Last post on Apr 01, 2008 at 6:04 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra
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GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Truck
#36 of 44 My 2 cents
Jan 09, 2008 (8:19 pm)
Hey I have a 2004 Chevy Z71, basically they are the same truck, if the 2002 had the engine and transmission replaced you should be in pretty good shape, your main question to the seller should be who and when was this done? Make sure this was not done by some back yard mechanic. The only thing I've found to be a issue with these trucks is the speedometer not working all the time, my truck has been in 5 times to try to get fixed. Other than that they are great trucks. Chevy are the only Truck makers that have Full time 4x4. Most chevy trucks will go places in 2wd that other trucks like "Ford" need 4x4 for. A stock Chevy depending on engine get 18 mpg stock hwy. Good Luck
#37 of 44 Re: My 2 cents [bigz04]
Jan 09, 2008 (8:31 pm)
Alright thanks for the advice. Yea i'm going to have it looked at by a reliable mechanic first for sure.
#38 of 44 Accessories..
Apr 30, 2008 (12:37 pm)
A dealer in Kellogg, ID Dave Smith sells cars for $200 over invoice however the cars/trucks have no accessories. I am looking for a Silverado LTZ 1500. Is $200 over invoice and then buy the accessories (tubular assist steps, splash guards) worth it or can I get a better deal from another dealer who has what I am looking for with the items already on the truck?
#39 of 44 Re: Accessories.. [spahut]
Apr 30, 2008 (3:04 pm)
I'm guessing this is before rebates? If so that's a fair deal.
When you start adding dealer add-on accessories, it becomes a much different type of deal.
1. Deal for Truck
2. Deal for accessory & installation separately It helps here, if you know what the price is of the accessory ahead of time and the installation time.
3. Deal for Trade-in (if you have one)
4. Deal for F*I stuff.
Personally, for accessories, I tend to get them aftermarket as it is cheaper. Then if I don't feel like doing the install, I'll take it to a local shop to do the install.
#40 of 44 Gas Mileage Question
May 21, 2008 (7:27 pm)
Looking at purchasing 2500 GMC 4X4, 6.0 with 4.10 ratio. What kind of gas mileage can I expect?
Mar 31, 2008 (1:45 pm)
I'm lookin at a 2003 GMC Sierra with 121200 miles on it. I took it for a test drive and it stalled twice on me. I look at the tach it it was idling low. Also the driver side window would now go all the way up and close tightly. I told the saleman about it and he said that they would repair the faults. It has a 5.3 vortec engine. Well deal or no deal?
#43 of 44 Re: too many miles? [knuckbuster]
Mar 31, 2008 (11:36 pm)
Based on the history of the GMC Sierra I'd say your problems are just beginning. I wouldn't touch that thing with a 10 foot pole. 121K miles is a bit high for a 5 year old truck. However, if they would sell you that truck for under $5K that might just work.
#44 of 44 Re: too many miles? [obyone]
Apr 01, 2008 (6:04 am)
Tks obyone yeah I forgot to mention that it's been on the lot for over three months got to be something goin on there