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Old 12-18-2007, 08:38 AM
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Time to start looking for a new truck?

OK guys, the good old Dodge is starting to cost too much to maintain and with 180k on it, it wont' be long now, so I wanted to get some input on newer trucks:
The criteria is that it needs to be a 3/4ton for hauling boats/trailers and plowing snow, yet it also needs to get good gas mileage as I want to reduce my fleet of vehicles and make this a daily driver.
So, I've been looking at the F250 and I want some feedbacl on the 5.4l V8 vs. the V10. Also, I looked at 2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD with the 6.0l....thoughts? Dodge could still be in the mix as well.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:42 AM
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I would go with an 07 Chevy, the newer ones are much nicer than the 06's.

Or you could buy a nice 05 Z71 Avalanche from me!
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:53 AM
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Footin...the Avalanche is nice and thanks for the offer, it is the holidays, so if you wanted to GIVE it to me...maybe we can call t an early National Championship gift!!!
Hope to see you at the Cleveland Boat Show in a few weeks (1/11-1/20).
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:54 AM
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Are you guys doing the Columbus boat show this year?
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:00 AM
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James and Chris will be there and at this point, I think they are taking 3 MC's down(not sure which ones). I'll be down there on the day it closes down to help dismantle and haul back.

The Cleveland show will be something to see...all new display and really cool...plus I think they are taking 8 MC's.
Either way, hope to see you there.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:00 AM
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James and Chris will be there and at this point, I think they are taking 3 MC's down(not sure which ones). I'll be down there on the day it closes down to help dismantle and haul back.

The Cleveland show will be something to see...all new display and really cool...plus I think they are taking 8 MC's.
Either way, hope to see you there.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:54 PM
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jkski -

I will tell you anything you need to know or want to know about the Chevy or GMC. Think about the free 5yr/100k mile warranty, best horsepower in the industry, etc. Also, the 6.0 with DOD (displacement on demand) will definitely increase your MPG's - most HP with best fuel economy. The fit/finish and ride quality on the new GMT900's is much better than the GMT800. Reply, PM me, or email me at MIMastercraft@aol.com for any info.

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Old 12-18-2007, 02:37 PM
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I would suggest a Chevy. They have really done a great job with the new trucks, and have some great incentives right now. My dealer told me he had customers with the 6.0L in the new body style getting 17mpg.

Have you considered a diesel?
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:55 PM
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The diesel is certainly an option if I can find one. I thought I saw somewhere that GMC was running a deal on the 2500HD Crew Cab Diesel, in terms of great finance rates...got any details? Can you hang a snowplow on the front of a 2500Hd Crew Cab Diesel, without voiding the warranty? Any idea what to realistically expect in terms of gas mileage HWY/City?
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:10 PM
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The diesel is certainly an option if I can find one. I thought I saw somewhere that GMC was running a deal on the 2500HD Crew Cab Diesel, in terms of great finance rates...got any details? Can you hang a snowplow on the front of a 2500Hd Crew Cab Diesel, without voiding the warranty? Any idea what to realistically expect in terms of gas mileage HWY/City?

http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado/ this site should give you all the info, based on the options you desire.
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