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PostSubject: let me know what ya think   December 15th 2009, 8:42 pm

I am looking at this truck, i dunno much about the value of the duramaxs. Some of you diesel gurus (merlin) check it out at this link and let me know what ya think http://www.chatommotorcompany.com/VehicleDetails/562133523 I know the guy who had it he was a older man and took care of it pretty good. i think the price is slightly steep but like i said i don't know
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 15th 2009, 11:11 pm

Thats a nice truck, but its WAY overpriced. 14K tops is what its worth, closer to 12K if I was going to buy it. Have you driven it? How did the transmission shift? Any noises from the front end?

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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 12:04 am

Esp. with that mileage...sheesh
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 11:54 am

yeah the truck is in great shape and is mechanicly sound... but like i said its pricy to me
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 12:24 pm

The Duramax (like every diesel) is built to last, and I would be surprised if you didnt get 300K out of it without a problem, but what concerns me is its 5 years old with that many miles. It was driven... a lot... in a short time.

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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 1:50 pm

That's what I was saying. That's a LOT of miles for a 2005.


I'm doubting the "little old man" story, all the older men I know do not drive THAT much. In fact, I've never known anyone personally who's driven ~38,000 a year.
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 6:11 pm

My guess is it was used to pull a trailer, possibly commercially. Or the guy did a lot of camping lol
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 6:44 pm

Well, it's not the engine that would concern me, as much as the transmission.
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 7:17 pm

i hear the allison trannys are supposed to be pretty good.......
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 7:20 pm

Oh that's right, these have Allisons.........still, though. Maintenance is key. Fluid changes should be done every 30K or so.
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 9:10 pm

i actually know the little old man that had it lol or know who he is anyhow.. that is not alot of miles around here though.. when you live an hour from the closest wal mart or anything you drive alot.. i put 40k on my powerstroke in like 8 months.. my wife has put 15k on her car in 6 months... Anything under 100k miles around here is a low mileage vehicle lol i am also looking at a 2000 f350 lariat 4x4 with 7.3 liter powerstroke they want 12k for.. it books for 12500 the duramax actually books out for more than 20 thousand dollars private party value..
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 9:19 pm

Personally id go for the f350. Especially since its one of the newer ones with the legendary 7.3 PSD.
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 9:20 pm

1993GMCSierra wrote:
Well, it's not the engine that would concern me, as much as the transmission.

i think you had the dodges in mind.........lol
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 9:35 pm

No transmission is entirely bulletproof. I've got a C6, which is about as bulletproof as you can get, and I still wouldn't stress it.
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 16th 2009, 11:14 pm

That has a 5 speed Allison 1000 transmission, about as close to bullitproof as a transmission can come. Its a nice truck Bigz, but I still think the price is high.

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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 17th 2009, 10:13 pm

i agree its more than i want to pay.. i forgot to mention the legendary 7.3 has 240k miles on it lol
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PostSubject: Re: let me know what ya think   December 18th 2009, 12:28 am

If the 7.3L has 240K on it, skip it. Those are tough motors, but your getting to the end of its service life.

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