Last post on Jan 02, 1999 at 5:09 AM
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#12 of 21 bgdg
Aug 18, 1998 (5:38 am)
Greetings, Got to see the new Chevy today at Billy Navarre in Lake Charles, La. The 143" wheelbase adds a lot of room to the cab and a wide third door is now standard. gross gvwr was reduded to 6400(6600 monster n/a) Word on a 4-door is early 2000 w/ new sub. models come out. Elec. 4wd std.,and many so called n/c std. items. Pricy and loaded, orders on 12 week min., two came in and sold before unloading, More hp,room,opt's.,gvwr,power,grnd. clearance than dodge, also more trade in value. seeya,bgdg
Aug 19, 1998 (4:26 pm)
I have heard the Chevy won't have a four-dour 'till 2000 model. The GMC might have one in the spring. You would think that they would both have them at the same time.
Aug 20, 1998 (10:17 pm)
Does anyone know when and where I can get invoice prices for the 1999 Sierras?
Aug 25, 1998 (3:44 am)
Check the prices you find on the Internet closely.
GM is still building the old style trucks for 99.
The 2 places I've seen prices, one on the net and the other in book, called the old style trucks "Silverdao Classic" and "Sierra Classic".
#17 of 21 kcram
by kcram HOST
Aug 25, 1998 (5:31 pm)
The Chevy should be easy to denote - on the old body, Silverado was a trim level - the actual NAME is "C/K"
Aug 25, 1998 (6:27 pm)
I had the chevy dealer "build" my new model truck and compared the invoice price with that posted at
and they were correct.
Also, if your not sure on the internet invoice, check the engine size. New models have different engine sizes (i.e. 5.3 liter new model rather than 5.7)
Oct 21, 1998 (1:20 am)
Being chevy "biased" I must say that I love the look of the Rams, but have not been impressed with mopar's build quality. It's pretty much the same stuff they've been selling for years. The trannys aren't as durable as a GM, the engines ARE tough however. Buy what you want but there is a reason the dodges are cheaper to buy. In the end you get what you pay for....My 2cents worth...
Nov 13, 1998 (7:49 pm)
Earlier in this thread someone expressed concern stating:
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?
A co-worker was driving into work recently. His Dodge RAM 1500 Quad-Cab has been rigged with a speaker-cell-phone and he was listening in on a conference call that I too was on. Part way through the call we all heard a tremendous crash sound followed by grunts, glass breakage and the likes. Then silence. Later that day we learned that as he was driving in a tractor trailer caught the bumper of his truck caused it do go off the road and flip multiple times down an embankment. My co-worker walked away with only some bruises and scratches. The cab while damaged did not crush or twist.
The sturdiness of his RAM made me feel better as I had bought my RAM 1500 Quad about two weeks before the accident.
Jan 02, 1999 (5:09 am)
I bought a ram 4+4 bigest peace of shit i have owned 4 weeks old buy toyota best truck ever had