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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #25 on: November 2, 2015, 09:06:37 AM »

I purchased my 08 Avy LT, three weeks ago.  According to the carfax statement, it sat for two months and racked up 42 (test drive) miles before I bought it.  I found it on the next to the last row in the back parking lot.  My wife was thinking that it was placed "back there" on purpose for someone who wanted it but could not acquire it at the present time. 

I will be reunited with my Avy in three days!
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #26 on: November 3, 2015, 05:10:46 AM »

Have never heard from any dealer about my 02 Z71, they would most likely as i just turned 79000 miles here in Pa. if you tell your insurance co. that you only drive 50 miles a day after they checked milage i saved 400.00 off my next bill.     

Not sure how that works ???, 50 miles/day would be 18,250 miles/year, above the national average, I would think they might try to raise your bill.
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #27 on: November 3, 2015, 07:40:19 AM »

My dealer gave up asking some time ago, my 1994 S10 and '04 Avalanche have under 50,000 miles each.

I bet I could get fair market value for my Avalanche from a dealer  :B: 
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #28 on: November 3, 2015, 20:23:23 PM »

My dealer gave up asking some time ago, my 1994 S10 and '04 Avalanche have under 50,000 miles each.

I bet I could get fair market value for my Avalanche from a dealer  :B: 

Mine still hasn't given up and that includes mechanics come yearly inspection time........even admirers I find waiting in the shopping lot, especially when its metal flake sparkles in bright sunlight........almost every time I roll in my cherry condition Fairway Green '13 Z71 with under 7K miles with Nav/REC all the chrome options and auto folding mirrors not available with the "Z" package that I swapped from my '12 before trade. So much interest that I'm careful where I drive and park.

Burned all my mileage in my '12 and now burning up the '15 AWD Traverse to assure my last Avy, now relegated to a Sunday cruiser, will outlive me. It will sit in the garage if there is salt on the roads and I'll even rent a vehicle rather than chance using a parking garage/lot or parking in a craphole neighborhood.
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #29 on: November 4, 2015, 07:41:25 AM »

Mine still hasn't given up and that includes mechanics come yearly inspection time........even admirers I find waiting in the shopping lot, especially when its metal flake sparkles in bright sunlight........almost every time I roll in my cherry condition Fairway Green '13 Z71 with under 7K miles with Nav/REC all the chrome options and auto folding mirrors not available with the "Z" package that I swapped from my '12 before trade. So much interest that I'm careful where I drive and park.

Burned all my mileage in my '12 and now burning up the '15 AWD Traverse to assure my last Avy, now relegated to a Sunday cruiser, will outlive me. It will sit in the garage if there is salt on the roads and I'll even rent a vehicle rather than chance using a parking garage/lot or parking in a craphole neighborhood.
Mine is now locked away in a storage unit until we move and buy a place with a garage big enough.
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2018, 15:45:53 PM »

My dealer offered a trade when I was there doing a service update. He said the truck is in high demand and wanted to do a deal. I walked out to the show room floor and pointed to the 2018 Chevy Corvette for about $120k. the look on his face was like he was going to pass out. I said I would be glad to drive it out right now.
For some reason he had to pass on the offer :laugh: I also get letters from the local Chevy  dealers . so far the highest offer has been  32k for the 2013 Black diamond with 60k on it. Probably could get that or more on a private sale.
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #31 on: December 6, 2018, 08:29:21 AM »

I get them all the time, so I ask, sure, Im looking for a 2018 Avalanche.  Then they say, they arent made anymore, and I said, I know.  So quit asking me.
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #32 on: December 6, 2018, 09:40:03 AM »

Every time i take mine for oil change & tire rotation, i get a call from salesman because mine has only 26,000 miles & in mint condition.
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #33 on: December 6, 2018, 13:19:55 PM »

My mechanic wants to purchase my 2002 2500 with only 45000 .  It's a great feeling .
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #34 on: December 7, 2018, 04:32:50 AM »

My mechanic wants to purchase my 2002 2500 with only 45000 .  It's a great feeling .

Sounds like a good mechanic.

Make sure you keep using him as he may want to make sure your truck stays in good shape for when you finally are ready to let it go.

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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #35 on: December 7, 2018, 04:57:00 AM »

Never letting it go.
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #36 on: December 7, 2018, 08:31:22 AM »

Never letting it go.

Just don't let your mechanic know that.

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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #37 on: December 9, 2018, 19:24:09 PM »

A dealer doesn't want your 6 year old poopbox.  The dealer wants you to buy a new truck.
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #38 on: December 9, 2018, 19:59:07 PM »

Poopbox.  That's messed up
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #39 on: December 9, 2018, 20:01:37 PM »

Turns out that second gen late model rust-free poopboxes are holding their value pretty good!  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #40 on: December 9, 2018, 20:08:31 PM »

I got a first gen rust free show room condition. Poop box. Wouldn't trade it or sell it for any amount.
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #41 on: December 9, 2018, 20:09:22 PM »

16. Year old. Pop box. To boot.
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2019, 05:56:51 AM »

Went to dealer yesterday for free annual state mandated inspection and oil change.  When pulled into service area used car manager was there drooling over a 2500 avalanche that they were trying to buy from owner (he drove off with it :thumbsup:), then the same manger saw my 2013 fairway metallic green avalanche and I swear he about had a stroke trying to buy it from me.  Told him that there was nothing they make now that I have any interest in, but did say I would trade even up for both a brand new colorado and the new mid-engine corvette....he didn't think he could pull that off :laugh:  So within 30 minutes he failed to buy 2 avalanches.  The same used car manager had the 2008 avalanche that I traded in on my 2013 on the lot less than a day.
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2019, 06:26:24 AM »

I just got  mail from  a Ford dealer I've never been to to see there salesmen cause they want my 2013 Avalanche.
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2019, 09:00:32 AM »

In my experience it's not so much the exact vehicle that the dealerships are looking for, it's that the vehicle fits their plan for an inventory of used vehicles.
 It's like they want any vehicle that is 2 to 4 years old with X amount of miles on it. That way it is still attractive to a new buyer, may also be covered under an extended warranty etc. The dealerships want to lure you on the lot to buy a new vehicle (they are hoping you are tired of your vehicle) and that you will believe their hype that your old vehicle is valuable.
 All in all it's a win -win for the dealership.....profit from selling you new, profit from low trade in price, and profit on sale of your old vehicle to new owner.
 I get calls and mail offers frequently from my dealer and others wanting the AV...It has slowed down since the vehicles have aged .


What I posted years ago still seems to apply. In addition, another area dealers make a profit on a new car sale is if they get you to use their financing, they sometimes get a percentage of the interest earned on the loan.
I'm sure too that dealers have research on average years of vehicle ownership and realize that after so many years the average car owner is itching for a newer vehicle with all the latest bells and whistles....so a simple records check would tell them that if you have a vehicle of a certain age you probably would like a replacement (or at least that is what they are hoping for anyway.)
They also play into an owner's ego and emotional attachment to a vehicle with the idea that the Av is as important and valuable to us as it you the owner and they value the AV too and will find it a good home..... :4: (makes it easier for the owner to let go).
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Re: The Dealer Wants My Avalanche
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2019, 11:05:44 AM »

Every time I take the Pearl in for service I get begged by the dealership to buy him. Back in Ogden I was offered a pretty good price by a dealer for him . They say they can get them sold in a day. ARE YOU LISTENING CHEVY ??????
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