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Old 02-06-2021, 07:02 PM
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Gm seems to get a bad rap on this forum but Iím curious how many have owned a 2500/3500 gmc/Chevy gas/diesel truck and what are your opinions on it? Iím looking at going to a 2500 with possibly a gas engine in it. I appreciate all of your responses but please keep the ďmy neighbors cousins boyfriend has one and it was a posĒ responses to a minimum as Iím really only looking for owners opinions thanks

Edit: my usage will be for daily driving unloaded 60 miles a day, towing a 8500-9500lb travel trailer 5-10 times a year and less then 5000lb boat maybe 10 times a year
Old 02-06-2021, 07:14 PM
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I bought a 2020 Chevy 2500 LTZ gas burner about 3 weeks ago. I've put just over 2k miles on it in those 3 weeks. On the highway, I get between 16-18 mpg; total average is 14.3 since I've had it, which is significantly better than the 1500 Denali I replaced with it. Rides great on the interstate, its a 2500 so it's a little stiff, but not as stiff as I expected it to be unloaded. I couldn't be happier with it so far.......
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I've had a couple 3500 HD's Duramax. One a SRW, the present one a DRW. I've looked at the other brands through the years but have always gone back to Chevy. I've had basically zero problems with them other than having to replace the DEF tank on the present one. I'm kind of wanting to go back to SRW as I really don't need the dually. I'd go with another Chevy in a heartbeat but the one thing holding me back is no adaptive cruise control is being offered yet in the HD. After having it in the car we really don't want to do without. Weird on my part but it's something we really miss when going down the freeway. Soooo I've been looking at Ford but not real serious about it yet.
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Yep, biggest POS Iíve ever owned. Followed by the other two GMís Iíve owned. Never again.
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Since you didn’t specify what year - I had a 2016 Chev 2500 LT 6.0L gasser. Great truck, never should’ve gotten rid of it (although now I have a Ram 2500 Laramie, and it’s phenomenal). The Chev pulled great and was enjoyable to drive.
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Hello, I have a 2018 2500 hd with the duramax that i use to pull a 38 foot 10,000 pound travel trailer. It does a great job pulling camper hardly even knows it's back there, really enjoy pulling camper. Usually gets 13.5 mpg pulling and 18 empty. Ride is a little harsh empty on rural roads but good on freeways. Not my daily driver but I do enjoy driving it.
Old 02-06-2021, 07:54 PM
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I've got a 2019 GMC 2500 Denali with the Duramax. I've got 32k miles on it and zero issues. I don't ever expect any issues though since I deleted it. But it's the most comfortable truck I've ever owned and it's a blast to drive especially since it's tuned. The fact of the matter is, all of the truck brands make a great truck and rarely have issues so you will be happy with whatever you decide to get.
Old 02-06-2021, 08:00 PM
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I had a 2012 2500 6.0,
I worked it hard, zero problems, maintenance only.
I've had other trucks that had more power, towed better, better MPG, etc but none that were so trouble free.
Had an 06 before it, it got the infamous transfer case rub that I had a local transmission shop repair, but that was it's only issue.
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My buddy has a 2019 Dmax in my driveway right now. It was at dealer for 3 weeks before his 30+ hr ride out to figure out a draw on battery. It will be completely dead overnight. Dealer couldn't find problem, but he did. IPC is pulling power after shutdown. New IPC didn't fix. Almost put a stop to his month vacation to come out west and ride with me. He came but has to pull IPC fuse every night so it will start in am. What a POS......
Old 02-06-2021, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by kernmw10 View Post
I've got a 2019 GMC 2500 Denali with the Duramax. I've got 32k miles on it and zero issues. I don't ever expect any issues though since I deleted it. But it's the most comfortable truck I've ever owned and it's a blast to drive especially since it's tuned. The fact of the matter is, all of the truck brands make a great truck and rarely have issues so you will be happy with whatever you decide to get.
I have the same truck, similar mileage and same story - it's a real pleasure to drive and had been flawless.
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Currently 2020 2500 diesel. Last 4 trucks have been GMC diesels. I have had 0 issues with any of them. Every manufacturer has some trucks with issues but if you buy any of the big 3 you are probably not going to have any major problems and will be happy with your truck.

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I bought a 2017 2500HD 6.0 gasser with a 4.10 rear in 2019. It burns a lot of gas. I average around 14MPG. Because of the tall gears at 75 mph I'm running about 2200 rpm and my mileage goes down to about 12MPG without a load. I haven't had any problems with her in the 30K miles I have put on her.
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Originally Posted by kernmw10 View Post
I've got a 2019 GMC 2500 Denali with the Duramax. I've got 32k miles on it and zero issues. I don't ever expect any issues though since I deleted it. But it's the most comfortable truck I've ever owned and it's a blast to drive especially since it's tuned. The fact of the matter is, all of the truck brands make a great truck and rarely have issues so you will be happy with whatever you decide to get.
I agree that they all make great trucks and in the first couple years they will all perform the same. My ram has not aged well I hope to keep the new truck for a long time. Reliably is most important for me I donít care if itís the biggest and most powerful truck I just want something that keeps going without all the little issues that my ram had.

itís good to see a lot of people are having good luck with them. A few bad apples but thatís with every manufacturer. I have always wanted a diesel but Iím scared to buy one for a daily driver. If I was towing heavier loads or more often I would go diesel. Thanks for the replyís
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I had a 2011 2500 6.0 Gasser with a 4.10 rear end. I then had a 2016 GMC 2500 Duramax followed by a current 2018 GMC Denali Duramax. Didn't really like the gasser and it was one hell of a gas hog. I love both Duramax I have owned. I have 40K miles on my current one. JUst of interest. I absolutely hate adaptive cruise unless I am following someone and even then would rather just drive. My wife's Yukon has it and I hate the way it abruptly slows you down if it gets ticked about something in front of you.
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Not sure if itís relevant to your situation but I own a 2005 Duramax with 260K-ish never any issues other than normal wear and tear items on something 15 years old. Daily driver and pull a 31 Contender regularly. I will say I live in FL (no emissions inspections) and the truck had zero emissions equipment since it turned 100K on the odometer. It seems alot, if not most issues with these modern diesels is emissions equipment.
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2003 LB7 with 180,000k no issues but needed crew cab so upgraded to another

2003 LB7 with 300,000k sold it to my brother with 400,000k he still drives it (minor electrical issues around 350k and a fuel pump went bad)

Now have 2018 Denali L5P just hit 50k no problems
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2016 2500hd GMC slt with 6.0 gas and 4.10 here. Also have had 2017 f250 lariat gasser with 6.2 and 3.73 that I sold. The GMC has been great, the Ford was also a great truck for me. My wife hated the Ford because everything about it was super duty, gm takes a more subtle approach to their hd trucks and she will actually drive this one given the decent turning radius and independent front suspension.
the newer hd gm trucks appear to be going the way of Ford with a little more hardcore look to them.
Gas 2500 seems to be perfect for your usage as long as you don't get hung up with high rpms and low gas mileage. Gas is still cheap and the motor doesn't mind the rpms.
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Any of the duramAx guys know why they are almost always paired with the 3.42 rear? I see they off the the 3.73 but everyone I see on the lot has the 3.42. Most other diesels have the 3.73 and offer a 4.10
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2000 2500 sub with the 6.0 bought new drove to 300K sold to a friend who put it in his landscape fleet. I put a trans in it and just routine maint . I believe that engine made it to 450k.
2006 HD 2500 with 6.0 bought new drove to 88k traded in 2010 needed another SUV. Never one problem put tires on it.
2002 3500 dually 6.0 144k still have it mechanically great rocker rust starting.
Big fan of the 6.0 such a fan that I am building one to slip in my 1500 with 300k and a tired 4.8.
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I have a 2020 gmc 2500 at4 diesel. I love this truck yeah diesel prices suck right now but itís the way of the world right now. Itís mpg is about 19 to 22. I drove it from eastern va to Venice Louisiana this past summer and it took two tanks there and two tanks back. I know some people get weary on the daily driver diesel but they are bullet proof about nowadays as long as you do the service when itís needed. They can drive with and would strain from trailering everyday. and gmc has the best towing between Ford and ram. And do t get me wrong they are great brands. But gmc bit me early with how they are more comfortable and not so gonna truck looking on the inside. But here is the article On towing. https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...ckup-pull-off/
good luck with your choice. Oh yeah and I had a gmc gas but I was filling it up all the time it seemed.

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