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chevy 1500 supercrew?

jones34jones34 Posts: 9
edited March 2014 in Chevrolet
My dealer told me the other day that GM was coming
out with a half ton supercrew short short box in
model year 2001. Anybody hear anything about this?
I told him they had better hurry because
supercrews are selling like hot cakes around here.
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  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    ...But I haven't heard when the GM would be out.

    I like the Crew Idea....Kinda..but the larger GM Ext.cab is fine for now....It's that bed that concerns me....at least with the tailgate down on a SB....it's still over 8 feet..

    I don't know if it would be too small of payload area?

    - Tim
  • z71josez71jose Posts: 22
    LAST YEAR!!!, around March-April 1999, I was
    involved in a focus-group and got to the
    Avalanche AND a 1/2-ton Silverado-style crew
    cab. I don't remember the size of the bed, but
    the standard engine was going to be a 6.0L
    It looked awesome!!!, but unfortunately the only
    media news I've heard is about the Avalanche.
    But then again, they might surprise us, just like
    they did with the C-Series Sierra.
  • cdeancdean Posts: 1,110
    I'm pretty sure the Avalanche is the Chevy's answer to the Ford Supercrew. For now. available in the Fall. there are pictures at PUTC.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    is down right ugly with that darn awefull crap on the sides...

    Hope it looks better in production?

    - Tim
  • cdeancdean Posts: 1,110
    i think they'll lose a lot of that plastic crap in production. Silverado was the same way. Show model had more damn bells and whistles hanging off the sides, then production models looked normal.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    the Show Silverado in that Orange Metallic....that was how flares and molding should look.....the Avalanche is well.....uh..how it shouldn't look!

    - Tim
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    That orange is gonna be a new color suposedly for the 2001 model yr.

    Ryan
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    dunno if it's the same orange as what I am talking about or not?

    All I need now is a good 2-tone color?....oh well...i got 1 year to look around and decide..

    -Tim
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    You need another truck like you need a hole in the head (hahaha u like all my phrases??? like the skunk one? )

    Go for it. I am working on my next one probably either a 1500 black/grey like i have now or a 3500 dually i really want a dually but its kinda unnessesary. or possibly a tahoe (for when i start a family probably next time i will be car buying)

    Ryan
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    ..it's the smart thing to do. I paid $30012 with GMO for this one....paid nothing down...5 year loan. $598.77 Payment..(ouch)....

    I will sell it for about $26,000 or more?...walk away with $8-10K....put down on a 2002...have about a $450 payment...same truck....2 years later...do same thing...only walk away with more$$...then have maye $350-$300 a month....same truck...

    Others who pay $500 or more...5 years later..have the same truck..I will be on the 3rd one...for less money..

    make sense?

    you have to pick the right truck....like a nice Z71 or a 2500....or a car like the Impala SS.

    A friend does this every 2-3 years with his Z71....it costs him about 10K every 3 trucks.

    Only way to go..

    - Tim
  • cdeancdean Posts: 1,110
    so you're saying 6-9 years of truck ownership cost him about 10K, or a little less than 1K per year?
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    No lets do the math here:

    ok he gets a new truck every 3 yrs
    for 3 trucks
    Spends $10000 on each.

    That comes out to be $30000 in 9 yrs

    Which is $3333.33 a yr.

    Makes sense buys a truck full price keeps it a few yrs then sells it for a minimal loss buy another with that money.

    Wow i thought i was off from school for the summer im doing more math now than i did all last semester.

    Ryan
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    gets a new one about 2-3 years.....every 3 trucks..overall loss is about 10K...aka cost..

    $3500 per loss per truck.

    Do as you want....I'll let ya know how it works for me.

    - Tim
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    Truck will cost about $260 a month when I sell it....make sense?...after I take payments...minus money I walk away with...


    Don't worry...

    - Tim
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    do this also....or buy slightly used..and sell soon after..

    You can get your moolah out..while it still has real value...VS paying the full loan interest...and running it into the ground and selling for squat!
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Tim you can save all your nickels and dimes for a few yrs and pay cash for one then keep it as long as you want. Im keeping this one even when i get a new one.

    Ryan
  • RoclesRocles Posts: 985
    No you won't. That's what all young guys say but trust me--you'll sell her unless it's for buisness. Did I ever mention my 78 F-250?
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    You must not know me then. I like to save things that mean alot to me and stuff i will keep it mark my word.

    Ryan
  • volkejvolkej Posts: 108
    Tim – I’m trying to clarify your loan calculations. You financed $30012 for 60 months at $598 a month. So that makes your interest rate about 7% +/-. Using a simple amortization schedule you would pay $36003 if you kept the truck for 60 months. If you get rid of the truck after 2 years your interest would be $2977 and your principal would be reduced by $7887. That means you would still owe about 28 large for your truck at the end of 2 years.
    What am I missing? How are you going to walk away with 8 to 10k?
  • bowhuntwibowhuntwi Posts: 262
    That old truck in the yard will be the first thing gone........He will be coming down the street from work, kid down the block will be driving it away.......wife will be with big smile on her face stuffing 150 bucks in her back pocket walking for the house......
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    I used 2 programs....they both say about $19,000 Balance after 2 years....2 year old ones sell for $26-$28K here...

    At absolute worst economy and all.....I can break even...BUT..I will walk away with average of 8K...depending on sale price...
    Pay 24x$598 - $14352
    Sell $26K..owe - $19,200 - walk - $6800..now that is a low sell price...maybe it will be $28K sell?...2500's hold the value here...so I don't know how it works there.

    Take payments $14352 Minus $6800 - $7550 real pay - aka $314 a month for a 2500 LT.

    Better than any lease deal you ever seen..

    Like i said...don't try it if you don't want to...pay 5 years..and drive it 8-10...for the same money or less...i will drive 5 new ones in the same time...

    Ryan,
    Why keep it forever?....and get another one?...not very smart money investing...

    - Tim
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    the keep it and have no payments for a while too theory. You could pay it off in 4-5 years...keep it another 4-5 or longer....and invest that money you would have paid.

    Of course you have to be able to afford 10 years of payments. Several people swap back and forth on new cars between the wife and hubby....and have one payment.
    I hate paying $1000 a month to drive for 2 cars...but what the hey...we make good money..have no kids...already invest healthy...so why not drive new cars every 2 years?....I don't wanna die with it!

    I did this right out of high school with a few trucks...and it worked very well....then I knew i was moving out...getting hitched...etc etc etc...so I kept my 88 for 11 years....8 years of no payments was nice....and I got lucky with minimal repairs...but I drive 22-25K a year now...and having 220,000 miles after 10 years and 153K after 10 (last truck)...will be a huge difference in repairs.
    Yes trucks go even longer....but for the speed I drive...and the extended highway trips I take..(4-5 a year)....i want something with more security...aka newer truck

    Even if you walked away with 2-3K...it's still better than any lease. same truck I have now would have been $550 to lease...no money down..with the extra miles I need. I pay not even $50 more a month...and look at the benefit i will gain.
    So many take leases cuz they are zero down....many banks offer zilch down also. I could put a healthy chunk down...but my money makes better interest elsewhere...so why touch it....pay 7.25...or lose 25-40%.....I'll take pay 7.25 thank you.

    The pay it off theory may work for you...so be it...but I was amazed....and fishy feeling...when I found out how much smarter you money can work for you.

    Good Luck

    - Tim
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    about back to that Supercrew catagory??
  • RoclesRocles Posts: 985
    Ryan,

    LOL! Alright--the truck's yours!
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    reference post #22...

    Ryan,
    Why keep it forever?....and get another one?...not
    very smart money investing...

    are we referring to his truck or his hypothetical wife that sells his truck for $150?
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    If I had $30K to buy a truck....I would invest in some good mutual Funds or stocks....and make the $600 payment a month from the interest from that.

    Take Ford stock last year...up 60%....That's $1500 the first month in interest...pay the $600 from that...now you have $30,900 to get interest on....by the time it's paid....you have a free truck...and thousands more than 30K in the bank.

    Or....invest in some good mutual funds....it's very easy to get 20% minimum back per year on your money....Even if the interest was #$400-500 per month...the truck costs you $100-200 per month.

    Spend some time pushing a pencil....you will be amazed what your moolah can do for you.

    - Tim

    ......Maybe she will get $200 for it??
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    I have money still in the bank earning interest i havent completely paid off the truck just yet. Its not as easy as you make it out to be though. $1500 in interest is kinda non realistic you need more than 30K in the bank for that.

    $200 thats less then the trailering pkg and locking rear cost gotta at least get $500. Brand new truck not even 1500mls yet and you guys are talking about my wife (im still single) sellingm y truck. This is hilarious.

    Ryan

    Ryan
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    I'm talking investing...

    You could have had your truck for just about free...if you had kept that bundle.
    I have been investing since I was in high school...I know what I am talking about..

    Not trying to knock anyone here...just trying to help!

    - Tim
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Ok lets say i did invest into stocks and stuff then hmmm the market crashes where am i left then? No money no truck. I think did the right thing saved up for 2 yrs the bought my truck. At least i can show i have a truck for it.

    Ryan
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    paying up front is better than payments....there are safe ways to invest.

    The hell with yawl..

    last time I try to help ya's!

    hehehe

    - Tim
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