Need opinions on this truck....

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mowerbrad, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    These duramax's are hard to come by, and around here they seem to be on the higher side for price. My mechanics really like the duramax engines, before I buy any truck I will be having them go through the whole truck and make sure it is in good shape. The last duramax I found near me was an '02 chevy ext. cab, 4x4, several cosmetic issues, service engine light on, and tranny leak, 220k....It was going for $9500 at the dealer.

    I do have a guy looking at some of the online auctions for me. He finds me about one or two trucks each week. Usually they are from georgia, so they have a cleaner underbody than trucks from up here have.
     
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    The first one isn't diesel, so thats out. The second one would work, but its a long box and I want a short box....yes I know the 8' box will be more useful but I am dead set on the short box. I'm also not a huge fan of dodge, not to say that I won't consider it at all. I want to do it right this time and make sure I am going to be happy with my new truck for the next 8-10 years.
     
  5. TXNSLighting

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    whoops! forget the first one then, i misread. I was lookin for long beds, there were more short beds..
     
  6. TXNSLighting

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    Then you dont need to be gettin that dmax..
     
  7. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    I only put maybe 12000 miles a year on a truck. So its not like I'm driving constantly, I'm on the highway 2-3 days a week and the rest is around town. My first choice will be a duramax. I'm not a fan of the powerstrokes unless its a 7.3. I'm fine with cummins but I don't like the dodge transmissions. I like the dmax/allison combo on the GM's. The dmax trucks have come with high recomendations from the people I talk to. So a dmax truck will always be my first choice.
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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    But are you planning on growing? My first year i put 12-13k on my truck that year. second year 20k, then third i was up to 30k a year. Just gotta think about this....Just keep looking. Youll find the right one, for the right pice.
     
  9. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
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    While does it seem like every truck for sale out of texas has one of those huge grill guards on the front??
     

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