Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra General Shopping Questions
Does anybody know why the invoice price the dealer showed me was roughly $500 higher than the dealer price listed on Edmunds and KBB? I added the $900 destination charge, but the dealer invoice was not even close. Can the dealer mark up the invoice price? Of course the salesman said it was because the web was wrong. Uh huh, right.
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When I configure it as a "1LT MSRP $27,805.00", the following option IS available:
HEAD CURTAIN SIDE AIRBAG
Air bags, head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions, with rollover sensor (ASF) $395.00
When I configure it as a "1WT MSRP $22,155.00", the option is NOT available.
I really want the WT with side curtains... I do not need/want all the chrome/fancy stuff in the extra $4000 LT package.
I also notice the side curtain option IS available in the 2007 1500 Classic models.
Why in the world are side curtains not an option in the 2007 1500 WT?
Anyone know if the 2008 WT will or will not have side curtains?
I also assume I am too late to order a 2007 Silverado... right?
What would be the benefits or detriments of a 6-speed transmission over the current 4-speed transmission?
As far as disadvantages go, well the new six speed is, well, NEW. With anything new, there are going to be problems. When you make something more complicated, there are more things that can go wrong with it. Even the new Tundra six speeds are having various problems. Also with more gears to choose from, you will notice that the 6speed trans will be consantly searching for the right gear to use. Now had GM simply used their bulletproof Allison six speeds, this wouldn't be the case, however, in their infinite wisdom they decided, probably do to cost concerns, to develop a whole new line of six speeds that could be made mostly with robots thus saving money. With the 4speed, the only real main disadvantage is the gas milage.
It all depends on what you're going to use your truck for. If you're like most people who use their trucks for grocery getters and drive plenty of highway miles, then wait for the new six speed. If you tow over 6,000lbs on a regular basis, get yourself a used 2002-2007 2500HD with the diesel or 8.1L engine. Both come with Allison 6speed trans. Now if your like me, and don't blow a gasket every time you see a new scratch, and actually plan to use the truck for its intended purpose (ie: hauling dirty cargo, playing off road, towing a small ski boat every once and a while) then get yourself a used '96-'98 Chevy/GMC K1500/K2500, lift it and go play! :shades:
However, I will get a $500 rebate just as you outlined. The dealer told me there is a chance that GM will increase the rebate on 08's due to the lackluster sales as early as 15 August. Perhaps he is trying to make me feel better!
Contrary to your F250 comparison, my truck is higher priced (about 1.5K) than the F150, which is carrying a larger rebate and 0% financing to boot.
In any event, I have no complaints, as I am getting precisely the truck I ordered, and will keep it long enough to justify the expense.
Lets hope you love the truck and never need to use the warranty.
Anyone familiar with that range of years have suggestions on which years were better than others?
When you start adding dealer add-on accessories, it becomes a much different type of deal.
1. Deal for Truck
2. Deal for accessory & installation separately It helps here, if you know what the price is of the accessory ahead of time and the installation time.
3. Deal for Trade-in (if you have one)
4. Deal for F*I stuff.
Personally, for accessories, I tend to get them aftermarket as it is cheaper. Then if I don't feel like doing the install, I'll take it to a local shop to do the install.