1. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Well just traded my 97 gmc 1ton dump 42k. For a new dodge dump. My gmc was a lemon. I have lost faith in gm and it's to bad because I never had trouble with my 82 or 87 gms.
     
  2. john r

    john r LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    Why Dodge?
     
  3. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    should have gotten the new HD lineup from gm. I drove one yesterday and it was awesome. I have a 98 Chevy K-3500 chassis cab, and very few problems with it, I am sorry yours had so much trouble. At least it didnt burn.
    Dino
     
  4. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    The new GM is awesome.
    Get out your wallet.
     
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    I know 40K for an ext cab p/u with 8' bed is alot of cash. Wait a yr or two and the pricing will come down. Its a refined power, like a european luxery car with the d max, that may be why fans of the other type of trucks dont think it has alot of power. They are used to being slammed around by the auto tranny and ill mannered diesels that are in them.The grade braking feature on the tranny is unreal, until the other guys can match the performance of the entire drivetrain, they dont stand a chance, except with die hards.
    Dino
     
  6. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    With body, you are looking at ~$10,000 difference in price between a Cummins Dodge and a Isuzu GM. I think I would have gone with the Dodge also, esp if you are looking at a vehicle in the 11k gvw range.
     
  7. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    And for GM trucks of that size, see if you can find someone who can take advantage of the family discount plan. Those trucks (up to 16,000 gvw) count toward that plan.
     
  8. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    No way would i give a nother dollar to gm.Here is a list ofthe problems.
    2 fuel pumps
    3 alts
    2 batts
    $1,500. into the front end.
    paint cracks
    can't hold a plow even with the barrs tund up
    a mysterious no start problem ( starts one day will not start the next day)
    oh the list goes on.
    I chose dodge because my 96 dodge with 62k all i have done to it was put 1 fuel pump.
     
  9. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    Well i'm a gm man but i saw a 4504x4 today and it looked pretty good i wish gm would come out with there version of it.I heard the dmax is a kick ass engine from the 62-65 diesel page guys.
     
  10. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    gm will have a 450/550 type truck by end of the year.
    Dino
     

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