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Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra General Shopping Questions



  • crocecroce Posts: 1
    I wouldn't be too upset. First off you have a 2008 as opposed to a 2007. Your 2008 truck is worth more than 2000 bucks more than a 2007. You should have XM radio in your 2008 that is a no charge option - so that saved you another 150 bucks. I'd say you did ok. You got $500 rebate instead of $2000 so it really wasn't a $2000 screwing as you say.

    Lets hope you love the truck and never need to use the warranty.
  • rman6rman6 Posts: 11
    It is a nice truck, save the automatic locks locking whenever I take it out of park. I plan on driving it until the wheels fall off, so the additonial resale really doesn't matter. The rebate in my area for 07's is $2500 so I did lose $2000 for an identical truck built literally weeks later. Could care less about satellite radio. I'm not going to pay $12 a month to listen to the radio. When the free period expires so does my sattelite radio experience. I shouldn't sound too negative, It is a really comfortable truck to drive, we'll see how it handles truck duty to come.
  • Does anyone know how many or what percentage of all 1500 series trucks that GM produces each model year are Silverado SS models for Chevrolet and Sierra Denali models for GMC? I'm guessing less than 1%, but I'd like something more definitive. Thanks.
  • I am all set to buy a new 2008 Sierra Z71. When I went to look at it last night on the lot, I saw that there was a 2008 All Terrain marked down to the same price as the other z71. I saw where it had originally cost 4000 more. What are the benefits of having the All Terrain as opposed to the regular Z71?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    when ordering a truck and is identified by the Z71 sticker on the truck. Not sure what an All Terrain is as its not listed as an option with the Silverado/Sierra. It could be something that is dealer specific. I would compare the Monroney sticker to be sure on what you're getting.
  • All Terrain package includes a bunch of dress up options inside and out, along with Rancho shocks, Z71, and Z82 trailering package. If it is a color you like, go for it.
  • ljl64ljl64 Posts: 2
    I'm looking for a used ('01-'05) Silverado 1500, extended cab, under 70K miles, hopefully for around $15K. I rarely will load the truck to capacity, and tow a small trailer ocassionally. I drive mostly flat terrain in NJ, no off-road. Is the 2WD and/or V6 under powered for this full size truck? Is the 4WD recommended? LT vs LS?

    Anyone familiar with that range of years have suggestions on which years were better than others?

  • I'm looking at a 2002 Silverado z71. The truck itself has 146,000 miles on it. It just recently had the engine and transmission replaced. Has anyone had trouble with this model in the future. I'm no car expert and i'm not sure if this is going to be worth it in the long run. I expect for be driving this truck for the next couple years and i'm only a kid. I do not want to buy a truck that is just going to stall out on me in the near future. Can anyone give me advice?
  • bigz04bigz04 Posts: 12
    Hey I have a 2004 Chevy Z71, basically they are the same truck, if the 2002 had the engine and transmission replaced you should be in pretty good shape, your main question to the seller should be who and when was this done? Make sure this was not done by some back yard mechanic. The only thing I've found to be a issue with these trucks is the speedometer not working all the time, my truck has been in 5 times to try to get fixed. Other than that they are great trucks. Chevy are the only Truck makers that have Full time 4x4. Most chevy trucks will go places in 2wd that other trucks like "Ford" need 4x4 for. A stock Chevy depending on engine get 18 mpg stock hwy. Good Luck
  • Alright thanks for the advice. Yea i'm going to have it looked at by a reliable mechanic first for sure.
  • I'm lookin at a 2003 GMC Sierra with 121200 miles on it. I took it for a test drive and it stalled twice on me. I look at the tach it it was idling low. Also the driver side window would now go all the way up and close tightly. I told the saleman about it and he said that they would repair the faults. It has a 5.3 vortec engine. Well deal or no deal?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Based on the history of the GMC Sierra I'd say your problems are just beginning. I wouldn't touch that thing with a 10 foot pole. 121K miles is a bit high for a 5 year old truck. However, if they would sell you that truck for under $5K that might just work.
  • Tks obyone yeah I forgot to mention that it's been on the lot for over three months got to be something goin on there
  • spahutspahut Posts: 12
    A dealer in Kellogg, ID Dave Smith sells cars for $200 over invoice however the cars/trucks have no accessories. I am looking for a Silverado LTZ 1500. Is $200 over invoice and then buy the accessories (tubular assist steps, splash guards) worth it or can I get a better deal from another dealer who has what I am looking for with the items already on the truck?
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