Last post on Dec 11, 1998 at 11:56 PM
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#615 of 654 dave40 ANOTHER DELAY
Dec 07, 1998 (10:19 pm)
My 2500 SEIRRA delayed for the 4th time! last build date was today DEC.7th NEW BUILD DATE WEEK of JANUARY 4th I wonder if GMC will give me the MARKETING OPTION PACKAGE.code#1SZ This discount was not available before January 1999 . it was listed on my printout the dealer gave me when I ordered the pucking truck back in August ps. HEY FISH GOOD LUCK GETTING YOUR TRUCK THIS MONTH it don't look to good.
Dec 07, 1998 (11:48 pm)
Any comments from anyone who has bought or test driven the Siverado 1500 with the standard 4.3 V6? Is this enough engine for this truck (no towing plan, and only light hauling).
Dec 08, 1998 (12:42 am)
I've ordered my Silverado and I got up off my rear end and visited a dealer instead of waiting for a brochure. I won't be visiting Ford message boards and second guessing my decision as matt24 is evidently doing after buying his "floater".
#618 of 654 dave40 MATT 24 TOO BAD
Dec 08, 1998 (12:59 am)
GOOD THINGS COME TO HE WHO WAITS. VORTEC 6000
Dec 08, 1998 (1:22 am)
I don't know about the waiting. Visited my dealer this afternoon about the xcab swb 4x4 3/4 ton LT. Worked up a deal and I was a little shocked. The offer for my 97 Z71 was over a couple of thousand below the trade in value at Kelly Bluebook site for good rating. And my truck is better than good. Tires are showing a little wear, but plenty of miles left on them. Everything else is excellent. How do others feel about the trade in value at the Kelly site? Then on top of that his first offer to a customer who has bought 4 trucks from the dealership, two from this salesman, was invoice plus $1000. I felt insulted as we were over $3000 dollars apart. It seems because 3/4 are scarce (non-existant) the salesmanger feels he can charge a premium. Thats the same they were doing with the 1/2 tons when they first came out. Somehow I feel had when Chevy causes the shortage and then soaks me for their mistakes. Anyhow he came down some but it left a bad taste that they would start negoiations with a supposed valued customer like this. And were still a couple of thousand apart. ..... Am going to another dealer tomorrow who sells Chevy's and Ford's. I have not seen a Super Duty yet and I guess I should just to feel I've covered all the bases. Probably my luck Super Duties aren't in stock to look at. ..... Rich
Dec 08, 1998 (3:12 am)
Very seldom ever seen a trade work out to the sellers advantage! Why not try to sell it outright? You should be able to get better than trade then?? It isn't like these trucks do not have a good resale value!
Dec 08, 1998 (3:20 am)
Oh, and on Ford trucks! Have one at work and had one in the past and owned GM products for the past
10 years and have no plans to go back any time soon! I will wait for what I consider to be a superior truck??? Maybe it is maybe it is not, I will make that decision after owning it? It will take some convincing after my last experiences with fords. Not saying that they are not good but my luck I guess, is bad and I am not willing to try it again right now with Ford.
Good luck, to the guys that did not want to wait but I'll hold off for now.
#622 of 654 Sell myself - Ford trucks
Dec 08, 1998 (3:33 am)
I used to sell my vehicles myself and did better than trade. But I've had to put up with a few that I just don't want the hassle anymore. I'm willing to give up that premium for the piece of mind. But that doesn't mean I want to give it away. When I bought this 97 Z71 I traded in a 94 full size blazer and this same saleman and I did not see eye to eye to start but we weren't a thousand apart and we made a deal. Being over 3000 apart makes negotiations deficult. As a side note, when I bought the 94 Blazer I traded in a 84 Dodge ramcharger. I did alot of work on that SUV and didn't get nothing for it. Thats when I decided trading every 36K was not any cheaper, but I'm not sure its much more expensive and I'm always driving a fairly new vehicle. And I don't have to rebuild engines anymore. I've got new hobbies. Oh, and on the Ford trucks, I'm just looking like I did last week at the Dodges. Probably won't, but I want to know all my options. Rich
Dec 08, 1998 (4:07 am)
Dealers usually pay about 30% below blue book trade-in prices. The only time I've seen someone get the amount indicated in the blue books is if the dealer makes it up on the other side of the transaction (the purchase of the new vehicle). Dealers are looking for a net figure. If a dealer is willing to sell a vehicle for $1,000 over dealer invoice, but is able to get you to pay $3,000 over invoice, he will be more willing to pay you an additional $2,000 on your trade-in. If you're trying to pay close to invoice for the new vehicle, it will be very hard to get a price for the trade-in that you will find satisfactory.
Dec 08, 1998 (2:38 pm)
Brutus is right about the price haggling. I'm sorry to hear your problems Rich, but supply and demand is going to make it hard for you to get a better price. right now, there are people out there willing to pay more than a $1000 over invoice, so until GM can catch up production wise, its going to be tough for anyone who wants a Chevy right now.