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Old 01-03-2015, 04:47 PM   #1
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Should I buy this truck?

My neighbor will be selling his well cared for 2000 Chevy 2500 truck with 125000 miles for a good price. Most of the miles are highway miles caring his truck camper. I am looking for a tow vehicle with a little more power than my trailblazer that does not do well into the wind.

Should I consider this as a replacement tow vehicle for a few years until I upgrade my trailer and tow vehicle?
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:57 PM   #2
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What motor/trans/gear ratio in the 2500 as opposed to what you have now? Need to know what your towing too.
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If he took care of it you will have a nice truck for many years.
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Old 01-03-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
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Diesel or gas? If diesel I definitely get it, how much weight are you pulling now? The truck should pull more and easier and be a lot more stable in the wind than your trail blazer.
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The 2000 model GM trucks had the 5.7, 7.4 and the 6.5 diesel. Either of the gas engines would be decent, the 6.5 I personally would stay away from.

It will tow better, no doubt. You'll likely lose fuel economy especially with the 7.4, but the towing improvement will likely offset it.
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If it's a diesel in that year I would surely stay away from it. They were good trucks and still are but I think it depends on your situation as to whether it's a good buy or not.

What kind of money is he asking for it? I wouldn't pay a ton of money for a 15 year old truck no matter how nice it is. If you can get it for $5-6,000 and it's in like new condition I would say go for it. I also would go into it with the midset that it's not going to be a forever truck for towing the camper.
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Depends on the price.
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If it's a diesel in that year I would surely stay away from it. They were good trucks and still are but I think it depends on your situation as to whether it's a good buy or not.

What kind of money is he asking for it? I wouldn't pay a ton of money for a 15 year old truck no matter how nice it is. If you can get it for $5-6,000 and it's in like new condition I would say go for it. I also would go into it with the midset that it's not going to be a forever truck for towing the camper.
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I would stay away, one Dodge guy at my work told me this, he got burned by one I guess....
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That would be a nickle and dime headache I would guess...
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