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Old 01-16-2020, 04:41 AM
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Thinking of switching from Ford to a GMC? Anyone make this jump? I know nothing about GMC but I think the new Fords are ugly. The new GMC looks good with exception to the ugly fender lights which can easily be removed. Looking at a 2500 Diesel 4x4 nicely loaded SLT or Denali. Don't bother mentioning Ram been there done that and never will again.
Old 01-16-2020, 05:06 AM
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Most of my family drive Ford. I just don't like the inside for some reason. But no real issues with any of their trucks. I have always been GMC. I feel like the ride is way better in the GMC 2500 vs F250. Really can't go wrong with either these days. Just depends on what looks better and what options you like.

Recently I have had a 2015 and 2017 2500 and currently have a Canyon Diesel. Never a single problem with any of them. I will be picking up a 2020 2500 as soon as I get back from work this time. I tried the smaller truck but just can't do it anymore. I am looking forward to getting my room back.
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it's a matter of taste & loyalty as just about every truck today provides 100% of my needs. So it comes down to appearance and i prefer the GMC look to the Ford or Dodge, interior and exterior....although Dodge is looking better in '20 the interior is still too busy. Just bought a '19 Denali HD which provides more tow power than anything i can use but the diesel engine is economical and definitely works less on hills. the '20s are starting to grow on me but i'd rather have years of working out the wrinkles than be on the forefront. maybe in a couple years i'll find a good deal? .....however if i had a Ford or Dodge i'd probably same the same; they're all good products.
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I just picked up a 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 3.0L Inline 6 Cylinder Turbo Diesel in the SLT trim. I love the truck so far its got great technology and a quality interior. I drive a good amount and the 1500 Diesel fits my needs. So far on the highway, the truck has hit 30mpg and 24-25mpg in stop and go traffic...I will add I have the X31 package which is part appearance but the most important take away from the X31 package is the upgraded Rancho shocks...The ride quality is the same as my wife's Lexus SUV.
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Them square wheel wells tho.....
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I am probably doing opposite
going from gm to ford
mainly because I am also going from diesel back to gas
i am very disappointed in the new gm 6.6 gasser with only a 6 speed
ford now has 10 speed and is very nice

however if I were going diesel I would def stick with gm
my current duramax has been an awesome power train
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Is not much but I can offer this - if you're a "tune and delete" guy the latest iterations of the Duramax do not readily lend themselves to tuning.
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I'd swap my 2019 F250 for a GMC in a heartbeat. I've had several GMC 2500s and several F250s. I like both a lot, but the GMC is a better driving and better towing truck with a far superior suspension. That's not arguable.
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Originally Posted by MakoMyDay View Post
I'd swap my 2019 F250 for a GMC in a heartbeat. I've had several GMC 2500s and several F250s. I like both a lot, but the GMC is a better driving and better towing truck with a far superior suspension. That's not arguable.
All of my late model experience with 3/4 tons has been 2 2019 F250 Platinums and a few 2016 - 2019 2500 Chevy company trucks. In fairness WT trim vs Platinum is surely lopsided but I found the Chevys comparatively unrefined in every regard. I need to go check out a higher trim level 2500.
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I went from a F-250 to GMC 2500 Denali....I am back in Ford after 6 months in GMC. If you like the ride and feel of a car then buy GMC and if you want a truck feel buy the Ford. The back seat of the GMC didn’t have as much room as Ford which was inconvenient. Both are decent trucks so get what you like.
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Originally Posted by Chrish724 View Post
I went from a F-250 to GMC 2500 Denali....I am back in Ford after 6 months in GMC. If you like the ride and feel of a car then buy GMC and if you want a truck feel buy the Ford. The back seat of the GMC didn’t have as much room as Ford which was inconvenient. Both are decent trucks so get what you like.
The cab size changed in the GM HDs in 2020 (2019 in LD) so they are about the same now.
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Originally Posted by Chrish724 View Post
I went from a F-250 to GMC 2500 Denali....I am back in Ford after 6 months in GMC. If you like the ride and feel of a car then buy GMC and if you want a truck feel buy the Ford. The back seat of the GMC didn’t have as much room as Ford which was inconvenient. Both are decent trucks so get what you like.
Have you seen the 2020 GMC back seat? The rear door is almost 4" wider than the rear door on my 2016.
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Been back and forth a few times. Leaning the opposite way next time. The (preDEF) Duramax has been a great truck to us but looking to avoid all the current emission crap that comes with the diesels. The max we pull is 8500 lbs with it. The wife's SUV and the service truck have already made the jump as well.
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I went Ford over GM when I was 100% set on a GM model I really liked. Wanted Midnight edition 3500, then drove both and options/features per dollar wise went with the Ford. At the time the 2500/3500 GM trucks didn't even have push button start.

So I would look at the options that you like, I know GM completely locked down the computer systems if that is or isn't important to you. Maybe they figured out a way around by now. Ford I was able to modify some annoying behavior with the forscan app, which was very nice.

Oh, and 46k miles in 2 years of a 2017 6.7 diesel so far with zero issues. I'm not saying don't go GM.. just drive them, compare features, and dollars, then pick what you like best.
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Originally Posted by Lovegettinsnooked View Post
Thinking of switching from Ford to a GMC? Anyone make this jump? I know nothing about GMC but I think the new Fords are ugly. The new GMC looks good with exception to the ugly fender lights which can easily be removed. Looking at a 2500 Diesel 4x4 nicely loaded SLT or Denali. Don't bother mentioning Ram been there done that and never will again.
People would tell me "But the Dodge is sooo much cheaper" and my reply was always "Yes, the Dodge is soo much cheaper"
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Have been in my 2020 Denali 2500 for about a month now, enjoying the ride. Getting about 14.5 mpg, but hope it improves as engine breaks in (have 1000 miles on it).

It is lifted w larger tires which affects the mpg negatively.
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got about 9K on my '19 now and it's giving me about 16.5 gpm average. that's including a fair amount of towing.
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I WOULD TELL YOU TO WAIT. Always been a ford or Toyota guy and just recently picked up a 19' Sierra Denali. Has been nothing but trouble since day 1. She has 2000 miles on odometer and has lived at the dealer for 2 weeks. All issues relating to electronic glitches. Only bad thing is latest glitch took out the brakes! The truck arguably is the most beautiful and best driving truck on the market. I am crossing my fingers for future reliability but certainly not happy to date. They need a few more months on the road before GM figures out these kinks.

I will tell you when it works i absolutely love it and am hoping for the best. I say this so people dont accuse me of bashing GM unfairly which I'm not.
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Originally Posted by scullym View Post
got about 9K on my '19 now and it's giving me about 16.5 gpm average. that's including a fair amount of towing.

Diesel I presume?
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yes, 19 Denali HD Duramax


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