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Old 02-12-2016, 11:09 AM   #1
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Opinions wanted: 2007 Duramax 2500HD (Vehicle has been purchased)

Would like some opinions on a GMC I am looking at. It's a 2007 GMC Sierria 2500HD Diesel. Has 97k (just under) on it. Local truck. Bought and traded back into the same dealership which happens to be the dealership in my town that I use. My closest friend happens to be their Diesel Tech. Although it's 9-10 years old NADA and KBB have this truck valued at what the dealer is asking for it. I expect to pay a bit less of course. It puts the truck in the I can afford range. Just not sure about the age even though the mileage is low.


Opinions on this truck? I know it will more than handle my towing needs. I like the idea of having the towing power and the fact that they get decent mpg when not towing.
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:23 AM   #2
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Truck sure looks nice and appears to be well kept. Check certified labels to make sure your getting the weight capacity your looking for before purchasing. When I purchase my 2500 Duramax I was expecting 2793lbs payload as advertised but when I actually looked at the label the payload stamped on my truck is 2214lbs. This loss of 579lbs really crimped and decreased my 5er trailer options.

Not sure if your pulling a 5er or a TT but the payload is very important to the proper 5er selection.
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Thanks for the quick reply! From another Minnesotan at that!

My 1550 has a payload of 1585 so even if this one is only 2214 that gives me an additional 600+, so I would be good there.
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Not sure if your pulling a 5er or a TT but the payload is very important to the proper 5er selection.
Not pulling a 5er. MAX on my toyhauler is 9700. I'll be in the 6500-7200 range when loaded with both of our motorcycles and all of our gear etc.
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Should be a good truck and more than capable for what you want. Check to see if it's the LBZ or the LMM Duramax. They switched mid year to the LMM which has the DPF (diesel particulate filter). Many do a DPF delete on the LMMs.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:39 PM   #6
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Opinions wanted: 2007 Duramax 2500HD

It's the classic model that Chevy/GMC made for 2007. It should have the LBZ engine. They produced extra 2006 engines and put them in early classic body styles as a way around the new emission stuff. I have a 2007 Chevy with the LBZ I bought brand new in Feb of 2007. It's been trouble free for 97,000 miles.

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Old 02-12-2016, 12:57 PM   #7
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I have a 2007 gmc 2500. It's rated to tow 14,500 lbs and i tow a 2008 flagstaff which weighs 7800 lbs. So weight wise you would be well within the tow range. Just make sure the glow plugs have been replaced and anti seize placed on the new ones. If they haven't and one breaks while being replaced the heads have to be pulled in order to get the broken part removed. I had two go bad with only 60,000 miles and didn't get them replaced until 80,000 miles. I was lucky because none broke. Had one broken I would have been out about $1,500.00 per head. This is very important. Other than that I love my truck. Coming back from Arizona a couple of years ago I averaged 16.6 mpg pulling my fifth wheel. Of course I had a tail wind. I get 21mpg right along pulling nothing.
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I had a 2002 Chevy diesel Duramax crew cab 2500HD that we loved! It pulled my 2003 5th wheel Everest that had 3 slides and was 36 foot long. It weighed over 12K. W/O trailer, I got 18 to 19mpg. With 5th wheel, I got 11.or 12 mpg. Only on one long, big Hill would it loose power going up the hill in MI. Otherwise, I could cruise at 70 mpg all day without any issues. Got it with 33K miles (had injectors replaced shortly after purchase under warranty), bought a new Cedar Creek 38FL with 5 slides and sold the truck with 160K miles. Loved it then, miss it now! Replaced it with a F-450 Lariat diesel 4WD and dually which pulls the CC like it wasn'the there. Good bye to gas mileage, now am lucky when I get 10 mpg.
Good luck with the GMC diesel duramax, I know you will enjoy it!
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I have a 2007 GMC Sierra 3500 with the LBZ engine and 125K miles on it. I bought it used in 2009. In the 85K miles that I have owned it I have done regular maintenance and replaced the oxygen sensor, transmission lines and brake lines and had a couple of parts in the steering replaced. I am happy with this truck and I cannot imagine trading it for anything else.

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