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laknox

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Posted: 11/04/21 09:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After buying my '02 D'max in '04, and towing with it, I swore that I'd never have another truck that wasn't 4x4 and diesel. My only issue right now is do I do a body off resto of the '02 and covert it to an LBZ or bite the bullet and get a new, and probably my last, truck? Cost would be about the same, but my tags would only be about $50/year. A new truck here in AZ would be almost $1k/year for the first couple years. All the horror stories I hear about the DEF systems crashing after warranty, and the $5-10k repair bills, scare the bejesus out of me!

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Lyle...just go get the new truck!! A 20 year newer model will be great experience, in ride, power, quiet, what's not to like?? Money a non-issue!! With inflation, a $1,000 a couple yrs, for registration, is nothing. The new GM diesels are at the top of heap now too! The GM HD 2,500 has a big payload, due to increased GVWR.

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If you believe that, I've got some nice beachfront property for you in Gila Bend. :-) She about freaked when our first tags came due for the KZ, at nearly $800/yr! 'Sides, I'm going for a 3500 as we also have a 30' GN we use, so want the extra payload.

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Good plan, a 3500. Just sayin Gm has upped the game, with their new models, including added GVWR of 3/4 at 11,300. [emoticon]

For the OP...just get the diesel 3500, if you want to upgrade!

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With the absurd pricing of used truck these days I would just buy new. That's what I did. With comparable models I would have saved 5K or less to get something a couple years old with 50K miles or more. Plus new gives you better interest rate and more warranty.

Never thought I would see the day when I actually told someone to buy new over used. [emoticon]

Everyone has their opinion on gas vs diesel and the pros and cons can be argued for days. But one thing if for certain...if you buy a diesel you will never utter the phrase "man I wish this thing had a little more power"

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When the trailer weight gets up around 12-13,000 lbs. it is time for a diesel IMO. Also, at that weight a DRW is so much better than SRW it is amazing and so very much more pleasant to tow.


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I totally agree with SUMRX4's statement about never saying I wish I had more power with my Diesel.


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We like buying new and have done that for years. Never needed a 4x4 for our towing style. Plus never had warranty issues to even break out even. Always lost money every time.

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