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    Jr. Apprentice bUCKOLA's Avatar
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    Hi all,
    Just joined ....What better site to get some advice on buying a used Silverado than here!!! I will be going to look at a 2003 reg. cab, short/step, 2wd, auto,V8 ( not sure which one) with about 60,000 miles (100,000Km). Is there anything I should pay extra attention to with this model year.

    thanks in advance

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    Theres nothing ive heard of thats bad about that truck. Just not a real side step fan.

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    I love step sides!


    How much are they asking?
    Ryan

    2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 (the Yellow Jacket)
    4inch suspension 3inch body
    Straight 6 (383 Stroker within a year)
    36inch SuperSwamper TSL.
    105,000
    Detroit Loccers
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    much more...

    2004 Sierra crew cab, 2wd, 5.3 V8
    2inch Daystar Leveling kit
    single dumped Flowmaster 40 sieries exaust(removed)
    Mb Blitz Chrome wheels
    Leer Bed Cover(for sale)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04sierracrewcab View Post
    I love step sides!


    How much are they asking?
    $13,000.00 CAN....It would translate to about $10,500.00 US. Too much?
    2002 Silverado Short/Sport
    1979 EL CAMINO 454
    2006 CHARGER SRT8...gone:frown:
    1973 KAWASAKI Z1 900

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    Hmm. . .it depends on what its like, ok condition, great condition, excellent condition or horrible condition?


    Z06's FTW! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado SS View Post
    Hmm. . .it depends on what its like, ok condition, great condition, excellent condition or horrible condition?
    Since I've only seen a picture of the truck I would say its good ...maybe very good.
    2002 Silverado Short/Sport
    1979 EL CAMINO 454
    2006 CHARGER SRT8...gone:frown:
    1973 KAWASAKI Z1 900

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado SS View Post
    Hmm. . .it depends on what its like, ok condition, great condition, excellent condition or horrible condition?
    Took it out for a test drive this morning. It drove as new. No rattles , shimmies or shakes. And it stopped when I stepped on the brakes lol. It's appears to have been well cared for.


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    2002 Silverado Short/Sport
    1979 EL CAMINO 454
    2006 CHARGER SRT8...gone:frown:
    1973 KAWASAKI Z1 900

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    Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Are you not looking for any extra features? just curious...cause it sounds kinda bottom line accept for the V8 part.
    2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L Z71 - 4x4


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdaz250 View Post
    Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Are you not looking for any extra features? just curious...cause it sounds kinda bottom line accept for the V8 part.
    It had all options except leather. Unfortunately the deal fell through. I did a Carfax on it and it came back showing the truck had been in a collision with $8k worth of damages. It seems in 2005 during a wind storm, their neigbors rain barrel blew into the truck, dented the fender and scratched the bumper. In Ontario we have Accident Reporting Centres that you take your car to to get estimates. They are not usually very thorough and estimate to the high side.The neigbhor paid the deductable and the the truck was repaired with new GM parts . Long story short...I still would have bought it but didnt want to be saddled with that accident report if and when I sold or traded it in. I'd lose big.
    I told them if they could get the report from reading "collision" to " Miscel" damge... I would still buy it. Me thinks that will be next to impossible.
    2002 Silverado Short/Sport
    1979 EL CAMINO 454
    2006 CHARGER SRT8...gone:frown:
    1973 KAWASAKI Z1 900

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    Did you do a kelly blue book quote?
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