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Chevrolet Silverado Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • I bought 2007 truck, 2wd, 3.73 ratio, xcab, LT package, list for 29.7k trading in 99 silverado new style with 127k miles for 5300, GM rate for 1000, GM card for 2783 and rebate on that for 1000, bought 4 yr 80k extended warranty and interest rate at 6.4% for 5.5 yrs for 392.00 per month....(21,723 out the door)....That is good economics. Consumers out there...please take care of your credit and make the good financial moves and this can happen to you. The 99 truck cost me 23,600 out the door and I just got an 07 for 21,700.. The american dream and I am loving this truck!
    dwyerchevy2007
  • trumanmtrumanm Posts: 3
    I emailed several dealers on the GM Web site and received at least three quotes there. I visited three dealers and got only one quote there. The main dealer here would not quote a price until I sat down with them.
    I may wait now to see if the 2008 model come out soon.
  • I work for the auto supplier who assembles the interior headliner for these trucks. The Flint, MI or Ponitac, MI plant is reducing productivity by 17% through year end. The lots are full but should be chaninge the model year date soon....Usually, would be Oct. 1. I had 2 dealership and they both knew I was using one against the other. It is ALL about the customer. Name your price and if not walk away.
    Best of luck!
  • gmcbobgmcbob Posts: 27
    Okay, so I just went out and screwed around today and decided to see what the real difference was between the Tundra and the Silverado/Sierra. I first drove the Tundra. I found one on the lot (instantly!) with the 5.7L engine and cloth seats with just the basic stuff you'd want on a truck - ext cab (not crew cab), nice stereo with a cd player (not sure if it had an iPod adapter or not, can't remember), power windows, locks, cruise and things that should just come standard on a truck these days. I drove it, and I honestly liked it. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would actually. But what I liked the most was the 5.7L motor - I wouldn't drop $30k and get the 4.7L, it's just too weak. The one I test drove stickered for about $31K. Not too bad. 2wd ext. cab (not crew cab)

    So, I figured I'd check out the Sierra (GMC dealer right across the highway). I drove one that was almost identically equipped to the Tundra - stickered right at $30,800 - but here's the kicker - it only had the 5.3L. Ok, what the heck, I'll drive it anyway. Didn't compare power wise, the Tundra was a lot better in the drive train dept. So the salesman and I looked around a found a 6.0L on the lot, in 2wd form (in Houston we really don't need 4wd) - but it had leather and a lot of stuff I don't want - it was $34 and change. I drove it - loved the motor - almost as quick and powerful as the Tundra - but did they have one with a bench cloth seat, nice stereo w/some power goodies but not equipped w/tons of doo dads that I'd only want on a BMW? Nope. Not a 6.0L with the basics in sight.

    Sooo.....after doing some research, and talking to the salesman, and the sales mngr., it seems that finding a GMC (or Chevy as far as I can tell from the internet) with cloth seats and the basics, for around $30k sticker, with the 6.0L engine, is almost impossible unless you order it. The thing is, the Toyota dealer had a ton of basic, std. trucks w/cloth seats and just a few doo dads w/the high power motor, just the way I'd want it, ON THE LOT. GMC and Chevy dealers need to order more trucks w/the 6.0L engine, w/out all the thrills. I really like the GMC (and Chevy) more in the styling department, but after driving the 5.3L, I would opt for the Toyota w/the 5.7L for the same money. I know I could, in theory, have a Silverado/Sierra w/the 6.0L w/the same options for the same money, but dealers don't have them equipped that way. :confuse:
  • How did I do? This is my first time buying new. Purchased in mid July of 2007 in east PA.

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Regular Cab
    Automatic transmission
    4WD
    4.8L V8 engine
    Exterior Color:GRYSTONE MET
    Interior Color:DK TITAN CLTH

    $21255.00 STANDARD price
    2585.00 OPTIONS
    $23840.00 total with options
    900.00 destination charge
    $24740.00
    _________

    $1500.00 GM incentive (subtract)
    500.00 Gm conquest bonus (subtract)
    $1000.00 Dealer discount (subtract)
    __________

    $21740.00 AMOUNT I PAID (I paid cash)
    PLUS TAX,TITLE,PLATE

    WORK TRUCK PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP includes standard
    equipment

    GLASS SOLAR-RAY DEEP-TINTED (all windows except light
    tinted glass on windshield and driver and front passenger side glass) (With Regular Cab models includes rear window. With Extended Cab models includes rear and rear quarter windows. With Crew Cab models or (C49) rear-window defogger includes light-tinted rear window.) $50.00

    GVWR 6800 LBS. (3084 KG) (Requires CC10753 CC10543 CK10903 and CK10553 models. Standard on CC10543 and CK10553 models.)

    AIR CONDITIONING SINGLE-ZONE MANUAL FRONT CLIMATE CONTROL (Standard on Extended and Crew Cab models.) $870.00

    DIFFERENTIAL HEAVY-DUTY AUTOMATIC LOCKING REAR (Included with (PCY) Towing Package.) $325.00

    REAR AXLE 3.42 RATIO (Refer to Engine/Axle chart for availability.)

    CRUISE CONTROL ELECTRONIC with set and resume speed located on steering wheel $240.0

    ENGINE VORTEC 4.8L V8 SFI (295 hp [220.0 kW] @ 5600 rpm 305 lb-ft torque [411.8 N-m] @ 4800 rpm) iron block (Standard with CK10553 CK10753 and C*10543 models only. Not available on C*10953 models.)

    TRANSMISSION 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED with overdrive and tow/haul mode (STD)

    NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE *Required on all vehicles ordered by New Jersey dealers*

    SNOW PLOW PREP PACKAGE includes 15-amp power for backup and roof emergency light (KW1) 160-amp alternator high-flow front bumper forward lamp wiring harness (TRW) Provision for cab roof mounted lamp/beacon instrument panel jumper wiring harness for electric trailer brake controller (K47) high-capacity air cleaner (KNP) auxiliary external transmission oil cooler and (NZZ) Skid Plate Package (Requires CK15*03 models. Not available with (LU3) Vortec 4.3L V6 MFI engine or (CJ2) dual-zone au $405.00

    EMISSIONS MAINE MASSACHUSETTS NEW YORK OR VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS

    WORK TRUCK CONVENIENCE PACKAGE includes (AU3) power door locks (AU0) remote keyless entry and (U1C) AM/FM stereo with CD player $695.00

    1 year free Onstar
  • seaboneseabone Posts: 8
    hi - would like to find out how to get $6000 off sticker on a 07 silverado ltz crew to seabone726@aol.com - thanks for your time - am in south carolina
  • Seabone-
    If you have a GM MasterCard, watch for incentives from GM to match you money, work with more than one dealership, have a vehicle to trade and say this dealership with give me this, take all the GM rebates and dealership rebates and you could get up to 10k off. Best of luck. It worked for me. 9700.00 off my LT x-cab 2wd, loaded minus leather out the door 21,700.00 List was 29,700, plus I paid for xtras.
  • Hi everyone,

    I have a question. Has anyone here ever bought a new car and had the rebates go up in the next couple days? A friend of mine just had this happen. I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen and what you did about it- if anything. Maybe the dealership would want to step up and offer something to make him happy, but I really don't know. It's something I had not thought about before.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Your best defense against this is to buy at the beginning of the model year and pay lots more. Then at least you will not have the rebates go up within a short time like they do at the end of july or august when they are clearing out inventory for the new models. (when you should be buying)

    Do check on the terms of the rebate on edmunds or gm's site and see if it applies to his purchase date. He can send in the form with his invoice and such.

    If your friend paid 27000 or so and will have 37000 in it with finance charges over 5 years and missed out on 500 or so on rebates tell him to enjoy his car.

    --jjf

    I have a question. Has anyone here ever bought a new car and had the rebates go up in the next couple days? A friend of mine just had this happen. I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen and what you did about it- if anything. Maybe the dealership would want to step up and offer something to make him happy, but I really don't know. It's something I had not thought about before.
  • carboy3carboy3 Posts: 1
    I'm about to purchase a new 2500HD with 6.0 engine, 4x4, automatic. I have a choice of a 2007 "Classic" or a late 2007 all new style. Has the gas mileage of the new style improved very much? It has a six speed auto vs. the Classic's 4 speed. It also has "taller" rear end gears. I'm told Classic gas mileage is 10 - 12 mpg ! Is new style much better? What do you know? What have you experienced?
  • Thank you jfritsch, you make some good points!
  • Go with the new style, the gas mileage is much better due to the 6-speed auto. In light-footed to average driving, expect 13-15 city and 17-18 highway. If you're a lead foot or tow, expect less obviously... So as you see here this heavy duty gets about the same mileage as most light duty trucks.
  • Well my *08* 2500HD EC 6.0 SLE1 finally arrived at the dealer tonight. I'll be pickin' it up Wed night. She's a looker that's for sure. Definitely the best black paint job I've ever seen. Hopefully it'll be worth the two month wait. I ended up at $500 below invoice plus a $500 rebate (on the '08s) out the door. Too bad that 0% financing isn't available on the '08s, but I got a great deal at my credit union. Overall the dealership has been amazing throughout the ordering process, especially their fleet manager who answered my many many questions... Now I just need to do a lil more research on break-in procedure, since this is my first GM vehicle... :shades:
  • where do you watch for the incentives at on the credit card web site or the chevy web site?
  • You would watch on both. The chevy.com site has a selection on bonus and would be the main, then watch your card site to verify how much you have earned so far. Be care dealerships don't like it when you use your GM card money if real high. And verify directly with GM card first so the dealership doesn't say no! They are sneaky. My dealership lost money on my deal as I got a good trade, incentive for the trade, GM card money and incentives on the card money. I was just required to go tell friends how good it was at my dealership!
  • how did u get or find out about the incentives on your card money
  • The GM card money incentives would still be posted on chevy.com , click on Shop Current Offers, click on the Feature Offers tab....Right now it is year end clearance and will get hotter in the months to come...This is what is is so far... This was a cut and paste from their site!

    Chevy Model Year End Event

    It's easy to pick out your new 2007 Chevy car, truck, SUV, crossover vehicle or van, and take advantage of a great selection, thanks to the Chevy Model Year End Event. Pick your model, select your color, and choose from the wide range of dealer-installed Chevy accessories.
    But hurry, because the '07s are going fast.

    0% APR for 60 Months1

    It's the Chevy Model Year End Event! The best offer ever is now available on the all-new Silverado. 0% APR for 60 months1 on all half-ton extended and crew cabs for well qualified buyers. Silverado has the best available highway fuel economy2 and a warranty better than Ford. Better than Toyota. That's 0% APR for 60 months1 on our most popular Silverado models
  • Current incentive is 3500 rebate on Dcab and 3000 on Xcab. Should I assume that I am either going to pay invoice less the rebate and get me own financing or pay invoice and get me own financing or is there more room to work with? I am also trying to figure out why the XCab is about $3k less than the Dcab when comparing same features. Any thoughts from someone in Dallas who has just purchase a 1500?
  • I am ready to buy a new crew cab and would like to know if I should buy an 08 or an 07. I really like the new "deep ruby" color in the 08's and am not really excited about any of the 07 colors. However it appears as though the 08 will cost at least $2,500 more because of the incentives on the 07's.

    Any thoughts?? Opinions???
  • Are you talking about the "Sport Red Metallic" color? Thats available in the 07 model.

    If you can find the color you want in an 07, go for it. The current incentives and rebates are good. The best way to find the truck you want is to use the GMC (or chevy) vehicle locator on the respective website. Just keep changing the zip code until you find the truk you want. Doing this will help you in the long run and you already know where the truck you want is and you can get a quote for it from that dealership.
  • Thanks for the info. Chevy/GMC discontinued the "Sport Red"
    the new color is "Deep Ruby" it is a little more burgundy than the sport red
  • dukebludukeblu Posts: 18
    Great deal. Put together the $5K in rebates from GM along with about $2700 on the GM Card and drive out price on a LB WT with the 5.3 was around $13.3K after taxes. What a deal. That's cheaper than my 5.2V8 Dakota Sport 13 years ago.

    If you still find one on the lots these are incredible buys. Got mine at Bickerstaff GMC in Atlanta and they had another 5.3LB when I got mine.
  • Great deal! How did you get $5K in rebates from GM? I see $2K on the 2007 reg cab. Did the dealer get you another $3K?? What was MSRP and Invoice on your truck?
  • We're actually looking at a GMC Sierra Crew Cab, but GMC won't honor our card money because we get supplier pricing (which, ironically is $50 cheaper than the TMV pricing on Edmunds HAH). Is there a way around this? I've funneled $10k a year through our GM Card for four years to get $2 k in card points. I hate to loose those points, because I won't be buying another car for quite a while.
  • dukebludukeblu Posts: 18
    It was the Classic not the new model. But for the price could not resist. The MSRP was 20,425. Great deal on a LB 5.3.
  • rphelanrphelan Posts: 3
    2007 Chevrolet CC10543 - Silverado: 1500 2WD Crew Cab Short Box
    Color1: 41U Black Exterior Color
    Color2: N/A
    Trim: 84D Ebony/Light Titanium Custom Cloth
    Package: 1LT LT1 Option Package
    Engine: LY5 Engine: 5.3L, V-8
    Trans: M30 Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
    Other: 1SZ Option Package Discount
    AJ1 Glass: Deep Tinted
    AP8 Remote Start Accomodations Package
    AU3 Power Door Locks
    AZ3 Uplevel Bench Seats
    B30 Floor Covering: Color Keyed Carpet with Floor Mats
    B32 Floor Mats, Front
    B33 Floor Mats, Rear
    B85 Moldings, Body Side, Black or Bright, Package Dependent
    C49 Defogger, Rear Window, Electric
    C5U GVW Rating 6800 Lbs
    C67 Air Conditioning, Manual
    DF5 Mirror I/S R/V-Lt Sens-Compass/Temp
    DL8 Mirrors, O/S, Power, Heated
    E63 Body, Fleetside
    FE9 Federal Emissions
    G80 Locking Differential, Rear
    GT4 Rear Axle, 3.73 Ratio
    JL4 Stabilitrak - Stability Control
    K34 Cruise Control
    K47 Air Cleaner, High Capacity
    KNP Transmission Cooling System
    P58 Wheel 20" Polished Aluminum
    PDA Texas Edition
    QSS Tires, P275/55R20, All Season, Blackwall
    R9Z Sold Order Expedite
    SAF Spare Tire Lock
    TUF Emblem - Texas Edition Package
    UE1 OnStar Communication System
    US8 Radio, AM/FM Stereo, Auto Tone, CD
    V22 Grille: Chrome Surround
    V76 Recovery Hooks
    VK3 License Plate Front Mounting Pkg
    Z60 Suspension Package: High Performance
    Z82 Trailering Package
    ZY1 Solid Paint Application

    for $24,962 +TT&L - this includes my GM supplier discount and 4000 cash back.

    any comments would be helpful.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    If this is a new body style 32000 or so MSRP truck it is about an average deal. If the old body style too high.

    good luck
    --jjf
    2007 Chevrolet CC10543 - Silverado: 1500 2WD Crew Cab Short Box
    Color1: 41U Black Exterior Color
    Color2: N/A
    Trim: 84D Ebony/Light Titanium Custom Cloth
    Package: 1LT LT1 Option Package
    Engine: LY5 Engine: 5.3L, V-8
    Trans: M30 Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
    Other: 1SZ Option Package Discount
    AJ1 Glass: Deep Tinted
    AP8 Remote Start Accomodations Package
    AU3 Power Door Locks
    AZ3 Uplevel Bench Seats
    B30 Floor Covering: Color Keyed Carpet with Floor Mats
    B32 Floor Mats, Front
    B33 Floor Mats, Rear
    B85 Moldings, Body Side, Black or Bright, Package Dependent
    C49 Defogger, Rear Window
  • rphelanrphelan Posts: 3
    yes, it's the new body style.. final price would be 24,9xx + TT&L after rebates & Supplier discount.

    what's the invoice on one of these? is Edmunds dead-on on invoice pricing?

    it really hinges on my trade in.. we'll see how it goes.
  • njv16njv16 Posts: 3
    Hi. I'm looking at an new body style 2007 Silverado Crew Cab LT1 4WD truck. With it optioned out how I want it, the MSRP is $34,300. I have been trying to deal on a truck like this for the past month but dealers don't seem to be dealing. What would be a good, but realistic price, to get this truck at after rebates and negotiating but before taxes?
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Depending on what you mean by dealing, 7000-8000+ off msrp is a good deal.

    Put out requests for bids via email to 20-30 dealers last week of the month (chevy website) with your requirements ,top 3-4 color choices and approximate msrp. Tell them you are buying before end of month and have emailed 30 dealers. Work the top 3-5 out of the 10 or so who respond against one another (2nd round 10 get your cell #). You want price with all doc fees and title included. Do 98% of your work from your air conditioned home and expend your energy on those who make the cut. Its useless walking in to 1 or 2 dealerships trying to "haggle" as only about 10% of dealerships toward the end of a given month really need to make a sale.

    Good luck
    --jjf
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