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I keep reading how the new trucks are several levels above the last generation in ride quality and quietness. How does the Gmt900 compare to the series before? I currently drove a 2002 F150 ( I know I know) but am looking at a 2011 GMC online (its at a Carmax site in another state). I need to find a truck locally if I am serious so I can drive it. Just thinking it has to be an upgrade from my 11 year old 170,00 mile truck. Moderator please move this if there is a better section to post.

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I had a 09 Chevy Extended cab LT with Texas edition package. Great pickup and must say the most comfortable seat in any vehicle I have ever owned and I have had quite a few vehicles in my life time.

Gas mileage was fair but not great but it drove good except for the tranny shifted hard and felt like it was not shifting correctly. But traded it off last month for a 2014 GMC crew cab SLT.

To me no comparison. The 2014 is light years ahead of the older pickup. Though not as comfortable seats as the 09 I think they will get that way. Just so much more of a modern vehicle.

My new ride is very quiet and smooth. Still learning it as it has so much more than the 09. Thought about upgrading the 09 to a 13 cc but there was not change. Price would have been good but not worth it for me to stay in the same pickup, so to speak... I know I will never go back to a extended size pickup. But if I had it to do all over again I would go with the newest pickup. You won't be disappointed. Not sure if this is what you are looking for as in to answer your question...

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You can break it down to what is important to you. By that I mean cash out of pocket, crash testing, fuel mileage with updated motors, 6.2 without afm etc.

 

That said, the biggest thing I am noticing is the cash out of pocket. Granted, many of the truck sale transactions posted on here have been higher end cc 4wd's.

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Yeah cash is part of my equation. I need a crew cab as I have a 14 month old, plus we just bought our first house, so that is absorbing all my extra cash..haha. Its just that my truck is starting to need more and more work...going on PCM #2 within two years...@ 1,000 a pop kinda smarts. I think if I do get a truck within the next 6 months it will be a GMT900..just can't afford a new one...if I can wait longer I would love a new version

 

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Nothing wrong with the 900's. The new one of anything is going to be preferred.

 

I doubt I will entertain looking at a new one until at least 2016. The main option that would make me sway one way or another is the 1500 standard bed in the K2's. In the mean time trying to determine if I want to add leather to my current truck.

 

In 6 months you will probably be able to find a 13 at a steal

 

 

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Well, I really like my 900, but I haven't (and probably won't) look seriously at the new models for a long while (if ever). Too much $$ on the window today, and I don't really even like them as much as the 900's (inside or out). A solid, used '11 for much less $ would be an easy pick for me over the new ones... but I have much better uses for my money than new cars, so take my input for what it is. Don't get me wrong, I may well buy another new truck at some point, but the price has to be good enough to make buying a good used one unappealing.

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Talked to a guy yesterday at the Chevy dealer(it is located next to the grocery store, so might as well wonder through). The guy bought a 2013 F150 Platinum & is looking to off it for a 2014 Silverado. Said he was going to try to sell it out right vs taking the beating on trade. Asked if there were any issues with it, his response was no. Just always had Chevy trucks & the Ford was just a unnatural fit. For what it is worth, he traded a '99 Silverado step side that he ordered new on the F150, that truck had over 200,000 miles.

 

The point to this, buy what you are comfortable with. Regret can be expensive.

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ive driven a 14' and while they may ride a little bit better and have a little more power then the GMT900's.. the GMT900 is still a great truck... and i prefer the GMT900 SLT/LTZ interior over the 14. also at this time the 14's are WAY to expensive...

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There's really not much of a comparison. I had a 2007 LTZ Silverado, extended cab, and basically everything in the new model is better: better quality leather, better interior plastics/soft touch dash, WAYYYY better nav/infotainment, better ride, less rattles and more of a "solid" feel overall, etc. etc.

 

Other than the new 6.2 trucks that are about to come up none of the GM trucks are real powerhouses (inlcluding my 5.3) - pretty much standard for this category, but the last gen are gutless man. 315hp? You kidding me? Is this a hyundai or a truck we're talking about? The new trucks are lighter too.

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I can't speak for the 900 trucks, but I did have a Yukon XL SLT that was very nice inside and out. Only issue with it was burning a quart of oil every 3000 miles or so. That was remedied by having the AFM disabled. No noticeable change in the fuel mileage, either. I didn't entertain the idea of a truck b/c I wanted a CC with a 6.5' bed in a half ton. I will say that any dash/interior on the 900s less than LTZ/SLT looked and felt cheap. The brushed metal/woodgrain look on the upper levels really looked nice.

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I leased an 11 Silverado Extended cab. The Lease was due. Mind set on a 14 I was getting a 14 , I felt they were evolutionary not revolutionary but new and different. Bought a Used 2010 Crew Cab. I liked the 14 truck but a lease was the same as buying the one I did and I didn't feel they were THAT much different to lease again when I could buy one. Just my opinion.

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I think your going to have to wait until the 14's start to rack up some miles and get a little age. For all we know they could become the worst pickup ever (knock on wood). But from what I can tell right now, the new trucks are much better overall. They ride a lot better, the interior is built a lot better, they are more efficent, they have more power, they have more tuning potential (DI), they are more comfortable, and they now have fully boxed frames which is a big big bonus in my book. I realize that looks are subjective but I personally even think they look better in and out. Nothing wrong with the old trucks, they just have there own set of quirks. I wasn't a fan of the way the old 6 speeds shifted and they didn't feel all that solid especially with age. All in all though you can't go wrong with buying a GM truck, your winning either way in my books regardless of what model or year your driving.

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