should I buy an 2003 chevy 2500hd ?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by badgerfan, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. badgerfan

    badgerfan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    I'm not a real truck guy but I am learning to love trucks and equipment especially when they make us money$ So anyways I am looking at adding another truck to my little business and have found a used 2003 chevy silverado 2500hd extended cab LS with 68,000 miles on it. It has the plow prep package on it already which is good since I will use this to pull my mowers in the summer and to plow in the winter. The body is in good condition and is white which will fit in with my other trucks. Does anyone know if this is a descent price and if this is a good truck?
     

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  2. T-Made

    T-Made LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 91

    My father in law passed away in the spring and he had a truck identical to this one.
    It sold to a guy in Alabama for $13,500 but it had 118,000 miles. Great power not good on gas 12 miles to gallon around town. These trucks are solid.
     
  3. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,476

    I think that is an awesome truck, I'm going to be in the market for a truck like that come this spring/summer
     
  4. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    maybe I missed it..... how much are they asking for that truck?
     
  5. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    If the price is right and it's what you want, go for it.
     
  6. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,684

    15-16 at a dealer. Mabey more, mabey less. That truck is a great truck for what you have described it to be doing! Good luck!!
     
  7. badgerfan

    badgerfan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    Yeah, I actually ended up pulling the triger a couple of days ago on a 2005 Chevrolet silverado 2500hd with the 6.6 duramax diesel in it. This truck has so much torque its crazy! The truck has only 53,000 miles on it and has the four door crew cab. It is in great condtion. I paid $26,900 for it which is a little more than I wanted to but I chose to go with the diesel which is much more expensive. I ran the numbers though and realized since I will be pulling a good size trailer almost five days a week with it that the gas mileage will be significantly better. The diesel should get about 14-15 mpg while the 6.0 gas engine would have got about 9-10 mpg. Did I get a descent price and what do you think about my choice? I included a picture.

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  8. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,666

    Very nice truck, but the price is pretty high compared to what we pay down here. I do not know how the market is up your way.
    Right now, I can buy a leftover 09, just like that one, but with just the "work truck" trim level, for about $2000.00 more you paid. The "WT" package just has a bare bones interior though.
    I saw a truck just like yours in the used car lot of our Chevy dealer with a sticker of $24,500. The salesman said he could sell it for "considerably" less.
    So, I think you got a nice truck, and if you are happy with it, don't worry about the price. Prices vary all over the country, and the price here really means nothing in your part of the country.
     
  9. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,684

    Congrats, looks sharp!!
     
  10. Blueribbonlawns

    Blueribbonlawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    Great choice you wont be disappointed with that truck.
    Congrats
     

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