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Old 11-11-2018, 01:55 AM   #51
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Re: Would you trade your glamour truck for a brand new Chevy?

Nope. My '69 has been in the family since before I was born. Each new generation of Silverados get sexier but no way would I sell or trade my '69. Now if I had the money, my dream truck is a Chevy 1 ton dually crew cab diesel lifted with mud tires with duel exhaust stacks and a big American flag and a bumper sticker that reads "EPA approved"
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:21 AM   #52
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Re: Would you trade your glamour truck for a brand new Chevy?

My 69 C20 is the only vehicle I currently own. My daily driver is a company car from the dealership. I am surrounded and drive new vehicles all day and they are such a huge improvement from our trucks. However, I really enjoy driving my truck when I am off work and find joy in the simplicity not to mention the big block sound! I would not use my C20 for a daily driver for several reasons but most importantly the fuel consumption is atrocious. The big joke when my daughter and I head out for a cruise is we need to stop for gas again. I have worked for Toyota and Lexus my whole life so it would probably be a Tundra if I did trade(but I won't).
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:29 AM   #53
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Absolutely not! New vehicles with all their tech do nothing for me. I'm anti-tech. I don't even have a smart phone and don't want one. My DD is an 01, and that feels incredibly new. I only have it because the supply of cheap old vehicles has dried up.


I can't see myself ever willingly selling my 69 910.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:49 AM   #54
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Simply put NO!

I have my 71 for 30 plus years! I had my 67 ramp now for 4 years and I have no intentions of ever selling either one.

I guess I should have stated I have a 2008 LTZ Tahoe to drive + my wives 2011 Treverse my daughter 2000 S 10.

I also have my 64 SS Impala and the 56 Bel Air, MZ Edna.
I don't need no more vehicles at the moment. I do enjoy the newer vehicles.
But I love the old ones!
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:53 AM   #55
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Re: Would you trade your glamour truck for a brand new Chevy?

Well, hell yeah, I'd trade mine for a brand new 50-60k truck, as i'd be at least 45k ahead in value. Then i'd sell the brand new truck to buy a really nice 67-72, and pocket the rest of the money. I drove my 70 short/step to get a load of mulch last weekend, helping a landscaper do a project, and got told that it was the nicest looking mulch delivery vehicle she'd ever seen, and then another compliment when I stopped at the store just a short while later. I doubt I'd have even gotten a second look in a new truck.
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:40 PM   #56
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Re: Would you trade your glamour truck for a brand new Chevy?

my 72 has no sentimental value. I love the truck, but I would prefer an ochre 71. So, yes I would trade mine. And then I would sell the new one, and buy a nice 4wd driver like Special-K has, and a nice 2wd for cruising. My 2001 Silverado has nearly 200K on it, and it suits me fine. I don't need a new one.
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:02 PM   #57
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Re: Would you trade your glamour truck for a brand new Chevy?

I should add something to my previous responses.

If you had caught me one of the times everything went totally dead with smoke pouring from the wiring, I would have made that trade on the spot, no question about it.

Luckily we're past that now (fingers crossed).
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:51 PM   #58
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Re: Would you trade your glamour truck for a brand new Chevy?

No way I'd trade, no matter how nice. It's not about the money, my '71 can't even be bought. We've been together too long (25 years). I do like my '18 z71 though. Maybe I'll feel the same about it in 25 years?
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:10 PM   #59
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Re: Would you trade your glamour truck for a brand new Chevy?

Some days I would trade my 72 for something I could drive year around but not necessarily for a new truck. Iíve been watching for a 88-06 4x4. I canít see getting a loan for a new truck.
It ainít a show truck but itís as rust free as an almost 47 year old Kansas truck gets.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:11 AM   #60
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Re: Would you trade your glamour truck for a brand new Chevy?

My '72 was getting some insurance work done at the paint shop recently and when I went to pick it up, the shop handed me a card from the owner of a forklift business. He saw my truck outside and stopped and asked if he could buy it. The paint shop explained it was a customers truck and was probably not for sale, he told them everything was for sale and wanted them to call me to have me name my price, he said whatever I wanted he would pay. My father in law bought the truck new and my wife remembers the day her dad drove it home and I have good memories of going fishing with him in this truck. It will never be for sale, it will stay in the family!
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:49 AM   #61
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My '72 was getting some insurance work done at the paint shop recently and when I went to pick it up, the shop handed me a card from the owner of a forklift business. He saw my truck outside and stopped and asked if he could buy it. The paint shop explained it was a customers truck and was probably not for sale, he told them everything was for sale and wanted them to call me to have me name my price, he said whatever I wanted he would pay. My father in law bought the truck new and my wife remembers the day her dad drove it home and I have good memories of going fishing with him in this truck. It will never be for sale, it will stay in the family!
"Everything is or sale" is a statement created by Ford guys.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:15 AM   #62
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"Everything is or sale" is a statement created by Ford guys.
Ouch!
I havenít own a Ford in a while but,that is funny.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:51 AM   #63
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:49 AM   #64
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Re: Would you trade your glamour truck for a brand new Chevy?

One big additional reason to drive my C10 for me is that yes - the new technology is amazing in what the new one's can do but there is far too much more that can break. I read that Chevy is going to be putting turbo 4 bangers in all their trucks soon. I don't know if that's true but I drove one and it had extreme torque. It impressed me but back to cost - somewhere in the 2000's car prices jumped and they jumped faster than the normal cost of inflation we see. I remember in the 90's thinking super hard on a $15,000 new truck. Back then 4 or 5 year loans were the max as well. Now, you can finance for 7 years! And you need to because prices have climbed into the small house range. It's crazy. Any used 90's Chevy would be a good back up for me. Something to use when I want more stability, etc..But prices have gone nuts. That is why I have my 97 Nissan Hardbody, say what you will but it has 200K, doesn't leak a drop of anything and climbs like a billy goat =) Good back country rig.

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Old 11-12-2018, 12:28 PM   #65
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... I read that Chevy is going to be putting turbo 4 bangers in all their trucks soon. <snip>...
That's right, your Chevy Silverado standard engine for 2019 is a turbo 4 cylinder engine.


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Wow-that seems so wrong to me. Cylinders working twice as hard, turbos to break but if you can have good mileage AND power what more could ya want.
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Yeah here's the specs:

2.7 L I-4 mated to 8-speed auto
310HP @5600 rpm
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MPG: 20/23

GM notes that the vast majority of these trucks will be sold with a v8.

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Wow-that seems so wrong to me. Cylinders working twice as hard, turbos to break but if you can have good mileage AND power what more could ya want.
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the new technology is amazing in what the new one's can do but there is far too much more that can break.
Yes, more complexity = more potential problems. Looking back a few decades, I recall thinking the same about frivolities like power steering, power windows, air conditioning.... and slightly later, catalytic converters (in fact, any pollution control devices / systems) and probably a few other things.

Hopefully, today's 'new stuff' will eventually prove to be reliable enough to be accepted by the skeptics. I am including myself.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:48 PM   #69
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I had a chance to do an even up a few years back. You know what I told hm? Your crazy for offering and I'm crazy for not taking the offer.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:48 PM   #70
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Re: Would you trade your glamour truck for a brand new Chevy?

I am in the no camp. My 78 fulfills all my newer vehicle requirements, even though I am constantly lamenting that it is not a simalarly equipped 67-72.
Even though it is still an old, 'easy to work on' carbed 70's truck, it has too many of the features that drew me to the 67-72's. The interior and dash is built much like my Malibu, and everything is less accessible than the 67-72. And the noticeably less rugged interior irritates me too. A brand new truck would drive me right up the wall. I like my old trucks and will continue to drive them as long as gas is there to burn
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:11 AM   #71
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Yes, more complexity = more potential problems. Looking back a few decades, I recall thinking the same about frivolities like power steering, power windows, air conditioning.... and slightly later, catalytic converters (in fact, any pollution control devices / systems) and probably a few other things.

Hopefully, today's 'new stuff' will eventually prove to be reliable enough to be accepted by the skeptics. I am including myself.

I have over 120,000 miles on both my newer vehicles. Not one thing done to the Tahoe are the Traverse other than oil changes.

My daughters 2000 S 10 has 250,000 on it.
The S 10 has had a few things done but it has served us well. Nothing major. All of them are stock.
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:41 AM   #72
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Done! Where can I take it to trade? I love my old pickup, but it has no sentimental value. A used 2018 sells for a fortune so I could sell it and easily buy another '70 pickup or 2 with plenty to spare.

Family member the other day asked if I'd run to Eden to pick up a table and chairs. Only 50 miles each way but I told them I would trust my old pickup to go that far. It would probably make it no problem, but the farthest I drive it is about 15 miles or less to Winston-Salem, Kernersville or High Point.
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:18 AM   #74
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Its a difficult question to answer. My initial thought is why trade an appreciating asset for a depreciating asset? Thinking it through if someone wanted to trade a $60,000 truck I could immediately sell for $50,000 for a truck worth $35,000 I would probably do it and look for another one to rebuild.

This thread got me thinking of the escalating cost of new trucks. My personal experience on the trucks I have purchased:

1979 Silverado Short Box 4 x 4 - loaded $10,500 MSRP

1985 GMC Sierra Classic Short Box 4 x 4 - loaded $15,300 MSRP

2003 Silverado SS Short Box AWD - loaded $38,500 MSRP

Each one is more advanced than the previous (well maybe not the GMC, it had a 305 . . .) but I am willing to bet the cost increase is outpacing the increase in the average wage.
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:57 AM   #75
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I think its funny how many people on this thread say they are "anti-new tech", while typing that into their computer........

That said, I'd probably trade my rusty old '71 for a new one straight across, but only because it would be financially stupid not to. but, since that will never happen, I will keep driving it, and as to what others have said about old vehicles not being reliable enough to drive across country, I wouldn't hesitate to hop in mine and drive it anywhere, of course it does have a newer engine and trans, so that helps.
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