Found a new potential truck.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TandM, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Posts: 772

    hey guys I just stumbled upon a 1997 chevrolet 1500 z 71. it has 110000 miles a 5.7 liter v 8 and is in perfect condition. no dents scratches nothing. cold ac and service records. good bf goodrich 331050 with less than 20000 miles on them. the guy wants 7 for it? good price. my dad bought about 6 months ago the same year model and everything for 4000 but it has about 3 good dents in it no ac and the interior was pretty well worn and it was at 175000. oh it is a extended cab shortbed.
     
  2. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 991

    your dad got screwed and if you buy this, you will too
     
  3. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,072

    its almost 12 years old totally not worth it maybe $3000
     
  4. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Posts: 772

    well I knew it was overpriced and I know I can get him down to about 4500. anyways so do yall think that would be a good price? our other ttruck that we bought just like it has been great. and it now has 200000 on it. we fixed the ac on it yesterday turned out to just be a 3 buck seal and some freon and it is cold. and we took it to the interior shop and for 150 bucks it is good as new. I need a truck for me to just drive as I am not goin to drive my 76 dodge d100 for daily use and the 77 dodge sucks too much gas. and this truck would be a good fit for me.??????? help me out here.
     
  5. Scag413

    Scag413 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,283

    $4500 isnt a bad price however just try not to get in a hurry. The way gas prices are right now you can find some very nice trucks for cheap. Just stay patient. It sounds like you have found a nice truck but like I said just try to look around some more and see what you can find. Good Luck
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Either it's priced right to begin with, or keep on looking, no haggling.
    That's the attitude to have if you don't feel like paying too much.

    That sounds about right, if it looks really nice.
     
  7. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,756

    I don't think $4500 would be unfair for a truck in that good of condition. We have a '97 z71 and that is a good year in my opinion. I have owned 2 and liked both of them.
     
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    You have 2 trucks listed in your signiture already. I'm not sure if they are on the road or projects or what but why the need for a 3rd truck? Seems like to much overhead to me.
     
  9. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Posts: 772

    well thats what I was thinkin it is in such good shape I mean there isn't a scratch on it and he said he has never painted oh ya its a one owner truck. And ya the trucks in my sig one is a project the other gets 8 mpg. so I wanted some thing a bit more practical and with ac. so I reckon I will see how much he will let it go for tommorow.
     
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    dont expect good mpg from that chevy-mine gets 10mpg towing
     

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