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Old 07-08-2015, 08:47 AM   #11
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I would buy the 15, as long as tow pkg is included. The 2007 has no warranty left and is a tired old design, leave it on the lot.

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Old 07-08-2015, 09:08 AM   #12
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I don't think that question should have been asked, unless you like antiques.

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Old 07-08-2015, 11:47 AM   #13
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I don't think the OP was serious.
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:52 AM   #14
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our son jsut bought from an airfore Captain a 2006 GMC 2500 D. with 150,000 kms on it for 14,999 Canadian

thats like 500$ US lol.
truck was used to carry an in box camper and was used by the looks of the body very rarely.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:00 PM   #15
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I have the 2007 GMC 2500HD 4x4 Duramax (85k miles) for pulling my 5th wheel, AND a 2013 Sunseeker class "C" motorhome (36k miles) with the Chev 6.0 (towing a 2007 Malibu). Both pull well. Have driven both in heavy mountains, no problems with either. Neither has been a maintenance problem. If you are doing trailer towing, say 12-15k per year (as we do), go for the diesel, which has the Allison trans which is outstanding for mt. towing. It's barely broke in. If it's 4-5k annual towing, I would go for the 6.0 with the 6 speed. It too is a good trans and tow/haul works well.
One thing to be aware of, a 2500HD 6.0 (my son has one of these, 2006 over 200k mi) is not the same TRUCK as the 2500HD Duramax. Different trans, rear ends, axles, bearings, etc. as there is a lot of beefing up to handle the Duramax.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:00 PM   #16
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I'd leave both on the lot and continue looking. If you're stuck on GMC or Chebby... you're limiting your options. Looking for a clean, used-not-abused, 2011 or later diesel 3/4 ton would be your best bet, especially with the TT upgrade you're thinking about. I was not convinced for a long time and kept buying gassers. I was in the "I have plenty of power" crowd for a long time. Now that I've gone diesel, I'll never go back. Yes, there's that much difference. My truck really blows my hair back...
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:09 PM   #17
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One thing I forgot to note on my reply. The 2007 Duramax classic is a LBZ motor - same as the 2006. You don't have to worry with the DPF fluid, and you don't have the additional layers of pollution equipment that came with the model change. And, you still get the 360hp, 650 ft-lb torque. Fuel mileage averages 17.5 solo, 11 towing. My 6.0 Sunseeker "C" (4.1 rear) averages 11.5 solo, 10.5 with toad.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:47 PM   #18
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The older diesel is fine but that price is ridiculous.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:52 PM   #19
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The 07 Classic has the BEST duramax you can get! That's what I would get, in fact when I looked for a truck it was an 06 or 07 classic. That's my advice and FWIW I have worked at GM for long enough to know.
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:33 PM   #20
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2011 was a big year for GM. They switched from the LMM Dmax to the LML Dmax. In 2013 they changed their frame, suspension, and brakes. Big leaps and bounds with that move. A 13+ would be the best bet but you cannot go wrong with an 11+ LML Dmax. Best of the bunch and the Allison tuning is much better.

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