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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Good deal on a pickup?

Just looking for some feedback on whether this truck would be a good fit for me. It's a 1994 Chervrolet Silverado (C1500).

I've been casually looking for a cheap winter beater to get me 13 miles to work in the winter, and that could also carry my dirtbikes and the occassional family member's couch. Yeh, it's 2wd which will likely suck in the snow so it's a compromise.

Well...one just fell into my lap from a family member and I'm tempted. They are the original owner and it has been maintained well. No rust I can see and I pulled the rubber cargo mat in the bed.

It is very similar to this one except that it is two-tone brown but has only 104k miles. Newer tires, brakes, and shocks.

Drove it over the weekend and it runs good. It's a beast though. I believe it has the 5.0 though every ad Ive seen so far has the 5.7.

What would be a good "family" price?

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I think you should buy a jacked up jeep instead.




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its for winter but youre getting a 2wd?
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Id buy that Jeep if it could carry 2 bikes.

Yeh, Mike...the 2wd is killing me.
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you dont need 4wd around here
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you dont need 4wd around here
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are you new in town?
2wd p/u in snow is a nightmare
i\he will already look like he has hillbilly relatives staying at his house with that thing in the driveway. Theres no way he can throw a bunch of sandbags in back too. The association will be all over him!!

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2wd pickup in Chicago winter is not bad with a limited slip. I did it for 5 years and only got stuck once.

An open diff might be more interesting. If its a working posi rear then I wouldn't worry

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Believe it is a peg leg and I think ABS came out in 95 for this truck. It will not be a good winter driver unless I get some winter rubber. It has a cover so I would throw sandbags in the back.

It's brown so it will blend into my brown house.
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Id buy that Jeep if it could carry 2 bikes.

Yeh, Mike...the 2wd is killing me.
Pfff it could carry like 6 bikes if you get the right size trailer.




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Oh....did I mention I could get this truck for <$4000?

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Believe it is a peg leg and I think ABS came out in 95 for this truck. It will not be a good winter driver unless I get some winter rubber. It has a cover so I would throw sandbags in the back.

It's brown so it will blend into my brown house.
DUDE! your neighborhood would be at your door with pitchforks and torches ready to oust your ass.




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DUDE! your neighborhood would be at your door with pitchforks and torches ready to oust your ass.
you could use the truck to run them over though

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it only snows really bad 2 times a year because of global cooling
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it only snows really bad 2 times a year because of global cooling
True, but they refuse to do snow removal do that snow stays on for 2 months at a time make RWD trucks horrible.
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for a grand id take it in a second. All you need is good tires and it will do just fine in snow.

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My dad has nearly the same truck. He's retired now, but use to plow snow for Kane County. He'd get called to work often, after a storm had been well underway. He's a great driver in the snow, and rarely ever got stuck. He'd weight it with 6 silo staves (each are 80lbs chunks of cement) in the back.

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Oh....did I mention I could get this truck for <$4000?
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4000 your fucking nuts bro.

if your gonna spend that kinda money, and stick with 2wheel drive

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I have a 2WD(for those that don't understand the C and K designations) 1994GMC C1500 5.7 with 258,000 miles and it's still going strong!!!

No major repairs, just tires, brakes and exhaust. I did replace a few things like water pump (@ 150,000) and alternator (@ 200,000) just becuase I couldn't believe they would last much longer and I didn't want to be stranded far from home.

Doesn't look like this one has extended cab? I'm not sure I could go with a standard cab, just not enough room for me. If it's standard cab you'll probably want a locking bed box for carrying small luggage and other items.

Mine does have rust though so if this one doesn't that's great.

I've never really had a problem in the snow as long as the tires are decent all-season in good shape.

With only 104,000 this could last you a while.

Don't know what the KBB is but it should be under $4000
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With only 104,000 this could last you a while.

Don't know what the KBB is but it should be under $4000
I think it has 222,000 miles on the ticker

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Edited for Dave. I'll let you know.
If the price is going to go up 300% For a nonfamily member nevermind. I see those trucks all day long for 1.5 - 2k. Thanks anyways.
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It has 104k. I dont think this is going to happen. They are going to trade it in. Probably for the best, I dont want to have to step down as HOA prez.
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If the price is going to go up 300% For a nonfamily member nevermind. I see those trucks all day long for 1.5 - 2k. Thanks anyways.
you should see what he'd mark it up too with a homemade wheel chock.




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you should see what he'd mark it up too with a homemade wheel chock.
Pics of the wheel chock? And if I decide to use paypal will I have to pay their fees?
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wayyy too pricey..

also, 2wd is fine as long as the tires are good. last year, my 2wd lowered s10 made it thru everything on bald 245/50/16s, and we get more snow over here than you guys do.
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Only Obama would buy that POS for 4k. Sell it to him.
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