EDIT - just saw you told him you'd have to think about it, smart move, give yourself a day or so to really think about your impressions...
Originally Posted by Farva
Well I'm about ready to pull the trigger on this truck, It's about 2 hours away from me, so I'm probably gonna take one trip up to see it in person, and then another to buy it when I get the financing with PenFed figured out.
They're asking price is about $1000 below MSRP KBB. And they want another 2kish for the 3yr/30,000mile GM warranty.
I feel like I may have some wiggle room here, due to it being at a Chevy dealership. I've never dealt with big dealerships and was looking for some advice on haggling with them.
I'd like to get the keys and the warranty (also see if I can extend it to 5yr/50,000mile just to protect me up to the 100,000 mile mark) for what they're asking and I'm fine with playing a little hardball if it'll shave some more off the price.
Let me know what ya think.
Thanks guys, can't explain how much help this site has been since I found it.
Ok here's my take, the cliffs notes version, and it might not be as positive as everyone else has been but it's my honest commentary:
- paint between driver and rear driver side door does not match, it is clearly visible in the first pic. I presume it is because the fender and driver's door were painted due to the accident. Inspect that closely when you go see it and look for tape lines on the inside of the door jambs as well as any cheese, wetsanding marks or waves in the paint. People are so ignorant you wouldn't believe what a body shop gets away with.
- Autocheck shows only when the police are involved. This doesnt necessarily mean a bad accident, just one where the cops showed up. Remember, carfax and autocheck CANNOT legally obtain insurance company records...if they could, probably 40% of all vehicles would show an accident.
- CHECK THE FRAME
- Don't do the warranty, you are looking at one of the most mechanically reliable vehicles still on the road today.
- How can a confirmed accident vehicle score 96 on the autocheck??
That said, it still might be a good truck, but at that price you're getting very close to 2nd gen dcab territory which gives you a bigger truck with more creature comforts, so it is my opinion that even with 56k, they are asking too much. Keep your wits about you and use common sense. It's easy to get an adrenalin rush upon seeing it and pulling the trigger, only to have buyer's remorse. Go look at it, then take a drive, come back a half hour later, whatever it takes to make yourself as objective as possible.
Hope this helps.