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mowerbrad
08-21-2010, 04:36 PM
I need some advise on a truck I'm looking at. It is a 2007 (new body stle) Chevy 2500HD ext cab, 4x4, LS model with the 6.0L gas engine. Its got 51000 miles on it and seems to run very nice (I did test drive for a bit, up to highway speeds). It looks very well taken care of and was rust proofed with Z-Bart twice (again about 2-3 weeks ago).

What things do I need to look for with these trucks? Any known problems or anything to look for specifically?

I need help fast!!!

rungreen
08-22-2010, 08:43 AM
I had 04 truck, like your looking at. Had very few problems did have to put powers steering pump and shaft on at about 55,000-60,000. The mechanic said they did have an issue with some of the pumps. Put wheel bearings on at about 80,000, overall was a great truck. I had until 130,000 that was all I really did other general maintenance.

Mowingman
08-22-2010, 08:50 AM
I had the exact same truck, bought it new. Mine was very reliable, had plenty of power, and I never had any problems. However, expect TERRIBLE gas mileage. I sold mine due to the TERRIBLE gas mileage and replaced it with an old 97 Ford Powerstroke diesel. I get almost twice the fuel mileage with the old Powerstroke.
The BEST fuel mileage I ever got in round town driving, not towing anything, was 12MPG. Hook up a loaded trailer and you are down to 8 or 9 MPG on the highway, and worse in town.
I will never buy another truck with that gas hog 6.0 liter engine.

mowerbrad
08-22-2010, 09:17 AM
Well with my current truck, I am only getting 13mpg average. Even when I do alot of highway driving, I seem to only get 14, maybe 15 mpg.

With the 07, it does have the 6-speed transmission which I'm hoping helps the fuel economy. I've heard anywhere from 11-16mpg from reading online. If I can stay around 13mpg, I will be happy.

When I drive it home tomorrow, I will see what I get for mpg's.

Mowingman
08-22-2010, 12:24 PM
The 6 speed does not help. Mine had that.

michaelee2
08-22-2010, 01:52 PM
Good solid trucks. I have been looking at these trucks for awhile. I would like to get a 07 up because I like the new body style but have also been looking at the 03 newer. Yes the 6.0 is not great on gas but when I have a trailer hooked to my 1500 it is not that great either.

Mowingman
08-22-2010, 02:22 PM
You can get an 07 in either body style, if you shop around at the used car lots. The old style was called the "classic" in 07, and was still available in both the Chevy and GMC truck lines. I had an 07 Sierra Classic, and also an 07 Sierra. Same year, different body styles.

STIHL GUY
08-22-2010, 05:46 PM
With the 07, it does have the 6-speed transmission which I'm hoping helps the fuel economy. I've heard anywhere from 11-16mpg from reading online. If I can stay around 13mpg, I will be happy.


dont expect to be getting 16 mpgs with this truck ... i get 10.7

oakwdman
08-22-2010, 06:15 PM
I dont believe anyone with a gasser in a 3/4-1ton that says they get over 13-14 highway and single digits in town.