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#12267163 - 09/12/17 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 FWD (first posting failed)  
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Putting this here to get opinion of the knowledgeable folks on this site.

A truck has caught my eye at CarMax

2014, 17K miles
6 cyl (285 HP)

I will do light hauling, tow a small Aluminum boat

Current vehicle is 2005 Tacoma (210K+ miles) so I use a truck for most of it's life.

I'm retired so will not be driving high miles like I was.

Tell me what you think

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#12268323 - 09/13/17 Re: 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 FWD (first posting failed) [Re: LouisB]  
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It all depends on the price. I couldn't find a used truck that saved enough over a new one, so I just went with new (2500hd). I don't know about the 6 banger as I wasn't looking at them, but the 5.3 had some oil consumption issues due to the active fuel management.

#12268333 - 09/13/17 Re: 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 FWD (first posting failed) [Re: LouisB]  
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The Tacoma still has a lot of life left in it. It all hinges on the price


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#12268591 - 09/13/17 Re: 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 FWD (first posting failed) [Re: LouisB]  
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The truck itself will be fine for what you want to do. They are reliable and will last a long time. All depends on the price, as mentioned.

#12268956 - 09/13/17 Re: 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 FWD (first posting failed) [Re: LouisB]  
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As it is, CarMax has a price and that is their price,\\I will have to look at new and figure the depreciation I will suffer when I cross the sidewalk out into the street. 27 K is their price
Course it has all the standard stuff and I forgot to mention 4WD which I need in limited situations, but the slope on these REQUIRES 4WD and I can typically avoid driving in inclement conditions, my Tacoma will not negotiate the hills in snow conditions even with added weight (bed full of concrete blocks). I do want to have the ability to get out if I need to snow or not (yes I realize 4 WD on ice is like a pig on ice . . . entertaining)
In fact this Tacoma has the worst traction/lightest rear end of any vehicle I have ever owned. Wet paving and it will spin of get squirrely on me when I turn a corner.

Oh did I mention that I absolutely detest dealing with a car salesman and their line of BS to buy a vehicle for what it is really worth to the dealer.
Why is is that only cars are not just fairly priced in the first place.
Least ways they could make car buying fair and when we talk about beating down the price, that is the salesman we are beating on . . . LITERALLY.


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#12269033 - 09/13/17 Re: 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 FWD (first posting failed) [Re: LouisB]  
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Sounds too high to me. That is the price range that I was seeing when I was looking. I wound up with a new carryover doublecab work truck 4x4 2500hd for about 32,500 out the door. Although a work truck, it still has power windows, skid plates, tow package, at tires, and a 6 speaker radio. I just couldn't justify the used prices people were asking. For about 5,500 extra I have a new 3/4 ton with a full warranty rather than a used 1/2 ton with a checkered past.

Although I didn't buy there, Dave Smith motors in in Idaho had some pretty good prices. Give them a call before you pull the trigger on a used one.

#12269039 - 09/13/17 Re: 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 FWD (first posting failed) [Re: LouisB]  
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I forgot to add, gas mileage on the 3/4 ton 6.0 is not good (12 ish). I don't know if that matters to you as you aren't looking at 3/4 tons, but I thought I'd throw that out there.

#12270253 - 09/14/17 Re: 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 FWD (first posting failed) [Re: LouisB]  
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Sounds high to me also. I would think in the low 20s, especially with a V6. I'd see what the new ones are going for as they will start getting really aggressive to get the '17s off the lots to make room for the '18 models. The rebates and dealer incentives get really aggressive this time of year. Also see if some lot has a left over '16. My cousin got a 2 year left over Ram 3/4 a while back. Think they knocked 15k off the price. If you can find a deal you will be getting a 3yr factory warranty to boot.

As a side, where did CarMax get the truck? Trade in, auction, some one who sold it to them because they couldn't sell it themself? Is it a flood vehicle? When you buy used now days, you are taking a gamble as they can ship trucks all over the country where the natural disaster is not known about.

#12270784 - 09/14/17 Re: 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 FWD (first posting failed) [Re: LouisB]  
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One owner, no bad history (at least on paper), Imagine most of theirs are trade-ins or wholesale.
If I do not get something soon I will wait a year, because there will be a lot of FLOOD vehicles on the sales trail for sure.
Unfortunately for me the number of folks with insurance check will likely spike vehicle sales.

Did I mention how much I hate to dealer with car dealers/salesmen.
I guess it is in bad taste to use Vice Grips to hold the salesman's attention for that real lowest price without a lot of claptrap.
Not sure if it will help or hurt, but it will be a cash sale.
Many times the dealers like the EXTRA profit created by the financing, other times the desire is to support the cash flow.

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#12271321 - 09/14/17 Re: 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 FWD (first posting failed) [Re: LouisB]  
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Deal with the fleet manager at your dealership. The last one I bought from the fleet guy was a no bs cash deal and it was quick and about as painless as a trip to the dealer could be. I hate them too.

#12271396 - 09/14/17 Re: 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 FWD (first posting failed) [Re: K1500]  
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Originally Posted by K1500
Sounds too high to me. That is the price range that I was seeing when I was looking. I wound up with a new carryover doublecab work truck 4x4 2500hd for about 32,500 out the door. Although a work truck, it still has power windows, skid plates, tow package, at tires, and a 6 speaker radio. I just couldn't justify the used prices people were asking. For about 5,500 extra I have a new 3/4 ton with a full warranty rather than a used 1/2 ton with a checkered past.

Although I didn't buy there, Dave Smith motors in in Idaho had some pretty good prices. Give them a call before you pull the trigger on a used one.



what year was that?


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...Actually Sycamore, you are sort of right....
#12271431 - 09/14/17 Re: 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 FWD (first posting failed) [Re: LouisB]  
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It was a 2016. 2018's are hitting the lots right now, so I would assume that any remaining 2016's should be pretty deeply discounted by now.


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