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should I buy this truck?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 78K20, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. 78K20

    78K20 Member
    from WV
    Messages: 49

    A couple of weeks ago I looked at a 1995 GMC Z71 Sportside. It has a 350 with a 4 speed auto. The truck is in perfect condition with 69,500 miles. The dealership is asking $11,000 for it. I test drove it and was disappointed the truck seemed to have a lack of power. I thought that it must have highway gears or something b/c it runs great. Anyhow they said they would give me $2000 for my truck on trade and with $1500 down payments would be around 200 for 48 months. The highest bluebook value is $8,500. Well I forgot about it and now the dealer called me and left a message wanting me to call back. I really like this truck. What should I do? Sorry I don't have any pics
  2. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,522

    I would do a through check on this truck. If I read your profile correct you are in West Virginia. Now if you remember correctly we have had some flooding along the Ohio river a month ago and I know in other areas close by as well. The only reason I bring this up is because it could have flood damage. Just a thought.
  3. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    If they were asking 11000 and it only booked for 8500 I doubt they will come down...But more important, if it felt wimpy with nothing on it, it will be a real dog loaded. Most step sides have gas mileage gears in them, like 292 or 308s. Terrible for doing work...
  4. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Ask him what he is offering for the other $2600 he is charging over book? Look around, try traderonline.com or e-bay and other online locations you can get a lot better deal then that. If you are willing to pay $2600 over book you better realy love the truck not just like it.
  5. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Offer them $9,000.00 no trade. They will take it. $11,00.00 is just a fishing pole price to allow for a trade in.
  6. crashz

    crashz Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    A friend of mine picked up a 98 Z71, loaded with 120,000 miles for $7500 about 6 months ago. IMHO even $9K is steep for that truck.