VERY light off road. I have a wrangler for serious off roading. So I guess i'm more for the look and the "just in case" scenario, if I need it, I have it. I would have preferred the 18's but the only trucks on the lot that I liked had the optional 20's. Scott
I had come to hate the limited package. It was a 4wd "street" truck, 22's with street tires. When I bought it I was admittedly drawn to the new look and all the tech stuff. I like trucks that are set up more for off road. I ended up leasing it so I never bothered replacing the wheels/tires. So a couple weeks ago my salesman texted me and asked if I still had the truck. I guess the used car market is really hot now and they were trying hard to get them. At first I thought it was a typical dealer gimmick but come to find out it's true, it wasn't just them, lots of dealers are looking for used cars. I brought the truck down to get it appraised and an offer. I still had 14 months left on my lease but they made a great offer and I ended up making some money off of it. So then I decided maybe the Rebel was a better fit for me. I wanted a 21 because thats when Ram started coming out with the HUD and rear view camera mirror. Again I love that techy stuff LOL. The price for the truck with all the options I wanted was around $66K. Only downside to the Rebel was that it didn't have cooled seats, only perforated. The other trim level I considered was the limited longhorn, it could be set up similar to the Rebel but it would have been over $70k. I have never been interested in Ford so I started looking at the Silverado and Sierra. I wanted the diesel but the only trims I could find them in was the LTZ. I found one I liked that had a great price with all the options I wanted so I sent a message to the dealer. I then started looking at the Sierra AT4, I liked it a lot better than the LTZ, no chrome!. No offense to my Silverado brothers but I really liked the looks of the GMC better. Only downside to the GM trucks is that the interior doesn't compare to the Ram (I really love that 12" screen!) but it was something I could live with considering all the other cool features it has. Seemed like all the AT4's around Austin were either black or white. I've been done with black cars for a long time LOL and I never really liked white. I was more looking for the darker gray color (I forgot the name of it) but then I saw the satin steel at a dealership in San Antonio. They were advertising it for $10K off sticker ($6k GM incentive and $4k dealer discount). It had all the options I wanted. I contacted them but of course it had been sold. I then checked another dealer in San Antonio and they had 3 of them, only minor negative thing about the trucks was that they all had the 20" wheel option. I wanted the 18" with the better tires. So I went to test drive the truck and I loved it! I really loved how it drove and how it felt and the 20's actually looked good. The dealer discount was only $500 but they matched the other dealers discount. Only negative is that it comes with running boards which gets put on at the dealer but they are back ordered, so i'll need to go back to put them on. I'm 5'11" but it still a good hike to get up and down out of that cab! There are some nit picky stuff I don't like about that truck. While i'm on break at work I sit in the truck and listen to music for an hour. In this texas heat I have the engine running for the AC. Well the truck shuts down after like 15min of idling and acc mode shuts off after like 10 min. Pretty inconvenient. I also wish they put a page with a list of all your gauges displayed digitally like you can in the ram. While i'm on break I monitor the battery V to make sure I don't go below 12.1V. With this trucks analog gauge you can't see where 12V sits. Again, just nit picky stuff. Overall I like the interior with the exception of that little tiny baby infotainment screen. LOL Sorry for the long winded explanation but it's hard describing the method of my madness LOL. I'm enclosing another pic, I just got it back from being ceramic coated. Pics don't do it justice though.
Back into a GM truck after 3 years. 2020 Sierra AT4 Carbon Pro with the Duramax. Loving this truck! Coming off a 2019 Ram 1500 limited. There are certain little details I like better about the Ram but overall I'm enjoying driving this truck a lot more! Scott
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Got the truck back and PDR guy was able to get the dents out, took him a couple hours though. He said the edges were sharp. When I talked to him he was going through the brake light. The dealership detail guys just had to buff out the fine scratches left behind and now you can't tell there were any dents there. So now i'm happy again and loving this truck!
They had me stop by today. Of course they can't explain it. They will be doing the same thing though. Going in on thursday to have the dent removal guy take care of it, set me up with a loaner and top off the gas.
So I picked up a new 2016 Silverado CC LTZ Z71 on Thursday. Traded in my 2014 Ram 2500 with the diesel. I fully disclosed it was in a minor fender bender and even showed them pictures. It seemed like it was no big deal to them. I did my part and disclosed any damage that was done to the truck. The dealer is supposed to do the same! After I get the truck home I spent most of my time on the inside going over everything and getting all my setting how I like them. On Friday night I went to a friends house to show him the truck and he points out that there are dents on the roof. I look and sure enough there are several dents on both side of the 3rd brake light!! I can't believe I didn't notice this!! I can't tell if its hail or it got damaged some other way. There is no way the dealer didn't know about it. Saturday is going to be an interesting day. I don't know how im going to handle this but im pretty pissed off right now. Here are some pics...
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