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Posted: 11/22/2008 11:10:02 AM EST
I'm getting ready to buy a 1999 GMC Suburban, SLT package, has every single option except sun roof, towing package, leather seats, 5.7 engine, 4x4, 170k miles.  Its a one owner, owned by an older man, very nice condition.  He was asking over $4000 for it, I made an offer of $3000 and he accepted it, good deal or bad?
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 11:14:04 AM EST
Sounds good to me. Nice truck. 5.7 will run forever.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 11:14:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By Jace:
I'm getting ready to buy a 1999 GMC Suburban, SLT package, has every single option except sun roof, towing package, leather seats, 5.7 engine, 4x4, 170k miles.  Its a one owner, owned by an older man, very nice condition.  He was asking over $4000 for it, I made an offer of $3000 and he accepted it, good deal or bad?



Got the same truck. 4X2. 1997. 2500.  If it is indeed very nice condition, you did pretty good.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 11:25:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By Jace:
I'm getting ready to buy a 1999 GMC Suburban, SLT package, has every single option except sun roof, towing package, leather seats, 5.7 engine, 4x4, 170k miles.  Its a one owner, owned by an older man, very nice condition.  He was asking over $4000 for it, I made an offer of $3000 and he accepted it, good deal or bad?


The company I work for just traded my company car, a 1996 suburban LT package for a 2008 Tahoe LT.  The 1996 was a 1500 with 4X4 and cloth seats.  It had 268,000 miles and still ran like a top.  They sold it to an indivdual buyer for $2000.

Anyway, that was a good truck.  I hope the new Tahoe is just as good.

SM

Link Posted: 11/22/2008 11:45:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2008 11:46:06 AM EST by Jace]
I've looked at a ton of them in the area, and this on by far is the nicest.  Very well maintained.  I sold my 1986 Chevy CUCV military blazer for $3000, so I basically traded it for the suburban
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:17:51 PM EST
good truck, as long as it doesn't have a 4L60, you are approaching its life.  4L80, no worries
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:26:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By Rumrunner358:
good truck, as long as it doesn't have a 4L60, you are approaching its life.  4L80, no worries


how would I find out?

Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:26:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2008 2:29:21 PM EST by txgp17]
Is it a 1500 or 2500?

If it's a 1500, I'd pick through it with a fine tooth comb.

If it's a 2500, I'd still pick, but wouldn't be worried as much.

Sounds like a good price.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:29:39 PM EST
Great deal.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:29:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By txgp17:
Is it a 1500 or 2500?

If it's a 1500, I'd pick through it with a fine tooth comb.

If it's a 2500, I'd still pick, but wouldn't be worried as mush.

Sounds like a good price.


Its a 1500. I went through the whole truck.. He has maintenance records since he bought it new.  Transmission was serviced every 50k miles.  

Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:40:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By shop_rat45:
Sounds good to me. Nice truck. 5.7 will run forever.


+1.  My dad has a 99 Tahoe with 177k and he just bought a 2008 tahoe.

He still uses the 99 as his daily driver.  No problems.  for $3k that's a heck of a deal.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:43:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By DallasLooterShooter:
Originally Posted By shop_rat45:
Sounds good to me. Nice truck. 5.7 will run forever.


+1.  My dad has a 99 Tahoe with 177k and he just bought a 2008 tahoe.

He still uses the 99 as his daily driver.  No problems.  for $3k that's a heck of a deal.



Thats funny, because I have a 2008 Tahoe and bought this one for a work truck
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:58:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2008 1:00:01 PM EST by cbrooks]
Originally Posted By shop_rat45:
Sounds good to me. Nice truck. 5.7 will run forever.



Ture!
My truck is as good as ever at 170K

Link Posted: 11/22/2008 2:27:49 PM EST
My 99 K1500 Suburban has 145k, and aside from the transmission going ($$$) and the fuel sending unit going ($250 part and a pain in the rear to drop the fuel tank), it has been a great truck.  Mileage sucks (14-15 mpg city, slightly higher hwy but I'm usually pulling a trailer on trips), but it's safe, insurance is cheap, and it hauls my family and toys everywhere.
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