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#4442265 - 06/26/17 08:03 PM Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra)
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Registered: 03/12/13
Posts: 761
Loc: 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






Edited by glock19 (06/26/17 08:04 PM)
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#4442267 - 06/26/17 08:07 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
Klutch9 Offline


Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 2453
Loc: Rochester, MI, US, World
Beautiful truck. Also I LOVE those rims! One of the better looking rims today; really pulls the whole vehicle together.
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#4442272 - 06/26/17 08:13 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10108
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Absolutely gorgeous truck! slobber
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#4442276 - 06/26/17 08:15 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21193
Loc: Orlando, FL
Nice truck.

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#4442277 - 06/26/17 08:16 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8741
Loc: Phoenix
slobber That's a sweet truck!
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#4442284 - 06/26/17 08:23 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
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Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 100
Loc: NY
That truck is STUNNING!! Great ext/int color combo.

Best of luck with it!
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#4442285 - 06/26/17 08:24 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4112
Loc: KY
Nice!
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#4442286 - 06/26/17 08:25 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
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Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4285
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Good looking truck there. I also like that color.
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#4442288 - 06/26/17 08:26 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
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Registered: 06/02/14
Posts: 1636
Loc: Ca.
Sweet congrats.

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#4442289 - 06/26/17 08:26 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
glock19 Online   content


Registered: 03/12/13
Posts: 761
Loc: 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.
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#4442292 - 06/26/17 08:28 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
oliveoil Offline


Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 417
Loc: snow and sun
What was the OTD price?

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#4442299 - 06/26/17 08:32 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
incognito_2u Offline


Registered: 12/15/16
Posts: 113
Loc: Long Island, N.Y.
How about a "look-see" under the hood?
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#4442306 - 06/26/17 08:38 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
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Registered: 11/30/05
Posts: 3200
Loc: FL
Very nice!
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#4442307 - 06/26/17 08:39 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
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Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 5622
Loc: South Florida
$55,000 ?
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#4442310 - 06/26/17 08:40 PM Re: Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra) [Re: glock19]
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Registered: 02/14/17
Posts: 24
Loc: Michigan
Drive it in good health.

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