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Old 02-05-12, 01:40 PM   #1
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Traded the bug for a new truck

This is it 2012 Silverado 2500 HD Blue Granite metallic 6.0 V8 6 speed auto 4 wheel drive







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You've really got to stop buying everything that I want Wife and I have been debating buying a truck for some time now, but we're not likely going to do it until we make the plunge and buy an acreage ... if we ever buy an acreage

Enjoy the truck. Looks like a keeper. Just what ever you do, DON'T pull the tab sticking out of the glove compartment
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Nice! I'm a Ford guy myself but I do love trucks.

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It's more versatile than the bug. I remember when you got THAT!! It was a cute car. But I'll always have a truhhhck.
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I,ve noticed now the push button 4wd is now an expensive option on the Chevy Shakerado.
Sure wish Hyundai would build a truck as I will need a new one soon.

*Had to replace the Chevy 4wd button bank at 40,000.Better off with the manual shift.
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Nice truck if you're on a budget.
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I,ve noticed now the push button 4wd is now an expensive option on the Chevy Shakerado.
Sure wish Hyundai would build a truck as I will need a new one soon.

*Had to replace the Chevy 4wd button bank at 40,000.Better off with the manual shift.
My 1/2 ton Z71 has the push button 4 wheel drive, I have herd of people havering trouble with it but knock on wood it has always operated as designed. This new truck is a 3/4 ton an much more heavy duty than my wife's truck. The diference in price from a 1/2 ton to a 3/4 ton is a minimum of 10 grand and it goes up from there. I'm sure my Z71 could haul my tractor but it would be at the edge of its limitations, this truck is designed for exactly that kind of task.
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Nice truck!

I'll keep my Subaru Impreza Wagon though. Trucks are good for hauling trailers and all, but all I have to haul is my kayaks and bikes...

I do miss my 1994 S10 blazer though. Such an easy vehicle to work on. I should know, It seemed to want to be worked on at least once every 4 months....but that 4.3L had spunk. Especially once I put a new injector spider and fuel regulator into it!
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Nice! I'm a Ford guy myself but I do love trucks.

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My Dad has always been a Ford guy and I have nothing bad to say about them. My 86 Conversion Van is a Ford and I love it but I have always been a Chevy truck guy. I like the way they look and I have always been pleased with their performance and reliability.

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It's more versatile than the bug. I remember when you got THAT!! It was a cute car. But I'll always have a truhhhck.
It has been a very fun car to own and having been an air coold guy when I was younger I had to get it out of my system. It was time to trade it or keep it for ever or the value was going to be gone. I think it was also time to butch it up a notch and step back into a truck again.

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Enjoy the truck. Looks like a keeper. Just what ever you do, DON'T pull the tab sticking out of the glove compartment
Yea I do have quite the toy collection going on. I have a nice piece of land & I need to be able to move my tractor around. My wife tends to get a little pissy if she thinks I'm abusing her truck. Funny how that works. She seems to have no problem leaving a parking lot across the sidewalk & off the curb and then punching up that V8 out into traffic. Then she looks at me and say (What) like she did something wrong.

I remember something about sheep and pulling the wrong tag off things. How long are you suppose to keep the spec sheet on the passenger window before your an official tool

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Good looking truck. I've been happy with my 03 GMC Sierra 1500, a few minor issues along the way, but nothing like my dad had with is 01 which he ended up trading for an 02 after many rounds of discussion with GM over the rough idle issues he had. He swore off GM after he bought a bunch of GM bonds shortly before the bust, and just recently picked up a lightly used F-150 STX after realizing he really needed a truck here in Dallas after taking the GMC up to Oregon.
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Good looking truck. I've been happy with my 03 GMC Sierra 1500, a few minor issues along the way, but nothing like my dad had with is 01 which he ended up trading for an 02 after many rounds of discussion with GM over the rough idle issues he had. He swore off GM after he bought a bunch of GM bonds shortly before the bust, and just recently picked up a lightly used F-150 STX after realizing he really needed a truck here in Dallas after taking the GMC up to Oregon.
I bought and 02 loaded and had nothing but trouble with it, between coil packs and a drive shaft that the splines got cleaned off. I had a lot of trouble with coil packs, rough running and a continuous engine light on. If it was the 1st Chevy I ever bought I would never have bought another one. GM stepped up to the plate and let me pick out a brand new truck that is the 03 that I have had for 9 years now. But I do understand your dads point, I have had many Chevy trucks over the years and only 1 toilet that was new. The rest have been very good over the years and 1 that ran flawless for 20 years right till the day I let it go.
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I want a 66 GMC or Chevy fleetside, shortbed, little window.
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JSharr, I know where there was a mid 70's Ford F-100 for sale, I know it's not the same year nor make, but best I can do off the top of my head.

This is the only photo I have handy of my 03:


Had to have the intermediate shaft (steering) replaced after being "tightened" a few times, there's a recurring rear spring squeak, but otherwise good. Bought this one new in March of 03, replacing a 92 F-150 Flareside that I really liked, engine was strong, body was good, but everything around the engine and the dash was starting to fall part when it hit 110k. I've been tempted to take a new GMC for a test drive, but don't have a reason to consider buying another truck right now. I'll probably keep this one and perhaps add a commuter car down the road.
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You should lift it 37" and then jump it like the truck in the other thread.
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After watching the Superbowl but not remembering brands, is this the truck that's going to let you (and the twinkies) survive the apocalypse?
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JSharr, I know where there was a mid 70's Ford F-100 for sale, I know it's not the same year nor make, but best I can do off the top of my head.

This is the only photo I have handy of my 03:


Had to have the intermediate shaft (steering) replaced after being "tightened" a few times, there's a recurring rear spring squeak, but otherwise good. Bought this one new in March of 03, replacing a 92 F-150 Flareside that I really liked, engine was strong, body was good, but everything around the engine and the dash was starting to fall part when it hit 110k. I've been tempted to take a new GMC for a test drive, but don't have a reason to consider buying another truck right now. I'll probably keep this one and perhaps add a commuter car down the road.
That stealing shaft is a call back they finally fixed min on the 3rd shaft. It took them long enough but the final fix was permanent . I have to say that I love the hood on the 03 & 04 the best on that body style.

This is my 03 my wife's truck as she reminds me every time I use it


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After watching the Superbowl but not remembering brands, is this the truck that's going to let you (and the twinkies) survive the apocalypse?

You mean this one, yes that is the same truck


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I hate trucks but I'm happy for you.
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Yeah, I opted to get the GMC for the older not as angled front end compared to the chevy. Put the pipes and a billet grill insert in it right after I bought it, but haven't done much since (other than a new right bed panel replacement after a parking lot fender bender). The Chevy front end has grown on me over time, but still like my GMC.
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Really nice truck but! you will regret it!
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Well it's home, I hope I don't regret it. I have owned a lot of trucks over the years and I do have a small farm. I'll be on the full time bicycle commute starting April 1st so gas shouldn't be much of an issue. I keep my conversion van at work just in case I have to deal with something.
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Just exactly how do you function as a true Texican without a pickup,airhorns and truck nutzs?
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Just exactly how do you function as a true Texican without a pickup,airhorns and truck nutzs?
oh he has all of those things, he just doesn't love the truck.
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oh he has all of those things, he just doesn't love the truck.
I thought so.
He's trying to live in denial of his Lone Star stereo-type image.

This rough n tumble cowpoke image is part of America that scares the crap out of all those 3rd world countries
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