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99 GMC Sierra

ckobashckobash Posts: 48
edited March 2014 in GMC
Just created this topic cause all I see is a
Silverdo topic list. Intrested in hearing from
owners of 99 sierra's. Really intrested in knowing
how you like your sierra.
I ordered my seirra slt w/ limited slip,5.3 and
the 255 tires and the firm suspension(Z85).I am
still waiting for mine. I ordered mine about
1/13/99 and would like an estimate on the wait?


  • tungletungle Posts: 56
    Here we go! I like this topic because I also ordered a Sierra. My order was way back right after Thanks-giving, but the build date is March 1st. A lot people stated that theirs are to be built in March. So could yours.
  • Has anyone heard when GMC will offer the option of a fourth door? I ordered mine December 5 and have a build date of Feb. 15. I'm going to call the dealer tomorrow and see if that's still a go. If not, maybe I should wait for the 4 doors. What do you think?
  • ladyblueladyblue Posts: 326
    Rumor has it that 2000 will bring a fourth door to GMC's trucks. If you really want four doors, I'd hold out and see.
  • I ordered mine jan. 15 hope , i guess i got a long way to go
  • what kind of sierra did you order?
  • tungletungle Posts: 56

    I originally ordered an SL, 5 spd, $WD, V8 4.8,
    reg cab, short box around 11/27/98. After more than a month, I found out that my order did not get priority because first, it's 5 spd instead of auto and second, it's almost the cheapest one.

    Then, I went back to Wisconsin and visited my
    family during my Xmast vacation, and found out that my older brother is working for EDS and I can get the employee discount from GM.I immediately changed my order to get a SLE ext cab 4WD, short box, V8 4.8, auto, auto trac, locking diff, polished AL wheels, rear defogger, aux trans cooler. The price is about $1500 below invoice due to GM employee option1 purchase. Another fortunate thing was my younger bother will co-purchase the truck with me so that I can use his $1800 GM Card rebate! After 2.5 weeks, the order was processed and build date of Mar 1 was assigned. Hopefully, the build date will not be pushed back.

    In the meantime, I signed up the ext warranty with
    WarrantyGold for $1274.00 for a 7yr/100K. Also
    looking for the multisection-cover shown in the
    Silverado brochure. If anyone has info on this type of cover, please pass on.

  • Tung
    Wow you got yourself a TRUCK, I liked the dark toreador red too, but I let my wife pick out the color(compromise ;)) Man if I could justify and my pocketbook could handle it I would go 4wheel too. You sound like you got a great deal. I went through several buying services and they all said the same thing that my local dealers would not deal(monopoly here in Hawaii)So i got mine $800 over dealer invoice $500 courtesy fee for the dealership here to receive and do the paperwork and $300 for the car buying service. You would not believe how the dealers here try to screw the people. I was cking out warranty gold and was wondering if the coverage starts from day 1 or from when the original warranty expires? Seems to me that if it starts from Day 1 you would receive only a 4 year cov. ? Thanks tung
  • tungletungle Posts: 56
    ckobash, sorry for your situation, and really feel fortunate for myself. About ext. warranty, yes it starts on day 1. But the roadside assistance and other benefits will be some extra to manufacture warranty during the first 3 years. Besides, if you pay attention, the premimum for ext. warr. keeps climing up. Three years later, what will we pay? and at the time, the ext. warr. providers have more choices than we do; meaning we've got to get one before too late. I've checked out the Better Business Bureau and Warr. Gold seems to have a very good reputation.
  • tung
    Thanks for the information gives me something to think about. Heck, don't feel to sorry for me, just anxious and can't wait , Ive been planning on getting a truck for the last 3 years and these few more months should not kill me.
  • Well finally got my allocation after about just under a month, still waiting on a build date on my 1500 slt.
  • tungletungle Posts: 56
    Hi guys,
    I'm still waiting for my truck to be built on March 1st!!! Hope that date won't be delayed.
    In the mean time, I've looked at the Rhino liner and Fold-A-Cover. The liner looks really cool. I even looked at one 3-5 years old; still looks good
    and solid. In my area, Mass, the liner costs about
    $380 (tax included). Also had a chance to look and
    touch the Fold-A-Cover. I think I will go for these two when my truck comes.
  • Sounds good tungle i like the spray on liner and still looking for something to cover need it so i can load things higher then rails, i'm in no rush as long as it is before the university of hawaii football games got season tickets and have to lock up the cooler;) . Well my car buying service says this is the longest part of the wait the factory part of it . hang in there
  • Got confirmation from the dealer today. My truck's latest build date was 2/22/99 and it is in production this week, with an arrival at the dealer in 3-4 weeks. I have a loaded 1500 SLT with the 5.3L engine and 3.73 axle. It was ordered 12/2/98. I'm sure encouraged by all the good things said from people who already got theirs. I'll believe it when I see it.
  • tungletungle Posts: 56
    bad news! My build date, originally scheduled on
    03/01, now was moved to 03/15. Hope they don't do
    that to me again. !:(
  • jxyoungjxyoung Posts: 156
    Be patient It will get there sooner or LATER!
  • g8trg8tr Posts: 77
    jxyoung; ckobash; tungle; miatamama; anyone else

    I spent some time last night going through post #461 and noticed that there have quite a few trucks being shipped that have some sort of problem--some sounded serious. Does anyone have any ideas on what course of action to take if the truck is delivered with some problems/flaws? I know a redesigned vehicle needs to have some kinks worked out but some complaints sounded pretty bad.

    jxyoung; Was your truck delivered w/out any problems? Have you noticed any new "sounds" that don't sound right?

    No news on a delivery date yet. The build date did not get pushed back so hopefully things are on schedule. I'll call the dealer and bug him some more. Thanks again for the info
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    I have made several postings myself about minor nits and picks, but have to say that still, it is as problem free as any other new vehicle I have ever owned. I sit in the driver seat, slide by hands together and give thanks every day for being so lucky. I had one squeak fixed, have questioned several other items, but in general, one month and 2500 miles later, still don't have any delivery defects that I would return to the dealer for....yet. Looking good! One minor rattle behind the dash seems to have fixed itself. The steering pulling to the right may have been a mis-judgement on my part, because it seems straight and true at this time. About the most persistent problem I hear from others, is bad or out-of-round tires causing a front end vibration. That's easily fixed, and could occur on any vehicle. I would not hold back on a purchase, on the chance that some as yet weakness is going to appear, because I think the word is going to be getting out that these first model year trucks are very good, and very solid.
  • ckobashckobash Posts: 48
    To Mia,
    Congrats on your build date still waiting one mine.
    Tung hang in there, hope yours come soon means mine should be right behind.
  • Just got word from my dealer. My new GMC SLT 1500 with the 5.3L engine and 3.73 is on the way. Supposed to arrive around the 12th. I've asked for a Topper and Rhinolining, and since the Topper is on order, they suggested I get my airline ticket for the 26th just to be sure the Topper arrived. I forgot to tell them about the Topper until they notified me about the arrival date, so don't fault them for having to wait a little longer. I bought my ticket yesterday and can't wait. My original order date was Dec 2, 1998. I didn't want to order so soon, but the dealer suggested that I do it in case there were problems along the way. Sure glad I listened, or I would have waited until late January to order.

    I'm picking it up in Idaho and driving home to Alaska, so will post mileage and reliability when I get back.
  • jxyoungjxyoung Posts: 156
    My truck came in after being lost in action for a while. I dropped by the dealer one day and found it was there and they had to order a new cap for the rear bumper as it had been damaged in transport. There was also a couple of scratches on the rear right fender. I was a little disappointed at first but the dealer did a great job on the scratches. Your option if your truck is not satisfactory upon arrival is to refuse delivery. Lucky for me I have a sportside and there were no dents! The dealer took care of the scratches and they were almost not noticeable.
    Have 1000 miles in the first month and I am not hearing weird sounds or anything.
    I have noticed a slight drift to the right and will keep an eye on that. My dealer says this is built in by Chevy but numerous people have gotten different stories??? I changed out my tires at 20
    miles cause I did not like the Wilderness AT treads. No vibrating seats or bouncing so far!
    This is 1 nice Truck! I got the 5.3L,3.73 rear,
    extended cab. z71 LS sportside.

    Be prepared for a possible long delivery time! You could get lucky like some and get it in 2 weeks but mine was built Dec 17 and just came in last month??? Just hope you don't get unlucky like the guy I heard about! He ordered a Suburban in a nearby town and called the dealer when it was late. The dealer checked with Chevy and they were having trouble finding it. Chevy got back to the dealer later that they had accidentally pulled it from the line and crash tested it! True story!
  • g8trg8tr Posts: 77
    Hello all,
    Just an update on my truck. My Sierra is a pewter ext./graphite int. SL 4.8, 3.42, atuo, appearance pkg, and conv. group. I ordered it on Jan. 9, given an order # on 2/8, build date of 3/3. The dealer called me today to tell me that it is on the way. It could be here by the 23rd but realistically by the end of the month. From everything I've read so far, GMC is the way to go. The SL is a much nicer truck than the base Chevy. I appreciate the info. everyone has given and will keep you posted.
  • ckobashckobash Posts: 48
    Congrats g8tr, Wow that was fast i ordered mine 1/9 or so and still no build date, Did you get and extended cab? Maybe i should ck again w/ my carbuying service.
  • markbuckmarkbuck Posts: 1,021
    My White 4.8L base trim, Reg Cab, Long Bed, 4.10 LimSlip, 5-speed, AC, rubber floor, oak vinyl seat, cruise control, tinted sliding rear window, LT tires, big air cleaner, skid plated truck is built. Should have it by the end of March.
  • g8trg8tr Posts: 77
    No, my truck is a reg. cab. I don't need the so why pay for it? I know it would be good for resale but I'm planning on driving the wheels off of it anyway. What kind of truck is yours? I apologize if you have already posted it--I didn't look before writing this. I think it all depends on the dealership's allocation and if there is a back-log of orders. The part of the country where you live might have something to do with it also (winter). I called my dealer about once every 10 days and asked for an update. Maybe you should try to contact your car buying service and see what they have to say. Your truck should have an order # which means all of the parts are in stock for your truck and then a build date will come after that (someone please correct me if I'm wrong). Sounds like you should have at least one of these.
    When did you place your order? What size is the dealership you worked with? I almost went with the limited slip but decided I didn't really need it. I guess I could add it later.
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    Your truck reads like a long range freight haulin' missle!
  • tungletungle Posts: 56
    Yes. I called the dealer and he said that as of
    today info, my truck was still scheduled to be
    built this week. Hope another 3-4 weeks I will
    see it in the lot!
  • ckobashckobash Posts: 48
    sorry for not responding sooner past couple weeks had house guests.
    I ordered a sierra 1500 slt extra cab , indigo blue w/the trailor package and 5.3 if there still in stock when mine rolls down the assemble line ,I hope so.
  • tungletungle Posts: 56 shows how to
    decode VINs of GM vehicles.
  • g8trg8tr Posts: 77
    My truck was delivered on 3/18 and it was in excellent shape. I ordered it on 1/9 and had a build date of 3/1. It was built in Indiana. I would have posted sooner but I can't seem to get myself away from it. Once again: SL reg. cab, pewter ext/charcoal int, 4.8, auto, 3.42, appearance pkg, and conv. group. I'll give it an oil change after 500 mile break in and begin checking mileage. At the rate I'm going, I'll let ya'll know in about a week. :)
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    Have fun g8tr!
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