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Please help me not get ripped off

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by BigZachDaddy, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. BigZachDaddy

    BigZachDaddy New Member

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    ok guys I have found a 2000 red gmc sierra single cab z-71 sle ...... it has 98,xxx miles on it all stock and the guy wants 8k for it it also comes with two sets of wheels and tires. one for winter and one for summer. he said that he's 57 years old and this truck has always been taken care of and he also said he is FIRM on the price.So with that said is this a good deal or am I getting hosed? . please let me know something asap!




    Thanks,Zach
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2009
  2. BigZachDaddy

    BigZachDaddy New Member

  3. Steve Maggard

    Steve Maggard New Member

    It is a buyers market right now, I would see what else is out there. According to the Kelly blue book it is about 2000 over what it is worth.
  4. MrShorty

    MrShorty Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    What engine? 1500, 2500, 3500? 2wd or 4wd? All these have an effect on value.

    A quick look at autotrader suggests that 8k is about average for an asking price. Assuming it's in good mechanical condition and you believe him when he says he's taken good care of it, I'd say you wouldn't be getting ripped off. On the other hand, I don't think you'd be taking advantage of him.

    Give it a thorough mechanical inspection (if you aren't up to it yourself, have someone else inspect it). If it looks like it's in good shape, then it would be up to you to pull the trigger.
  5. smainsw

    smainsw Rockstar

    Well based on the pictures it looks like electronic 4wd
  6. mehoff400

    mehoff400 Rockstar 100 Posts

    well that and the z 71 sticker kinda give it away that its 4 wd
  7. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    The nbs silveradoes can be z71 but not 4x4

    I agree w above.
    Let us know what you do:happy:
  8. poncho08

    poncho08 Rockstar 100 Posts

    hard so say that truck in northern bc would go for $15000+/- but thats just how our economy is like every thing is so expencive up her. so look at the delerships and see what there saleing used truck for
  9. bubba33

    bubba33 Rockstar 100 Posts

    We have already told you what you should do.:happy:
  10. blueZ71

    blueZ71 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Looks like a nice truck but are you sure you don't want to look around for that extended cab? I can't do regular cabs anymore, just can't. I payed 6300 for a similar truck but with an extended cab and 125k instead of 98k. I vote keep that one in your back pocket and keep looking.

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