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18 hours ago, balthazar said:

I'm going to be putting 'some cash' down, brings the calculated 72-mnth payment to around $540. I'm not nuts about that because we've never had a car payment over $250 here. 
When I sell the '04, going to put that money toward the principal on the '21 - don't know if the monthly gets recalculated or the loan just ends sooner. 

What's your interest rate?

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Probably go with 3.29% / 72 months due to also getting the $5K purchase allowance. That lowers the finance amount / total financed. I can get 0% /72 but lose the 5 grand (and the monthly therefore is slightly higher). Same case with 1.9% / 84 month {shudder}- lower finance charge but higher total payments (due to longer loan).

sales dude said my credit is better than 90% of their customers - nice to hear.

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1 hour ago, balthazar said:

Well.......... it’s finally here.
 

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UNFORTUNATELY, it’s far too nice for a bumpkin like me, so I politely refused it.

 

No; I guess I’ll take it. Going back tomm with a fat check and a brand new pen.

Looks sharp from here. Really like the Black trim as opposed to all the chrome they normally come with. Seems like a Balth kind of ride. 

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16 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Probably go with 3.29% / 72 months due to also getting the $5K purchase allowance. That lowers the finance amount / total financed. I can get 0% /72 but lose the 5 grand (and the monthly therefore is slightly higher). Same case with 1.9% / 84 month {shudder}- lower finance charge but higher total payments (due to longer loan).

sales dude said my credit is better than 90% of their customers - nice to hear.

Pro Tip: Take the $5k at whatever rate and then immediately refinance with DCU.org at 1.49%.  That rate maxes out at 72 months I think, so you'll cut your interest by more than half. 

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6 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

Seems like a Balth kind of ride. 

In the beginning, I was set on a Silverado with the chrome (LT). But somehow during the 3-some months I actively stewed over making this move, I switched over to the Sierra because I really liked the Elevation (styling & color balance with the black trim). I really am more of a chrome guy, but this is still peachy.

I'm happy because I looked at another Sierra in this color and I started thinking it was too bright/light. Tho it was overcast here today, it looked darker this time and closer to the website's depiction (as seen on previous page). 

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6 minutes ago, balthazar said:

In the beginning, I was set on a Silverado with the chrome (LT). But somehow during the 3-some months I actively stewed over making this move, I switched over to the Sierra because I really liked the Elevation (styling & color balance with the black trim). I really am more of a chrome guy, but this is still peachy.

I'm happy because I looked at another Sierra in this color and I started thinking it was too bright/light. Tho it was overcast here today, it looked darker this time and closer to the website's depiction (as seen on previous page). 

Would have never taken you for a chrome guy in a truck but I guess, given your affinity for the classic rides, it shouldn’t be too surprising. Either way, it’s a sharp looking truck. 

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21 hours ago, balthazar said:

Well.......... it’s finally here.
 

CB998DFC-2610-43AF-814B-78DA869B1911.jpeg


UNFORTUNATELY, it’s far too nice for a bumpkin like me, so I politely refused it.

 

No; I guess I’ll take it. Going back tomm with a fat check and a brand new pen.

That is ONE SWEET RIDE!!!

Is that a ground strap off the back bumper?

Really liking the looks of this truck and so much better looking than Chevrolet, Ram and Ford.

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I'm definitely not a truck guy, and the Ram still is my favorite styling-wise, but I do like the Sierra Denali.  Nice that they offer them in a variety of trim packages for those that like black trim or monochrome or those that like chrome (me).  Alas, it seems 90% of them I see are boring colors like black or white. 

 

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Full-size trucks are the closest to 'how things used to be'; a lot of body configurations, bunch of powertrains, still some separation of options (tho still in packages), a dizzying array of accessories... all good. But agreed on the colors: of the online selection in my truck's trim, I would say 65% are either white or black. 

Can you name a car with FOUR different wheel size options (17", 18", 20" and 22")?

25 minutes ago, David said:

Is that a ground strap off the back bumper?

Remnant of shipping protection (vinyl wrap).

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18 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Full-size trucks are the closest to 'how things used to be'; a lot of body configurations, bunch of powertrains, still some separation of options (tho still in packages), a dizzying array of accessories... all good. But agreed on the colors: of the online selection in my truck's trim, I would say 65% are either white or black. 

 

That's one of the things I like about the Grand Cherokee...8-10 trim levels, 2-3 engine options, multiple wheel and tire size options, several colors available (though 80% seem to be black or white).  Variety is a good thing...

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3 hours ago, balthazar said:

Jeep.com is showing an even 12 trims for the GC. 
Wild: MSRPs range from 34K to 88K.

Yeah, it varies from year to year when they add and remove subtrims between the major trims like Altitude, Upland, Sterling, etc.  With the limited edition trims it's 17 for 2021, not including the L and it's trim levels. 
 

I think the model with the most trims on sale is probably the Porsche 911…most years it’s between 20-24 trims. 3 body styles across some of the trim levels. 

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So-ooooo....... dealer still has my truck. Threw check engine code the day it was delivered; needed a knock sensor. Took 2 days to get part, then while road-testing it, had a very minor fender-bender in rear quarter, behind rear tire. Nothing structural, didn’t touch the tire. Going to dealer body shop, and they offered to make first payment. I’m thinking 2 would be better.

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2 minutes ago, balthazar said:

So-ooooo....... dealer still has my truck. Threw check engine code the day it was delivered; needed a knock sensor. Took 2 days to get part, then while road-testing it, had a very minor fender-bender in rear quarter, behind rear tire. Nothing structural, didn’t touch the tire. Going to dealer body shop, and they offered to make first payment. I’m thinking 2 would be better.

2 at the very least! That's jacked up and should never happen right off the hauler.

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I think the sensor was because they drove it up the street to fuel it when it was still in transport mode. If so; kinda dumb.

To be clear- I have not only not driven it, I haven't even sat in it yet.

Salesdude believes it won't go on a Carfax because it hasn't been titled yet - I have not taken possession and not signed the 'delivery form'. Doesn't really matter if I keep it 15+ years.

My buddy said I should refuse the truck... but there's no inventory out there and I need to replace mine ASAP. 

 

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Compared to the Q1 average of 11-13 GMCs fitting my bill of cab/box/trim/engine within 100 miles of me, there are now only 3 listed (none of which I'm thrilled how they're outfitted).

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