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Old 03-06-2014, 02:15 PM
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Can anyone fill me in on anything regarding the 2015 Tahoe? I've been eyeing one thinking I may buy one later this year... But now I think the transmission in my Avalanche is about to fail. Never had a transmission fail, but it is whining and doesn't want to shift or go real well. Much more so in the very cold mornings. New tranny at $4K isn't real appealing. Thinking I can trade it in. So if I go and make a deal on a new Tahoe I don't want to regret it in terms of options. They all seem to come with the 5.7. As far as I can tell you only can get the 3.42 rear end with the maximum trailer package. And not a lot that I am looking at seem to have that. Is the 3.08 transmission enough for towing a relatively light boat like the prostar? Any advice will be appreciated. My Av is 9 years old and I will likely keep that Tahoe as long, so I don't want to have any regrets. I didn't want to rush into this but may have to. Thanks in advance for any insight.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:28 PM
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wow, i just looked at one that my chev dealership just got in. i believe it was a lt3 4wd with leather. sticker price was $70K!

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Old 03-06-2014, 02:30 PM
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It's the 5.3 unless GM has new engines for the '15 models.
Read the new silver ado thread. I haven't had a GM since my 02 Dmax. Really like the 14 I have for work now, but we've had some electrical issues with ours....in the arctic. May not affect those that don't live in igloos!
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:32 PM
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wow, i just looked at one that my chev dealership just got in. i believe it was a lt3 4wd with leather. sticker price was $74K!
Must be an LTZ...those are out of my price range. Looking at LT. Deals are good on 2014's but I don't want to buy the last year of an old model considering how long I plan to keep it.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:43 PM
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Must be an LTZ...those are out of my price range. Looking at LT. Deals are good on 2014's but I don't want to buy the last year of an old model considering how long I plan to keep it.
you are correct. i just looked it up online and it was a LTZ.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:53 PM
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just my opinion, but look for a 2011-12 certified pre-owned with low miles. You could get a killer deal and a bumper-to-bumper warranty on a very good vehical. In 10 years, it won't matter if it is the present body style or the new one as they will have changed twice by that time. I bought my 2009 Denali like that, just now up to 50K miles (i put 15 k a year) and the few problems I have had were hashed out under the factory warranty.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:33 PM
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Must be an LTZ...those are out of my price range. Looking at LT. Deals are good on 2014's but I don't want to buy the last year of an old model considering how long I plan to keep it.
why? you get the best deal on new leftover stock, and you don't care about resale... I just bought a '10 avalanche with 26k miles on the clock, still smells new and gave my '05 to the step daughter...I will keep this one until 2022 (crap I a getting old), if you keep them for 9 or 10 years always buy the leftover's, better deal. I bought my '10 F250 in June of '11 I paid 25k less than the '11's sitting on the lot... that is 25k I can use for other toys... but I am generally cheap.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:51 PM
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why? you get the best deal on new leftover stock, and you don't care about resale... I just bought a '10 avalanche with 26k miles on the clock, still smells new and gave my '05 to the step daughter...I will keep this one until 2022 (crap I a getting old), if you keep them for 9 or 10 years always buy the leftover's, better deal. I bought my '10 F250 in June of '11 I paid 25k less than the '11's sitting on the lot... that is 25k I can use for other toys... but I am generally cheap.
Well you do make a good argument. I need to go look at both 14's and '15's. But if the '15 is much improved, the difference in price is more justified keeping it 10 years than say 3 years.

Thanks for the replies, any additional thoughts from anyone will be appreciated.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:10 PM
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My brother-in-law works for a Chevy dealership in sales and said what he could tell was alot more bling bling in the 2015 Tahoes and a heaftier price tag...trying to be a better competitor with the Escalade...
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:16 PM
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My brother-in-law works for a Chevy dealership in sales and said what he could tell was alot more bling bling in the 2015 Tahoes and a heaftier price tag...trying to be a better competitor with the Escalade...
What I hear are the essential differences:

1. New styling (subjective and I could live with the old style.
2. Interior much quieter. (a big plus)
3. Fit, finish, and layout improved. (I'll have to see both to judge)
4. Price
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