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Old 07-07-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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Buying mach 1...what to look for?

As of the moment I am trying to sell my 2005 gmc Sierra 1500 sle with a 6 inch pro comp lift to buy a very low mileaged 2004 Mach 1around 40k or under ( i llike the idea of the 40th edition) any way it's going to be a 5 speed. My question is this... If I'm buying one with that low of miles... Like I said before 10k-40k miles and I'm not exactly sure if I'm going to find a all stock or with upgrades like exhaust spline 31 axles, sway bars and tune.. Yada yada...Nothing major like s/c or turbo. I know it sounds kind of goofy but what exactly should I be looking for a d how to properly inspect the car before buying it? How would you guys go about purchasing one? I will be having to fly out of state for it too most likely, so should I try and take it to a mechanic to look at it?
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
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Def take it to a dealer,
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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Take it to a dealer for sure. As far as visual inspection goes, check axle seals, look for leaking struts, and any damage or repairs to the front and rear frame rails. Also check the.rear axle for fluid buildup which indicates axle seals are kaput, its a cheap fix but its nice to use as a bargaining chip, mach 1s go through the axle seals long before the fluid if you get shifting them like a pro haha. And check all interior trim for fit, ie. Make sure none are too loose. Mechanicly, losten for squeals or rattles while the engine is running. On the test drive listen for whining or buzzing that changes from revs that could indicate a damaged rear end or trans. Check to make sure the shaker is bolted down properly and isn't moving too much. The parts to fix it are stupid expensive. Make sure any mods are well installed and maintained. Good luck.
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Right on thanks! Really appreciate the advice.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:48 AM   #5
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The 40th anniversary edition didnt come available on the mach 1. They're just emblems on the car.
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That's true, but the 04 has little improvements over the 03
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That's true, but the 04 has little improvements over the 03
Like what?
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Like what?
The ratings for power changed but nothing in the car changed.

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Like what?
The ratings for power changed but nothing in the car changed. Alterations are, no overhead storage net, 40th anniversary badges, silver unpainted valve covers.
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The ratings for power changed but nothing in the car changed.

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The ratings for power changed but nothing in the car changed. Alterations are, no overhead storage net, 40th anniversary badges, silver unpainted valve covers.
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