000 miles. This was fun, but annoying to come out to a dead battery once a week and I couldn't take it off-road.
  5. 2016 Impala 3.6L V6 - Battery, traded in at 108,000 miles. 2nd owner bought at 27,000 miles. This was the most sensible vehicle purchase I ever made. We averaged 30.1mpg over the life of the vehicle, and it was a stylish, well-equipped, powerful, and comfortable grocery-getter. I only got to put about 8k miles on it myself, at that point I gave it to my fiance so she had a safe and reliable vehicle to get her to and from Tulsa (from DFW) every weekend while she was in grad school. Her Honda Accord was literally falling apart, I sold it and bought the Wrangler.
  6. 2003 Express 1500 5.3L - No issues. Going strong at 165,000 miles. Grandparents original owner. Best road-tripper vehicle, it's a Regency conversion with very plush interior. This is a family vehicle, my cousin currently owns it.
  7. 1997 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L V6 - 32RH 3-Speed Transmission rebuild at 121,000 miles, slipping was getting very bad starting at about 108,000 miles. 2nd owner, bought at 81,000 miles. Like the blazer, a great weekend warrior, but less reliable.
  8. 2020 LT Trail Boss 6.2L - No issues, traded at 35,000 miles. This was my favorite vehicle at the time, my first brand new vehicle purchase and we took it on tons of adventures during the COVID lock-down period.
  9. 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4XE - No issues, currently at 9,000 miles. I was iffy about this one, I've heard horror stories about PCM and the Hybrid powertrain, but haven't so far encountered any. We're averaged 34mpg and it's a zippy little vehicle, can go 0-60 in about 5.3s. My wife is happy, so I'm happy. It also looks cool and saved us $7,500 at tax time.
  10. 2022 ZR2 - No issues, traded at 8,500 miles. Awesome vehicle, loved the look immediately and was very impressed with its off-road capability.
  11. 2022 Ram TRX - Brake failure at 300 miles. Traded at 4,500 miles. This was the most disappointing purchase, failure 6hrs driving off the lot in the most expensive vehicle I've ever even considered owning.
  12. 2022 ZR2 - No issues (yet), 1800 miles. It's a beauty and its story is still being written.

I've only ever owned American-made vehicles, and it's been mostly good to me - outside of the Chrysler umbrella. The 2000 Silverado was a 2WD and I put a 7" Fabtech suspension lift and 35" tires on it, without re-gearing, and the front hubs were just not made for that so I don't really fault Chevrolet for those failures.
 

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Hey guys, I thought this might be interesting for some general discussion. What is your vehicle ownership history and what kind of issues have you experienced with each vehicle you've owned? Which were your favorites/least favorites? This is going to be a silly large post for some of us, I've include photos where I could find them.

For me, I've owned the following, and encountered these issues:

  1. 2000 Silverado 5.3L - Front driver's side wheel bearing and hub assembly failure (3x), the truck was lifted. Traded in at 191,000 miles. 2nd owner, bought at 33,000 miles. This was the GOAT, it was a step-side and my first vehicle, I had so much fun in it, memories I'll never lose.
  2. 2006 Ram 1500 5.7L - Engine failure at 67,000 miles. Transmission failure at 81,000 miles. Let the repo man take it at 94,000 miles. 2nd owner, bought at 49,000 miles. This was, far and away, the worst vehicle I've ever owned. Terrible quality, completely unreliable, biggest financial mistake of my life.
  3. 1993 K5 Blazer 5.7L - Alternator(2x), AC compressor, sold privately at 234,000 miles. I was 3rd owner, bought at 155,000 miles. This was a very fun weekend truck. I bought it for $3,400. I bet if I had it today I could have sold it for upwards of $8k, but sold it in 2017 for $4.4k.
  4. 2008 Ford Mustang GT/CS 4.6L V8 - Electrical short & wiring harness replacement at 54,000 miles. 2nd owner bought at 41,000 miles. This was fun, but annoying to come out to a dead battery once a week and I couldn't take it off-road.
  5. 2016 Impala 3.6L V6 - Battery, traded in at 108,000 miles. 2nd owner bought at 27,000 miles. This was the most sensible vehicle purchase I ever made. We averaged 30.1mpg over the life of the vehicle, and it was a stylish, well-equipped, powerful, and comfortable grocery-getter. I only got to put about 8k miles on it myself, at that point I gave it to my fiance so she had a safe and reliable vehicle to get her to and from Tulsa (from DFW) every weekend while she was in grad school. Her Honda Accord was literally falling apart, I sold it and bought the Wrangler.
  6. 2003 Express 1500 5.3L - No issues. Going strong at 165,000 miles. Grandparents original owner. Best road-tripper vehicle, it's a Regency conversion with very plush interior. This is a family vehicle, my cousin currently owns it.
  7. 1997 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L V6 - 32RH 3-Speed Transmission rebuild at 121,000 miles, slipping was getting very bad starting at about 108,000 miles. 2nd owner, bought at 81,000 miles. Like the blazer, a great weekend warrior, but less reliable.
  8. 2020 LT Trail Boss 6.2L - No issues, traded at 35,000 miles. This was my favorite vehicle at the time, my first brand new vehicle purchase and we took it on tons of adventures during the COVID lock-down period.
  9. 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4XE - No issues, currently at 9,000 miles. I was iffy about this one, I've heard horror stories about PCM and the Hybrid powertrain, but haven't so far encountered any. We're averaged 34mpg and it's a zippy little vehicle, can go 0-60 in about 5.3s. My wife is happy, so I'm happy. It also looks cool and saved us $7,500 at tax time.
  10. 2022 ZR2 - No issues, traded at 8,500 miles. Awesome vehicle, loved the look immediately and was very impressed with its off-road capability.
  11. 2022 Ram TRX - Brake failure at 300 miles. Traded at 4,500 miles. This was the most disappointing purchase, failure 6hrs driving off the lot in the most expensive vehicle I've ever even considered owning.
  12. 2022 ZR2 - No issues (yet), 1800 miles. It's a beauty and its story is still being written.

I've only ever owned American-made vehicles, and it's been mostly good to me - outside of the Chrysler umbrella. The 2000 Silverado was a 2WD and I put a 7" Fabtech suspension lift and 35" tires on it, without re-gearing, and the front hubs were just not made for that so I don't really fault Chevrolet for those failures.
Nice...this truck is my 47th vehicle...it would take an entire book to write it all up, so I'll pass on this one ;)
 
I'm almost as bad as Security Guy. I think this is my 37th vehicle. I've had 16 motorcycles and a tournament waterski boat. I used to change the engine or the differential gears to suit me, but that's got way too complicated! I did however put a 6.4 liter Hemi in my 2014 Wrangler. I couldn't stand that 3.6 liter turd for an engine. Six hundred miles and that thing was pulled out. Here in the altitude they are pretty pathetic! I guess the newer ones with the 8 speed are a lot better. That Wrangler was one of my favorites.
 
I have been very fortunate. I have not had any issues with any of my vehicles. Low miles since I used to work out of town / out of country / offshore / and now from home. All purchased new:

2004 Chevy Tahoe LS 2WD: ~80,000 miles. Only mod was katzkin leather.
2011 Toyota Tundra Platinum 4x4: ~80,000 miles. 6" Pro Comp Stage II lift with 35s, TRD dual exhaust and CAI.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2: ~2,800 miles so far. This needs to last until I retire.

The K5 Blazer is awesome. I wish they would bring it back. I have a Bronco on order that may never get built. I won't be re-ordering again if it isn't built this year.

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I've had a lot over the last 30 years. It would take forever for me to do a thorough list like that. I will say that I've never had any major issues with any of my vehicles(25 of them I think).
 
I have been very fortunate. I have not had any issues with any of my vehicles. Low miles since I used to work out of town / out of country / offshore / and now from home. All purchased new:

2004 Chevy Tahoe LS 2WD: ~80,000 miles. Only mod was katzkin leather.
2011 Toyota Tundra Platinum 4x4: ~80,000 miles. 6" Pro Comp Stage II lift with 35s, TRD dual exhaust and CAI.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2: ~2,800 miles so far. This needs to last until I retire.

The K5 Blazer is awesome. I wish they would bring it back. I have a Bronco on order that may never get built. I won't be re-ordering again if it isn't built this year.

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I've always been a fan of the V8 Tundra. If I could have gotten a good trade out of the Toyota dealership, I would own one. Bullet proof trucks. Everyone wanted the Tundra to change and now the clowns are all bitching about it. Go figure!!
 
I've had a lot over the last 30 years. It would take forever for me to do a thorough list like that. I will say that I've never had any major issues with any of my vehicles(25 of them I think).

I tried counting all the vehicles I've owned a couple weeks ago. I think I got to 44 and couldn't think of anymore... but then I would wait an hour or 2 and another memory would pop up :)
 
Hey guys, I thought this might be interesting for some general discussion. What is your vehicle ownership history and what kind of issues have you experienced with each vehicle you've owned? Which were your favorites/least favorites? This is going to be a silly large post for some of us, I've include photos where I could find them.

For me, I've owned the following, and encountered these issues:

  1. 2000 Silverado 5.3L - Front driver's side wheel bearing and hub assembly failure (3x), the truck was lifted. Traded in at 191,000 miles. 2nd owner, bought at 33,000 miles. This was the GOAT, it was a step-side and my first vehicle, I had so much fun in it, memories I'll never lose.
  2. 2006 Ram 1500 5.7L - Engine failure at 67,000 miles. Transmission failure at 81,000 miles. Let the repo man take it at 94,000 miles. 2nd owner, bought at 49,000 miles. This was, far and away, the worst vehicle I've ever owned. Terrible quality, completely unreliable, biggest financial mistake of my life.
  3. 1993 K5 Blazer 5.7L - Alternator(2x), AC compressor, sold privately at 234,000 miles. I was 3rd owner, bought at 155,000 miles. This was a very fun weekend truck. I bought it for $3,400. I bet if I had it today I could have sold it for upwards of $8k, but sold it in 2017 for $4.4k.
  4. 2008 Ford Mustang GT/CS 4.6L V8 - Electrical short & wiring harness replacement at 54,000 miles. 2nd owner bought at 41,000 miles. This was fun, but annoying to come out to a dead battery once a week and I couldn't take it off-road.
  5. 2016 Impala 3.6L V6 - Battery, traded in at 108,000 miles. 2nd owner bought at 27,000 miles. This was the most sensible vehicle purchase I ever made. We averaged 30.1mpg over the life of the vehicle, and it was a stylish, well-equipped, powerful, and comfortable grocery-getter. I only got to put about 8k miles on it myself, at that point I gave it to my fiance so she had a safe and reliable vehicle to get her to and from Tulsa (from DFW) every weekend while she was in grad school. Her Honda Accord was literally falling apart, I sold it and bought the Wrangler.
  6. 2003 Express 1500 5.3L - No issues. Going strong at 165,000 miles. Grandparents original owner. Best road-tripper vehicle, it's a Regency conversion with very plush interior. This is a family vehicle, my cousin currently owns it.
  7. 1997 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L V6 - 32RH 3-Speed Transmission rebuild at 121,000 miles, slipping was getting very bad starting at about 108,000 miles. 2nd owner, bought at 81,000 miles. Like the blazer, a great weekend warrior, but less reliable.
  8. 2020 LT Trail Boss 6.2L - No issues, traded at 35,000 miles. This was my favorite vehicle at the time, my first brand new vehicle purchase and we took it on tons of adventures during the COVID lock-down period.
  9. 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4XE - No issues, currently at 9,000 miles. I was iffy about this one, I've heard horror stories about PCM and the Hybrid powertrain, but haven't so far encountered any. We're averaged 34mpg and it's a zippy little vehicle, can go 0-60 in about 5.3s. My wife is happy, so I'm happy. It also looks cool and saved us $7,500 at tax time.
  10. 2022 ZR2 - No issues, traded at 8,500 miles. Awesome vehicle, loved the look immediately and was very impressed with its off-road capability.
  11. 2022 Ram TRX - Brake failure at 300 miles. Traded at 4,500 miles. This was the most disappointing purchase, failure 6hrs driving off the lot in the most expensive vehicle I've ever even considered owning.
  12. 2022 ZR2 - No issues (yet), 1800 miles. It's a beauty and its story is still being written.

I've only ever owned American-made vehicles, and it's been mostly good to me - outside of the Chrysler umbrella. The 2000 Silverado was a 2WD and I put a 7" Fabtech suspension lift and 35" tires on it, without re-gearing, and the front hubs were just not made for that so I don't really fault Chevrolet for those failures.
Why is there no photo of vehicle #6? This is troubling for me... I gotta see it.
 
This is neat.
1994 Chevrolet Silverado - Re built with my father & uncle when I was 14-15. Was Dark Garnett Red from factory, and had a cap on it for the bulk of its life. I basically grew up in this thing. Multiple trips across Western Canada. We went pretty deep on it, pulled the 305 out and cleaned everything up. Replaced anything that had major wear, did the fuel lines, brake lines, and sent it off for body and paint. Taught me a lot, and truth is, I wish I paid attention more. I would ditch nights on the truck for teenage mischief. Of course now I wish I hadn't. Never should have let it go.

2011 Chevrolet Camaro - First New Car experience. Loved it. Got a Job at the Plant as a co-op student 6 months after buying it. May or may not have brought it up in the interview. 0 issues.

2012 Cadillac Escalade - Brought it up from Clearwater, it was tons of fun. Really enjoyed the quality of ride. 0 issues.

2013 Buick Regal - Not my Grandfathers Buick... Played around with the turbo a bit and it was ridiculously fun as a stoplight warrior. CEL after I swapped the cat for a downpipe, and had to get clever with programming to increase boost and stop looking for bank 2 O2 feedback. Front right FE9 magnetic ride control strut assembly went on me - was like driving a woody wagon for a week while I waited on parts. Fixed up under warranty, no additional issues. When it was in for work the techs had a lot of fun asking me a bunch about it. Pointing out any powertrain issues probably wouldn't be covered...

2014 GMC Sierra - Black truck again, common theme perhaps. headlight condensation, replaced under warranty.

2016 GMC Sierra - A Black pickup truck. Weird... 0 issues.

2016 Triumph Street Twin - Rode a lot of dirt bikes growing up. Wanted a motorcycle real bad. Great bike to start on the street with, but too small out of the gate. 900cc. 0 issues.

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber - 1200cc's fit better. Tractor seat was cool. 0. issues.

2018 Tesla - LOL... I don't really wanna talk about it. It's not a car. It's a spaceship. Came with lots of issues. Wicked experience. Autopilot on the highway is a pleasure.

2021 GMC Sierra - Holy shit its white. I know. It was a weird time. 0 issues.

2021 GMC Yukon - Wife's daily, and the family hauler. 0 issues.

2023 Chevy ZR2 - Loving the truck - front passenger dash speaker was cooked when I picked it up. Replaced under warranty.

2023 Chevy ZL1 - On Order...TPW 3/27

Been stay at home with GM products for a long time, and don't plan to go anywhere. I've been very fortunate to have high quality, reliable products with little to no issues. Perhaps I'm not keeping them long enough to get into serious mileage though. The Tesla had more issues than my entire ownership combined.

Cheers,

RiG
 

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I don't think I've ever gone out of my way to photograph it. Here it is in the background haha.
Why is there no photo of vehicle #6? This is troubling for me... I gotta see it.
 

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This is neat.
1994 Chevrolet Silverado - Re built with my father & uncle when I was 14-15. Was Dark Garnett Red from factory, and had a cap on it for the bulk of its life. I basically grew up in this thing. Multiple trips across Western Canada. We went pretty deep on it, pulled the 305 out and cleaned everything up. Replaced anything that had major wear, did the fuel lines, brake lines, and sent it off for body and paint. Taught me a lot, and truth is, I wish I paid attention more. I would ditch nights on the truck for teenage mischief. Of course now I wish I hadn't. Never should have let it go.

2011 Chevrolet Camaro - First New Car experience. Loved it. Got a Job at the Plant as a co-op student 6 months after buying it. May or may not have brought it up in the interview. 0 issues.

2012 Cadillac Escalade - Brought it up from Clearwater, it was tons of fun. Really enjoyed the quality of ride. 0 issues.

2013 Buick Regal - Not my Grandfathers Buick... Played around with the turbo a bit and it was ridiculously fun as a stoplight warrior. CEL after I swapped the cat for a downpipe, and had to get clever with programming to increase boost and stop looking for bank 2 O2 feedback. Front right FE9 magnetic ride control strut assembly went on me - was like driving a woody wagon for a week while I waited on parts. Fixed up under warranty, no additional issues. When it was in for work the techs had a lot of fun asking me a bunch about it. Pointing out any powertrain issues probably wouldn't be covered...

2014 GMC Sierra - Black truck again, common theme perhaps. headlight condensation, replaced under warranty.

2016 GMC Sierra - A Black pickup truck. Weird... 0 issues.

2016 Triumph Street Twin - Rode a lot of dirt bikes growing up. Wanted a motorcycle real bad. Great bike to start on the street with, but too small out of the gate. 900cc. 0 issues.

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber - 1200cc's fit better. Tractor seat was cool. 0. issues.

2018 Tesla - LOL... I don't really wanna talk about it. It's not a car. It's a spaceship. Came with lots of issues. Wicked experience. Autopilot on the highway is a pleasure.

2021 GMC Sierra - Holy shit its white. I know. It was a weird time. 0 issues.

2021 GMC Yukon - Wife's daily, and the family hauler. 0 issues.

2023 Chevy ZR2 - Loving the truck - front passenger dash speaker was cooked when I picked it up. Replaced under warranty.

2023 Chevy ZL1 - On Order...TPW 3/27

Been stay at home with GM products for a long time, and don't plan to go anywhere. I've been very fortunate to have high quality, reliable products with little to no issues. Perhaps I'm not keeping them long enough to get into serious mileage though. The Tesla had more issues than my entire ownership combined.

Cheers,

RiG
Quite a fleet! All black too, except the one. Very nice. I too learned a LOT on a vehicle or two. Learned exactly how to hold the flashlight for dad working on the 2000 Silverado.
 

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