My local Chevy dealer has a Silverado K1500 LB with the 5300 V8 and auto trans. It has tilt, cruise, cd, a/c, tow pkg, and locking rear diff. The MSRP was right at 26,000, and with the dealer discounts and factory rebates the sale price is $21,100. My current truck is a 2002 Silverado 4x4, and I love it. But, It is only a V6, and I would really like to have more power. I dropped by the dealer on thursday to talk to the salesman who is a friend of mine. He told me that the sales manager/owner will not keep anymore full size/manual transmission equipped trucks on his lot. As soon as he gets them in, he wholesales them. So, he said that I would get lowballed on my trade. He said, "let me call this wholesaler I know and see what he will give you for your truck and come back and see me tomorrow. I went back on friday afternoon and he said you aren't going to like what I have to tell you. He said he wouldn't touch your truck for anything over $11,200 just because it had a 5spd. My truck is like brand new with only 16,000 miles! We looked up NADA, and the trade-in value was around 14,900. Retail was 18,000. I thanked my friend for checking around and told him I would just keep what I had. Has anyone else run into a situation like this when trading? Here is a picture of my truck, which was taken last month. I'll be darned if I will give it away for $11,200.