I had a tear in the perforated seat on the driver side and what looked like a soon-to-be tear on the passenger's seat of my 2015, it was j a little over a year old. Dealership re-covered both seats without hesitation.
I decided to trade my Silverado and get into something new - I've been looking at trucks for a little while and ended up settling on a new Ram 1500 Limited. I test drove trucks from the Big 3 - I did not like the Fords at all. Pretty tough to find well-equipped 5.0's and I hated the ecoboost. The prices are a little out of whack too and I was finding very little room to negotiate. The Ram interior is outstanding - high-quality materials, very comfortable, a little more space in the crew cab backseat, has rear AC (living in South FL, this was a significant issue for my kids on hot summer days in my 2015 Silverado). But the biggest factor tipping the scales in favor of the Ram was the diesel engine option. I do about 75/25 highway/city driving - in a couple days of commuting, the Ram is returning very impressive MPGs. While there is typically a premium paid for the diesel, I scored a very good deal on the truck, as the Rams are offering very aggressive discount/rebates right now. I really liked my Silverado and have virtually no complaints. I'm anxious to see where the Sierra's/Silverado's are headed and will certainly watch closely when the 2019/2020 come out.
Glad you like it, that's all that matters. I know there are a few threads where guys end up getting frustrated by the helicopter sound, even more than the drone. There are always cheaper alternatives than a full cat back system - I did a full delete of everything from the cats and installed an 18-inch maganflow - once I tuned the AFM off I was very happy with the sound - and the muffler with install plus nice tips cost like $200 and change.
Just an update - not getting very far at all in negotiations, dealership is standing firm at right around 20% off sticker for the 16s. They offered me $34k for my 2015 LTZ Z71 4x4 (which seems fair given that I have 37,000 miles + and the truck does have an accident that shows up on the Carfax - someone backed into me in a parking lot about 18 months ago, since been repaired). So, I walked away. If they don't come back then so be it - I love my truck, just thought I'd get into something new if the price was right.
There are a few leftover 2016 Sierras/Silverados at local dealerships that are being sold for close to 20% off original sticker price. I'm in a positive equity position in my '15 Silverado (somewhere between $5000-$7000 dollars). So, I could get into a new '16 with nothing out of pocket and walk away with a slightly lower payment. The question is, do you think it's wise to buy a new truck that will be 2 years old in just a few months once the '18s roll onto the lots?
It is an ethical issue - curbstoning allows the dealer to avoid having to comply with the same regulations dealers are upheld to. In Florida, it's against the law and a dealership can lose their license to operate for curbstoning. If the dealership is doing this I would be wary of dealing with them in the future.
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