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GMC Sierra Prices Paid and Buying Experience

pathy58pathy58 Posts: 15
I just purchased my 38th vehicle. I decided not to go through the hassel of dealing with a salesman and shopped over the internet. I used the GM site and asked for a quote from three local dealers. I received a reply from two and the third was on vacation. I received a price under dealer cost. They gave me two different trucks to drive over the weekend and I bought one of them. It was painless. I would like to hear others good or bad experience.
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  • aspesisteveaspesisteve Posts: 833
    not sure if anyone is out there since this board is soooo quiet.

    Today's paper has an ad (8 to choose from), 2004 GMC Sierra ext. Cab for $16,666

    I can't imagine the truck being stripped naked, so I'm going to check it out. Am I missing something here or is this an excellent deal? Are the 2005 a total rehaul of the truck? is the small engine a dog?

    The picture had wheels on it.
  • On Memorial Day (May 31), I bought a 2004 GMC Sierra SLE with 5.3-liter, locking shift diff, trailering package, 3.42 ratio rear-end, PW, PL, power heated OSRV mirrors, ISRV mirror with compass & temp, machined aluminum wheels, 255/70SR-16 tires, fog lights, climate control A/C, etc. The list price was $31,277 MSRP. After a $2,000 power rebate, a $3,500 factory rebate, a $500 dealer rebate and my brother's employee discount (15% off MSRP), my deal was down to $20,650 plus tax (no destination charges). I could not refuse. The color that I wanted (Sport Red) and the interior that I wanted (dark grey cloth). Got exactly what I wanted at an unbelievable price.
  • lee_wlee_w Posts: 239
    I know you are trying to be helpful, but let's try to to stick to prices paid, not advertising. We all have to decipher enough of that already.
  • Purchased 2005 Sierra 1500 SLT on 12/8/04. Sticket was $39,685. Paid $30,500 after rebates and GM coupons which is almost exactly what the TMV number said it would be. Dealer came down real easy so I think there might have been some money left on the table.
  • Loaded minus steering wheel stereo and computer controls, threw in skid plates, sticker was 33K and change, purchased for $21,888 with military discount. Not counting additional 600 from Citibank Drivers Edge card rebate.
  • Where did you get this deal? The best I have been able to get right now is 7K off....
  • sailor3sailor3 Posts: 4
    has anyone used the employee discount now being offered? these are incredible prices!

    If so, does anyone know if the $3000 rebate also applies? Local dealers are being "shifty" about it.
    Thanks! :confuse: :confuse:
  • Yes, I have definitely heard about it. Not only have I heard about it, but my father is thinking about purchasing a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Z71 (loaded) before the discount runs out. I think it lowers the price to $29,000 or so. The GMC is his favorite truck followed by the Avalanche and Ford truck.
  • Yesterday, we went to the dealership to see what kind of deals were offered, and yes the $3000 still qualifies along with the Employee Discount. The loaded Sierra Z71 that my father is probably going to purchase retails for around $39,000, I believe. With the rebates and his 2000 Silverado LT trade, he can get the truck for around $19,000. I think that's a good deal.
  • chousechouse Posts: 1
    I paid $32,400 for my rig, sticker was $39,800. I thought that was a pretty good deal.
  • karlk2134karlk2134 Posts: 1
    I was in at the dealership yesterday looking for a Sierra SLT crew cab and was told first that I could get the employee discount PLUS the $3000 rebate. After returning from his manager he (the salesperson) said that they can't be combined. After reading some message boards, I am thinking that they are either incorrect or trying to pull a fast one on me! Any confirmation on both deals being able to be combined? That would mean a $39000 truck for $27130 ($26630 for military). Now that is a good deal!
  • Of course both the employee discount price and any rebates apply. Today, Jul 9. I priced a Sierra 1500 at a Maryland dealership. I'm not sure whether I received the best quote possible, but I suspect it's not far off. The MSRP on the truck I was interested in was $26,062 while the quote was $19,225 excluding tax and title.
    I priced the auto on CarsDirect, using the same options, and came up with $19,222. Since this is essentially the same number I believe the dealer's quote is reasonable but I'm going to try to improve it. Is there much dickering room under the Employee Discount Price program? What chance have I of improving the price by more than $100?

    I thought the ride was a little rougher than I expected (during my test drive) but I've never owned or driven a pickup before. I'm sure they don't ride as smoothly as a sedan, but yet I thought it could have been smoother. Can any Sierra owners comment on the ride? Everything else seemed fine -- fit, finish, performance and handling seemed OK to me.
  • gmctruckgmctruck Posts: 186
    "I thought the ride was a little rougher than I expected (during my test drive) but I've never owned or driven a pickup before. I'm sure they don't ride as smoothly as a sedan, but yet I thought it could have been smoother. Can any Sierra owners comment on the ride?"

    You didn't say if it was a 2x4 or a 4x4, but it is a truck and will sometimes feel like a truck over bumpy or rough roads. I have a '99 Sierra 1500 4x4 that we use for travel. On rough roads it gets bumpy, but it rides smooth out on the highway and gets decent mileage for a large truck. You can change the tires and shocks to help improve the ride to your tastes, but you have to remember that it is a truck and will never ride like a sedan due to the heavier duty suspension required for a truck. You will quickly get used to the ride. Sometimes it feels like the front end is coming off, but the alignment has held up pretty good. I have about 40k on my truck and it still has the factory tires on it which will be replaced later this year, but only because the rubber is developing some cracks and not because of tire wear. If you own a home and do your own repairs, it's nice to have a truck available to haul things around. I've had a few minor problems with my truck, but nothing major. :D
  • vip3r762vip3r762 Posts: 1
    I am going to pick mine up this afternoon. Silver Birch Metallic, Crew Cab, Charcoal interior, and plenty of amenities for me. A great upgrade from my old 98 S-10. sticker was $31,375, and discount and rebate plus a little for my S-10 got it down to $21,931.18. My driveout (with TT&L) is $23,519.93. I thought it was a heck of a deal. I am new here also, so I would like to say hello to everyone.

    God Bless

    Jon
  • Edmunds TMV numbers are ALL WET. At least $1,200 TOO HIGH. This no haggle pricing format has NOT been recalculated by Edmunds. Take 77% of sticker and that's your price for a new GMC Sierra.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,822
    Hi jerrymcshane1,
    The TMV numbers are not updated daily, and are based on actual sales data that we receive from dealerships. The data set may not have been updated since GM implemented their program. Additionally, TMV represents the average price paid for a vehicle in a particular area, and certainly doesn't represent the best possible deal you can get.

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  • Regular cab, Red, short bed, 4.3 liter V6, manual trans, W/T, A/C delete (bummer)

    MSRP $18170
    GM Employee Discount Price $13135
    Sale price $11999 (ad vehicle price which was less than GMS price)
    Factory rebate $-3000
    GM Card Rebate $-2500
    Final price $6499

    with TTL, I paid $7705.16 out the door. I had to pay tax on the rebates :-(

    For a full size GMC Sierra truck with a sticker of over $18k, I payed 35.8% of sticker. Beat that... I'll live without A/C for that price.

    -jst
  • seeking1seeking1 Posts: 3
    Just curious how you get $6499.
    I think the GM Employee Discount Price $13135 has already included the Factory rebate.
    Isn't your price $9499? Hard to imagine it can come to $6499.
    Have you got the factory rebate back?
    If just $7705.16 out door, really admire you! :)
    Where did you buy it?
  • The rebate was applied after the GM Employee Discount. Some dealers were quoting the rebate as part of the Employee Discount, basically pocketing the rebate. The deal was from Simpson GMC in Buena Park, California. They occasionally advertise a "Half Price Sale" on this truck at $8999 (sale price of $11999 - $3000 rebate = $8999). I just applied the max allowable GM Card points (-$2500) to this advertised deal and got the $6499 (plus tax, title, etc).

    The only hard part was to get up extra early so I was the first one in line to buy the ad vehicle.
  • Thanks! I am in Southern CA too.
    The dealer is not so far away from my home.
    Will try to earn some GM points since now.
    Have fun with your super deal!
    I may try it next year. :D
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