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Old 01-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #91
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my 19 year old brother has that red silverado and his insurance alone is 1800 a year because of his age.


http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false
Exactly, and he'* a male.


If you can deal without power windows though, I say go for it. I couldn't do that again after having a truck with manual windows/locks. Looks to be just under retail according to NADA.
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That truck looks really good. I wouldn't consider manual windows to be a deal breaker in a truck. A nuisance, maybe. My Ranger had manual windows and locks, and it didn't bother me at all. It might take a little while getting used to only being able to put your window down from your seat, but the benefits of having a 4x4 truck greatly outweigh that. lol
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That'* my only gripe about it I have to have power windows and locks
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To make a funny statement about it, the Chevy'* that the US Air Force owns have power windows, locks, and mirrors.

I always found that funny because the Ford'* were manual everything.
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I think I've decided that I'm gonna get an 03-05 silverado

What options should I get I want the 5.3 vortec
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g80(look at the sticker in the glove box) rear diff will help you get through the snow and crew cabs are alot nicer than the ex. cabs for alot of reasons.
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A good start to find out what you should be willing to pay is to track all the completed Silverado sales on Ebay. That will give you a value and real sense of what you should be willing to pay. As you and others mention on this thread, the insurance is going to go up, and the interest rate on a sub 2007 will also be high. IMHO, if you are not stealing the truck/ car- no reason to buy it, especially since you will be financing it.

For the price point you are buying, I also would only consider a vehicle from the South/ SouthWest. On the Silverado and other GM trucks and SUVs, the road salt gets routed up and on top of the fuel tank, and it has no place to exit. The salt rests on the fuel and brake lines and rots them away. On the Silverado they are not so bad to replace as you can lift the bed off, but on the GM SUVs it can be a royal pain. The tran lines also rust way to easy.

I bring all this up as it is hard to be making six years of payments on a used truck from the north. There are deals out there, it takes time. The more time you have, the better vehicle you will purchase. And there are "old man" trucks out there. Although not for sale, I have a 2007 Ford F-350 that has ever seen the snow, never towed a trailer and has 27k miles. Look for people selling a truck like that. I bought the F-350 after my lines on my one owner garage kept, rust proofed Silverado had all its lines rot. I was pissed so replaced my Chevy Truck with a Ford truck. The real answer is not Chevy or Ford, but it is to use nickel/copper lines instead of steel lines. That is what the Europe car manufactures due, it is criminal Detroit won't spend $20 more per vehicle and put lines in their trucks that can be resistant to salt.

Buying a 2005 truck at a dealer, after taxes and fees, you will likely be upside down close to 50% on the loan if you went to trade it in the next month. take your time....
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Here is what Edmunds appraises the 2004 Sierra GodFrey Chevrolet:
True Market Value®
Trade-in $7,261
Private Party Sale $8,469
Dealer Retail $10,017

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g80(look at the sticker in the glove box) rear diff will help you get through the snow and crew cabs are alot nicer than the ex. cabs for alot of reasons.
Also since you said you would like to tow get the Z85 trailering package instead of the Z71 Off-Road package. You'll be at about the same stock height, but the Z85 rides smoother both on and off trailer.

That package whould also get you an oil and transmission cooler stock, I know mine has them and I assume that'* why.

As for other options though, that'* up to you and what want. I thought I wanted all the fancy options like power/heated leather, auto climate control, xm radio, etc. However I didn't buy the truck, my girlfriend did. Turns out we didn't get any of that stuff. Just a little more than the basics really. It'* perfect.
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Super ugly and no options, but a 1 owner 2004 Silverado from California with 65k miles:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2004-...#ht_500wt_1182
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