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Been a truck guy since '73 when I first started driving. Owned mostly 1/2 tons and a few 3/4T, all 4X4 except for two. Really liked the F-150s back in the day of the 300 I-6, owned a bunch of Chevys and a few GMCs, even a '66 2WD w/ the 305 V6... so I like torque.

I was shopping '16 1500 Silverado's and Sierra's ext. cabs when I found a '16 Canyon SLT 4X4 Dmax at the local dealer, test drive ensued and I loved it. Didn't bother to test drive the 3.6L, I was hooked. Traded a '14 Silverado LTZ ext. cab w/ 26K miles in on the Canyon SLT. The LTZ spoiled me rotten with heated/ cooled leather seats, tilt mirrors, huge console, Bose etc. but became a chore to park and care for, rode like a Cadillac though even w/ A/Ts at 75. Bloat, I don't miss it at all.

The '16 Canyon SLT is nicely equipped, fits like it was made for me and rides like a truck is supposed to. All controls are w/ in easy reach and the heated leather seats and Bose are great. After only 1600 miles fuel mileage is currently 27 w/ 80% highway on my 40 mile commute, kinda expect more tho as I figure it out.

This truck came w/ factory 5" running boards, splash guards and drop in bed liner installed. I've since added a BakFlip MX4 hard tonneau, AMP bed extender, AV ventvisors and Husky floor liners. 3M clear bra to be added soon. Later plans call for a Denali grill and LED light bar. Love this truck so far, hope it doesn't disappoint.

My other vehicles are a '09 BMW 335xi and a '05 Mustang GT w/ tune, lowered suspension, AMR wheels w/ 255 Nittos.

Great site y'all have here. Thanks much.
 

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Nice to have you. We looked at the SLTs as well but went with a 2017 Canyon SLE All Terrain CCLB. We're up to 1800 miles on it already and it had 3 when we drove off the lot with it and that was 3 weeks ago. The wife drives it a lot to and from work and she loves it.

She has gotten the last 50 miles fuel economy up to 33.9 as her best and had an avg. Of 32.9 for a while. I hand figured the last tank of fuel and it was 25.5 vs. The computers 25.8. So I believe it when it says what it's getting. My 2004 2500HD Duramax, I never had faith in the instant mpg or average calculator it had, was never close to my hand calculations.

You stick to the highway and I believe you will get better. I'm thinking of eventually doing a cold air intake, getting tunes from either Duramax Tuner or Motor Ops and putting a straight pipe on it. The cold air will happen much sooner than the other two. Kind of want to wait until the warranty ends. Really like the reports I've heard from mrbones on here who tuned and deleted and gets, I think, up to 44 on the highway.

Glad you're happy with the truck too =)
 

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Onyx Black

Although I swore off black vehicles years ago in favor of Silver I made an exception w/ this Canyon. Black and chrome is classy. Only wheel I'd consider installing is the AR910 PVD but doesn't appear available for the GMT-700.

I've upped my detailing arsenal to deal w/ the Black paint and there's a brushless car wash on my commute. Can't wait for warm weather to do a full detail.
 

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Onyx Black

Although I swore off black vehicles years ago in favor of Silver I made an exception w/ this Canyon. Black and chrome is classy. Only wheel I'd consider installing is the AR910 PVD but doesn't appear available for the GMT-700.

I've upped my detailing arsenal to deal w/ the Black paint and there's a brushless car wash on my commute. Can't wait for warm weather to do a full detail.
there is a guy selling those wheels...

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I also swore off black vehicles but mine was the last 16 diesel left within searchable distance and, damnit, it was black. Now that I have it, I love it. Those wheels you like look good. I opted for black wheels.
 

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I keep saying I'm not buying black vehicles, yet somehow I just keep doing it. The dealer I went to showed that they had three diesels on the lot, two white and one black. I get there to take a look and first they tell me they don't have any. I'm like the web shows three, well as soon as we order them they go up there, they may be in transit. They confer amongst themselves, the guy disappears and shows up with the black one. Next day I stop by to drop off some items from my trade in and see the two white ones sitting behind the dealer. I'm not 100% sure which one I would have ultimately chosen if the two were side by side, nor do I know the spec of the other ones, but I had thought I might want the white. I guess I'll never know, but black sure does look great for the 15 minutes you can keep it clean.
 

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After almost three months in and I really like the Onyx black now, glad I bought it, still a bear to keep lookin' clean tho w/ NE winters and road salt. Something about black n chrome w/ me.

So what are you guys plans for keeping her clean, have a detailing arsenal yet? or just let it go?

Really need to clay bar in the spring, install a 3M clear bra on the front. Maybe go over the paint w/ Porter-Cable buffer w/ CG Hex-Logic pads and polish/ wax this summer. Trying a foam cannon for the first time also.

Kinda like a high maintenance woman.... you know better but it's worth the effort. Yea, so I tell myself.
 

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mine had swirls on the hood when I picked it up at the dealer. I've had cars with the clear bra's and they are great so I might look into that. Otherwise I've just learned to live with a dirty car. I did find a nice detail shop right around the corner from my house so I can always do that every couple of months.
 
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