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are these prices good?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by cward05, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. cward05

    cward05 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 113

    hey everyone, i just have a quick preliminary price question about 2 trucks i'm looking at. i haven't seen either in person yet, and i will, but out of curiosity are these prices ok? which one do you think is the better deal? btw, both are in my price range (@ $10, 000). also, i have a decently steep driveway to plow maybe 200 yards total. thanks:

    1) 1999 gmc auto, V8 4.8L k1500 1/2 ton, 7 1/2 foot boss 4 way plow, blue, new body style, plow, bedliner, 120,000 miles, looks like a longbed to me $9,999

    OR

    2) 2001 chevy silverado 1500 short bed, auto, V6 4.3L, 4wd, abs, ac, airbags, ps, stereo, tilt, western minute mount plow dk, blue, 126,369 miles $6,995
     
  2. cward05

    cward05 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 113

    sorry, one last thing...is there anything to look for when spotting potential future or even current problems on these trucks? also, is it even worth it to buy a truck with such high mileage or do these trucks last a long time? thanks a lot
     
  3. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I'm not sure values, but I'd like to offer some advise.

    Don't rule out the 4.3lt v6 over the 4.8lt v8.

    I was offered a used 2006 reg cab 4x4 1500 W/T with the 4.8lt v8, $16,900 but for me it didnt have enough power. the 4.3lt v6 may be pretty close in power.
    I got the 5.3lt v8 which had much more power, then the 4.8lt v8, but now I wish I would have gotten to 6.0lt max. It was like a hotrod engine.

    I pull a large trailer in the summer, and just wanted more power.

    I suggest test driving trucks with different size engines.


    I have a 4.3lt CPI W code in my 94 S10 blazer which has 190,000 miles on it.
    And it has never had work done to it, I change the oil every 12k-15k miles.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2007
  4. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    That is alot of miles for a plow truck, especially since its a 1/2ton plowtruck..


    If you are only doing your own driveway it should be O.K. But i dont really know what to tell you when it comes to which is better... They both have alot of miles, and I never like that. lol
     
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Test drive them and see what you think. Keep your eyes open for a larger truck. I agree with premier on this one, if it was a 3/4 ton truck, that mileage wouldn't be as bad as compared to a 1/2 ton.

    Your gonna get what you pay for. Good Luck!!
     
  6. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Also Make sure you put it in 4 wheel drive when you test it.
    A few years ago i was looking to replace a truck and I couldn't find one that didnt need a lot of work.


    PremierLand,
    Are you located on merriman!
    I seen a few trucks down there last week, But I didnt notice the name on the side to busy driving.
     
  7. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    nope not me. there are 2 other guys running around with that name. One guy doesnt have it licensed, and the other does, thus I changed my name last year, but only put my name infront of it.