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PA12DRVR

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Posted: 07/16/19 11:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Considering getting a new truck. 75% general duties (including hauling ATV's, boats, and other toys): 25% dedicated hauling of either a flatbed or a "camping rig" (not strictly an RV).

The new truck will be a 350/3500 SRW and a diesel.

My question is what the current overall reliability of current GM offerings is?

The truck being replaced is a 11-year old (2009 MY) Chevy 2500 and has been a good truck until the past 18 months when it's crapping out in every conceivable way. Always had a slight preference for GM, but this has taken the shine off GM a bit.

Should I start evaluating 2 brands (blue oval and Ram) or 3 (throwing in the GM)? I'm hoping that this will be my last truck.....


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Posted: 07/16/19 12:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The 2020 model year HD for Chevrolet will be a brand new model. It's hard to comment on reliability of an all new design. The new 2019 models that are still out there are the older models and should have all of the bugs worked out by now, with plenty of information to gauge common issues based on Chevy truck forums. It all depends on what you want. You have an 11-year old truck that's starting to have issues. I don't know how many miles you have on it, but that doesn't seem unreasonable to me, with any brand. Just my .02

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Posted: 07/16/19 12:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

X2 what Squeaky said. My truck is an '08 with 160k on it. I've stuck a few bucks into it this year simply because stuff wears out, and rusts. It's the nature of owning a vehicle for a long time.


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Drive them all and see which you like best. You are always going to hear horror stories about any brand and indeed, all of them make the occasional lemon. Sucks if you happen to get one of them, but the odds are vastly in your favor that you won't. I think what you will find is none of the big 3 are considerably better or worse than the others overall. It really boils down to what works best for you.

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Posted: 07/16/19 01:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

we are the test grounds for new models, I,d back off of gm for a year. me I,d go ford over a sheep.

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Posted: 07/16/19 02:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2015 Duramax dually here. I have about 80,000 miles on it. Had one small oil leak, replaced lower oil pan gasket under warranty, roof antenna leaked water, fixed under warranty, DEF tank heater quit, fixed under warranty. That's all. Previous truck was a 2010 Ram. Between recalls, no parts availability and repairs I don't even like to drive by a Ram dealer. Love this Chevrolet.
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Posted: 07/16/19 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Consumer Reports lists the Toyota Tundra as the most reliable new truck, and the Chevrolet and GMC as in the top five least reliable truck.

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I'd get a Tundra in a second if they made one that had the capabilities I'm looking for.

For the current / recent GM diesel owners....how much trouble have you had with various electronics (Mass Air Sensor, O2 sensor, xmission range sensor, etc) on your vehicles? That's the kind of stuff that is just going bad in waves on my current truck.

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My last 3 truck have been GM products, the last two were diesels. I've had some issues with all of them but nothing major so I've been happy with all of them. Current truck (2013) has 105k, the last one (2004) had 160k. My next truck probably will be the new generation GMC 3500 and definitely the diesel again, the Chevys are too ugly although they are slowly growing on me - yikes! One reason I would go with the GM is because I believe the Duramax is the only one that does not use the CP4 fuel pump like the Ford and Ram do. Plus as controversial as the looks of the GM offerings are they have a lot of cool tech on them and very capable.

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Posted: 07/16/19 02:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All trucks are really good these days. It's just a **** shoot as to whether or not you get one of the "problem children". That said, it's best to avoid the first model year of a particular driveline configuration as we're usually being the "beta" testers!


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