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Old 06-06-2016, 05:24 PM   #1
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Where are all the Chevy diesels?

I live in a western suburb of Chicago and am looking to move up from a Chevy 1500 to a new 3500 crew cab srw diesel. Closest one is 75 miles away! Is this normal around the country that they are few and far between? The local Ford and Ram dealers all have a theirs in stock. I am if anything a Ford guy but the Chevy has some options I really like so will try to stick with Chevy. So what is the deal with Chevy HD trucks being so hard to find?
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Old 06-06-2016, 06:14 PM   #3
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Hi,

IIRC, Bob Jass Chevy in Elburn -- about 50 miles straight West of the Loop -- had three on the lot when I was in there a few weeks ago.

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They are popular! Mine had to be obtained from a dealership 3 hrs away. Last new 2014 duramax Long bed crew cab SRW 4x4 in a 500 mile radius (bought April 2014). Dealership had to trade a 2015 diesel to get it.
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I found that here in Canada as well. Actually that tones of half tons but no one tons. Order time is close to 3 months. In our HOA hard core Chey and GMC owners bailed and bought Ford. Better prices and rebates as well. To each their own. Your local dealer should be able to search out a 3500. The new body style is quite nice as well.
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New body style still not available for 3/4 and 1 ton. I'd wait till they are available. LaterRJD
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Hi,

IIRC, Bob Jass Chevy in Elburn -- about 50 miles straight West of the Loop -- had three on the lot when I was in there a few weeks ago.

Hope this helps.

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Local Chevy dealer did a search and came up with the one in Mendota. I'll check Elburn which is a lot closer and load up with some goodies from Ream's meat market while I'm there . Thanks.
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Seems like in northern New Hampshire ever small town has a chevy dealer in it.
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I live in a western suburb of Chicago and am looking to move up from a Chevy 1500 to a new 3500 crew cab srw diesel. Closest one is 75 miles away! Is this normal around the country that they are few and far between? The local Ford and Ram dealers all have a theirs in stock. I am if anything a Ford guy but the Chevy has some options I really like so will try to stick with Chevy. So what is the deal with Chevy HD trucks being so hard to find?
The dealer I always use spent 8 weeks looking for one. Never could find one.

There's a dealer in Little Rock determined to be the World Leader in Volume. They had/have a bunch, and were quite eager to get rid of them.

But other than them, they are harder to find than an honest politician.
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Local Chevy dealer did a search and came up with the one in Mendota. I'll check Elburn which is a lot closer and load up with some goodies from Ream's meat market while I'm there . Thanks.
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Chevys are all on the road being enjoyed and working while the Fords are still trying to find a home, all the while RUSTING!
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Ford, Chevy or Dodge?

This thread could get ugly but, in truth, most truck owners can't be persuaded to change brands unless they get a couple of bad ones along the way. They'll all do a good job if you maintain them. It's manner of comfort since you'll spend a lot of time in the cab traveling.
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Tons around here... As long as it is in brown, four door, long bed and a WT model. All the Amish out here suck them up. I was able to find only my truck in the LTZ model since they either are all WT or cushy trucks.
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Tons around here... As long as it is in brown, four door, long bed and a WT model. All the Amish out here suck them up. I was able to find only my truck in the LTZ model since they either are all WT or cushy trucks.
Same issue here only in white 2wd.
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Around here if you want a one ton you have to head toward the rural areas. 3/4 s are a dime a dozen as well as 1/2 s. There's a better market for the heavy duty trucks in the agricultural areas. I had three dealers tell me that. Makes sense.
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Place I bought currently has 10 in stock, various colors and trim. If you want cab and chassis (most don't), there's more.

Rural dealers here get very few. The ones they get, they hold for their regular farmer/rancher customers. That is why they are hard to get, at least here. Rural dealers won't do a 'trade' with other dealers for them like they will most any other vehicle, either.
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I think it's called supply and demand!!! Buy a Ford, buy the best, drive a mile and walk the rest!
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I think it's called supply and demand!!! Buy a Ford, buy the best, drive a mile and walk the rest!
From what folks are saying, looks like Fords are still on the dealer lots and the Chevys are on the road.
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I got a '16 2500 HD and love it. You are welcome to be disappointed with a Ford if you want to.


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Op....go south. Gm diesels are all over down here in Oklahoma and a lot around texas too. The dealer i got my gmc duramax from last fall had about 8, 3500 drw denali trucks on his lot....more than anyone around. Also had the best prices for about 500 miles or so.
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