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#2 of 21 bigfur
Jul 06, 1998 (3:50 am)
Im not sure if you want to wait for the 99 GM trucks, it could be awhile(strike and all). but if they get the 99 out soon definatly take a close look at both of them. Besides if you like your Ram now what the hell get another. Try to drive them both and pick your favorite.
My two cents
#3 of 21 Brutus
Jul 06, 1998 (2:17 pm)
It's probably going to be tough to get a good resale price for a one year old truck since new vehicles lose alot of value when you drive them off the lot. Usually, it's best to keep them for at least three years or so. That might be a consideration in your decision.
I wouldn't anticipate being able to take possession of one of the new 99 Chevys until at least early next year. Once GM gets everything up and running again, the orders for the new trucks will be pretty backed up.
Jul 07, 1998 (7:15 pm)
I agree with the above posts.
Also, remember the GMC extended cab will offer only 3 doors. A 4th door won't be available for at least another year. 4 door extended cabs are already available on Dodges and Ford Super Duties, and will be available on Ford F-150/250LDs for '99. To me a 4-door extended cab makes much more sense than a 3-door model.
#5 of 21 barbwv
Aug 04, 1998 (7:11 pm)
Our local dealer (who sells both dodge and chevy) says he feels the quad cab is unsafe as there is no support beam between the front and rear doors. In a rollover situation, he feels you would be in trouble. Also, because of less support, he worries about the cab "twisting". Any thoughts?
#6 of 21 Brutus
Aug 05, 1998 (5:02 pm)
Ford said that the reason they took longer to introduce their four door extended cab was because they designed it differently from Dodge, in a way they felt was safer. This info came from Ford, so it could be market hype. I sure haven't heard of any safety problems with the Dodge Quads, and they've been on the road for awhile now.
Aug 05, 1998 (7:50 pm)
I'm looking forward to test driving a 1999 GMC 4X4 Sierra when they come out, however, a good buy can be made on a 1998 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4X4. The difference in price may be a factor for me in which to choose. From the standpoint of features and performance, the GMC looks like the one to beat though. The 327 with a five speed would be a sporty ride for sure.
Aug 12, 1998 (8:54 pm)
Interested in any info. as to when the '99 GMC's will be in dealerships. I really need a pickup within a week or two. Chev. seems to be advertising the specific's about their '99s but nothing from GMC. Any news to use??
Aug 17, 1998 (4:50 am)
Both trucks are coming in very slowly in dealerships. Going to see a Sierra next week when it comes in, and the Silverados should be coming in any day now. I live in Phoenix but I heard in some other parts of the country, they're in.
Aug 17, 1998 (5:53 pm)
I suspect you will have to order one since demand will likely exceed supply for several months. If you do manage to get one off the lot, it will likely cost you thousands more than if you order one. A dealer has little incentive to give a good deal on a truck that he can't keep on the lot.
Aug 18, 1998 (1:19 am)
I checked out the Chevy Silverado (LS) 4x4 at Thouroughbred Chevrolet in Phoenix on Saturday morning at 8:30am. They received four in and sold out by the end of the day.
If you are looking at Dodge and Ford, don't buy before checking out these trucks. They did a really good job in the re-design.
I have to wait for a four door. I read on the web (Houston Chronical) that the Sierra might come out with a four-door as early as this spring.
Can anyone confirm?