2001 gmc 2500

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mikeylikesit5805, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. mikeylikesit5805

    mikeylikesit5805 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kent OH
    Posts: 336

    Hey Guys

    There is a 2001 GMC 2500 on craigslist, that is stuck in second gear. The mileage is unknown (not sure what thats about) and he is asking 3000. Its at a dealership what do you think?

    WE ARE OFFERING FOR SALE A 2001 GMC SIERRA 2500 EXT CAB 4X4! VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH A 6.0 LITER V8 - ****VEHICLE IS STUCK IN 2ND. GEAR!!!***** MECHANIC SPECIAL...OUR LOSS IS YOUR GAIN!!! (1) OWNER VEHICLE WAS USED AS A WORK TRUCK DINGS, DENTS, SCRATCHES, SCUFFS TO BE EXPECTED! - TRUE MILEAGE IS UNKNOWN. $3,000.00

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    What you you guys think?

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  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    lotsa red flags around that one...
     
  3. mikeylikesit5805

    mikeylikesit5805 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kent OH
    Posts: 336

    I know, I really don't like how they say Mileage is unknown, that worry's me.
     
  4. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    Expect a $$$ tranny rebuild on top of the $3,000, some folks are sort on cash right now, and just don't have the money to do repairs even a simple transmission rebuild. One good note its at a dealership so it might only need a transmission rebuild as stated. I would attempt to make contact if possible. If you don't purchase it ASAP Some will snag that truck quickly. I would say that your going to spend $3,000 for the truck, minimal $2500 for a stock OEM transmission $5,500 total investment guess IMO
     
  5. mikeylikesit5805

    mikeylikesit5805 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kent OH
    Posts: 336

    Yea, I know I sent the guy an email I will call him tommorow. I am going to try and get the mileage and VIN and go from there. Thanks for all the help guys, keep the opinions coming !
     
  6. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would have to say keep walking. That sounds sketchy!
     
  7. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    Yeah I see alot of red flags with that deal.
     
  8. mikeylikesit5805

    mikeylikesit5805 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kent OH
    Posts: 336

    thanks guys, That what I was thinking but I figured I would get some other opinions. Ill Keep looking
     
  9. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,371

    I don't get it. Why would you look at buying a truck with all these red flags when your trying to run a business. Without a reliable truck, the business is nothing. Mileage unknown, work truck, stuck in 2nd gear, dents etc etc.. Even if its 3k, its not worth it. You can get a brand new truck cheap these days. Spend a few extra and buy something much newer.
     
  10. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    Not everyone buys new trucks or equipment, and loans are harder to come buy for some right now. Each of us to our own poison, and we have only "kicked to can into the spring" with the big three financial troubles their not out of the woods yet.

    I personally have always invest in new equipment before trucks or vehicles. That has served me well over the years. I spend the hardest time on the job or ridding the ZTR's or tractor, how nice do we really need to be "rollin" from job to job.
     

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