You can buy an Elevation for a lot less and put a lift, wheels, tires, and all the extras you want on it. When you sell/trade it its still worth whatever the market says an Elevation is worth. You're not going to get your money back on all the after market extras. No dealer is going to price your truck based on any extras you put on it, nor will a knowledgable private buyer. I paid 50k for my AT4. Some of the options I wanted are not offered by GM on the Elevation (Tech pkg, dynamic cruise, vent seats, pwr folding mirrors, mono tube shocks, pwr pass seat, memory seats) If the Elevation suits your needs/wants I think its a good value and a sharp looking truck. For me to buy an Elevation to "save" money and try to get the options I wanted after market would not be cost effective or even possible. Whatever anybody buys its all good, I hope it all works out for you.
When you find a truck you like just ask the dealer to pull the Build sheet up. Takes 5 minutes and don't cost anybody anything. Sheet will have a bunch of alphanumeric codes listed. You want Frt axle code SU5 which is the GM sourced axle.
I run a dedicated winter set up but Im probably 90/10 paved road/off road in the winter, just some fire road/farm fields to get to the deer/turkey woods/fishin hole. While an off road/all terrain tire works good in deep snow, I don't think they can compare to a dedicated winter tire set up on packed snow/icy/slushy roads. Completely different rubber compounds and tread design. I've run Nokians on several vehicles, great tires but switched up last winter to Cooper Discoverer True North. Good winter tire at a decent price.
Had the same issue on my 19 Silverado, corner of speaker grill stuck up about 1/8 in above dash. Pushed it down wouldn't stay.I guess it depends on your tolerance for that type of stuff, I figured it took me 2 weeks to notice it and didn't seem to affect my tunes. I ignored it. My 20 GMC Sierra speaker grill lays flat. I would guess the dealer is gonna super glue it and send you on your way.
Don't mind the firm seat bottom but that vibrating thingy makes me feel like something is in my back pocket. More than once I thought I left my cell phone in my back pocket. I recently retired and I rode a motorcycle for a living, to me a firm seat is more comfortable than a soft squishy one over long distances/times. I gotta figure out how to remove the vibrating thingy.
I noticed that deal is with with GM employee discount applied, if you don't qualify for that incentive dealer may up the price on you. I see your looking in Mi. Green GMC in Davenport Iowa has a 2019 RST 5.3 All Star with Z71, Safety pkg, factory Nav, connivence pkg 2 and soft tonneau cover in Dark sky blue metallic. Hard to find combo in an RST. 11700 miles, most highway. No rear window leaks and a SU5 (GM) front axle. It was a good truck I traded it in, should be able to pick it up for 35ish. Hope it all works out for you.
Remember GM is giving 6500.00 rebate and most dealers will come an additional 5000- 6000k more without much pressure. I think if you get 12k+ off msrp your doing ok. You have an advantage in that your not trading anything, so the dealer can't muddy the numbers. If the dealer starts talking about taking your truck on trade be careful, he don't don't want a 2003 anything on his lot and will use it to separate you from more of your money. I would skip the 0% and get your own financing, otherwise you lose the 6500 GM rebate. If you can't get 12k off be prepared to walk. Be courteous but firm. Leave your number and you'll probably receive a call in a day or two. Good Luck and enjoy your new truck.
I don't regret it. I tow a small utility trailer with motorcyles or small boat trailer. If I was towing a 5th wheel or a bigger boat I wouldn't hesitate to get the 6.2 but I honestly can't justify it for my use. Premium is 80 cents a gallon more around here. I don't have a problem merging/passing on the freeway but have to admit that 6.2 is a beast in a good way, I just don't want to pay for just the fun factor of it. Think I might go look for a bigger boat.
I thinks its fair to say any money the dealer says he's giving you he's starting from MSRP, then take off 6500, and if you can get anymore I think your doing pretty good, whether its military/supplier/first responder or whatever. I think 20+ percent of MSRP your doing ok. Just be careful if you have a trade involved.
I went on the GM website and built a truck and the when I came to final price it allowed me to combine the 6500 (consumer cash) and military discount, which if Im not mistaken is the same amount as supplier discount. When I called a GMC dealer who's website has a banner across the top that says " If you are military/first responder your deal may be even better" , I asked the salesman if I could combine military and GM discount and he said "I don't know I'll check with my manager and call you back" He never called back. It seems to be up to the individual dealer whether they will allow you to do it. I have since found a couple dealers that took an additional 1200 off for military discount. I made sure not to bring it up until I was pretty sure I was at the best price I was going to get. I mean what good does it do not to be able to combine the discounts ? Who is going to to take a 3000 discount instead of a 6500 discount. Maybe somebody in the business can correct me if Im wrong but doesn't the military/first responder/supplier discount come out of GM's pocket ?
I have a deposit on an AT4 that is enroute from the factory, checked the dealer website this morning at 9am local time and the 6500 incentive was gone, checked back 5 min. ago and the 6500 is back until 4/30. So BAD_ GMC's info appears to be correct.
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