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    Default Should I buy this high mileage Silverado?

    I'm planning to buy a 99 Silverado 4wd 5.3 extended cab next week from a local guy. It is in great condition, the only worrisome thing is that it has 210,000 miles on it. It apparently has 157,000 miles on the motor due to a recall done by GM. How many miles can I expect out of such a truck, assuming good maintanence? I had a mechanic check things out, and he gave it the thumbs up. I'm willing to do almost all the work on this thing myself.

    We agreed on $4500 by the way.

    Edit: Sorry guys it is 210,000 miles, not km
    Last edited by rph74; 04-22-2009 at 10:10 PM.

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    I have a 2002 Silverado with 185,000 km, and it's still roaring, just keep up the oil changes and maintenance, and i would expect 300,000km! All around a good truck, i highly recommend it!
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    I am no expert but that seems like a good price for that year besides the mileage. Also your mechanic is going to give better advice because he can actually look over the truck for you where we on this forum can only go by what you have told us. Good luck with your future purchase
    Brian
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    I checked blue book and assuming its in exellent shape and it has no extras its valued from from $5,300 to $6,400 and thats putting it has 210k in miles!! So it sounds like a very good deal to me.
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    don't. just don't.
    it does not matter what i said, as you are "already buying it" anyway. but you feel uneasy about it, so you want others to make you feel better.
    you know what i have learned? if i feel uneasy about something - i just don't do it.

    also, next time, make sure you post mileage in miles or kilometers. there's big difference between 210K miles and 180K kilometers.
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    I have a 1997 K1500 Extended Cab 185k, Heavy duty 4 speed auto, 5.7L, HD Chassis, 10 Ply Tires, Tow package, 4X4, 14 bolt rear end, 9.5" ring gear, 3.43 gear, Timbren Springs, and I would put this truck up against almost anything out there. If you take care of it it will take care of you. You might have to spend a little money on maintenance but look hoiw much a new one costs.

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    I bought my 2002 chevy silverado 2500HD 6.0 Silverado last July with 133,000 now it has 142,000 runs great I'm hoping to get another 100,000 miles out of it.
    Mike :glasses:

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    over 220k on my 95 5.7 Silvy and she's still running great.

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    I owned a 99 GMC 5.3 i bought it with 80,000 miles on it. And I ran the piss out of it everyday and stills runs good with 160,000 miles on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by rph74 View Post
    I'm planning to buy a 99 Silverado 4wd 5.3 extended cab next week from a local guy. It is in great condition, the only worrisome thing is that it has 210,000 miles on it. It apparently has 157,000 miles on the motor due to a recall done by GM. How many miles can I expect out of such a truck, assuming good maintanence? I had a mechanic check things out, and he gave it the thumbs up. I'm willing to do almost all the work on this thing myself.

    We agreed on $4500 by the way.

    Edit: Sorry guys it is 210,000 miles, not km

    Its really your choice!

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