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Petr51488
02-26-2007, 10:52 PM
Has anyone had any experience with the new Silverado's? Or have you heard any news/problems on the newer body styles? In a month or two i plan on ordering a duramax and wanted to know if you guys have heard any news on them. I went to the dealer, but they only had the 1500's out there. They look nice, just checking to see how they run. Any info will help. Thanks Guys..

Raven386
02-26-2007, 10:59 PM
from what ive read, everything about the new silverado's is a bit better. the engines, suspension etc.. i havent heard anything bad about them yet, besides people not liking the body style.

Raven386
02-26-2007, 11:00 PM
Good Luck!

CutRight
02-27-2007, 08:32 AM
look into the 06' duramax versus the '07 duramax. there is a difference in the specifications due to the new diesel engine requirements. i believe the 06 has more power than the 07. im not exactly sure so ask your dealership to explain it and go with what you feel is the best. i think you can still choose which year of engine you want.

Petr51488
02-27-2007, 09:48 AM
look into the 06' duramax versus the '07 duramax. there is a difference in the specifications due to the new diesel engine requirements. i believe the 06 has more power than the 07. im not exactly sure so ask your dealership to explain it and go with what you feel is the best. i think you can still choose which year of engine you want.

I looked online and the only diesel option is the 6.6 litre with the 365hp and 660lb ft. of torque. I'm pretty sure thats more than the other. I tried ordering the 07 classic, but they stopped making them. So im kinda stuck with the new ones.

tthomass
02-27-2007, 11:14 AM
What about a used with low miles? You won't have to deal with emissions + save $.

CutRight
02-27-2007, 12:00 PM
ok yea if thats what it says then that is up from the '06
i have an '06 duramax and i think its 365 hp and 650 ft/lbs of torque, so the torque went up a bit.

go for it, you'll love the duramax

FIRESCOOBY
02-27-2007, 12:43 PM
You won't find anyone with any problems because they are just starting to hit the lots.

The 2006 and 2007 Classics with the Duramax LBZ had 360hp/650tq vs. the new LMM at 365hp/660tq.

There are still plenty of 2007 Classics and even a few 2006's out there to be had. I would try to find on of those. The new LMM has the particulate filter and even more stringent EGR systems in place.

The pre-2007 emission diesels are gonna hold their value quite well due to all the changes.

Petr51488
02-27-2007, 06:11 PM
You won't find anyone with any problems because they are just starting to hit the lots.

The 2006 and 2007 Classics with the Duramax LBZ had 360hp/650tq vs. the new LMM at 365hp/660tq.

There are still plenty of 2007 Classics and even a few 2006's out there to be had. I would try to find on of those. The new LMM has the particulate filter and even more stringent EGR systems in place.

The pre-2007 emission diesels are gonna hold their value quite well due to all the changes.

I would rather go with the new model rather than the classic. The price differnce is minimal. Also, there are none in a 250 mile radius of me with the options and the color combo that i want. My main thing is that theres no reason to spend over 20k on a truck that i don't care for. I am also not too worried about value because i plan on keeping this truck till it dies, which should be at least 10 years.

Jamesgateslandscaping
02-27-2007, 09:38 PM
I would rather go with the new model rather than the classic. The price differnce is minimal. Also, there are none in a 250 mile radius of me with the options and the color combo that i want. My main thing is that theres no reason to spend over 20k on a truck that i don't care for. I am also not too worried about value because i plan on keeping this truck till it dies, which should be at least 10 years.

The price difference is actually quite a bit, I looked at a truck equipped exactly like mine, my current 06 Fully Loaded GMC EXT cab 2500HD w/ D/A has a MSRP of $44k. The same one equipped in the new body style is close or just above $50k.
Do some research before you settle on a new one, like stated before you can find a classic 07' pretty easily I bet.
James

CutNLawns
02-27-2007, 10:53 PM
The HD's have not even hit the lots yet have they? Late spring to summer is what i have been told from three different Chevy/GMC dealerships. Just saw a commercial last night for the new HD's though so maybe it will be soon!

Petr51488
02-27-2007, 10:55 PM
The price difference is actually quite a bit, I looked at a truck equipped exactly like mine, my current 06 Fully Loaded GMC EXT cab 2500HD w/ D/A has a MSRP of $44k. The same one equipped in the new body style is close or just above $50k.
Do some research before you settle on a new one, like stated before you can find a classic 07' pretty easily I bet.
James

You're rite. I went to the dealer today and got a price of 46,588.00 But im sure we can talk him down to 45,000. Thats still a nice chunk of change. There is no truck out there that has the options/color i need/want. And like i said, if i was paying 20k for a work truck, i could care less. But, with this truck, i want to use it for personal and work use. I need something heavy duty, and something that looks nice. I plan on having this for quite a few years. I see where your coming from though, but they looked for an 07 classic. I even tried ordering one, but they stopped making them. I want the light metallic blue, crew cab, long bed, leather, diesel. There's maybe 2 out there, but aren't for sale.

iowa
02-28-2007, 03:39 PM
I really think the new body styling for the chevys and gmc kick ass. The new integrated brake controller, quieter interior, duramax, it wouldn't bother me to spend a little more for the new features. Plus you are getting a 100k mile warranty on everything now, not just the engine.

Petr51488
02-28-2007, 04:24 PM
I really think the new body styling for the chevys and gmc kick ass. The new integrated brake controller, quieter interior, duramax, it wouldn't bother me to spend a little more for the new features. Plus you are getting a 100k mile warranty on everything now, not just the engine.

I don't think its on everything... just the mechanical components. I think everything is 3 years 60k. I may be wrong though. The duramax already had a 100k mile warranty.

iowa
02-28-2007, 04:28 PM
still, better than 3 year/ 36k

Petr51488
02-28-2007, 04:31 PM
still, better than 3 year/ 36k

True, When i was at the dealer, they didn't mention anything about a plow prep package. Do you know if they make one for the newer models?

RedWingsDet
02-28-2007, 04:48 PM
The HD's have not even hit the lots yet have they? Late spring to summer is what i have been told from three different Chevy/GMC dealerships. Just saw a commercial last night for the new HD's though so maybe it will be soon!

yes they are there. atleast here in detroit they are. the 1/2tons have been in the lots since november, and the HD's have been there for almost a month already.

ksss
02-28-2007, 04:48 PM
The HD 2500 are out the dealers out here have them. I have not seen one with a Duramax yet. The ones here are gas. I think they look good. I agree that the value of the 06 and 07 Classics will hold very solid due to the 07 changes in emissions. I would have very much liked to have gotten an 07 Classic. I jumped on the late Fall incentives and got a good deal. I just wish it was an 07.

Petr51488
02-28-2007, 05:21 PM
yes they are there. atleast here in detroit they are. the 1/2tons have been in the lots since november, and the HD's have been there for almost a month already.

Hey, do you have any pictures of the 07 hd's? I have until april to order an 07, anything after that i will have to go with an 08.