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Chevrolet Silverado Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • joybelljoybell Posts: 275
    All dealers in my area only have the toy trucks. We are looking for a Silverado 2500HD extended cab, long box, 2wd, heavy duty trailer package, diff lock, 4.10 rear axle ratio, side mirrors, cab lights - a WORK TRUCK for our farm.

    Isn't that what a Chevy Truck is for? To work?

    Just venting my frustruation that Chevy is not building enough work trucks. Totaled ours yesterday now cannot get a new replacement.
  • nitz1nitz1 Posts: 1
    So after reading some of the prices around I think I may have been took.

    In march I bought a new 2012 4 door silver. z71 with 18" tires.

    The truck listed for 38,800.

    I traded in 2 vehicles for a total of 7000.

    I put 0 down other than the trade ins.

    I got the 0% financing and rolled the tax tittle and licence into the loan.

    My loan came out to be 29,200.

    Did I get screwed or what??
  • darkbludarkblu Posts: 5
    Sounds about right to me...I think a good deal on one of these should always get you about 10% off sticker which if you did that and subtracted the 7000 then add say 5% back in for TTL, it comes out to be slightly over what your loan says. I think you did fine.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,258
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  • miked289miked289 Posts: 2
    Just bought a new Silverado 1500 in Georgia.

    2012 Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab, 5.3L Vortec, Imperial Blue ($32,770)
    All-Star Edition ($2915 - $1500 package discount)
    Z-71 Off-Road Package ($345)
    17 inch On/Off Road Tires ($215)
    Destination ($995)

    Total MSRP - $35,740

    We qualified for the following incentives:

    $3,000 - Manufacturer Cash Allowance
    $1,000 - Trade-in assistance
    $750 - USAA Exclusive
    $500 - Manufacturer Bonus Cash
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    $5,250 Total

    We ended up paying $28,500 (+tax, tag, title, etc) and 2.74% APR for 60 months. Very happy with the truck and the deal.
  • string2string2 Posts: 71
    Just bought a new Silverado 1500 in Georgia.

    2012 Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab, 5.3L Vortec, Imperial Blue ($32,770)
    All-Star Edition ($2915 - $1500 package discount)
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    I was real happy about the deal I made too, until I found out it didn't get the gas mileage shown on the EPA window sticker! I hope I can find a buyer for mine. GM won't make it good!!
  • miked289miked289 Posts: 2
    It is only a weekend car for me so I am not so concerned with MPG. We are getting about 16.5 though. About what I expected from a full size truck and local driving. Love the truck.
  • jamtracyjamtracy Posts: 74
    You could have left some money on the table. If you are active/reserve/retired military you can get the preferred price on these trucks. Which could have saved you another few grand. If you don't fall into this category then no worries.
  • string2string2 Posts: 71
    It is only a weekend car for me so I am not so concerned with MPG. We are getting about 16.5 though. About what I expected from a full size truck and local driving. Love the truck.
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    That's better than the average "in town" driving MPG. It will probably get good MPG on the open road too. Consider yourself lucky, You must have one of those that do work properly. They do not all give the same performance. It mostly has to do with the Active Fuel management not working as advertised (changing V8 to V4 cylinder mode). This does not trigger a trouble code and they can't find a fix for those that don't work properly. You will be able to see on your DIC gauge that it's not dropping back to V4 when you are on flat highway, in cruise control at about 68+ MPH.
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    "They do not all give the same performance. It mostly has to do with the Active Fuel management not working as advertised (changing V8 to V4 cylinder mode)."

    String's truck isn't right and he wants everyone to know about it. That being said, this issues IS NOT a widespread problem. If you "google" this you will not find much at all!
  • string2string2 Posts: 71
    "They do not all give the same performance. It mostly has to do with the Active Fuel management not working as advertised (changing V8 to V4 cylinder mode)."

    String's truck isn't right and he wants everyone to know about it. That being said, this issues IS NOT a widespread problem. If you "google" this you will not find much at all!
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    Chuck has to be working for GM. According to him, GM can do no wrong
    I finally got the GM front office to look at my truck. Their engineers had me go to my local Chevy dealer. The service mgr. and mechanic road with me with my truck computer hooked up so they record its actual performance and send the results back to GM. I talked directly to the GM engineer. He said there was some drag on the engine, but they couldn't pin point it. However, he went on to say that it was working within normal limits (even though the AFM was not changing from V8 to V4 at 68+MPH on flat level hwy. and in cruise control) He also said that these truck engines are not designed to stay in V4 but just briefly because the catalytic converter would start cooling off and not stay in compliance with EPA emissions rules. I told him about Chuck and others who say they get 20 plus MPG and their AFM allows their engine to run in V4 for much longer periods of time. He didn't believe me, and said that those that are staying in V4, as stated, would NOT be working as designed. He saw that mine was staying in V8 almost 100% of the time. That was considered in the normal range, he said.
    Chuck, this is GM saying this, not me! AND I DID NOT MIS-UNDERSTAND HIM!
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    We have ascertained that you have a bad truck. I am sorry. So most trucks ARE NOT LIKE YOURS. GM will not fix it. GM doesn't think there is a problem. You disagree. You are unhappy. You wish to try to hurt GM by continually posting your problem.

    Is anything listed above not true?

    BTW-I DO NOT WORK FOR GM!
  • string2string2 Posts: 71
    We have ascertained that you have a bad truck. I am sorry. So most trucks ARE NOT LIKE YOURS. GM will not fix it. GM doesn't think there is a problem. You disagree. You are unhappy. You wish to try to hurt GM by continually posting your problem.
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    I really don't care if you are sorry or not! GM did acknowledge that there was a problem with my truck. My postings are mainly to let other potential buyers know that they may be left holding the bag if GM can't pinpoint a problem. Read my post again. It plainly states what they told me and they could see for themselves that the AFM was not activating. The AFM may be working okay, but they determined that the truck is creating just enough drag on the engine to keep the V4 mode from activating as it should on flat level highway at about 70MPH (just where you should get the most fuel savings). They said that couldn't determine a fix for it.
    I think most people would see things the same way I do if they had a vehiclle with 10,000 on it and a 100,000 mile guarantee and they were told a problem could'nt be fixed and they were left holding the bag. You might view things a little differently too if yours was not working properly and GM wouldn't correct it.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,801
    Lets move on to discussions about vehicles, not each other...

    thanks!

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  • joybelljoybell Posts: 275
    A not so long time ago
    I can still remember when
    Those lifted trucks made me smile
    But I knew that the one I drove
    I could step up to and easily load
    But now that Chevy changed the style
    Loading hay makes me quiver
    I need 5 inch heels when I deliver
    To unload from the rear step
    I couldn't take one more step!
    I can remember I don't need to try
    This is not the truck that I drove with pride
    And something touched me deep inside
    The day the old truck died...

    Why why did they change the design?
    Backed the Chevy to the trailer but the bed was too high
    Them good old boys lifted it up to the sky
    So I sat down on the ground and I cried
    I sat down on the ground and I cried
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    We have such talent on this board. BTW GM sold over 300,000 units Chevy/GMC combined in July. They must be doing something right-

    http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2012/08/july-2012-top-15-pickup-truck-sales.html
  • ohenryxohenryx Posts: 285
    There are some very good deals going down right now on the Silverado. I just purchased a 2013 Silverado Crew Cab LT, with the “Texas Edition” package, for $26,388. There were a lot of qualifications on this deal:


    Disclosure – Discounted price includes a $2,250 Davis Discount with Consumer Cash Rebate $2,500 and $1,000 Trade In Rebate. Must trade in a 1999 or newer vehicle with a $750 USAA rebate must be an USAA Insurance Holder or Member. $1500 Truck Loyalty (must own 99 or newer GM truck/suv, NOT reqd to trade in). $2,000 PDA/PEB/PDU package rebate. Plus ttl with approved credit.
  • stoneybrokestoneybroke Posts: 83
    Just bought an extended cab. Sticker was just shy of 41K. My cost was 26, 600 + tt.
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    Yes, at least 10 grand off can be done-no problem.
    Congrats!
  • flsailor1flsailor1 Posts: 7
    I noticed that most rebates expire July 1st. I gotta believe that with the '14s coming on the lots that GM will extend or even improve the rebates. What do you all think?
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    They are selling record numbers of 2013s now. I don't think they have a need to increase rebates.

    SIlverado up 23%

    http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2013/06/usa-truck-sales-figures-best-sellers-may-20- 13.html
  • sb55sb55 On an Island in VermontPosts: 182
    I own a 2010 and just got a mailing from GMC. It looks like the extended cabs will be with 4 regular doors, as opposed to the suicide doors on the current model. I like the suicide doors with the access it gives and throw a lot of stuff back there. It may make the 2013 extended cabs pretty popular if you like that feature.

    2007 Miata, 2010 BMW 535xiT, 2014 Chevy Silverado LT Ext. cab, 2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon

  • flsailor1flsailor1 Posts: 7
    Thanks, chuck1. Your link has sent me off to try to learn the supply levels in my area so as not to wait so long that the good deals on the '13s are all gone before I shop.
  • flsailor1flsailor1 Posts: 7
    I'm seeing a sticker that is effectively $38,600 with 5.8 L, 6 speed, 20" chrome wheels, tow package, chrome handles, easy lift tailgate, locking spare tire, dual zone AC, and a few other pretty things. The $9,000 off is composed of a $2,000 package discount, GM owner's discount, $1,000 trade allowance, and other parts that haven't been explained to me. Seems that the dealer's starting (and maybe firm) price point for me is $29,600. Does this seem like a good deal. Thanks everybody!
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    edited June 2013
    Yes, there was a time were you could get 10grand off, but you can't now. I would verify they are giving you all the factory incentives and make a deal!
  • flsailor1flsailor1 Posts: 7
    $36,595 window sticker price, included $2,000 Regional Value Pkg Discount.
    I negotiated that down $705 to $35,890 then took off 2500, 1000, 1500 making it $30,890. I got 3,600 trade for my 2000 S-10 extended cab that only had 103,000 miles - that matched NADA's trade estimate. I also had a lot of GM card rebate to reduce the final price. I called around a bit but only visited my local dealer. Hope this helps the next buyer!
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,258
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  • I live in Maryland and just bought a brand new 2013 Silverado, V6, 4x4 regular cab w/long bed for $23,181 on the road. Is this a good price? The MSRP was $30,140.
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