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    Veteran Member nybirdman's Avatar
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    As a retiree from GM.Over the years I have purchased about 20 new GM trucks my last in 2005,yes a long time ago but the truck only has 31,000 miles on it currently.A third vehicle and used for my business mostly.Got the itch to check out the new (2013) 4WD Extended Cab models.Firstly the ride quality was very good.Rated fuel useage 17-21 with the six speed auto,5.3 V8 with cylinder diactivation.My current truck with the 5.3 V8,auto 4WD will match that milage or close.My biggest disappointment was the interior;all solid one color(black on every one I looked at) carpet dash seats ect.All buttons very small and cheap feeling.Most were about $38,000 window sticker with about $8,000 in rebates.I am not going to trade at this time.The 2014 are out this summer and suppose to have interior improvements,I hope so.

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    Interior seems to be the complaint on GM trucks for many. My 05 3500 was cheap feeling and looking compared to my Ford I had also.

    With only 31K just keep what you have.

    I was like you and have owned about 25 new vehicles over time. At least a dozen were Ford Trucks. I was just paying and paying. I am just as happy now with my 06 F350, 07 BMW 335I, and 08 Nissan Titan. All have been paid off as of 2010 and I now put $1000 plus in my savings. I can just go buy my next new one cash.

    Chris

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    Default Re: 2013 Silverado

    I looked at both Chevy 2500 and Ford F250 2013 went with the Ford F250 6.2L and 6 speed transmission 3.73 rear end. I needed something a little bigger than my old Dodge 1500 to pull my semi new tractor. Now I also need to upgrade to a bigger trailer to put the tractor on plus it was only rated at 7GVW. Oh well it's only money.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nybirdman View Post
    As a retiree from GM.Over the years I have purchased about 20 new GM trucks my last in 2005,yes a long time ago but the truck only has 31,000 miles on it currently.A third vehicle and used for my business mostly.Got the itch to check out the new (2013) 4WD Extended Cab models.Firstly the ride quality was very good.Rated fuel useage 17-21 with the six speed auto,5.3 V8 with cylinder diactivation.My current truck with the 5.3 V8,auto 4WD will match that milage or close.My biggest disappointment was the interior;all solid one color(black on every one I looked at) carpet dash seats ect.All buttons very small and cheap feeling.Most were about $38,000 window sticker with about $8,000 in rebates.I am not going to trade at this time.The 2014 are out this summer and suppose to have interior improvements,I hope so.
    Yep, don't scratch that itch for a couple more years. I posted a thread about the new twin turbo gm is making. It is rumored that it may go into the silverado.

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    Recently bought a new 2013 Silverado extended cab 6.5' bed and really like it. 5.3, 6 speed, 3.42 locker, 4 wheel drive. Traded in our 07 Sierra with 48k miles. I like the simple straight forward interior. Checked out the 2014's on the web and thought they were ugly. Maybe in person they will look better.........
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    Thought the 2014 Chev/GMC looked Ok at Detroit auto show and Louisville Farm Show. Definitely not perfect but none of them are that I ever saw or owned (had plenty).

    Son traded his 2008 1500 w/100,000+ for a 2013 1500 at Christmas. Not a lot of difference. Both his had/has the 20"wheels and all the good stuff to tow. He put a lot of miles on the 2008 towing 2 of the same trailers I tow with my Duramax, never an issue.
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    Default Re: 2013 Silverado

    Do not believe that 17 - 21 mileage on the window sticker - my 2013 - same model - got 15 on an 800 mile run!

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawdustsmb View Post
    Do not believe that 17 - 21 mileage on the window sticker - my 2013 - same model - got 15 on an 800 mile run!

    Bob
    It depends on how those 800 miles were driven..With an easy foot, no major load and 60-65 MPH I can get 19-20 with a 6.2 2011 GMC 1500 4x4...I've only gotten those miles a few times because I have a serious lead foot and the interstate run to work each day is 70-80MPH...Ergo, I average 15-16.
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    I can say that the interior of my 2011 GMC SLE isn't really flashy...My 2004 GMC SLE Z71 was probably a little more "Posh' looking...However, everything is comfortable and very functional so I really don't have any complaints. The leather seats are perfect in my opinion and I really like the cluster and sterring wheel controls. My next one will probably be a Denali at the suggestion of SWMBO...We'll see if I wait for the new model or get the last of the current generation. I'm in no real hurry beyond the fact that I'm clocking the current one pretty good.

    This is by far the best of all of the GM trucks I've owned (I was very happy with all of those too) and I expect the next one to be even better.
    BX23TLB & RTV1100 with 72" Power Angle Plow

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    Default Re: 2013 Silverado

    Don't know why anybody would purchase a 2013 Chev/GMC when the 2014 's are on their way with direct injection gas engines?

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