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toolman    Posted 09-21-2004 at 12:01:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
thinking about trading the wifes car a 2002 grande am v6 ,off on a 99 chev truck,4x4 xcab canopy 40,000 miles, probably her car and about 5 grande, any thoughts on the 99 truck said the motor is a 5.3 or about like a 327, got to go see it, i have a 93 here that i been real happy with, we live in the country and the roads are rough in summer and alot of snow in the winter, so it would be good that way.

MapleStone    Posted 09-21-2004 at 12:21:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi toolman,

Just dropped over here for a lurk and thought I'd throw my 2 cents in.

I think it sounds like a pretty good deal. Knowing where you are, trucks probably hold there value alot better than cars so the money thing sound about right, assuming the truck is in good shape.

As for the truck, that is exactly what I was looking for when I ended up buying my Ford. Talking to the guys here (who make those trucks) the 5.3 L is the engine to get. It works great and get close to the same milage as the smaller 4.8 L. You'll see quite a difference between the 99 and the 93. The 93 is the GMT400 platform and the 99 is the GMT800. There are alot of improvements made on the 800, the frame is stiffer, the suspension is better and the engines redesinged. At least this si the speech I got when I was looking at trucks. But alas I could only afford a Ford.

Good luck with it.

(P.S. I replied to you message to Les over on Tales but I guess you haven't seen it yet.)

toolman    Posted 09-21-2004 at 12:31:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks trev, thats what i wanted to know the 93 is a beautiful truck and if the 99 is a better one then that will be good for her, im a little scared with the smaller cars on the highways around here lately,there has been alot of accidents and with a truck you have a little better chance, im off to check it out, let you.

egh    Posted 09-21-2004 at 12:14:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like a good deal to me! sound judgement,
the chevy 4x4 is bound to hold up better than the
pontiac! egh

toolman    Posted 09-21-2004 at 12:32:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup thats what i was thinking too, if i ever need to even do the front end in the car that will probably cost me the five grand nowadays.thanks

Ennis    Posted 09-21-2004 at 13:27:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Toolman make sure the frame is straight as 4x4 can be abused quickly.
If it is good Luck and I hope you are telling your wife before you do this LOL

Could be skillet time if not!

Rajah from Delhi    Posted 09-21-2004 at 21:29:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
You know Mr. Ennis I do think so that for the price of $5000 Mr. Toolman could pay for many rides in Vindar's taxi. And for that sum, Vindar only, would have to worry about the high maintenance costs.

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