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2011....gas or diesel? Or used?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by NoFearDeere, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Ive been toying with the idea of buying a new truck. And Chevy now has 0% plus no payments til March. I just cant decide if I should get a diesel or gas? I trade just about every 2-3 years and dont know if its worth it for the Duramax. If I would buy a new Duramax I would be keeping it for awhile though. Or my other option is to buy a 2009 Duramax with 18K and all the options I want for $43K. Just not sure what mileage people are getting out of the newer 6.0's and LML Duramax's. Thanks for anyones input.
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    You should be able to find a fairly loaded LTZ LML easy for the high 40's. I don't have many miles on my LML but it get around 19 Hwy and 15 city.
     
  3. stacks04

    stacks04 Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 119

    I would not be going for the lmm if your looking for mileage.
     
  4. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Now you tell me....But I am getting 17 with a light foot. Better than my 01 gasser. I love the Dmax though. Cant wait to plow in it.
     
  5. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Like JD Dave said... Should be able to buy a 2011 LTZ Duramax for mid-high 40's. I have a 2011 extended cab short box LTZ Duramax... $53k sticker, paid $46k. It gets 14-15 mpg city and 19-20 mpg highway. If you trade every 2-3 years, consider also that the diesel maintains a higher resale value.
     
  6. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    I was thinking I should be able to get a LTZ 6.0 for 38-39ish and I wont spend more than $47K on a loaded LTZ Duramax. I really want the Duramax, but damn dont know if I should.
     
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    If you don't really need one just keep looking untill you find a good deal. There is nothing bad about a 6.0L but the it's hard to go back after you drive a Dmax. I also keep my trucks for close to 10 years so the diesel makes more sence to me.
     
  8. 05RedLLY

    05RedLLY Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 19

    Duramax....enough said. You wouldn't be sorry.
     
  9. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    I can't believe the prices on new diesel trucks of all 3 brands. They just keep climbing & climbing each year to unobtainable prices.
     
  10. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

  11. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    That's what everyone with a 6.0 says.... :D
     
  12. 05RedLLY

    05RedLLY Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 19

    :laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  13. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    Oh, I wanted the diesel . Resisted the urge . Instead I got the 6.0 with a new XLS and 6K in change . The final thought was
    I dont tow
    $3.25/ gal
    DEF
    Diesel engine that doesnt smell like a diesel anymore .
    Get my diesel kicks with a smelly CAT C9 in my Class A
     
  14. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    I wouldn't be able to own the Duramax if it smelled like diesel... Bleccch! ;)
     
  15. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    Truck aside, don't use the 0% as a deciding factor. First, asses your needs (or want if money is no problem) set a budget, find the right truck, then keep it for a longer period.
     
  16. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    I love the smell of an older running diesel in the morning .
     
  17. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Why would you spend 7 grand more on a diesel if you don't NEED it. If you are not towing everyday then it is a waste of money. I guess some people have more money than brains. So why not spend 7 grand to blow black smoke :nod:
     
  18. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Actually... It's about $9500 more by the time you pay for the Allison transmission.

    I've wasted way more money on worse things than a diesel pickup truck. :)

    And, I've got a lot of brains... I use them to make all the money I've got! :D
     
  19. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410


    It was about $6500 more when I bought my truck. I didn't know the price went up that high.

    I am just defending the gas motor. I am not directing anything at you. Not everybody needs a diesel. Not everybody wants a diesel.
     
  20. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412


    It's all good bud... Just havin' some fun here. ;)

    I certainly understand the argument about the money for the diesel... the whole truck is grossly overpriced actually.