This truck just isn’t for me...

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  1. Illnasty

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    After owning my 2016 Denali for 3 years, I’ve come to the conclusion that this truck just isn’t for me. I love the way it looks and technological advances it has over my 2002 Denali but I just don’t like the way it drives. Call me crazy but I feel like my 2002 Denali drives like a sports car which I can whip around corners and sharp turns. The 2016 is just so stiff and rough. I feel every bump in the road and get frightened around the same turns I eat up with my 2002.

    In the end, I’ll give this to my wife and try to buy a low mileage 2006 Escalade if I can find one when my 2002 Denali gives out.
     
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    Change the wheels and tires and get a tune. Some of these get stiff suspensions when a shock sticks in the extended position and needs replacing.

    You running 22" wheels or?
     
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    it shouldnt be stiff & rough.
    if you have MRC on the front... could need reprogramming or new shocks.

    tires can make/break ride as well


    my burb rides like a comfy sports car, still riding on 22's.
    however i lowered it & added sway bars.


    havent you had other issues along the way? maybe it was a mon/fri truck ;) lol
     
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    MRC is rough especially on 22’s. I would certainly double check that they aren’t seized though.

    Buying a 12 year old vehicle seems an extreme option. There are lots of fun things to drive these days...
     
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    lol...is this a serious post

    I had a 2005 Escalade. fun rig. can't hold a candle to the 2015 or 2017 I've had. My 2015/2017 don't have the fancy suspension either that they Esky did either.
     
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    I’ve heard from a few folks that they thought the gmt800 Denali was the best ever made like some say the C5 vette was. Sounds like you’re in that group. Instead of buying a mystery do some upgrades to the 06
     
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    Or just go buy another brand...Buying a 12 year old vehicle because ‘muh family always has this brand’ is straight up nuts IMO.
     
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    No where did he say this. He said he wanted a 12 year old vehicle because he is happier with his 17 year old sameish vehicle. Nothing wrong with this, I was looking for a 05/06 crew cab GM when I bought my 19 because I had one and liked it but the pricing didn't make any sense to buy an older one and was ultimately happy with my decision, he is not.
     
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    I never meant to suggest he did.

    All I’m saying is that if you aren’t happy with your current vehicle I’d suggest looking for another one.

    That’s not over a decade old. *shrug*
     
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    He seems happy with a decade old vehicle and it does not bother him if it is older. Nothing in anything he has said is that he wants a new again. Maybe his wife needs a vehicle and is happy with his 16 and he doesn't have the money for two new/er vehicles, maybe he has the money for multiple newer vehicles, either way he seems to really like the 00-06 GM SUVs and would like to have another one.

    I know you like to give people crap about brand loyalty and not looking at other options but I really do not see the relevance in this thread.
     

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