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Old 06-04-2018, 09:12 PM
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2018 GMC Denali

In the market for this truck. Pulling the X23 with a QX80 gives me anxiety. Anyone here own one? Any particular issues to be aware of? I know this truck received a new diesel motor in 2017, just wondering what to expect. Update: referring to the Sierra
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:28 PM
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2500 I’m assuming? My buddy just got rid of his 2500 LTZ Silverado.... after both of our experiences with the 2015+ platform (his 2500 and my 1500) there is pretty much nothing that would put me back in that body style GM.

Warping dashes
When it rained outside, it also rains inside
DEF tank heater failures
Driveline vibrations

Mine warped two dashes and spent 3 weeks in for driveline vibes. The L5P has yet to be proven but the numbers on it are great. They switched from the CP4 HPFP to a new denso unit, so that could be a positive.

With a new body style coming, not sure I’d invest in a GM truck at this time.
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:39 PM
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In the market for this truck. Pulling the X23 with a QX80 gives me anxiety. Anyone here own one? Any particular issues to be aware of? I know this truck received a new diesel motor in 2017, just wondering what to expect. Update: referring to the Sierra
Get the 3500 over the 2500. Not that you need it but it will increase resale value. The 2500's GVWR is quite a bit lower and there is really not much advantage.

That is plenty of truck. You will love it.

I have a 17 F350 Platinum and I am dying to go back to GM. I am not a Dodge guy at all but I would probably test drive one for kicks.
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:46 PM
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Get the 3500 over the 2500. Not that you need it but it will increase resale value. The 2500's GVWR is quite a bit lower and there is really not much advantage.

That is plenty of truck. You will love it.

I have a 17 F350 Platinum and I am dying to go back to GM. I am not a Dodge guy at all but I would probably test drive one for kicks.
Hate the front end look of the new ford🤮
Iíve been looking at the 2500, but would jump if a 3500 presented itself. Also been looking for a private sale to avoid sales tax. Found one in Utah for 61,500, but havenít talked with any dealers to know what kind of deal that is
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:48 PM
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2500 Iím assuming? My buddy just got rid of his 2500 LTZ Silverado.... after both of our experiences with the 2015+ platform (his 2500 and my 1500) there is pretty much nothing that would put me back in that body style GM.

Warping dashes
When it rained outside, it also rains inside
DEF tank heater failures
Driveline vibrations

Mine warped two dashes and spent 3 weeks in for driveline vibes. The L5P has yet to be proven but the numbers on it are great. They switched from the CP4 HPFP to a new denso unit, so that could be a positive.

With a new body style coming, not sure Iíd invest in a GM truck at this time.
Eeesh! Sorry to here of the bad experience. Did your dealer rectify issues under warranty?
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:52 PM
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Eeesh! Sorry to here of the bad experience. Did your dealer rectify issues under warranty?
My dealer rectified the dash warping, but ironically the new one warped before I even got the truck back. So I just took it back. The raining in the cab issue never saw the dealer, buddy traded it in on a new platinum F250. Between his and my dads new King Ranch F250, no way Iíd buy anything else.
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:56 AM
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My dad had a 2015 Chevrolet 2500 that he put 85k miles on, only issues it had was sensors in the DEF tank, which I've seen on any new diesel. He recenetly traded it in on a 2018 and man the L5P is an awesome motor. I've driven plenty of duramax's and powerstrokes and to be honest they are both extremely nice vehicles. I perfer the interior and general ride of the GM's but if I was using it for a work truck and hauling daily I would probably go with a powerstroke. As far as a daily driver that will tow the boat or other toys on the weekends, I don't see how you can beat a new GM.
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:29 AM
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Just pulled a G23 from North Jersey to the hilly parts of western Maryland with my 2013 F-150 Ecoboost. NO issues and was able to hold speed on 7% grade for 13 miles.

And the truck rides super smooth, no 3/4 ton will ride like this.
BTW truck has 115K miles on it and it's been great.
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:31 AM
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I have a 2017 GMC 2500HD Denali with the diesel engine. Prior to that I had a 2013 Ford F250 Lariat diesel. My wife definitely prefers the ride of the GMC. Both vehicles pulled our X23 very well. Fuel economy is better in the GMC. We have been extremely happy with our GMC and have had no issues with it at all. It does not leak and the dash hasn't warped. It is garaged when not in use.

I learned about Laura Buick GMC after I bought our truck, but I have been impressed with their published prices (I have zero connection/affiliation to them).

https://www.laurabuickgmc.com/
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Hate the front end look of the new ford��
Iíve been looking at the 2500, but would jump if a 3500 presented itself. Also been looking for a private sale to avoid sales tax. Found one in Utah for 61,500, but havenít talked with any dealers to know what kind of deal that is
Looking at prices around here that is a great price. I have been causally shopping myself and the cheapest price I have seen for a 3500 Denali is $60,400 at Kendall GMC in Nampa Idaho but that is a 7-8 hour drive for me. I have been resisting a test drive because I know I will like it.
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