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Old 08-17-2015, 07:05 PM   #57
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Years and years ago there was a difference in that the GMC were more of a heavy duty vehicle. That has all gone away and like most have said it's a matter of badging and packages. I remember pricing a GMC and Chevy van with the same equipment. The dealer selling the GMC gave me a better deal. Both branded vans are built at the same plant here in the metro St. Louis area. I went to the plant for a tour and they run both brands on the same assembly line. A GMC may have a Chevy right behind. Same parts. Just trim and the badging.

I can't speak for the other GM trucks but at the tour we were told that customer orders take precedence over dealer inventory orders and were fulfilled within 2 weeks. Needless to say I placed my order at the dealership and my van built to my specs was delivered in 14 days from the order placement. I asked for the 6 liter gas engine with a 4.10 rear axle. I also asked that the passenger seat have all the same controls and features as a drivers seat.

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A GMC just hasn't been the same without the 11.5-Litre V12, "Twin Six", ha!

Or the, " you can't kill it" V6-305 in a 1963 Carryall.

Back before a Suburban became the mommy mobile.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:14 PM   #59
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Give them a break, they were busy coming up with 4 new diesel in that time period.
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Hey, in the last 32-years Ford got it right over a four year stretch. Too bad they didn't have a transmission for it, though.

Maybe this 4th Gen Bosch HPFP on the new Chihuahua motor won't bite them as hard as some reports have it.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:05 AM   #61
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HOT deal?

got eyes on a 2014 GMC 2500 diesel, with 8000 honest to goodness, 8000 miles on it. Pretty much loaded, heavy duty tow pkg, bells & whistles to spare!

What would YOU pay for a cherry like that?
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:42 AM   #62
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I had my last GMC for 15 years! Bought a new 2014 GMC . Chev Silverado and GMC Sierra are basically the same truck but the Chev "bow tie" is not my style. When I priced out my 1999 GMC V8 it was cheaper then the Silverado 6 cyl the dealer said it was because the GMC was considered a "work truck",,,gotta love that GMC grill. I don't know if that's still the case now never bothered to "price match'' when I bought the new one.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:08 AM   #63
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got eyes on a 2014 GMC 2500 diesel, with 8000 honest to goodness, 8000 miles on it. Pretty much loaded, heavy duty tow pkg, bells & whistles to spare!

What would YOU pay for a cherry like that?
There was one like that 100 miles from me when I was looking and it was in the high 40s but it was a Chevy LTZ. It went pretty fast.

I test drove a Slate Gray 2015 Chevy LT with an upgraded LT trim package and it was $51. An identical red one on the local lot was $49. Maybe color matters. Nice truck but didn't pass the wife's butt test on the cloth seats. I have to admit they felt they could use a little more padding or shaping. Didn't like the audio system, too much bass despite the audio levels set neutral. It felt heavy in the steering when turning in tight places but on the highway it was nice and quiet. The dealer let me keep it overnight. In the end we decided to pass on it.

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Old 08-18-2015, 11:51 AM   #64
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Hey, in the last 32-years Ford got it right over a four year stretch. Too bad they didn't have a transmission for it, though.

Maybe this 4th Gen Bosch HPFP on the new Chihuahua motor won't bite them as hard as some reports have it.
The Ford TorqueShift transmission has proven to be way superior to the Allison in every aspect of towing and is, in fact, a much stronger transmission than the current Allison. The Ford tranny and Allison are light years better than the Dodge transmission.
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got eyes on a 2014 GMC 2500 diesel, with 8000 honest to goodness, 8000 miles on it. Pretty much loaded, heavy duty tow pkg, bells & whistles to spare!

What would YOU pay for a cherry like that?
there are many 'options' which could affect price.. but, I think a 'new' one would be around $36k...
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gmc vs chevy

I used to build these brands of trucks . They are basically the same truck built on the same assembly line. Occasionally, GmC will get a certain feature first, but this makes them the guinea pig before it is released to Chevy. My dad a Gm executive verifies this. MY 66 Dino
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:51 PM   #67
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got eyes on a 2014 GMC 2500 diesel, with 8000 honest to goodness, 8000 miles on it. Pretty much loaded, heavy duty tow pkg, bells & whistles to spare!

What would YOU pay for a cherry like that?
Hi, not to burst your bubble, but I would be concerned as to why it was returned/traded in with such low mileage. Lemon Law??????
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Hi, not to burst your bubble, but I would be concerned as to why it was returned/traded in with such low mileage. Lemon Law??????
CWO - chief warrant officer - serving at sea, and then got "shore duty" that kept him on other shores more than ours for most of the last 2 years. He decided to downsize both vehicle and RV since he so seldom gets time to use either. Got another GMC though.

You know, it's disquieting to see how many people get ready for the fun times - and then life happens all over again. Selling beats letting things become "yard art" though. And we who pick up the unused "used" stuff are grateful. (I got the EB used and the SHEETS were still in the package! The shower had never been used, ditto the throne, the mattress, the refrigerator, stove and sink.) The PO left it sitting in his yard for almost a year - but did make a duplicate key set with individual labels, and put all sorts of handy to know info on the inside of propane tank cover.
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CWO - chief warrant officer - serving at sea, and then got "shore duty" that kept him on other shores more than ours for most of the last 2 years. He decided to downsize both vehicle and RV since he so seldom gets time to use either. Got another GMC though.

You know, it's disquieting to see how many people get ready for the fun times - and then life happens all over again. Selling beats letting things become "yard art" though. And we who pick up the unused "used" stuff are grateful. (I got the EB used and the SHEETS were still in the package! The shower had never been used, ditto the throne, the mattress, the refrigerator, stove and sink.) The PO left it sitting in his yard for almost a year - but did make a duplicate key set with individual labels, and put all sorts of handy to know info on the inside of propane tank cover.
"Failure to launch".... where there is that deep hope .... which fails for one reason or another.. Time is like a river... might as well take a deep dip.
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Didn't like the audio system, too much bass despite the audio levels set neutral.
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If you're older, that's probably because you've lost your hearing sensitivity to high frequencies (very common among older folks, esp if you've had a history of loud rock n rock, gun shooting, etc.). In any event, that's why you can adjust the EQ levels to boost the highs (or cut the lows), rather than set them to "flat"!
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