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Old 08-13-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about buying it and even though it has 79K original miles, I still think the price is kind of high. It is an 87 after all.

http://www.krugauto.com/twocar3.php/...silverado-8254

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Old 08-13-2010, 04:36 PM   #2
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Search
-the Center for Auto Safety for recalls and Technical Service Bulletins
-the Web for other complaints
-Consumer Reports for repair history.

Try a lowball offer.


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Search
-the Center for Auto Safety for recalls and Technical Service Bulletins
-the Web for other complaints
-Consumer Reports for repair history.

Make a lowball offer.
Nothing really notable for recalls and technical service. They have an A+ rating on the BBB. How do I check repair history on consumer reports? I asked them if they could get me out the door (tax, title, tags) for $3000 and they said no. They said they would have to get at least $3500 for it.

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Nothing really notable for recalls and technical service. They have an A+ rating on the BBB. How do I check repair history on consumer reports? I asked them if they could get me out the door (tax, title, tags) for $3000 and they said no. They said they would have to get at least $3500 for it.

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The magazine has repair histories, I thought.

Look for comparables, figure out what is important to you in a truck.

Run some simple tests on the truck. I'd be good if you could pull the plugs and inspect them.

Wait six months and ask them again what they want for this truck.

City miles are worse than highway miles.
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The magazine has repair histories, I thought.

Look for comparables, figure out what is important to you in a truck.

Run some simple tests on the truck. I'd be good if you could pull the plugs and inspect them.

Wait six months and ask them again what they want for this truck.

City miles are worse than highway miles.
Ok thanks. It's an 87 K20 with 79K original. I'd imagine it would go pretty quick. I'll check back with them though. Thanks for your help.

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I'd imagine it would go pretty quick.
How often do good/bad offers like this come along? How much of a hurry are you in?

You might want to take along a 'third baseman', a person who disparages the truck. The seller has no defense against this trick and can't really shut them up; it may help you get a better price.
http://www.ohiolemonlaw.com/car-dealer-dictionary.html

I certainly paid too much for my new 2003 Nissan Frontier, but so far it's been good to me.

If you can do your own work it puts a whole 'nother slant on the financial angle of this transaction. And if you can't then buying a lemon is a great way to learn car repair.

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I'd pass

The price looks at least $1000 high to me. Low mileage on a 23 year old vehicle is not neccesarily a good thing. I look at 79,000 miles on this vintage truck as meaning I have about 20,000 miles before everything starts falling apart

go on your local craigs list and do a search for chevy 2500, you should be able to find something comparable for less.
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I'd pass

The price looks at least $1000 high to me. Low mileage on a 23 year old vehicle is not neccesarily a good thing. I look at 79,000 miles on this vintage truck as meaning I have about 20,000 miles before everything starts falling apart

go on your local craigs list and do a search for chevy 2500, you should be able to find something comparable for less.
If anyone believes it's 79,000 and not 179,000 minimum I have a bridge for sale. That's less than 9 miles driven per day.
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If anyone believes it's 79,000 and not 179,000 minimum I have a bridge for sale. That's less than 9 miles driven per day.
There are any number of reasons an old truck could have low mileage. 79,000 on a 87 is not at all unheard of, especially on a truck. It's not a vechile that was built for comfort on long family trips. Not everyone commutes 45 miles a day each way
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I have a 2005 F150 & I drive on average 3,750 miles a year
Thats 10 miles a day
Once my motorcycle goes back on the road that number will drop
And at some point I will buy a car & use the truck even less

Too late....truck is sold
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