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Old 06-23-2024, 06:17 PM
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Man that is a nice truck Derek.
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Beautiful truck and killer Camaro. Can you tell us a little more about the '69?

Scratch that, just found your thread on the '69 in the Day Two section, pretty cool!
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I never figured I'd buy a new one, but the used truck market has been ridiculous for the last 4 years. My old truck was a 2011 1500 with a 6.2 and Max Towing package. At 200,000 miles and a dozen Minnesota winters, the frame rusted out from the inside-out and I no longer wanted to trust towing my cars behind it.

I started looking in the 30k range at used stuff with 10k or better towing capacity (6.2L 1/2-tons, and any 3/4 or 1-ton) and it was all just as old, just as many miles, and probably not far behind on the rust in this part of the country. 30k for barely an upgrade seemed out of the question to me. 40k trucks were 100-125k miles and 5-7 years old, which is about the time they start to show rust here. Anything 3 years old and 50k miles was over 50k. This one, brand new, was 63k MSRP. More than I ever figured I'd spend on a truck, but it made more sense than spending 80% of that for something that had 1/4 of its best miles behind it, and been through the salt for 3 or 4 winters already. Also, 2024 was the first year of the 10-speed behind the gas 6.6L and got a facelift that looks a lot better than the 2020-2023s. It's not super fancy. Just an LT with only what I deemed worth the cost on options.

I ordered in November, and received it in February.
Since then, the market has cooled a little, and might be a bit more logical to buy used.
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Pre-2007 5.3s are definitely the most reliable. Anything with AFM/DFM is prone to lifter failure. If I were buying a new GM 1500 that I planned to keep a long time, I'd get a 3.0L Duramax diesel or a 2.7L 4 cyl turbo.
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Pre-2007 5.3s are definitely the most reliable. Anything with AFM/DFM is prone to lifter failure. If I were buying a new GM 1500 that I planned to keep a long time, I'd get a 3.0L Duramax diesel or a 2.7L 4 cyl turbo.
You might want to investigate where the timing belt is on a 3.0l diesel as it's a 100k maintenance item, if your truly considering keeping one long term
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You might want to investigate where the timing belt is on a 3.0l diesel as it's a 100k maintenance item, if your truly considering keeping one long term
Actually Dustin, the interval on early 3.0's is 150K, extended to 200K on 2023 and newer. By then it's all a crap-shoot anyway. Belt part number is the same for all years..

I've been down the rabbit hole researching this on forums (it's like talking politics!) and decided I'd prefer a scheduled maintenance over a "can fail at any time" (AFM/DFM lifters). I love my Baby Max, traded an Audi S6 for it and never looked back.
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Out here on the left coast the Chevy truck inventory is way over stocked.A friend just bought a new 24 PU with the Duramax and got 10K off sticker.SUVs here are very tight and pretty much no discount.FWIW,Tom
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https://www.duramaxnews.com/post/the...duramax-diesel


$3k to change the belt @ 200k. As a secondary vehicle, that would take me 20+ years to reach and I'd probably be dead...
I drove my 2011 a couple days ago yo get gas for the lawn tractor and charge the battery from sitting. The oil change sticker indicates I changed it March 16th and it now has 200 miles on it.

Bill, if that truck was White or Blue, I'd say look me up when it's time to pass it on.
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Bill, if that truck was White or Blue, I'd say look me up when it's time to pass it on.
Sorry Mitch, paint my trucks any color, as long as it's black...
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Out here on the left coast the Chevy truck inventory is way over stocked.A friend just bought a new 24 PU with the Duramax and got 10K off sticker.SUVs here are very tight and pretty much no discount.FWIW,Tom
Dealers are finally discounting new vehicles. I found the one I posted earlier on Chevrolet.com at a dealership in Kentucky. I got $13k off sticker and they delivered it free to me in South Carolina, 450 miles from the dealer. I negotiated a deal with them on a Thursday afternoon, worked out all the details and got them a cashier's check Friday and they delivered it to me at 8 am Saturday.
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