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#1 Silverado_George

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 05:30 PM

I'm again in the market for an SS truck and would like some thoughts on one that I found, I am in California so yeah i found a truck but the truck is not that close to me and i did a Carfax and found out that the truck came from Utah, which i know is a snow state so i was of course expecting there to be some rust but Idk it kind of turned me off it's a slight of rust but i see that the most noticeable part is on the frame in picture , any thoughts? Tried resizing the photos don't know if you'll be able to see them in detail, Thanks!  :thumbsup:

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 11:57 PM

It doesnt look that bad to me.... if you dont like it dont buy it. Lol
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:40 AM

Not bad at all compared to others from northern states
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:22 AM

The real indicator would be: what do the brake lines look like...

 

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:26 PM

The real indicator would be: what do the brake lines look like...

 

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Yeah i would need to see it up close and really examine it, truck has 52k miles dealer wants 20k its a red 06' so pretty rare

It doesnt look that bad to me.... if you dont like it dont buy it. Lol

 

Haha I know its common sense but I'm just itching to get back into a SS since i had mine for such a short time unfortunately  :(  i was trying to find an 05' or 06' with low miles in either black or red, not really a big fan of silver birch 


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:18 AM

Is it this one?

https://www.cargurus...sting=183693713


If it is it looks good. Another way to tel is look at the rotors and drums. From the pics and what I can see I dont see any rust on them. I love my red 06 I looked hard for one. Definitely dont see many......
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:46 AM

Is it this one?

https://www.cargurus...sting=183693713


If it is it looks good. Another way to tel is look at the rotors and drums. From the pics and what I can see I dont see any rust on them. I love my red 06 I looked hard for one. Definitely dont see many......

 

Yes Matt it's that one, basically has every option except a sunroof.. which would be nice but i guess you can't have it all right? Anyways i just wanted to get some opinions as to wether it was a good deal or not and if the rust on the frame isn't something that's going to affect me and give me problems in the long run.. 


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:44 AM

If you're really interested in that truck I would beat them up a bit.  I see some paint flaws, front bumper cover damage, really cheap tires, and the wheels look like repros.  Not trying to nitpick it as it does look like a nice truck with probably accurate miles on it, but they've gotta be negotiable on it IMO.

 

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:29 AM

 
Yes Matt it's that one, basically has every option except a sunroof.. which would be nice but i guess you can't have it all right? Anyways i just wanted to get some opinions as to wether it was a good deal or not and if the rust on the frame isn't something that's going to affect me and give me problems in the long run.. 


Ha mine has the sunroof and doesnt have the steering wheel controls. I actually dont likesunroofs..... It looks like a copy of mine. That place always has SSS in stock so they must scour the country for them. I would look at it this way it has low miles so it likely it saw little to any of salt roads. It just looks like surface rust that could even be caused by living by the ocean. I agree with Richard it has some flaws and what look like repo center caps for sure and maybe the wheels? They have had it a while so they might be willing to deal some.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:42 AM

As a northerner, yes I would kill to have a truck that clean on the underside. Also, don't feel to bad about no sunroof, the factory ones are pretty cheesy. I have one, I'd rather not have a hole in my roof, but it was what was available. That being said, $21K is $5K over the cleanest of clean retail.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:57 PM

If you're really interested in that truck I would beat them up a bit.  I see some paint flaws, front bumper cover damage, really cheap tires, and the wheels look like repros.  Not trying to nitpick it as it does look like a nice truck with probably accurate miles on it, but they've gotta be negotiable on it IMO.

 

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Yeah i figured they were on the high end of their price for all the little small stuff that i was noticing, i would estimate maybe 18k? That's my opinion about what it's worth, either way if it does happen to go through i am going to be paying 20k+ with sales tax, dealer fees, etc. 

 

Ha mine has the sunroof and doesnt have the steering wheel controls. I actually dont likesunroofs..... It looks like a copy of mine. That place always has SSS in stock so they must scour the country for them. I would look at it this way it has low miles so it likely it saw little to any of salt roads. It just looks like surface rust that could even be caused by living by the ocean. I agree with Richard it has some flaws and what look like repo center caps for sure and maybe the wheels? They have had it a while so they might be willing to deal some.

Yeah i was starting to think that it might have a major imperfection because they've had it for so long.. looked it up through Carfax and everything checks out :thumbsup:  we will see what happens, to me it honestly seems like a race against time because low mileage SS trucks are starting to become very rare, it's kind of like i'm in a hurry to just pull the trigger on any low mileage SS i see that is within my state


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 01:19 AM

here is the Carfax link, thoughts?

 

https://www.carfax.c...CEC19N761314789


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 01:02 PM

rust? i dont see any rust :happysad:

 

serious talk tho thats what a 3 year old truck looks like over here. i wouldnt worry at all. check the brake lines


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 02:30 PM

Hell man just buy my Intimidator. :) http://www.silverado...idator-feelers/

 

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:56 PM

Hell man just buy my Intimidator. :) http://www.silverado...idator-feelers/

 

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Haha i wish man, I'm not willing to go out of state and texas is a few states away.. Thanks anyways, the truck looks nice! GLWTS  :thumbsup: 

 

rust? i dont see any rust :happysad:

 

serious talk tho thats what a 3 year old truck looks like over here. i wouldnt worry at all. check the brake lines

 

WIll do, gonna probably go see it in the next few days, i am still curious to know as to why it's been on cargurus so long and hasn't sold  :huh:  pretty solid looking truck with low mileage, beats me


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