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Old 03-24-2019, 07:47 PM   #1
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New Chevy truck reliability?

Iím curious if anyone can give me some feedback on the reliability of the newer 2500 hd trucks. When I mean reliability I mean the reliability after 50k. Years ago I had a 2005 Chevy 1500 and it was the most unreliable vehicle ever made. That thing had the stupidest most random issues ever. I swore Iíd never buy GM again but I do like the extra payload a 3/4 2500 has over the Tundras. Iím not interested in fords, diesels, dodge or Nissan, just asking about the Chevyís. So wondering if Chevy has improved their reliability since the old days?
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:59 PM   #2
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We've got an 06 that I wouldn't hesitate to tow our 5er anywhere right now and it's got over 210k on it. The 2500, 3500 gas and diesel are very tough trucks and I wouldn't recommend one if I didn't trust them enough to get the job done, period.
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We've got an 06 that I wouldn't hesitate to tow our 5er anywhere right now and it's got over 210k on it. The 2500, 3500 gas and diesel are very tough trucks and I wouldn't recommend one if I didn't trust them enough to get the job done, period.
I had a 2015 Chevy 2500 that I bought new but I only had 40000 miles on it when I traded. It served me well and 0 issues and all miles where basically towing miles. It had the 6.0 with 4:10 gears. I had Chevys all my life but I tend to trade about every 4 to 5 years and Chevy was not coming up with anything new same old interior and inferior to what truck I have now. If I decide to buy again I may look at Chevy again. Time will tell. Later RJD
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If I remember, 2005 was about the time that GM was having some financial difficulties and facing bankruptcy. They cheapened their final product in an effort to stay afloat... and their quality suffered.


I don't know if it's a fair comparison to compare a truck from that generation to what is coming out today when times are better after they got bailed out by the US taxpayer. Any comparison should show that today's product is higher quality than those from 10-15 years ago. At least I would hope so!
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I'd say any of the big 3 trucks today will perform better than they ever use to. Take your pick. Later RJD
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Iím curious if anyone can give me some feedback on the reliability of the newer 2500 hd trucks. When I mean reliability I mean the reliability after 50k. Years ago I had a 2005 Chevy 1500 and it was the most unreliable vehicle ever made. That thing had the stupidest most random issues ever. I swore Iíd never buy GM again but I do like the extra payload a 3/4 2500 has over the Tundras. Iím not interested in fords, diesels, dodge or Nissan, just asking about the Chevyís. So wondering if Chevy has improved their reliability since the old days?
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There has not been a dodge truck in forever and you are overlooking a great truck in Ram.
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Not much that they said More if its on the internet must be true. Ba hum bug. Later RJD
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There has not been a dodge truck in forever and you are overlooking a great truck in Ram.
Good catch. I think we reached the 10-year mark of Ram ... Dodge hasn't made a truck in a decade, but people still refer to that brand. It's still a whole lot better than the owners who keep referring to their Cummings engine. Ugh.

All 3 make a great truck. All 3 have a non-zero defect rate. Pick the one you like best.
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My 08 Sierra is just shy of 150,000 the only thing besides maintenance stuff was a tpms sensor. The truck is rock solid and runs like a champ.
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