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Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, Engine, Diesel, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
#18 of 27 Alaskan1
Sep 02, 2003 (7:21 pm)
I read that in January Chev/GMC will be coming out with the CC on the extended cab chassis and will have a shorter box ( around 5 1/2 feet )
Im not sure if will be all sizes or just the 1/2 ton trucks.
#19 of 27 Diesel or Gas
Oct 06, 2003 (8:09 am)
I was trying to configure a 2500 on EDMUNDS web site, and they dont even show that a Diesel is available. If fact they say only one engine is available. Do they no longer offer the Diesel in the 2500?
Oct 06, 2003 (3:56 pm)
Were you looking under the 2500, or the 2500HD. This year they are two different trucks. Ive seen 2500 on dealer lots, and 2500HDs. Go back in there and take a look if thats what happened, simple mistake.
#21 of 27 2500 Diesel
Oct 09, 2003 (10:24 am)
Yep...Thats what I did...Thanks
#22 of 27 Diesel-pays for itself- not likely
Oct 09, 2003 (5:09 pm)
"You'll pay more for the diesel, but you get your money back in the long run with the better fuel economy"
Have you done the math? It would probably take 350,000 miles of driving to pay for the diesel/alison option.
Buy the diesel for the torque.
Oct 12, 2003 (5:32 pm)
..do a little more math. If you assume that the truck is worth "0" after a few years, your argument rings true. However, look at the value of a 2, 4, 6, or 8 year old diesel rig vs a similar gas machine with the same age and miles. Try to sell a 4yr old HD gas rig with 100K miles. You can't give it away. The exact same truck with diesel power still has good value. You win either way with the diesel. Run enough miles to wear it out and it pays in economy. Sell it before it's worn out and you'll get your diesel "premium" back. A 3/4 ton or 1 ton truck needs a diesel engine plain and simple. Gas engines belong in light duty trucks.
#24 of 27 Twinscrew
Oct 12, 2003 (5:46 pm)
PERSONALLY* i dont think its that simple, but im not gonna get into all the numbers and this or that. Id have to say after owning diesel and gas trucks, its more what the person wants. Bigdav obviously likes gas...great let him get gas. You like diesel as do i...ok we can get diesel. Basically as it has been covered endless times in other boards, it really comes down to what the person wants. Im not arguing that the diesel will be worth more with more miles and age, im just saying it comes down to personal preferance.
#25 of 27 service costs of D/Max vs. PSD
Oct 15, 2003 (4:49 pm)
First time diesel buyer (business is growing) seeks info on total costs of regular, scheduled maintenance servicing. I'm considering either the '03 F-250 7.3L, or the '03,'04 D/Max. My heart says "Chevy" while my brain says "Ford"-- for the proven PSD. Perhaps they are comparable? Any input is appreciated.
#26 of 27 Duramax Owner
Oct 23, 2003 (9:14 pm)
I presently own an 03 2500HD Chevy Silverado with the duramax engine and the allison auto transmission. I have previously owned 2 Dodge trucks with the Cummins diesel engine. The cummins diesel is a very good engine, but the Dodge trucks left a lot to be desired. I have about 18k miles on the duramax right now. I have averaged 17.8 miles per gallon since I drove it away from the dealership. This is accurate. I have tracked every fill up on my palm pilot. Most of the time I run empty. I have pulled trailers about 300 miles of this. My fuel mileage drops 3 or 4 miles per gallon when towing. My mileage has been as high as 22 miles per gallon when traveling on the interstate at 70 MPH. This truck is by far the best I have ever owned. It is quiet and comfortable. I highly recommend the duramax/allison combination.
#27 of 27 Bed reinforcement
Nov 06, 2003 (7:48 am)
I am considering an 04 Duramax/Allison.
I have been reading about two problems with GM trucks. A vibration problem, and a problem with the bed which requires a reinforcement kit if you want to put a toolbox or ladder rack in it.
Does anyone know if the 04 model still has these problems.