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Posted: 11/22/2008 12:10:02 PM EDT
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 12:14:04 PM EDT
Sounds good to me. Nice truck. 5.7 will run forever.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:14:17 PM EDT
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 12:25:56 PM EDT
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 12:45:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2008 12:46:06 PM EDT 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 1:17:51 PM EDT
good truck, as long as it doesn't have a 4L60, you are approaching its life. 4L80, no worries
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:26:12 PM EDT
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 1:26:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2008 3:29:21 PM EDT 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 1:29:39 PM EDT
Great deal.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:29:52 PM EDT
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 1:40:14 PM EDT
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 1:43:54 PM EDT
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 1:58:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2008 2:00:01 PM EDT 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 3:27:49 PM EDT
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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