I am a child of Detroit and I love my hometown automobile makers. Snipe if you will, but those in the know do indeed know American quality has come a long way, baby. So, it was with great pride and no small amount of joy that I placed an order for the all-new GMC Sierra AT4 pick-up truck right after the turn of the new year.
It’s no ordinary truck, and it’s priced like no ordinary truck. I could buy a Mercedes and take a nice vacation for what I’m laying out on this beastly beauty. I could have driven one off the lot the day I decided to buy it, of course. But I’m a little more particular about my vehicles so I placed an order that chilly first week of January to have one built just for me.
That was 74 days ago.
The seasons have turned, and spring is in the air. It takes time to build a truck — certainly a great one. Since early January, however, I’ve heard nothing without inquiry. And though I try not to be a pest, inquire I have. Every couple of weeks. The conversations are short and the email exchanges even shorter because the dealer doesn’t have much to tell me.