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Chevrolet Silverado Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Whoops, I also forgot to mention that the sales manager told me that the truck was an auto show truck so he could give some additional discounts. Apparently the dealers in the area of an auto show are given incentives to take the vehicles brougght to the show by the corporation--which makes sense otherwise they would have to ship the vehicles back to the plant which would be redundant.
    Also, because it was an auto show truck, he wouldn't let me use my small $225 gm credit card money. It would have paid for the bedliner...I'll have to call GM and ask why I was DENIED!!
  • oc48oc48 Posts: 3
    Sounds like a nice truck! I looked for a 2006 because of the $5k rebate, but the only ones I could find were LT2's with every option under the sun or pretty shiny red trucks that 17 year old chicks would love to drive!

    The 2007 only came with $3,500 rebates, but I'm happy with it!
  • Good! Too bad about not finding an 06, but at least you are happy! Ok, tomorrow I'm calling GM about them not letting me use:
    1. the employee discount code
    2. my credit card money

    I called the dealer this afternoon to ask and once again was denied.
    SO...I called another dealer who had an ad in the paper Sunday for the same truck but advertised at $22,955. The owners son is a sales person there and told me the employee discount (friends and family code given to me by my brother-in-law) works like this:
    MSRP minus employee code minus rebates.
    This formula translated an MSRP of $29,500 minus $3,186 minus $5,000 rebate equals $21,314 (plus tax, title, and license). This would be about $686 better than the deal I got, but I am still very happy with my purchase. I guess I get free car washes for the life of the vehicle and I live about a quarter mile from the dealer so I'll try to make up that $686 over 5 years (if average cost of a car wash is $6, then I need to get it washed twice a month!).
    Whew! At least gas prices are now about $2.56 gallon here in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Local Phoenix dealer quoted me:

    $28,250.00 OTD (truck, tax, title, tags, doc fee all included)for a:
    2006 Silverado Crew LT2 2WD 3.23 axle
    OnStar Plus
    Light Duty package (limited slip)
    Southwest package
    5.3l V8
    Aluminum rims (factory)

    It's white (blah...I know)

    Is this okay, or should I push lower?

    Thanks,

    Pete
  • Have you checked Edmunds for the invoice price? My advice: use Edmunds to build and price your truck and to determine the invoice price. Then take invoice minus any rebates (I think it is $4,000 right now up in the north central area like Minnesota). GMC/Chevy allows dealers a 3% holdback based on the full MSRP. According to Edmunds, dealers never give up this money but in my case they must have given up a little to move the truck because I figured that they only made about half the holdback.
    Of course, I think another idea is to bargin on the powertrain warranty which is now better on the 2007's. I am currently arguing with GM about that because my 06 was only 4 days old when they announced the better warranty on the 07's on Sept 6th 2006.
  • Hey man, thanks. They gave me the invoice printout including all holdbacks, etc. listed on it. I think they did this because I get supplier pricing. What suprised me was seeing a lower price listed on CarsDirect.com than my supplier pricing.

    Dealer called me and sounds like they'd go about 1k lower if I'm really ready to buy now.

    Now all I have to do is convince the wife!

    Thanks for the advice!

    Pete
  • I forgot about supplier pricing--the dealer mentioned he was giving me that discount too and I'm not sure what it means. All I know is that he went below the supplier price to sell me my truck. I also went to Carsdirect.com and the MSRP when I built my truck was the same, but the invoice is about $428 more than Edmunds.com because of my area/zip code and some of the options are cheaper for this area too, not sure why. Edmunds actually had the same Carsdirect.com price listed beside my cheaper price as a column listed as What Others Are Paying. Cool.
    As a side note, I know the current $4,000 rebate ends 10/6/2006. I wonder if it would be worth waiting until 10/7/2006 to see if they offer more discounts...but alas, if the wife says do it, then do it now! :)
  • Anyone have any experience or knowledge about buying a Z71 or GM truck in general, from Carmax? Pitfalls, dangers, things to watch for? Also, curious about where Carmax gets their vehicles from? Thanks.
  • The new 900 line Silverado prices are out on Edmunds. Yet, GM does NOT have them for the extended cab versions. Good going Edmunds. As for GM? When are they going to get their heads out of their [non-permissible content removed]?
  • I have an offer on the new model 2007 Silverado Crew Cab, 4WD, 2LT cloth int., 6.0L eng., Z71 Off Road Pkg., Safety Pkg. (incl. head curtain air bags), pwr. sliding rear window, 18" alloy wheels, EZLift tailgate pkg. Invoice price is $35,389 which incl. $900 destination chg. The MSRP is $38,875. A dealer here in So. Cal. gave me a price of $35,642 + tx. & lic., which is $253 above invoice. The vehicle had to be ordered, 8-10 weeks delivery time. No factory rebates avail. at this time but if there are any in effect at time of delivery I will get it. GM often has a "March Madness", I am hoping they will do it again for 2007.
  • That sounds like a decent price. Back in late 2004 when I bought my 04 off the lot, I managed around $31k for a 5.3L Z-71 extended cab, standard box (didn't have the extra-short "short box" from the crew cabs available yet), 4x4, cloth power captain's seats, OnStar, XM, CD, dual auto climate control, pw, pl, 17" wheels (16's were standard on 04 Z-71's). Some people did better than that, but the truck's sticker was almost $36k at the time.

    I checked out several of the new Silverados and Sierras at my dealership while my wife's van was having it's oil changed yesterday. The one in the showroom was a 2LT, and was a LOT like my 07 Avalanche LTZ inside. It appeared to have all the goodies but the sunroof and rear DVD system, including the navigation unit. That was a very nice truck.

    Versus my 2004 it sounds like you can get a bigger engine, more airbags, power rear slider (none on the 04 I had, not even a manual slider), and probably have the auto climate and XM too (?) in an all-around much better truck for just a bit a couple thousand more.

    Not too shabby. Even without a March Madness kind of thing that seems like it would be a good deal. Good luck!
  • jerrywimer - the 2LT pkg. includes dual zone auto climate. XM radio is avail. as another option.
  • speedyptspeedypt Posts: 200
    I have to say...I did the test drive of the new 1LT Silverado Crew Cab at the Phoenix Auto show just over a month ago. Not only did they let us take them out on "real" streets, but the salespeople that staffed the test drive event really seemed to have studied up on the particulars of the truck.

    I asked several towing and mileage questions, and my salesperson had all the answers memorized. It really cast a positive light on the truck, that is, in addition to the high quality ride, control feel and quiet ride of the truck.

    I "was" convinced that I would get an F150 or Titan, but Chevy's good mileage and recent improvements have me looking at them again.

    Best price I've found so far for a Silv Crew Cab 2LT with tow package, Onstar and upgraded wheels is $33k. I'm pretty sure I can do better when I start seriously shopping in 2 - 3 months.

    Regards,

    Pete
  • In Oct 2006, I bought my first Chevy truck and still wonder if I got a good deal.

    I bought a 2007 Silverado Classic 1500HD LT1 crew cab w/the following:

    On Star
    XM (free for 3 mos)
    AM/FM/6 disc CD changer
    Locking rear differential
    Trailering equipment
    Cloth seat w/6 way power
    Power folding mirrors
    Dual zone auto A/C
    fog lamps
    Steering wheel audio controls
    3.73 rear axle
    Off road tires

    The sticker was just under $34K and I got it w/a rebate for $28K out the door.

    I had a 2004 Ford F150 extended cab Lariat that I traded in (I hated that truck!) and still owed $16K on it at the time. They paid it off and didn't roll it back into the new loan.

    So, can anyone tell me if I truly got a good deal?
  • sure, I think I can field that one. You bought a leftover truck made with spare parts, the "classic", I am assuming. You traded in a truck that is superior in every way to it, and now you have a fresh loan for about 30000 (plus tax) if my math is correct, for a truck worth about 20k wholesale.
  • hahahaha...ok then. Well, I did learn one thing from when I bought my F150 in 2004. That was the first year of the new style and what I learned was never to buy anything in its new style as the bugs haven't been worked out yet. I like the inside of the new '07 Silverados, but hate the outside and the bed is smaller too.

    Personally, I don't understand how you can say the F150 is superior in every way to the Silverado or any other vehicle for that matter. It was my 2nd one and I only traded the older one in for the newer one thinking that w/the new style, the problems would have been fixed. But noooo....

    That F150 had leather seats that were rock hard, and never softened up in the 2 yrs of owning the truck. It had the tow package and towing anything meant that it was a very sluggish ride, and I only towed 5000 pounds, IF THAT! I think the book showed that towing capacity was around 85-8600 w/the tow package?

    In the 2 yrs, I had things come apart on it and I take care of my vehicles. A piece of the inside of the passenger door kept coming off and one day, I came out and found the back of the drivers side mirror had fallen off and couldn't be put back on at all. Of course I had to get an entire mirror as Ford doesn't just sell a part for the back of the mirror...which cost me $300! I had 48,000 miles on it so I had no warranty. (I drive about 80 miles RT every day to/from work, but again, I take care of my vehicle).

    Their slogan, "quality is job one" is crap. With the other F150 I had and with the 2004 one there was a similiar problem which was that there was a vibration problem and there was a TSA on this as it was a problem in pretty much all of the F150s. After several alignments and even a tire change, it still was very, very prevelant.

    So, please, don't tell me that the F150 is superior to anything!

    I have cloth seats in the Chevy that are superior to Ford's leather. They are so comfortable. Plus, when I tow with my horse trailer...I hardly fell it and there is no sluggishness at all.

    My loan is for what my purchase was, which was $28k. I went online to Edmunds and found that that is what the vehicle is going for.

    Truthfully, I think all of these trucks, regardless of the manufacturer, are ridiculously high priced. And unless you are driving a Honda car, you lose out at trade in time.
  • I'm considering buying the last 2007 Silverado Classic Z71 at my local dealer.

    Here's how it's shaping up:
    Price: $31300
    Rebate: $3000
    GM Card credits: $3000
    Trade-in value : $16000

    I can smart buy for 36 months @ $2.10 /mo, with a balloon of $15k. Or I can traditional purchase for $165 a month.

    I like the idea of the SmartLease so I can pay all monthly payments on day 1 and save money to buy the truck out at the end, or turn it in for a Camaro at that time.

    Do I risk losing the $16000 in equity I have saved up now?
  • Here's my deal made on Feb 20th, last day of the "Presidents Day Sale" here at Gunn Chevrolet in San Antonio, TX. SPECS from window sticker.

    SILVERADO 1500 4WD CREW CAB LT1
    VORTEC 5.3L V8 SFI GAS ENGINE W/ ACTIVE FUEL MGT TECHNOLOGY
    4-SPD AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
    Dark Blue Metallic
    Ebony premium cloth
    MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE $31,615.00
    Options installed by Manufacturer
    P265/70R17 OOR BW TIRES $ 55.00
    LT1 CONVENIENCE PACKAGE:
    AUTO DUAL ZONE HVAC CONTROLS
    REMOTE VEHICLE STARTER
    STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
    FOG LAMPS
    17" CUSTOM ALUMINUM WHEELS $ 895.00
    TOWING PACKAGE:
    HD TRAILERING EQUIPMENT
    LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL $ 675.00
    VORTEC 5.3L V8 SFI GAS ENGINE
    W/ ACTIVE FUEL MGT TECHNOLOGY $ 600.00
    SILVERADO LT1 EQUIPMENT GROUP:
    POWER LOCKS AND WINDOWS
    ISRV MIRROR W/AUTO DIMMING,
    COMPASS, TEMPERATURE
    DUAL PWR HEATED OSRV MIRRORS
    BODYSIDE MOLDINGS
    LEATHER WRAP STEERING WHEEL
    REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
    AUTOTRAC TRANSFER CASE NO CHARGE
    GVW RATING - 7000 LBS NO CHARGE
    REAR AXLE - 3.73 RATIO NO CHARGE
    OFF ROAD SUSPENSION PACKAGE:
    SKID PLATES $ 275.00
    TOTAL OPTIONS $2,500.00
    TOTAL VEHICLE & OPTIONS $34,115.00
    DESTINATION CHARGE $900.00
    TOTAL VEHICLE PRICE*** $35,015.00

    STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    Items Featured Below are included at NO EXTRA CHARGE in the Standard Vehicle Price Shown

    *** MECHANICAL ***
    VORTEC 4.8L V8
    4-SPEED AUTO TRANSMISSION
    COIL-OVER-SHOCK FRONT SUSP
    MULTI-LEAF REAR SPRING SUSP
    Z85 HANDLING/TRAILERING SUSP
    BOXED FRAME DESIGN W/ HYDROFORMED TECHNOLOGY
    145 AMP ALTERNATOR
    LONG-LIFE SPARK PLUGS
    LONG-LIFE REAR AXLE FLUID
    PWR RACK AND PINION STEERING
    *** SAFETY & SECURITY ***
    4-WHEEL ABS W/ DYNAMIC REAR PROPORTIONING
    DUAL STAGE DRIVER/RT FRT PASS AIR BAGS W/PASS SENSING SYSTEM
    THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEM
    DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS
    AUTO HEADLAMPS W/FLASH-TO-PASS
    STABILITRAK-STABILITY CONTROL
    1 YEAR ONSTAR SAFE & SOUND (ASK DEALER ABOUT TURN-BY-TURN NAVIGATION UPGRADE)
    SPARE TIRE LOCK
    TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM
    *** EXTERIOR ***
    CHROME REAR BUMPER
    17" CHROME-STYLED STEEL WHEELS
    17" FULLSIZE SPARE
    17" P265 ALL-SEASON TIRES
    FRONT TOW HOOKS
    CARGO BOX ILLUMINATION
    SOLAR-RAY DEEP TINTED GLASS
    *** INTERIOR ***
    AIR CONDITIONING
    REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER
    UPLEVEL SPLIT BENCH SEATS W/ DRVR LUMBAR & LOCKING STORAGE
    60/40 SPLIT REAR SEATING
    DUAL GLOVE BOX STORAGE
    AM/FM STEREO WITH CD/MP3
    DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER
    INTERMITTENT WIPERS
    6-GAUGE CLUSTER W/TACHOMETER
    DUAL 12-VOLT AUX PWR OUTLETS
    TILT STEERING WHEEL
    CRUISE CONTROL
    CARPETED FLOOR COVERING
    *** OTHER ***
    BATTERY RUN DOWN PROTECTION
    OIL LIFE MONITORING SYSTEM
    24 HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

    Traded in a 1999 Chev Silverado LT z71 which I priced checked at Edmunds and KBB. came in at 13600 & 13500 as the dealer retail price (outstanding condition & 73K miles).
    dealer offered me $12000
    Received off $1000 for customer loyality certificate
    Received off $1000 for 1999 or newer trade in
    Received off $500 Active Duty military discount

    sale price by Gunn was $32,484
    -14,500
    Total price was $17,984
    Add taxes, title, fees, spray in liner & westin chrome step bar and I financed $20,450.
    Now here's the best part...president's day sale was 0.0% financing for 36 months!
  • jreaganjreagan Posts: 285
    My deal for comparison, I ordered mine on Jan 22 and it is built and on the way:

    2007 GMC Sierra SLT Crewcab 4x4. Basically fully loaded less NAV and Rear DVD. Steel Gray with Ebony leather interior.

    Options:
    SLT Package (see website for details)
    20" alum wheels/tires
    HP suspension pkg
    6.0 liter V8 (Includes larger engine, SD tranny, Engine oil cooler, Tranny cooler, HD 9.5" rear end (3.73), and 4 wheel disc brakes.
    Power Sunroof
    Side head curtain air bags
    HD Trailering pkg
    Locking rear diff (3.73)
    Skid plate pkg
    Engine block heater.

    MSRP $42,930
    Invoice: $38,929

    I have a 2000 GMC Sierra Z71 SLE 3-door with 89K miles in mint cond. Dealer gave me $11,500. My brother is actually purchasing through dealer though for $11,500. Dealer "Pass-Thru" deal saves me the sales tax.

    Summary:

    Sales price @ invoice: $38,929
    Trade-in bonus cash: -$1000
    Loyalty Rebate: -$1000
    Trade-in: -$11,500
    Total: $25,429 +TTL

    I also plan on putting on the 6" SSTL Oval step bars, Hood protector, Spray-in liner, Access Tonneau cover, Remote start (didn't want the entire "package" from factory, which included power pedals and rear park assist).

    Step Bars: $600
    Hood Protector: $150
    Linex Spray-in liner: $450
    Access Tonneau cover: $450
    Remote Start: $250
    Total dealer Accessories: $1900
  • xbbusterxbbuster Posts: 145
    I bought an '07 classic W/T with the ext. cab. The factory options were upgrade seats, cruise, CD player, tinted windows, and locking differential. The price was $18,100 plus Ind. sales tax. I think I could have got it cheaper. I offered the 18,100 and they took it, no haggling.
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