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Used 2011-2013 GM 2500HD - anything to look out for?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by JFon101231, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. JFon101231

    JFon101231 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 423

    My current 2002 is starting to nickel and dime me, and feeling like I need to reward myself.

    Would be looking for 4x4 6.0L gas, either extended or crew cab. I'm not aware of any particular issues with these trucks, but is there anything I should be looking out for?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    My 2011 has 115,000 miles, mostly highway, bought new and has plowed just 20 hours a season

    with zero issues

    just tires and routine maintenance

    uses about 1/3 a quart of oil in 5000 miles

    excessive abuse or heavy salt are the enemy

    if the frame ... or under the hood is VERY rusty - stay away

    my truck idles smooth and shifts nearly flawless

    hope my next one is this good
     
  3. Im-not-guilty

    Im-not-guilty Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 11

    11-13 trucks are pretty solid ...
    5 years 100k powertrain warranty
    So if their is any issue gm will fit the bill until either time or mileage is up
     
  4. JFon101231

    JFon101231 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 423

    Cosmic - wanna sell? :cool:

    I'm trying not to spend a fortune, so I'm considering buying a truck with higher (highway) miles as it is not a daily use kind of truck and would prefer not to spend $30k+ on something that will sit 5 days a week.

    Good point on the powertrain warranty - assume that is transferable? You can tell how long since I bought a vehicle new enough it was covered under warranty ;)
     
  5. gallihersnow

    gallihersnow Senior Member
    Messages: 304

  6. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 229


    will be selling after this winter +-