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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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Serious discussion here. I have it listed on Autotrader for 6500. Listed on Craigslist for 6500, listed here for 5500. The phone is not exactly ringing off the hook. In fact nobody has test driven it yet, or came to look at it.

It's a good reliable truck, I've put barely anything into it in over 30,000 miles.

1 o2 sensor, rotors, pads, and front wheel bearings. Everything else is good......

Blue book is a fair amoutn higher then I am asking. Dealers are offering 2500-5000 for trade.

Is it the miles? 171,000

Fear of bad gas mileage? 17 mpg

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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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Maybe it's the rims. :tonka:
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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:45 AM   #3
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For those that don't know you personally, what is it?
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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:46 AM   #4
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I dont know man. It seemed like a nice truck when I looked at the pictures. Maybe it is the miles. Thats all I can think of. Good Luck though. Try going to John Bowman Chevrolet and see what there used car department offers you for it.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #5
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Miles or economy...maybe people just don't have the extra money to buy a big truck that isn't economical. Who knows.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:53 AM   #6
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Is it the miles? 171,000
I think this is the problem. That's a lot of miles on a gasser . . . I know you probably took care of it but how many other slime balls say that they took care of a truck with 171,000 miles and really didn't.

too many variables in 171,000 miles for most people.

Bummer it hasn't sold, I figure you want the money to go towards the diesel your looking for.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:55 AM   #7
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I think this is the problem. That's a lot of miles on a gasser . . . I know you probably took care of it but how many other slime balls say that they took care of a truck with 171,000 miles and really didn't.

too many variables in 171,000 miles for most people.

Bummer it hasn't sold, I figure you want the money to go towards the diesel your looking for.
The 5.3 is about as bullet proof as they come.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:56 AM   #8
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The 5.3 is about as bullet proof as they come.
I agree but how many retards just want a truck and no nothing more then that it has 170xxx miles.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:05 AM   #9
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I'm no finacial expert, but I've heard 2 storys in the past week on NPR in Missouri about how bad Michigan's economy is and how people are loosing their houses and can't afford to put food on the table. Maybe they just don't think buying a truck is necessary right now.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #10
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1999 Chevy silverado z71
171,000 Miles
5.3, auto
Extended cab, 3 door, leather interior slightly warn, Could use a polishing for the paint, cab corner has surface rust on drivers side, needs tires Current tires will get me to fall (285/75/16's)******recently added are some 20" rims and tires, tires and rims are used, but have good tread and are in decent shape******, just did new brakes (rotors and pads) also did wheel bearings on both sides in the front. Runs good and reliable, I did replace an O2 sensor over the winter.




Sounds like a nice truck for the money.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:15 AM   #11
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I would have to go with the miles. I know I would think twice about getting a truck with that many miles on it. Another factor is the year of the truck. When I was looking for a used vehicle about a 1 1/2 years ago, all the banks and credit unions that I went to would not give out a loan for a vehicle that is over 7 years old. So people might not be interested because their banks will not finance a vehicle that old.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #12
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When I was looking for a used vehicle about a 1 1/2 years ago, all the banks and credit unions that I went to would not give out a loan for a vehicle that is over 7 years old. So people might not be interested because their banks will not finance a vehicle that old.
My bank was less then 6 years old to finance.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #13
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My thoughts were the miles also, but i have a 93 gmc gasser350/4l60eauto with 332k miles on it that still runs and drives fine, and the 5.3l is a solid engine. 5500 dollars is not so much that someone should have to finance the whole amount, but it is hard to get a good interest rate on "older" vehicles. i would have to say its just too many miles on a older vehicle, our economy is not the best right now, and the market is flooded with used cars.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #14
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Miles or economy...maybe people just don't have the extra money to buy a big truck that isn't economical. Who knows.
sorry there is no way I would spend that much on a truck with 170 K on it
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:27 AM   #15
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x10 on the miles.

No doubt it's a nice truck and a great price, but a lot of people don't have an extra 6k sitting around for a truck that's near 200k miles.

Most people probably assume that if they take out a car loan (anywhere from 24-48 months)- the truck won't even be paid for before it'll need major work.

People get weary around the 150-200k point.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:28 AM   #16
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It is the mileage and lack of showcasing the vehicle. If the price drops a little, and it gets cleaned up real nice, and new pics, it would sell.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:29 AM   #17
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Mileage seems to be the problem. I've seen the truck and it is a good looking truck but this state sucks for anything for sale right now.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:30 AM   #18
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list it on craigslist in flint as a 88 caprice with dubs and lots of chrome, that'll get some calls.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:33 AM   #19
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list it on craigslist in flint as a 88 caprice with dubs and lots of chrome, that'll get some calls.
I listed my 89 Caprice on there, and no calls :tonka:

My guess is miles as well, but knowing the Chevy trucks it is probably equally the Economy as my boss has sold some 150k Chevy/GMC trucks in that price range this year. (Old company vehicles)

Does it have the notorious 'rattle rod' at cold startup like many in the late 90's early 2000's had?
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #20
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I would say the miles. People want low miles to make them feel all warm fuzzy. They think because of the high miles they will have nothing but problems with it no matter how well it was maintained. With that said, My Yukon XL has 235,000 on its' 5.3 and still runs and tows great! The 5.3 is a great engine! It sucks that you can't sell it, looks like a nice truck, but the Michigan economy does suck something fierce right now.
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