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Dec 10, 1998 (4:39 pm)
My 1/2 ton Silverado, Regular Cab, long bed, base trim, 4.8L, 5speed, 4:10 G80, got allocated on Tuesday of this week. Any guesses as to when I will get a build date?
jxyoung - courtesy trade? Sounds unethical, if not illegal. Lets not slip to Clinton's level of morals..... If you can afford a new vehicle, you ought to pay the taxes on it.
Drove a 5.3L auto autotrack (spelling?) reg cab last weekend in 6 inches of snow and ice. Set up a little autocross course in an abandoned parking lot.
BEST ice and snow performance of any vehicle I have ever driven. I was very impressed with the autotrack. Was almost seemless. Under hard acceleration, the rear end would pitch out and then the front end would engage and I'd go rallying around the turn. In 4x4 mode, seemed to maybe push a little more but this could just be in my mind. Antilock brakes are wonderfull on glare ice, going downhill.........pedal feels like a sewing machine pulsation at around 5 to 10 hertz frequency.
Dec 10, 1998 (5:47 pm)
California Emission Problems
The emission problem was fixed on Sierras to be send to california. The vehicles were making a noised related to the emission system that the engineers found unacceptable. No problems with the emission control themselves. As far as the Auto News goes, it is a trade publication that mose of the dealers subscribe to. I also looked for it on the internet and could not find it. My dealer read me the article over the telephone. Personally, my lastest build week is 12/14. The dealer stated that GM is working overtime to get these trucks shipped before the Christmas shut-dowm. I'll update you when I know the truck is in transit.
#647 of 654 rear seat access from driver's side
Dec 10, 1998 (7:26 pm)
Thanks for the info. I went to a dealer last night to see for myself and you are exactly right. Both the non-power buckets and the 40/20/40 bench offer ample access to the back seat from the driver's side. It's enough of a difference for me that I'll skip the 6-way power seats and go with the manual. Thanks again!
Dec 10, 1998 (10:50 pm)
Its funny I posted a message last night but I don't see it hear. Excuse me if it shows up twice.
I went to my CA dealer and he informed that he is not aware of any emissions hold for CA Silverados. However, I think dealers are the last to know. I hope it isn't true.
Also, I asked the dealer about the tax break associated with trading in a vehicel. He stated that the vehicle is taxed on its selling price, not the difference. A while back they would only tax you on the difference between trade in and selling price but he told me the IRS cracked down on them. They no longer do it. This is in CA., maybe its different in other states. I would be curios to hear if anyone if CA. was able to work this deal.
Dec 10, 1998 (11:54 pm)
A courtesy trade is no more illegal than you trading in the vehicle and the dealer selling the vehicle. In this case you have a buyer for the dealer and he doesn't have to find one. You already paid tax on that vehicle why should you pay tax on that money again?? Some states have changed the laws so that they can tax you twice on the same money. I pay enough taxes already and will save my tax $ when I legally can!
Dec 11, 1998 (2:54 am)
jmathews: I too have a build date for a GMC the week of 12/14. The salesman is going to check on Fri (12/11) to see if there has been any slipage due to the Sierra production problems.
In our conversation, my salesman told me that they were first told GMC production would be stopped for 3 months due to the bad stamps. Fortunately, GM got there act together and fixed the problem right away. Who knows, maybe it was an omen to wait until the 2000 model appears and hope for the 4 door. I'll let you know my revised(?) build status when I hear something.
Dec 11, 1998 (6:59 am)
I asked my saleman as I don't trust my memory. But in Kansas you are only taxed on the difference. So at 5.9% I will save $1150 . That makes me feel even better about trading it in as I think it would be difficult selling it for more than $1150 more than the dealer is giving me plus I don't have any worries. ...... Rich
Dec 11, 1998 (10:17 pm)
1999 Black Silverado LS ordered 9-26-98.....
Build date Nov. 30th............
#653 of 654 dave40 JOIN the CROWD
Dec 11, 1998 (11:40 pm)
;ordered black SIERRA 2500 august 1st 4 build dates NOV 9th NOV 26th DEC 7th JAN 4th waited this long what the PUCK !!
#654 of 654 ruz
Dec 12, 1998 (12:56 am)
This topic is getting too long, so I'm going to freeze it and start a new one.
The new topic is topic #461, Chevrolet Silverado.