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1999 Chevrolet Silverado

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  • dave40dave40 Posts: 582
    Bad news from CANADA ! Just heard Frames made by the DANA corporation in READING PA. moved the operation to CANADA sometime recently and they screwed the frames up! I think we will be waiting longer then expected. HANG IN THERE DUDES I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL! :(
  • Just love this Truck website thing. Never was so interested in the computer but this sort of info is EXACTLY what I was looking for and I've read every question/answer to the new Silverado, some of them twice. Anyway has anyone sampled the 2500 with the 6L engine yet? I am very curious about the milage. Especially with the 5sp Manual. Also curious about anyones experience with the Auto-Trac option.
  • fish6fish6 Posts: 50
    QUESTION.....DO THE BIGGER TIRES REQUIRED FOR THE Z71 MAKE MORE ROAD NOISE OR DECREASE MPG COMPARED TO THE P245s????????????
  • jxyoungjxyoung Posts: 156
    RichinKs:

    I have seen probably between 50 and 100 new Silverado's at numerous dealers and have yet to see a LT?? Not saying they are not building them but I have not seen one yet, and I have seen a large number of trucks?

    The Z71 does not require larger tires but when you chose that option it lets you add the larger tires if you like. The only thing I do not like about the 265 tires is they are Firestone Wilderness AT tires with no grip to them whatsoever?? Go figure
    a 4W Drive with big tires that have no grips???
    I would assume that these tires make no more noise that your automobile, as they look very much like a passenger car tire??? Maybe if Chevy gets a few complaints they will change the tries before they build ours, that is if they care about what the customer wants? The trucks I have seen show the same mileage for all the tires.

    I live in Louisiana and the heated mirrors would probably just dry up the dew in the am. I would have liked them for the self dimming feature?? Got along without them for the last 37 years and probably will for the rest?
  • zonk1zonk1 Posts: 37
    My truck is an LS Z71 ext cab short bed with 5.3L, G80/3.73, Auto-trac, 265/75 tires. I'm EXTREMELY happy with the truck! I've checked gas mileage twice. 15.6 city and 17.2 hwy at 75mph. Haven't towed anything yet but I tried the tow\haul mode anyway. Shifts are much crisper and at higher rpm's as described. The Firestones are basically street tires so if you do a LOT of offroad you probably don't want them. Overall quality of the truck is very good. Everything lines up good, is in it's place and tight. I've read where the Ford's are supposed to be better ergonomically, but I don't see how. Everything is right at your fingertips and the bucket seats feel like they should be in the living room! Did I mention that I really like this truck! The dealer said that there's something about the way the truck is secured in transit that the front end can go out of alignment. He told me to bring it in between 500 and 7500 miles for an alignment and GM will pay for it. Don't ya'll miss out on that one.
  • RichinKsRichinKs Posts: 416
    jxyoung, The LT is listed as restricted on the Assembly schedule web site. I am not sure what that means. I assume they are making some or they would have it listed as hold. The salesman last week told me if I ordered now it could be April before I would see it. I have seen some LS's with all the bells and whistles of a LT, but the one difference I know of is LT's and LS's don't have the same leather bucket seats. Also I'm wanting a 3/4 ton 4x4.
  • I live in TX and I was up at my grandparents in a small town in west TX. I was lookin' through the paper and I saw a picture of the 1999 Cevy Silverado. It wasn't the picture that caught my eye though, it was the price next to it
    -- $13,995 --
    It was a regular cab 2 wheel drive. I'm assuming for the price it had a 4.3 in it. Does anyone know if the dealer might be hiding something or what the catch might be? I read into the fine print and it said silverado and didn't say anything about 'limited selection' or anything like that. I immediately came here to Edmunds' and the base price I looked up here was $17,000. Anyone got any ideas?
  • dave40dave40 Posts: 582
    Pick up your telephone and call the dealer and ask him the price of the truck!
  • Received my 1500 short bed extended cab 4x4 LS 5300 w/3.73 (black)on 12/1 (ordered 9/2 and built 11/12). Before ordering, I parked a brand new comparable Dodge side by side with the Silverado. Do so and you'll agree THERE IS NO COMPARISON. Even my (jelous) buddy with the new Dodge agrees. Basically, I got every option except leather and autotrac. Was second guessing not ordering the autotrac, and when the truck arrived they had mistakenly installed it (at no charge to me). I'll tell you how I like it after we get some snow, but me wife will appreciate it. Messing with it now, the engagement is crisp and silent even at highway speeds. When in tow/haul mode, the rear wheels chirp when upshifting from first to second. Fit and finish are superb, and I have found no flaws that are unacceptable. I thought lack of a fourth door would bug me more, but with the drivers seat jumping forward when you release it, it is not bad for entry or storing stuff. It was definately worth the wait. Be patient and don't compromise.
  • fish6fish6 Posts: 50
    I CALLED GM TODAY TO CHECK ON THE PROGRESS OF MY TRUCK THAT IS BEING BUILT. IT HAD A BUILD DATE OF NOV. 30, SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BUILT LAST WEEK. TODAY THIS GUY AT GM TELLS ME HE CAN'T TELL ME FOR SURE IF MY BUILD DATE WAS DELAYED OR NOT, IF THE TRUCK WAS BUILT, OR NOT. WHAT'S THE DEAL? IS THIS GENERAL MOTORS WAY OF TELLING ME IT WASN'T BUILT? THEY MUST KNOW THE STATUS OF THE TRUCK! WHY WOULD THEY SO THEY DON'T KNOW?????????
  • fish6fish6 Posts: 50
    I ordered a club-cab, 4x4, LS. Maybe I should call them again and get more info??????????
  • fish6fish6 Posts: 50
    I just did call them back and they could not confirm that it was built, but their records show that there are no posted delays. Do you think this means it was built??? They told me to call back at the end of the weeks.
  • dave40dave40 Posts: 582
    My 2500 SEIRRA delayed for the 4th time! last build date was today DEC.7th NEW BUILD DATE WEEK of JANUARY 4th I wonder if GMC will give me the MARKETING OPTION PACKAGE.code#1SZ This discount was not available before January 1999 . it was listed on my printout the dealer gave me when I ordered the pucking truck back in August ps. HEY FISH GOOD LUCK GETTING YOUR TRUCK THIS MONTH it don't look to good.
  • jmwtxjmwtx Posts: 4
    Any comments from anyone who has bought or test driven the Siverado 1500 with the standard 4.3 V6? Is this enough engine for this truck (no towing plan, and only light hauling).
  • DavyddDavydd Posts: 121
    I've ordered my Silverado and I got up off my rear end and visited a dealer instead of waiting for a brochure. I won't be visiting Ford message boards and second guessing my decision as matt24 is evidently doing after buying his "floater".
  • dave40dave40 Posts: 582
    GOOD THINGS COME TO HE WHO WAITS. VORTEC 6000
  • RichinKsRichinKs Posts: 416
    I don't know about the waiting. Visited my dealer this afternoon about the xcab swb 4x4 3/4 ton LT. Worked up a deal and I was a little shocked. The offer for my 97 Z71 was over a couple of thousand below the trade in value at Kelly Bluebook site for good rating. And my truck is better than good. Tires are showing a little wear, but plenty of miles left on them. Everything else is excellent. How do others feel about the trade in value at the Kelly site? Then on top of that his first offer to a customer who has bought 4 trucks from the dealership, two from this salesman, was invoice plus $1000. I felt insulted as we were over $3000 dollars apart. It seems because 3/4 are scarce (non-existant) the salesmanger feels he can charge a premium. Thats the same they were doing with the 1/2 tons when they first came out. Somehow I feel had when Chevy causes the shortage and then soaks me for their mistakes. Anyhow he came down some but it left a bad taste that they would start negoiations with a supposed valued customer like this. And were still a couple of thousand apart. ..... Am going to another dealer tomorrow who sells Chevy's and Ford's. I have not seen a Super Duty yet and I guess I should just to feel I've covered all the bases. Probably my luck Super Duties aren't in stock to look at. ..... Rich
  • jxyoungjxyoung Posts: 156
    Very seldom ever seen a trade work out to the sellers advantage! Why not try to sell it outright? You should be able to get better than trade then?? It isn't like these trucks do not have a good resale value!
  • jxyoungjxyoung Posts: 156
    Oh, and on Ford trucks! Have one at work and had one in the past and owned GM products for the past
    10 years and have no plans to go back any time soon! I will wait for what I consider to be a superior truck??? Maybe it is maybe it is not, I will make that decision after owning it? It will take some convincing after my last experiences with fords. Not saying that they are not good but my luck I guess, is bad and I am not willing to try it again right now with Ford.

    Good luck, to the guys that did not want to wait but I'll hold off for now.
  • RichinKsRichinKs Posts: 416
    I used to sell my vehicles myself and did better than trade. But I've had to put up with a few that I just don't want the hassle anymore. I'm willing to give up that premium for the piece of mind. But that doesn't mean I want to give it away. When I bought this 97 Z71 I traded in a 94 full size blazer and this same saleman and I did not see eye to eye to start but we weren't a thousand apart and we made a deal. Being over 3000 apart makes negotiations deficult. As a side note, when I bought the 94 Blazer I traded in a 84 Dodge ramcharger. I did alot of work on that SUV and didn't get nothing for it. Thats when I decided trading every 36K was not any cheaper, but I'm not sure its much more expensive and I'm always driving a fairly new vehicle. And I don't have to rebuild engines anymore. I've got new hobbies. Oh, and on the Ford trucks, I'm just looking like I did last week at the Dodges. Probably won't, but I want to know all my options. Rich
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