I am looking to buy a 2001 Chevy 2500 HD with the 6.0 V8 (that 8.1 with the Allison is almost $3000, and the diesel is $6000-too rich for my blood) with the 4-speed auto. Truck will be a ext. cab with plow prep, extra battery, tanny cooler, LT package. They have one at one of the dealerships near me. It is black and it looks gorgeous. I have a 2000 Z71 ext. cab I plow with now, but I am going to have some parking lots next winter and was just seeing if anyone has one of these beasts or knows someone who does and if they are that much better than a standard 2500 with the similiar equipment package. Thanks in advance.