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Old 05-05-2012, 02:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have had my 2012 LTZ for 2.5 weeks and so far it has been outstanding! This is coming from a 2003 which was a very good truck and in the 9 yrs of ownership all it needed was a water pump and wheel bearing.

I almost went with a Ram this time but they don't have the payload #'s that the gm's do and I carry a heavy truck camper so this was important to me, Ford wasn't even an option for me.

Just to give you an example, my new factory ordered 2012LTZ stickered for $73,495, I got mine for $60,880 - $4000 in rebates, I also refused to pay the doc fee's ($199) when I was signing the deal.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well I did the deed!

2012 Silverado LTZ with roof, hot/cold seats, 18" all terrains, camera, Z-71, tow package, High idle, wide mirrors etc, wheel liners, sprayed box, steps, and flaps to be picked up next Saturday.

Leaving the dealer...you never know if you left too many $ on the table

Oh yea it is Silver Ice.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Best of luck with the new rig
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I feel certain you will be happy with your decision.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
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They put cooled seats in the Chevy's now? How about a heated steering wheel?

If that's the case, not much reason to buy a Denali anymore, body color bumpers and a different grille?
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Well I did the deed!

2012 Silverado LTZ with roof, hot/cold seats, 18" all terrains, camera, Z-71, tow package, High idle, wide mirrors etc, wheel liners, sprayed box, steps, and flaps to be picked up next Saturday
Leaving the dealer...you never know if you left too many $ on the table

Oh yea it is Silver Ice.
Sounds like you made a good decision! I have done a ton of research and the only negative with the Chevy is the older interior compared to the other two. The tranny on the dodge sucks and the engine isn't as powerful. The Ford squats too much (my toy hauler has a high tongue weight) and pretty much requires a fuel additive. I did like the size of the interior though and I like the Ford leather better. I also read about the fuel pump issues and other kinks that need to be worked out.

Personally I am waiting til 2014 when Chevy will theoretically update the interior and Ford has worked out the bugs and decide then. But for now I think Chevy is the king.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I didnt spend a lot of time going through the interior of the truck but what I noticed thus far is there appears to be no storage behind the back seat which is a load of &*&*$$ and the plastic is very cheap looking. I bought my first Chev in 2000 (crew cab with the 454) and it seems like they have cheaped out ever since. Pay more-get less
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:48 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I didnt spend a lot of time going through the interior of the truck but what I noticed thus far is there appears to be no storage behind the back seat which is a load of &*&*$$ and the plastic is very cheap looking. I bought my first Chev in 2000 (crew cab with the 454) and it seems like they have cheaped out ever since. Pay more-get less
Ya I don't know why Chevy does that, locking the back seat to the back wall. My 2008 is like that to. At least there is decent room under the seat, though I would prefer my chains and such behind the seat.

For the cheap plastic, I think all the manufacturers are like that. Even my wife's Buick with the fake wood grain looks cheap. That is just a sign of the times, prices stay low in a recession so they save on materials and/ or labor. At least American cars have focused on improving the life of vehicles to compete with Japan.

How else is the truck? You hook up a trailer yet?
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:40 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Sounds like you made a good decision! I have done a ton of research and the only negative with the Chevy is the older interior compared to the other two. The tranny on the dodge sucks and the engine isn't as powerful. The Ford squats too much (my toy hauler has a high tongue weight) and pretty much requires a fuel additive. I did like the size of the interior though and I like the Ford leather better. I also read about the fuel pump issues and other kinks that need to be worked out.

Personally I am waiting til 2014 when Chevy will theoretically update the interior and Ford has worked out the bugs and decide then. But for now I think Chevy is the king.
It will be due for sheet metal at the next change. If they follow the usual pattern it will be 1/2 tons first, and there may be a period when both old and new styles are being built.

You may not see your preferred body style until sometime in 2015 -- buy today, your 'new' truck could be 3 years when the nextgen truck is available.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Truck is coming home Saturday. I have to get a blue receiving blanket cause I think its a boy! Ha Ha

Just wondering if they have fixed the pump rub, the steering column rattle issue and the leaking power steering hoses. Or is there other GM grief to be looking forward to?
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