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Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) #4442265
06/26/17 08:03 PM
06/26/17 08:03 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 796
Virginia
glock19 Offline OP
glock19  Offline OP
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Virginia
After searching for used half-tons for a few months I finally bit the bullet and bought a new truck. So far this has been the most comfortable and fully loaded vehicle I've ever owned (it's also my first V8). Below is the pros and cons lists I made after researching/test driving each of the trucks. Hopefully this thread can help other people looking into buying a half-ton.

Competition
  • Tundra - Felt dated in the drive-train and the interior. It also gets the worst gas mileage.
  • Ram - I know I'm probably doing myself a disservice here but I can't get over reliability concerns. I also don't care for the exterior design.
  • Titan - Exact same as the Ram. I'm not sure about reliability and I don't care for the exterior design.
  • F150 - Didn't care for the interior. Also, I could avoid the turbos with the 5.0 but I couldn't avoid the aluminum body.
  • Silverado - I don't like the exterior as much as the Sierra and I couldn't get a similarly equipped Silverado for the same price as the Sierra.


Pros
  • This pepperdust metallic color is easy to keep clean
  • Incredibly quiet cabin
  • Non-black interior (I love the cocoa dune color)
  • Bose sound system is surprisingly good
  • Android Auto/Apple Carplay (I can finally use Google maps on my head unit)
  • Heated and cooled seats
  • V8 is smooth
  • Big back seat that easily fits a carseat
  • Really smooth ride
  • Line-X bed liner from the factory


Cons
  • Transmission can be jerky before it's warmed up
  • It's the biggest vehicle I've ever owned and I can definitely tell when I'm parking it
  • Lane keep assist (it's easily turned off, but it's such an odd feeling when it's on)
  • Not as off-road worthy as the Tacoma, but should meet my needs





Last edited by glock19; 06/26/17 08:04 PM.

2017 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 Crew Cab - His
2016 Toyota Highlander Limited - Hers
Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442267
06/26/17 08:07 PM
06/26/17 08:07 PM
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Rochester, MI, US, World
Klutch9 Offline
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Rochester, MI, US, World
Beautiful truck. Also I LOVE those rims! One of the better looking rims today; really pulls the whole vehicle together.


'11 Fusion SE 2.5L - 79k miles - HK 0w20 syn, Wix XP filter
'08 Sedona LX LWB 3.8L - 126k miles - Havoline HM 5w20, Auto7 filter
Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442272
06/26/17 08:13 PM
06/26/17 08:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 10,679
Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
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Phoenix, AZ
Absolutely gorgeous truck! slobber


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442276
06/26/17 08:15 PM
06/26/17 08:15 PM
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Orlando, FL
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Orlando, FL
Nice truck.

Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442277
06/26/17 08:16 PM
06/26/17 08:16 PM
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Phoenix
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Phoenix
slobber That's a sweet truck!


2018 Challenger SRT
Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442284
06/26/17 08:23 PM
06/26/17 08:23 PM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 144
NY
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NY
That truck is STUNNING!! Great ext/int color combo.

Best of luck with it!


2006 Jeep GC 4.7L, Died @ 153059 mi frown
2008 Xterra 4.0L, 104500 mi
2016 Jeep GC 3.6L, 19100 mi
2017 Benz C300 14000 mi
Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442285
06/26/17 08:24 PM
06/26/17 08:24 PM
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Posts: 4,383
KY
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KY
Nice!


Mine:
2014 M235i
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442286
06/26/17 08:25 PM
06/26/17 08:25 PM
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Soviet State of Washington
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Soviet State of Washington
Good looking truck there. I also like that color.


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442288
06/26/17 08:26 PM
06/26/17 08:26 PM
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Ca.
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Ca.
Sweet congrats.

UD


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700HP V10/ 725HP BBC/ Raptor 700/ KFX450/ YZ250/Onan 8K/ Cat3011C
Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442289
06/26/17 08:26 PM
06/26/17 08:26 PM
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Posts: 796
Virginia
glock19 Offline OP
glock19  Offline OP
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Virginia
Thanks guys. One of my biggest criteria for this truck was a non-black interior so I was sold when I saw this color combo.


2017 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 Crew Cab - His
2016 Toyota Highlander Limited - Hers
Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442292
06/26/17 08:28 PM
06/26/17 08:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 429
snow and sun
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snow and sun
What was the OTD price?

Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442299
06/26/17 08:32 PM
06/26/17 08:32 PM
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Posts: 121
Long Island, N.Y.
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Long Island, N.Y.
How about a "look-see" under the hood?


2006 Jeep Commander 3.7 V6 -109k (PUP/XG3600)
2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8 VVTi -77k (PPHM/XG3600)
1999 Toyota Corolla 1.8 -78k (PUP/XG4386)
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Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442306
06/26/17 08:38 PM
06/26/17 08:38 PM
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FL
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FL
Very nice!


2012 Nissan Rogue
Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442307
06/26/17 08:39 PM
06/26/17 08:39 PM
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Posts: 5,839
South Florida
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South Florida
$55,000 ?


17 Chrysler Pacifica Mobil 1 5W30
13 Yamaha XT250 Valv MC 10W40
12 Suzuki S40 Rotella 15W40
10 Acura TSX 2.4 PZL Plat 5W30
06 GMC Sierra Nextgen 10W30


Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19] #4442310
06/26/17 08:40 PM
06/26/17 08:40 PM
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Michigan
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Michigan
Drive it in good health.

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