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Fishinguy40

2005 Pickup Issues?

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I am looking at getting rid of my 99 Jimmy and getting a pickup truck instead. I'm not loyal to any brand, I just want a good deal. I'd like to get something a few years old like a 2005, 1/2 ton crew cab. Are there any particular issues to be aware of with certain brands for that year?

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Maintaining a full size truck of any make around that year will seem like a cake walk compared to the things you have or should have done to the jimmy! grin

If they have higher miles have the inspected before the purchase to rule out known mechanical problems. A good shop will know what to look for. Once you get a model pinned down let us know and we get some specifics to you on what to look for.

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i have had good luck with gm but i know that ford is also a great brand one of the reasons we bought a chevy over the other brands is gas mileage on the trip to vermillion last week we got 19.2 mpg with out a topper

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Right now I am leaning towards a Chevy or GMC 1500 5.3 litre or a Ford F150 5.4. Is one engine better or less problematic than the other?

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This afternoon I am going to look at a 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500, 5.3 with 48,000 miles on it. Anything I need to be aware of or look for with this make/model?

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I would buy which ever you think is more comfortable to you.

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