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looking at new older trucks

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by CJP, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. CJP

    CJP Junior Member
    from VT
    Messages: 6

    I have an 88 k2500 w/350 four speed manual. I am very happy with it, but in the near future am looking to get something a bit newer. I would be using it for minimal plowing, a bit of hauling, but mostly towing a 6k lb trailer. (on long trips, about 400 miles at a time) I really want to stick with a 3/4 ton truck and was wondering if you all had any comments on what I should look for. I would like to stay with a chevy and spend under 10k. Mostly I guess I would like advice on what year, engine, tranny I should be looking for.I am very mechanically inclined and do most work myself, but I just need something that I know will make it on a trip. Thanks again.
  2. MTCK

    MTCK Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    In my opinoin (lots will disagree :) ) I'd say go for a 1993 3/4 ton with the 6.5 turbo diesel and a 5 speed manual. In 94 they went to an electronic injector pump, and 93 had the mechanical one. You'll save good money on the mileage, and if you're only plowing a little the stick would be fine. Buy the truck, then go to www.thedieselpage.com and get a membership. Get the manuals, wrench away when you need to. Alright guys, be gentle....