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IMO not a bad truck. Gas guzzler but good motor. Tranny is what it is, not an Allison. Body is good, already has a ladder rack, nice it has a plow but IMO a crap plow. I would yank the blade and trade it in for a Fisher. Need to check the fuel/brake lines for rust/rot, check the wheel bearings and tie rod ends. Check the door latches for rust and the bottoms of the doors for rot.
 

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IMO not a bad truck. Gas guzzler but good motor. Tranny is what it is, not an Allison. Body is good, already has a ladder rack, nice it has a plow but IMO a crap plow. I would yank the blade and trade it in for a Fisher. Need to check the fuel/brake lines for rust/rot, check the wheel bearings and tie rod ends. Check the door latches for rust and the bottoms of the doors for rot.
I'd offer 15k and start from there, the guy is prob desp for cash if he listed it that low from the get go, around here you can't touch that truck for under $20k
 

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Wouldn't touch chevy gas engines at all.

These are the issue our family had

2006 avalanche 8.1 1 engine 1 transmissions
2007 avalanche 5.3 1 engine 2 transmissions
2008 Tahoe 5.3 new engine
2009 Tahoe hybrid new engine
2012 avalanche 5.3 1 new engine 1 transmission and just last week new heads and pistons

All of them burnt a qt of oil a week. My mates ones doing the same currently but it's out of warranty so he's just filling it with oil each weak.
I have 395,000 miles on my Chevy.

These are the issues I had:
2- bad window switches
1- bad water pump
1- bad ball joint (but replaced both)

Chevy, Ram, Ford, Toyota, ect all make GREAT trucks. Out of the hundreds of thousands of trucks they make, some are better then others. There are a lot of factors that make up a "good" truck.
 

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what dealers have been paying
05/15/14 PHOENIX Regular $9,800 145,164 Avg BROWN 8G A Yes
06/17/14 DENVER Lease $10,000 122,517 Avg BURGUNDY 8G P Yes
06/24/14 ATLANTA Regular $11,200 137,385 Avg BLACK 8G A Yes
06/20/14 PA Regular $17,000 78,658 Avg MAROON 8G Yes
05/29/14 TX HOBBY Regular $17,200 69,546 Avg WHITE 8G A Yes
05/06/14 OHIO Regular $22,400 49,911 Above BLACK 8G A Yes
 
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