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Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mkwl, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Well, I finally bit the bullet and bought the truck I've wanted to add for quite some time now, an '06 GMC Sierra SLT 2500HD, extended cab, regular box, 4x4, G80, with....... the DURAMAX DIESEL and ALLISON TRANS!

    The best part is... it matches my '03 almost perfectly!

    I bought it with 81K on the odo, though they were all highway miles. An older man (72 to be exact) bought the truck as a retirement gift to himself, garage kept, never plowed with or 5th wheeled, and used the truck to bring his 1 Harley around the country to bike shows (hence the highway miles). Chassis is clean (very little surface rust), and body and interior are mint!

    I bought it from a GMC dealer in CT, put $20K down on it and financed the rest ($9K including finance interest) to build some credit.

    Anyway, here's a couple pics of my new (to me) truck, what do you think?

    '06 Duramax 1.jpg

    '06 Duramax 2.jpg

    '06 Duramax 3.jpg

    '06 Duramax 4.jpg
  2. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,829

    You finally got it. Nice looking truck. Your going to love the Dmax. Have fun with it. Any plans on mods?
  3. teamgreendude

    teamgreendude Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    nice matt, I just literally bought the same truck except it's a maroon colored and mine has 52,602k on it as of now. What plow are you going to mount on it ?
  4. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    I just drooled on my keyboard. That's a beautiful truck! I love the red! I would drive it stock every day, but...you know. Any plans? wheels? tires? exhaust? tuner? lift? plow? lights?
  5. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    Keeping the 03 aslo?
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Very nice truck, hope it works very well for you.
  7. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Very nice rig
  8. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Thanks guys- I appreciate the compliments!

    When I have a little more $$$ to spend, I'll crank up the t-bars some (and alignment ;) ), put on some bigger tires, and get the truckside wired up and mounts for my 8' Fisher. When I come across a good deal on a used 8 footer, I'd like to add an 8' SS Xblade, or another 8'HD Fisher- I want to make sure everything is interchangeable between both trucks.

    Yes, unless someone offers me $15K for my '03, I plan to keep it.
  9. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    That is a very nice truck man. Do you have any pics of both trucks next to each other?
  10. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Great looking truck. The diesel should be a big difference.
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Very nice truck. I can't wait to se pictures of it with the plow.

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Nice truck it will serve you well!
  13. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Very nice Matt Congrats! Its fun to decide which truck should I take today lol
  14. antdog600

    antdog600 Member
    Messages: 44

    nice truck!
  15. bossman22

    bossman22 Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Sorry if this is off topic but my plow dealer said I can't put a plow on my duramax without the plow prep package. Is this true. Sorry to hijack your thread it just ticked me off when he said that.
  16. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    Tell him to take a hike.
  17. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    nice truck but you paid $30k for it? wowww haha gonna match the reg cab nicee though, do you plan on running both trucks this winter?? i know last winter you didnt even have time to plow most of our storms.....
  18. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    8'6" plow is the minimum for that truck....9' would be preferable! Just letting you know from my own personal experience! Regardless, i didn't think you'd ever find exactly what you were looking for but you sure did! Real nice looking truck, what interior is in it? It looks real sharp and knowing how well you take care of your stuff that truck will last you a long time! Keep us all updated on what you do to it ;)
  19. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Yes, $29,500 including tax, all fees, financing interest, the 2yr/24K warranty I opted to buy on it, and of course, the price of the truck itself ($24K).

    I plan to at least have this truck wired up fro my Fisher, if I can scrape the $$$ together and get a good deal (have one pending right now), I'll put a blade on this one also.

    Believe it or not, I actually was able to come home for all of the large storms, and only missed 2 other plowable events.

    How's your truck hunt going?
  20. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Good suggestion- will keep this in mind on the plow size.

    Yes, I am very pleased with the truck- it's truly mint inside and out, and matches my '03 nearly perfectly!

    It's the SLT package, so it has power heated leather seats, 6 CD changer, etc. :nod: The interior is dark charcoal leather.

    Thanks- should serve me well for many years to come!

    How's your '06 treating ya?
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010