This afternoon, I went to get a new to me 2017 GMC Sierra 4x4 Double cab. This is the first time that I've bought a vehicle that was Certified Pre-Owned, and I think it was a benefit to me. I've been skeptical in the past, but I am seeing value in the CPO program...especially when the truck is priced to the point where you don't see the cost of the CPO included in it.
The dealer had this truck in their inventory for less than a week. Once I saw it and drove it, I acted fast.
It is a 2017 GMC Sierra SLE 4x4 Double cab with only 15,950 miles on it. I'll start with a picture:
The clincher on this truck was the Max Trailering Package, and the trailering mirrors from the factory. You might have noticed the "not so typical for a half-ton" mirrors in the above picture.
The Max Trailering Package includes a heavier duty 9.76" rear axle geared to 3.73:1, trailer brake controller, enhanced cooling radiator, revised shock tuning, heavier duty rear springs, and increased rear GAWR. Added to it were the black trailering mirrors with power adjustable and heated glass, turn signals built in, rear facing LED guidance lamps, and amber front facing LED lamps. The mirrors manually pull out by about 5" for when pulling a trailer. I've seen a lot of pickup trucks, but I'd never seen one sitting on the lot, set up like this. The Max Trailering Package and the trailering mirrors added well over $2000 to the original sticker price of the truck.
Also: Dual power heated seats, 20" wheels, dual automatic climate control, full length console, factory installed 6" running boards, LED lights in the bed, remote start, rear window defogger, navigation, wireless phone charger, tilt and telescoping wheel, and a GM rubber bed mat.
This truck, as an SLE model, has more optional stuff than some of the more expensive SLT's that I looked at.
The CPO report let me know that they changed the oil and filter, replaced the cabin air filter, rotated the tires, and replaced the battery. Installed was a new ACDelco Professional Group 94 battery, which is priced at $179 at O'Reilly's. Bonus!
The CPO certification extends the existing new car bumper to bumper warranty by another 1 year or 12,000 miles, and extends the powertrain warranty out to 7 years or 100,000 miles. All warrantied repairs are $0 deductible. Maintenance is covered for 2 years or 24,000 miles, which is probably just a couple of oil changes and tire rotations...but I'll take it. Plus, anything that qualifies for CPO must have a clean CarFax report... for whatever that is worth. Plus, they turned the SiriusXM radio back on, and provide roadside assistance if ever needed.
The 275/55-20 tires all have 9/32" of tread, and the brake pads still have plenty of meat on them. Along with a new battery... no worries on any of those.
I was happy to have bought it over in Indiana, as I am starting to hate living in the State of Illinois in the worst way. Getting to the point where I'm wanting to get out of here... the sooner the better.
The previous owner had the bed sprayed, and had the bed cover installed by Line-X. I have a set of Weathertech mudflaps on the way, along with chrome door handle covers. At that point, it is going to be drive, drive, drive!