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'03 660 miles

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by forskare, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. forskare

    forskare New Member

    There is a 2003 extended cab silverado for sale with 660 miles. Yes, that is correct, 660 miles. If this truck is now to be driven 15,000 miles p/year, how will the engine seals; trani seals, etc hold up? What is to be expected?

    Thanks much

    forskare
  2. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    WOW.......Who is selling this truck???.....Do you have any infor on the history of the Truck.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009
  3. forskare

    forskare New Member

    Supposedly only driven to/from and in parades. The trim along the doors is faded but rest of it looks great. My concern is, basically, the truck has been sitting for 7 years and driven less than 100 miles p/year. How does the limited driving play a role in the long term engine and trani performance? The tires? Even when not used, they wear out by weather cracking etc.

    forskare
  4. bluestreak94

    bluestreak94 Rockstar

    I'm guessing that if the truck was started every once in a while and was stored somewhere away from the elements ( salt and excess humidity ) there shouldn't be a problem. As for the tires, they say that tires even if they're new shouldn't be used after six years of age, ( I've had tires longer than that that haven't had problems but I'm not a pro )
    Maybe be a bit mellow on the gas the first couple of thousand miles but hey that's just my two cents!
    If your getting a good deal on it, I would jump on it!!!
  5. chew246214

    chew246214 Rockstar 100 Posts

    1st off drain the fluids..... That motor was never broken in... It's like you would treat it like a new truck be gentle for the first few thousand miles... Check the brakes for rust ridges, and underneath for rust... You said the door panels are faded so I would assume outside not sure of the climate.. if wet like I said check underneath out carefully... also tires are make to be changed 5-6 years just from the nature of rubber and the time it takes to break down and the oil in the rubber seperates and they become hard and slippery but also be aware of flat spots... Belts/hoses/ check em out and change for security sake but you should be pretty golden... if indoors out of the elements and climate controlled then all this stuff might not matter.. I assume it's from a fire dept. I have bought a few trucks this way and all really low miles and nnever had a problem with them.... I have gotten a 1984 suburban 2500 with 13,000 miles in about 1997, a 1976 jeep j20 with 1,400 miles from an airport fire dept in AZ. in 2004, and lastly a 1983 jeep cj10 diesel used in another airport around 2003 with about 9000 miles all worked out perfect just needed a little bit of attention first thats all.... go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009
  6. forskare

    forskare New Member

    It's at a small gm dealer. Not sure why they fell in love with it but it's never been licensed. The fading is on a wide plastic trim strip on the front doors. Price? PUCKER UP :lol:They're trying to sell it as "new", asking $25,595, well overe NADA high book. Climate is northern MN so not much of a factor. They dropped a couple grand, 1k at a time, each time that's the lowest they could go. Guess they do not want to sell it too bad. It's also got quadra steer but I look at that as, "well it's there and once in a great while it may come in handy but I wouldn't pay much for it"

    It is a really nice ride but I had an '04 and didn't care much for the way rear door opens at a right angle instead of back. Not sure what a good price is but I guess it depends on how bad I want it; not bad enough to pay a high price for it.

    forskare
  7. chew246214

    chew246214 Rockstar 100 Posts

    seen it twice before, an unusual optioned car in a dealer that the owner wanted to hold thinking it would become valuable actually put it into a shed with parts on it (was a prowler)..... and one in a large dealership that got lost in the new cars for 3 or 4 years... legally it is still a "new" truck but if need to sell it they will move on the price, but also remember buying from that factory dealer a "new" never registered vehicle would still come with a new car warranty....and be sure it does.. so compare the price of a new to this one and really can't go by the blue book used car value because it's not used.... but a good place to start on a price and see where they actually would go.... Good luck, if I found a truck like that I would jump on it, but if you do get it, make the deal before to completely check it out and at a minium change the fluids, and belts maybe even check the brakes really well and change them also..... It really matters if they want to or need to sell the truck.... BTW worked for chrysler (I know) for 10 years untill last year....and also remember an unsold car would also get a new car loan from whereever with lower rates...... Just my$ 0.02
  8. chew246214

    chew246214 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Just checked for sh*** and giggles and there are more then I thought there would be on autotrader 2002-2004 4x4's with well under 10,000 miles.. might be a good place to see what others are getting or atleast asking for them....
  9. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Rockstar

    We have a dealership here that has, among others, a '86 Buick Grand National....never titled, stored indoors, climate controlled building....asking price....$125,000:rofl:
  10. chew246214

    chew246214 Rockstar 100 Posts

    thats a collectors car though, and 125,000 is a steep price for that car in todays market. if it was a 1987 it would be worth more, but I still don't think that much, but I could be wrong been out of the muscle market awhile now since I sold my lemans sport coupe with a factory shaker hood one of 3 made by GM about a year ago. still kicking myself in the ass for not buying an 87 GN with 18,000 miles on it for 6 grand (was in 95) just didn't have the cash... instead a friend bought it and totalled it.....Just moved to a new house just over a year ago and do not have a garage at all.. so no toys for now untill the garage goes up....all I want right now are daily drivers.....

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