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Old 04-09-2011, 06:04 PM
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thinking about a new truck.

Well at the moment I have an 03 chevy 1500 and I get around 9mpg when towing. and i drive 45 miles(one-way) away once a week to cut grass. I found an 06 chevy 2500hd diesel with 146k miles for 25k. I am a car guy so I know it has the LBZ duramax which is the best(right before the dpf and emissions). I am worried about the miles alittle bit, not so much engine and trans, but more of the other components on the truck. I have a degree in automotive technology so I know alot about vehicles ( but i also know that i dont know everything). So the point of the thread is to get opinions on the truck, and to get specific details to look at. any info would help.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:41 PM
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LBZ is by far the best Duramax to buy, and even with that many miles it should still be in great shape (depending on previous owner) but if you have any other questions, go onto Duramaxforum.com theirs a lot of helpful people on there.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:04 AM
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done. still looking for opinions from people that use this truck as a work truck and not a show truck.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:07 AM
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Personally, I don't like the Duramax. I've heard of too many people locally having problems with them around 200,000 miles.

If I were to go with a diesel, I'd go with a Cummins. Just my opinion though.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:10 AM
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cummins is my first choice but hard to find 6spd man that is priced good and hasnt been ragged out, also wife only will let me get a chevy.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:17 AM
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cummins is my first choice but hard to find 6spd man that is priced good and hasnt been ragged out, also wife only will let me get a chevy.
Chevy, Dodge, Ford, it don't matter, they all break the same way. You need to get your wife off the brand loyalty kick. It's just a hunk of metal the depreciates, it's not a pet.

Dodge's only pit-fall is they never built a good truck around the Cummins. They might be better now, but they really messed up in the nineties and hurt their rep.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:25 PM
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That price is way to high. Keep looking around. I looked for a good 3 months before finding the right diesel and got really ahead on it. The deals are out there you just have to be patient (I know its hard)
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:22 PM
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I have an 04 duramax (LLY) and it has 170,000 on it. Overall it has been a great truck. Just normal wear and tear. The only bad thing was the transfer case got a hole in it from use. Dealer said that GM knew of the problem but wouldn't recall it. As far as price, that is way too much. I paid 25k for mine with 70k on it for a LT model in 2008. I'd keep looking if I were you.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:46 PM
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i am gonna try and drive them down on the price since i found a lbz gmc for same prive with only 75k miles
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