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Father in law picked up a new high country yesterday


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His work truck (2008 ltz Silverado) needed new lifters at 186k so his boss told him ti go pick up a new one. I went for a spin in it and was extremely impressed with how quiet the 6.2 was. I am happy that they fixed the ergonomics as all the button at at an easier reach compared to my Escalade. I wish I worked for a company that would buy me a 55k truck then give me a gas card. Sadely this thing will be running around construction sites.

 

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forgot to get the tire size but he had the biggest terra grapplers he could get on it with out a lift and they look great.

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$57K for a 1/2 ton is absolutely crazy. You can get a diesel 1 ton for less than that, even a well equipped one.

 

 

$57K for a 1/2 ton is absolutely crazy. You can get a diesel 1 ton for less than that, even a well equipped one.

But who really wants a Diesel 1 ton if they don't need it? This is an escalade with a bed. it's a Chevy Denali and last time I checked the Denali sells very well for GMC. and that "well Equipped" 1 ton isn't going to have all the stuff this one does. 2 different markets, 2 different buyers it's like saying he could just buy a Cadillac CTS instead....

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His work truck (2008 ltz Silverado) needed new lifters at 186k so his boss told him ti go pick up a new one. I went for a spin in it and was extremely impressed with how quiet the 6.2 was. I am happy that they fixed the ergonomics as all the button at at an easier reach compared to my Escalade. I wish I worked for a company that would buy me a 55k truck then give me a gas card. Sadely this thing will be running around construction sites.forgot to get the tire size but he had the biggest terra grapplers he could get on it with out a lift and they look great.
Size of tires?

 

$57K for a 1/2 ton is absolutely crazy. You can get a diesel 1 ton for less than that, even a well equipped one. $57K for a 1/2 ton is absolutely crazy. You can get a diesel 1 ton for less than that, even a well equipped one.
Assinine comment of the day.....
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But who really wants a Diesel 1 ton if they don't need it? This is an escalade with a bed. it's a Chevy Denali and last time I checked the Denali sells very well for GMC. and that "well Equipped" 1 ton isn't going to have all the stuff this one does. 2 different markets, 2 different buyers it's like saying he could just buy a Cadillac CTS instead....

At least half of rednecks around here drive huge diesels just to show off. And I am sure all of them need that diesel truck to pull their 16 foot fishing boat with a 25 HP outboard.

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Size of tires?

 

Assinine comment of the day.....

I hope you have money to burn, because most people do not. The point was that this truck is grossly overpriced compared to a diesel which costs much more to produce. A dealer in Vernon Texas was selling left over 2013 GMC Sierra 4x4 crew cab dually SLTs with Duramax diesel for $ 46k and change just a few months ago. The sticker prices on them were around $ 57k and change. Are you telling me it costs GM the same to make a 1/2 ton High Country vs one of these? Those fancy seats in High Country must cost at least $ 10k more than regular leather seats. :rolleyes:

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Comparing deeply discounted 2013's to 2014's is stupid. He could have saved $10K if he would have gotten a '13 1500 as well as dealers are trying desperately to get rid of them. How much they cost to produce is meaningless--it's how much they're worth now that matters.

 

When you compare new vs. new prices a 2500 Duramax ends up about $10K more than a 1500 with comparable options. And unless one tows something really heavy fairly often, the 1500 is the better vehicle for most people.

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Comparing deeply discounted 2013's to 2014's is stupid. He could have saved $10K if he would have gotten a '13 1500 as well as dealers are trying desperately to get rid of them. How much they cost to produce is meaningless--it's how much they're worth now that matters.

 

When you compare new vs. new prices a 2500 Duramax ends up about $10K more than a 1500 with comparable options. And unless one tows something really heavy fairly often, the 1500 is the better vehicle for most people.

Read my post again. I stated that the sticker prices on well equipped SLT 1 ton 2013 diesels were pretty much what sticker prices are now on these 1/2 ton High Country edition trucks.(about 57k). I am not comparing deeply discounted 2013 prices vs current prices on 2014. How they managed to jack them up that high just by installing a few fancy options is remarkable. I guess the same way they managed to make a fully loaded Chevy Impala a $ 41k car.

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But you're still wrong. You cannot get a 2013 Duramax will all similar options to sticker below 60K. Not even close. They are a lot more expensive. They just are. And unless you get $3000 wheels and/or the dealer has a big markup (which does happen) the 1500 HC's sticker in the low-mid 50's. The 2500's option for option start out more expensive, even with the gutless 6.0 gas engine. The Duramax is a $7000+ option and the required Allison to go with it is another $1200.

 

And you're still missing the point that a 1500 is a better vehicle for most of the people who buy them. I'm not sure what your point is--but whatever it is, try and frame it using correct math.

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