Last post on Mar 03, 1999 at 6:44 PM
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Feb 05, 1999 (12:02 pm)
Geez i must brush up on my math i thought the gmc was cheaper after i added it all up so i ended up ordering a slt plus some options and i thought it was still was cheaper then a similar equipped silverado. I like the look of the sierra better also
Feb 06, 1999 (2:28 am)
GM has been changing prices on certain options and may have changed it around to where certain options could make 1 cheaper than the other??
Feb 08, 1999 (1:50 am)
production numbers are lower for gmc sierras thus less out there to buy demand exceedes number of trucks sothe price is higher people will pay th3e money for the badge.
Feb 19, 1999 (1:54 am)
Going after my GMC vs Chevy, same options as close as I can tell. GMC MSRP sticker was $450 higher, Invoice was $50 lower. Go figure.
#17 of 22 GMC Availability Was The Key...
Feb 20, 1999 (5:21 pm)
I was in the market for a 99 2500 SLE 6.0L Ext. Cab. 8ft bed 4WD trailer pkg, etc... didn't really care if it was a Chevy or GMC...
Could not find a Chevy ANYWHERE and the dealers would not deal at all here in Phoenix. Had to go to Maine for my mother's funeral and found several 2500 GMCs there. Bought one for $500 over invoice.
I was tracking Chevy vs. GMC pricing pretty closely and did not notice that much difference. GMC seemed to offer better options packages and that seemed to be the difference (didn't have to pay extra for auto trans for example.)
For me, not having to wait 15-20 weeks...and paying only $500 over was a larger factor in my GMC vs. Chevy decision than any minor styling or sheet metal differences. My truck even came in white which is better for the sun here in Arizona.
Maybe when the supply catches up with demand in your city things might be different...but not here in Phoenix...
I bought it from a dealer in Augusta Maine who claimed to be the 4th largest GMC dealer in the country last year. He also said GMC sold more trucks in Maine than in any other state and that's why he had allocations when no else did...
When I get it back to Phoenix in early March, I'm going to drive my local GMC dealer here in Phoenix (who claimed three weeks ago he couldn't even get pricing on the 2500s and they weren't building any until middle February...) blow my horn loudly... get out and give him the bird... and then pray like hell I never need warranty work from him...!!!
Feb 27, 1999 (9:32 pm)
At the car show here in Houston a gmc rep. told me there are fewer gmc trucks made than Chevrolet. That was the reason for the price difference.
Mar 02, 1999 (8:06 am)
Motor Trend said it was just marketing, that the intent is for GMC to be perceived up-scale, that the actual prices work out very close when equipped similarly.
My friend's Yukon goes in to GMC for brakes, 3 days later he gets it back. And they want appointments. My S10 Blazer goes in to Chevrolet at 7:00 a.m. any day, gets a clutch, water pump and brakes, and I get a call at 3:00 p.m. to pick it up at 5:00. That was why I chose the Silverado over the Sierra. My brother spoke very highly of a Honda dealership where he lives. The service department is open on Saturdays.
#20 of 22 mtv1
Mar 02, 1999 (10:30 pm)
gmc dealer in my area (upstate ny)not cooperative at all. tried all five and got the take it or leave it attitude. all expected 1500 over invoice or more. wound up with a chevy 500over invoice and the dealer was glad to have my buisness! can't understand what's up with gmc.
Mar 03, 1999 (2:04 am)
GMC is now officially part of the Pontiac Division of GM. Don't know if that means anything or not.
My Chevy dealer is also open on Saturdays. Plus, the Service Department is open until midnight on weekdays. Now that's convenience.
Mar 03, 1999 (6:44 pm)
I just bought on the 26th of Feb a 99 GMC Ext Cab 4x4 SLT Sierra. That truck I ordered on 11/5/98 at the local GMC dealership in town. I bought the GMC because I perferred the exterior styling of the GMC. As far as price I did lots of research. If the options on the trucks are identical, the price is identical. The only difference is that they offer different option packages between the GMC and the Chevrolet. Some models between both can only get certain options. The truck is great. I love the styling. I paid only 500 over invoice. The first tank of gas with the 5.3 made fifteen mpg with the 3.73 rear end. They are both nice trucks and it is just up to personal preference and which dealer you can deal with.