I'm interested in buying an early-'90s GMC all-wheel-drive truck-either a Syclone or a Typhoon. I'd be interested in hearing your opinion as to which is a better truck and which one has better long-term investment potential.
They're both little rockets. Anyone who thinks V-6 engines are wimpy hasn't strapped themselves into one of these turbocharged terrors. The lighter-weight Syclone is capable of quarter-mile times in the low 13-second range. GMC claimed 0-to-60 times of less than five seconds. That's quick.
We've driven both trucks and we prefer the Typhoon. Even though it weighs a little more it's better balanced with more weight over the rear wheels. It's also more practical since it can carry additional passengers. The Syclone has very limited cargo capacity, so unless you need to haul lots of bicycles, the Typhoon is just as practical.
The '91-'92 Syclone was produced in greater quantities than the '92-'93 Typhoon. Rarity is always good for collectibility. A knock against the Syclone is that some of them were really hammered hard. Stay away from any examples that show signs of being drag-raced.
These were premium-priced trucks when new, and the finest examples haven't dropped much in price. Beat-up ones are much lower, but beware of a bargain Syclone/Typhoon that may need a new turbocharger. If you can afford it, buy the best possible example you can find.
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I have a question about the Homegrown Haulers section. If I were to send a pic of my truck, would it be published in the magazine or just on the website?
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