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11-16 LML Duramax Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine , Transmission, Etc.

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post #21 of 460 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 08:15 AM
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I paid $48K for new 2011 Chev 2500 6.6 L LTZ (crew). No sunroof, came with leather, no naviation, no skid plates, came with better batteries, came with camper mirrors, , no camera, no dual alternators, no nerf bars (over priced anyway and have aftermarket on order.
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Truck pricing factors

Hello everyone. How much you pay for a truck can involve several factors. Being aware of the various items that make up the cost might help in making the best deal.

FWIW, here is my recent experience. I ordered a truck a couple of weeks ago. It looks like this:
Code Item Invoice
GMC 2500HD SLT Ext. Cab Long Bed, 4x4, SRW $39,683
Destination charge $995
Optional Items
LML Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 Engine. $6,332
MW7 Allison 6 Speed Automatic Transmission. $1,056
UUN AM/FM Stereo with MP3 compatible 6-disk CD player. $264
A48 Power Sliding Rear Window $220
NZZ Skid Plate Package. $132
DPN Black Power-Adjustable Outside Heated Vertical Mirrors. $48
UY2 Trailering Wiring Provisions. $31
ASF Head Curtain Side-Impact Air bags. $348
VK3 Front License Plate Bracket $13

Total Invoice Price $49,122
Dealer Fee $695
GMC Business Choice incentive -$500
GM dealer advertisement fee $0

Unit Price $49,317

Probable Invectives at time of delivery (maybe more) -$2,000

Out the door price (Not including tax, tag & title) $47,317

MSRP on my truck is $53.260. Invoice is $49,122. A $4138 delta.

The dealer agreed to invoice price but he insisted on $695 "dealer fee". However, he did not charge $918 “GMC advertisement" fee which is considered as part of the dealers "invoice" cost. Now, there is a GMC Business Choice program for business people which gives you a choice of $500 in business truck upgrades or a credit card at Lowe's and a couple of other places. Check into this. You might qualify. So I effectively got the truck for about $195 over invoice. I will get whatever incentives that are available when the truck is delivered in two or so months, probably at least $2K.

MSRP on my truck is $53.260. Invoice is $49,122. A $4138 delta. You have to be careful how the dealer tallies the numbers to arrive at a desired "out the door price." says $50,124 is the smart target price for this truck. I paid $807 under that. I assume that dealer fee and advertisement cost would be on top of their smart price and incentives are not included. Have the dealer print out an invoice on the truck you want. They can do that in advance. It will include the GM advertising fee. If you can get a truck at invoice with no dealer fee or advertising fee and $500 Business Choice credit seems to me that that would be a great deal. Incentives would be on top of that.

I always order my trucks and work from invoice price. To get a price on your truck, go to and build the truck. You can print out a build sheet with MSRP and invoice price on it. Folks have different ways of shopping for a truck but here is one way to do it if you have the patience. On your build sheet, state your terms like: you will buy the truck for invoice or below and no dealer fee or GM advertisement fee. State cash or finance, trade or not. Take this to several dealers. Don't begin haggling at this point. Leave your offer and tell them you are going to talk to other dealers. Have them send you an Email with their offer. That is good leverage when talking to other dealers. Once you get an offer you like, work with that dealer to fine tune the deal. I had no trouble with three dealers agreeing to invoice. One agreed no dealer fee but we did not get to the advertisement fee or Business Choice issue. I chose the dealer I bought from because he was close to my target invoice price, near my home and the salesman was genuinely friendly and helpful. I really doubt that I could have gotten another $900 or so off the price, but try anyway.

Well, that’s my personal experience. I hope this information is useful to someone who is shopping for a truck. Good luck.

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post #23 of 460 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 07:44 AM
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USAA members should check out their program too. I got 30% off my last two new vehicles. Pricing isn't that aggressive right now, but worth keeping an eye on.
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My 2011 Chevy 3500HD LT crew cab SRW shortie list at $52K (pretty plain), but was priced on the lot at $43K. They ended up giving me an additional $5K for my 2001 Chevy 1/2 ton (120K miles and rust over the rear wheels and cab corners - and of course the knock in the engine on start). When I was looking, it appeared there were deeper discounts for the 3500 than for the 2500. I asked the dealer about it and they said "advertising" GM doesn't charge them for advertising on the 1 tons. Go figure...
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Paid $63,500 Canadian $$, 3500HD Denali, DRW, FULL LOAD except dual alts, high idle, and the cargo management crap. I bought it through a broker, truck is supposed to be arriving in a week, coming up on a trailer from Colorado.
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Just ordered a 3500HD, LTZ, Crew, Short 4x4, SRW; damn near every option available,; $50,500, plus tax, tag transfer, etc. Offered me $25,000 for my '05 LLY extended cab. Took it.

Should deliver in about a month.

Bought my wife a new Terrain AWD, loaded also. Got that for $3200 under invoice.

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2011 3500HD in Summit White | CCSB SRW LTZ Z71 LML | Ebony Leather Interior (heated) | Remote Start | Backup Camera | High Idle and Camper Wiring
MSRP $56,480
Incentives $4005
Trade $23,475 (2003 2500HD LB7 with 61,000miles)
Out the Door $29,000

Ordered 01-28-2011\Built 02-14-2011\Delivered 03/09/2011
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Almost a twin, but mine is used. Should finalize 3/18/11.....2011 2500 in Summit White, Ebony Int CCSB SRW LTZ Z71 LML / LTZ courtesy pkg. / Rear camera. 13k miles. $44.5k Bought in AL, shipping to FL.

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Originally Posted by yngbld32 View Post
Almost a twin, but mine is used. Should finalize 3/18/11.....2011 2500 in Summit White, Ebony Int CCSB SRW LTZ Z71 LML / LTZ courtesy pkg. / Rear camera. 13k miles. $44.5k Bought in AL, shipping to FL.
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$57,000 2500HD Denali Fully Loaded minus the sunroof and DVD player.

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