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1996 Chevy Silverado Truck on 2040-cars

Year:1996 Mileage:141828
Location:

East Lansing, Michigan, United States

East Lansing, Michigan, United States

This is an old Chevy truck, blue with blue cloth interior. 142,000 miles. I am the second owner. I bought it at 99,000 miles. I have replaced the downpipe, muffler, and exhaust system. In just the last two months, I have put in a new fuel pump and new brake lines. But here is the bad part: there is some type of "leaking seal" in the back axle or the back part of the transmission or something that is leaking. I took it to a Chevy dealership and they said that they could NOT fix it. They just filled up the transmission fluid. They said they would have to replace the back axle to fix it basically! I'm not a mechanic kind of person so I don't really understand what's wrong, but when they said they couldn't fix it, I know that's a problem!  They said that I would have to replace this "fluid" with every oil change from now on.  And that's not too often, but still it's a problem. Please DON'T buy this truck unless you have some vague idea what might be wrong, or unless you are a mechanic. I'm not trying to dump this on anybody, but the truck runs great and so I figure maybe someone can use it or fix it. The interior is cloth and is in great shape with no tears in the upholstery. It can be both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive, but does not switch on the fly and has to be in park to go from 2W to 4W drive. If you live in the East Lansing Michigan area, the truck is parked in the Marian Fitness center parking lot at 3054 Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, Michigan, so you can go see it up close and take a look.  Thanks.

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Chevrolet Malibu gets across-the-board price cuts, hopes to dig out of slump

Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:33:00 EST

To say that things aren't going well for the newly redesigned 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is a pretty sizable understatement. Reports have been swirling about the Malibu getting an emergency design refresh, less than a year after its introduction, as well as having its production at the Fairfax Assembly Plant halted twice already this year for excessive inventory. Now, Motor Trend is reporting that the midsize sedan will be receiving price drops across the board ranging from $300 on a number of models up to $770 on the 1LT trim; offsetting some of MSRP drop, though, the destination charge has increased from $760 to $810.
Without destination, the entry-level Malibu LS now starts at $21,995, which is still about $300 more than a Honda Accord and about $300 less than the segment's top-selling Toyota Camry. This new pricing also drops the price of the Eco, 2LT and 3LT trims by $300. The LTZ trim has dropped by $415, meaning that the Malibu's top dog now starts at just under $30,000, excluding destination.
Here are the new starting prices for all eight of the Malibu trim levels compared to the previous prices for the 2013 model year (including destination):

Chevrolet donates 300 vehicles damaged by Sandy to help train first responders

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:45:00 EST

Super Storm Sandy took out a lot of automobiles in its path of destruction through the Northeast last October. The number surpassed 250,000 at last count, and a few of those were owned by Chevrolet - cars either sitting on dealership lots or waiting at port to be shipped off. Rendered unsellable by the water damage inflicted by Sandy, these vehicles were facing the crusher. But Chevy didn't send them there.
Instead, Chevy had a better idea: It will be donating 300 of these vehicles damaged by Sandy to help train first responders at Guardian Centers in Perry, GA. Chevy is the official automotive partner of Guardian Centers, which is an 830-acre facility that trains first responders in disaster preparedness. Junked cars are practically a consumable commodity there, where a full-size cityscape simulator gives trainees an entire urban center in which to train for all sorts of rescue operations and disaster scenarios.
Chevy says its particular vehicles will be used "in conjunction with role players for wide area searches, traffic congestion in emergency situations, counter terrorism, public order and mass casualty exercises." While grim scenarios all, we're certainly glad there are people out there preparing for the unexpected. While a zombie apocalypse isn't officially on the list of potential disasters to prepare for, when the virus hits, we'll be hot-footing it to Perry, GA to hang with these guys and gals.

Corvette Stingray Shooting Brake under consideration by Callaway [w/poll]

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:58:00 EST

Callaway has released a few renderings of a design study for a shooting brake version of the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The company says it wants to create a long-roof version of America's sports car to offer buyers more interior room and a vehicle with "unique style." The company says it will use structural carbon fiber for the new body bits, which suggests the conversion shouldn't add too much more weight to the Corvette. Along with a few mechanical tweaks, the Callaway Corvette Stingray AeroWagon could breeze past the 200 miles per hour barrier.
Provided that they get enough interest, Callaway estimates they will be able to effect the changes on the Chevrolet for around $15,000, and says the conversion work should be available through its network of dealers. You can check out the brief press release below for more information, or head over to the Callaway site to plunk down a deposit - but before you do, we want to know... do you find this C7 wagon interesting? Vote in our poll below, then feel free to leave a few lines in Comments.
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