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which truck would you get?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by kc2006, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. kc2006

    kc2006 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I need help deciding what to do for a new truck.

    I'm currently torn between new and used. For new I was going to go 2500hd regular cab, just a few options, dealer priced me at 26k after rebates. That was pretty much basic work truck with snow plow prep, trailering package, towing mirrors.

    Then I found a 2007 3500 dually LT, 20k miles, spotless, it was from georgia, the guy moved up to ohio last year, bought a plow for it, and never did any plowing and traded it for a diesel. Has a 8' western that was bought last year and again is like brand new. I have them down to 24K but am trying to get them down to 23k and has a 1 year warranty.

    In one way, the 07 has power everything and is a 1 ton and has a plow so I'd be saving a good amount of money, but then I think it is 5 model years old already and that kind of scares me. Plus I wonder how well the dually will do for everyday use, I keep envisioning the bedsides getting messed up while using the truck for mowing and everyday use. The new truck is less of a truck and I'll be a good 7500 more over the used one but its new and has a full warranty.

    What do you guys think?
  2. Bigcat99

    Bigcat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Unless you plan on pulling heavy loads consistently (stability wise), and/or are going to put a salter in the box when you do commercial lots, the dually might be overkill. Is the warranty worth the difference in price to you? And what type of plowing are you going to use it for is the burning question???
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  3. kc2006

    kc2006 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    It'll be used for mowing/landscaping in the summer and plowing in the winter. I have a salt dogg v-box that will be going in whatever I decide. I guess I'm mainly looking at the fact that the used truck is a good deal in my eyes. I considered even pulling the bed and putting a stakebody dump on it.

    I like saving money, but again the dually wasn't my first pick. If it were a single rear wheel with the same options and as clean as this, I don't think I'd be debating then.
  4. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    If those are the only two choices go with the new one. He is asking too much for the used one and the 8' won't clear the duals on a turn.
  5. Bigcat99

    Bigcat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    True, True. Unless you add wings.

    I'd go with the new one as well.
  6. kc2006

    kc2006 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Yea the blade doesn't cover the wheels, it would need wings.

    I was thinking the used truck was priced good but looks like I was wrong by all the responses so far.
  7. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    It would be on par if it were a diesel, but sounds like it is a gasser.
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    I would go new this way you dont have some else's repair problems I just pickedup a new chevy 5 years or 100,000 on the power train hey thats good a deal
  9. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,160

    Neither, Buy a new 3500hd its only a few hundred more.
  10. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Is the new one you are considering an '11 or '12?
  11. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    The interest rates on new may make the new rigs payments lower then the used, if u planed on financing.
  12. kc2006

    kc2006 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    They are both 6.0 gassers. And if I go new I was going to do a left over 11.

    I looked and theres no left over 1 ton's anywhere near here.

    You guys talked me out of the used. I am going to be financing and already have it set up through my bank, interest rate was better than the dealer was able to get even. At this point, I'm going to hold off until next month or January to try and get a leftover even cheaper.
  13. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Go 1 ton, it holds 2.5 tons (4500lbs) of wet grass in the back. (and doesn't sink like a 2500 (3500lbs, or a F250 (2500lbs) Also go new because of frame. Also go 1 ton because SRW has 5600 lb FGAWR.
  14. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,160

    yes, exactly on all points.
  15. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    I was at the chevy dealer and they were doing 72 months no interest on there loans. No bank can beat that rate.
  16. kc2006

    kc2006 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I know they have the 0% but I would save about 2200 by going no interest or take the 4500 (3500 from gm and got an extra 1k coupon) rebate and go with my banks rate.