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Old 09-16-2015, 12:59 AM   #51
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I buy Delo 400 15-40 when it goes on sale for $11.00 a gallon. And an AC Delco oil filter from the local GMC dealer is $8.00. There is a Chevy dealer across the street from my work, they want $24.00 for the same oil filter.


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Old 09-16-2015, 03:57 AM   #52
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FWIW, before I went Used earlier this year, I had an offer of just over 54 for a Ram 3500 Laramie CCLB DRW HO Cummins with the AISIN tranny. I couldn't justify the 800+ payment so I bought an 06 F350 KR CCLB DRW with 40k miles for 24.
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Old 09-16-2015, 04:31 AM   #53
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coil springs do give a better ride. Virtually worthless for towing/payload capacity
That ain't true. Not by a long shot...
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:47 AM   #54
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it dont matter

everyone has their own opinions likes and dislikes . I had a 79 f150 that rotted away . had a 82 dodge that was in the shop more than on the road . have owned several chevy 1500s and have been pleased . currently have a 2009 2500hd just turned 50k with no troubles .my boy has a f350 diesel, runs good, paint peeled off, but he still likes it. find something you like, enjoy your travels and be safe out there.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:03 AM   #55
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I was in the same boat a couple of months back. Had offers for Ram 2500 Cummins and Chevrolet 2500 HD in the low 50's (mid-range Big Horn and LT). However, the monthly payments would've come out to well over $800 per month for 6 years. Who wants to make that kind of payment over 6 years - even if the truck does hold its value, the warranty is only 3 years.

So, I decided to lease a 1500 LT that was pretty well loaded to the gills - Z71, heather, heated seats, trailer brake for just over $500 per month and they can have it back after the 3 years or I can decide to buy it for $26k. The math for buying a new car or truck just doesn't work for me anymore. Unless you buy relatively used, you will always be in an upside down situation until the day the note is paid.

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Old 09-16-2015, 07:13 AM   #56
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how come people can find all kinds of reasons to not buy a $50,000 1 ton diesel, but have no problem spending $60-70,000 for a 1/2 ton truck or SUV that can't tow half as much?
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I don't think you are comparing apples to apples. When looking at a base model 2500 hd with crew cab, 4 wheel drive, and diesel, they are starting at $49,310. A similarly equipped 1500 starts at $39,315. Not to mention that I've found incentives on 1500's are far better than 2500's, so that widens that gap even more. Then, throw in the fact you can't lease a 2500 at a reasonable rate and 1500's lease better than anything else out there, and it makes it even more attractive.

A $50,000 2500 is essentially a work truck with crew cab, 4x4, and diesel. A $50,000 1500 is an LTZ with leather, heated and cooled seats, tow package, navigation, and pretty much every other option you can throw in it besides the saddle leather and 6.2L V-8.


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how come people can find all kinds of reasons to not buy a $50,000 1 ton diesel, but have no problem spending $60-70,000 for a 1/2 ton truck or SUV that can't tow half as much?
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I don't think you are comparing apples to apples. When looking at a base model 2500 hd with crew cab, 4 wheel drive, and diesel, they are starting at $49,310. A similarly equipped 1500 starts at $39,315. Not to mention that I've found incentives on 1500's are far better than 2500's, so that widens that gap even more. Then, throw in the fact you can't lease a 2500 at a reasonable rate and 1500's lease better than anything else out there, and it makes it even more attractive.



A $50,000 2500 is essentially a work truck with crew cab, 4x4, and diesel. A $50,000 1500 is an LTZ with leather, heated and cooled seats, tow package, navigation, and pretty much every other option you can throw in it besides the saddle leather and 6.2L V-8.

This is not true. I know a guy that just bought a 3500 DRW Duramax crew cab High Country for $54,000. There is a thread on Duramax Forum where people post what they paid for their GMC Duramax Denali. So far, nobody has paid over 60k.


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Old 09-16-2015, 10:04 AM   #59
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I know a guy that just bought a 3500 DRW Duramax crew cab High Country for $54,000.
NO WAY! The guy you know lied.

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Old 09-16-2015, 10:11 AM   #60
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This is not true. I know a guy that just bought a 3500 DRW Duramax crew cab High Country for $54,000. There is a thread on Duramax Forum where people post what they paid for their GMC Duramax Denali. So far, nobody has paid over 60k.


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I agree.. I was all in with tax, tag and everything else on a loaded down 2015 King Ranch 4x4 F250 for $58k. Sticker was $67k.
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