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#40 of 46 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 WT
Mar 21, 2008 (8:12 am)
Dec 31, 2007 I bought a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 WT Reg cab, 8' bed 4.3 V6 4x4, no options except for $0 cloth seats, for $15,990. I didn't want to buy new and was shopping used plow trucks, but almost everything on the dealer lots was in $22k to $24k range for 2002-2004 model year trucks. I'd found a 2002 Dodge 2500 for $15,900 but it had no powertrain warrantee and my son-in-law has almost the same truck and is on his 3rd transmission. KBB was listing a price for the Dodge that was grand or so less, and when they wouldn't move down on the price of the Dodge I balked and went to the GMC dealer as I'd seen this price advertised.
I think the 4.3L V6 is plenty big for me. I just plow my own driveway and make a couple runs to the landfill and Home Depot once a month. I don't own a trailer.
The dealer installed a new Fisher MinuteMount2 plow for me, 7.5ft RD for around $4100, which is probably where they made any profit on the deal.
There was a $2000 rebate that month, but even allowing for that it was below dealer invoice according to Edmunds. Edmunds shows $21,965 MSRP including destination, and $20,808 dealer invoice, minus the $2000 rebate gives a 'real' dealer invoice of $18,808, so I figure my $15.990 price was a very good deal. My son-in-law says I stole this truck!
I'm still amazed at what's standard on this WT. ABS brakes, tire pressure monitoring, OnStar, XM radio with CD/MP3 and iPod jack. Low washer fluid warning light. Automatic headlights. No AC and crank window though. No power windows. I had to explain to the OnStar rep that the emergency lockout (door unlock) wouldn't work without having power door locks. No AC isn't too much of a problem most of the year here in Maine. I got the truck in Silver Birch so the light color should cut down on summer heat.
I've been very happy with my deal. Just getting up to 700 miles on the ODO after almost 3 months. 3 month XM radio runs out in a few days; I can't justfy it on a vehicle I plan to drive so little. Average fuel mileage so far is 10.5 to 11 mpg, but most has been snow plowing and travel with the plow on during storms.
I know I probably got the advertised special they use to get the customer to come in and be up-sold. They did say they had 3 other trucks on the lot that the deal was good on (WT V6 Reg cab 4x4) so I could have had a few other colors but went with the light colored truck because no AC.
#41 of 46 Re: 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 WT [mknight]
Mar 21, 2008 (4:52 pm)
Sounds like you got an excellent deal. I've been on the hunt for a leftover 07 or 08 Silverado/Sierra, ext cab 4x4 with the 5.3 Flex fuel engine. Found a few leftover 07 recently and dealer quotes were $500-1000 above invoice. Haven't really followed up since the rebates are still $2000 for 08s and $3000 for 07s. GM card rebate is still $1500. I guess GM anticipates a shortage soon due to the American axle strike. I have an 06 Crew 2WD and made it through another winter with no real problems. SInce the warm weather is coming, I can leisurely shop. Not quite sure, how the dealer priced yours out. You definitely got a very good deal. Enjoy.
#42 of 46 Re: What price can I expect? Help Me PLZ [jfritsch]
Apr 24, 2008 (12:46 pm)
But I also noticed, through April, that GMC has a $4000 customer cash for previous GMC owners on Sierra and Yukon. Beats anything that Chevy has right now. They are only offering $2000, I believe.
Apr 16, 2009 (11:10 am)
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#44 of 46 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Short Box 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
Jan 22, 2010 (12:50 pm)
Looks like I can get this vehical with 0% for 72 months. However what price should I be paying? as you can see in the details below they are asking $35,178.
Any thoughts? Car Guy? Anyone?
drive wheels: 4WD
engine: 4.8L 8 cyl
transmission: 4 speed automatic with overdrive
SIERRA 1500 4WD CREW CAB W/T
VORTEC 4.8L V8 SFI ENGINE
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
SILVER BIRCH METALLIC
MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE $35,178.00
STANDARD VEHICLE PRICE $32,205.00
OPTIONS INSTALLED BY MANUFACTURER
7,000 LBS GVWR
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
3.42 REAR AXLE RATIO
REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER
POWER WINDOWS AND MIRRORS
(STD KEYLESS ENTRY DELETED)
H.D. TRAILERING EQUIP PKG INCL:
LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL
HANDLING/TRAILERING SUSP PKG
SOLAR-RAY DEEP TINTED GLASS
TOTAL OPTIONS $1,978.00
TOTAL VEHICLE & OPTIONS $34,183.00
DESTINATION CHARGE $995.00
TOTAL VEHICLE PRICE*** $35,178.00
ITEMS FEATURED BELOW ARE INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE IN THE STANDARD VEHICLE PRICE SHOWN AT RIGHT
5 YEAR/100,000 MILE POWERTRAIN LIMITED WARRANTY SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS
VORTEC 4.8L V8 ENGINE
4-SPEED AUTO TRANSMISSION
COIL-OVER-SHOCK FRONT SUSP
MULTI-LEAF REAR SPRING SUSP
Z83 SMOOTH RIDE SUSPENSION
BOXED FRAME DESIGN W/ HYDROFORMED TECHNOLOGY
PWR RACK AND PINION STEERING
***SAFETY & SECURITY***
4-WHEEL ABS W/DYNAMIC REAR PROPORTIONING
DUAL STAGE DR/RT FRT PASS AIR BAGS W/PASS SENSING SYSTEM
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS
AUTO HEADLAMPS W/FLASH-TO-PASS
1 YEAR ONSTAR SAFE & SOUND (ASK DEALER ABOUT TURN-BY-TURN NAVIGATION UPGRADE)
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (DOES NOT APPLY TO SPARE TIRE)
CHROME REAR BUMPER
17" FULL-SIZE SPARE
FRONT TOW HOOKS
FOLDING OUTSIDE MIRRORS
CARGO BOX ILLUMINATION
SOLAR-RAY TINTED GLASS
40/20/40 FRT SPLIT BENCH SEATS
60/40 SPLIT REAR SEATING
DUAL GLOVE BOX STORAGE
AM/FM STEREO, CD PLAYER
XM SATELLITE RADIO - SERVICE FEE EXTRA - 1ST 3 MONTHS INCL
DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER
4-GAUGE CLUSTER W/TACHOMETER
DUAL 12-VOLT AUX PWR OUTLETS
TILT STEERING WHEEL
RUBBERIZED VINYL FLR COVERING
BATTERY RUN-DOWN PROTECTION
OIL-LIFE MONITOR SYSTEM
#45 of 46 Re: 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Short Box 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck [njdealguy]
Jan 25, 2010 (8:11 am)
This forum is pretty quiet. A couple thoughts...
1. I would not buy a Sierra 1500 crew cab with the 4.8 liter engine, I would look for one with the 5.3.
2. Have you figured out the invoice price on this truck using the data available at Edmunds.com?
For a leftover '09, I would only pay invoice minus rebates (I guess if you take the 0% you forego most of the rebates) minus the the holdback (which is 3% of total MSRP before destination charge for GMC) so another $1000 off.
#46 of 46 GMC Sierra 1500 LT Crew Cab
Aug 18, 2011 (6:19 am)
MSRP: 36,250 (Black exterior) Gorgeous!!!
Steps: 175 (775-600 negotiated)
Plus tax, DMV
May not have been the best deal but it's decent and it's a beautiful truck.
This is with the convenience package, regional package and trailer brake.