Gas or diesel ? What type of mpg do you see with them ? Only thing that really bothers me with them is the lack of safety equipment they have.
I have a 2004 DuraMax . Had problem with injectors after 118,000 miles. Dealer replaced them no charge.
2006 changed to external injectors. Great truck. Can pull trees down. I get 21mpg and 17. Only drawl back is cost of fuel. I have fords for work. There good just noisier.
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The Allison tranny is a beast. I wish Ford would use it.
If you can handle the $$$$$ of a new truck - buy it. There is a fine line with used or abused - unless you know the owner.
You take care of a new truck - easily get 15 years from them. The new diesels are nice - only snag is the price of fuel they gulp down.
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My experience is similar. I have a 2008 GMC 3500 extended cab. 80,000 mile. The only thing I've changed is the oil & filter, fuel filter, trans fluid & filter and a set of tires. Still has plenty of meat on the original brakes.
I tow my loaded up Parker 23' Pilothouse from PA to Tilghman, MD 2-3 times a month from April - November - about a 280 mile round trip. Also have a heavy slide in camper. I added air bags to help with the body roll you get with a high CG from the camper. The truck handles the load well.
I removed the DPF and reprogrammed the computer. It upped my mileage a couple of MPGs. It gets about 20 mpg on the highway and 16-18 combined.
Thanks guys for all the replies. The biggest problem I've heard is that the 2011 & 2012 trucks have a "New" ECM that remambers all the changes pushed thru themand records it all. The other issue is the "Cow PEE" (Urea) that the new trucks require. $12-$15 for 2.5 gals. Without it the engine goes in to "Limp" mode and the truck will only do 5MPH. The good side is that the "Juice" is also available in plenty of auto parts stores for less then GM sells it. My wife has already given me the "GO" on the 2012 and really likes it. My concern is the way GM/Isusu has designed the exhaust filter system. They ECM sends an "Overload" of fuel thru the exhaust to Heat-up" the filter and clean out the particulates. Thanks again for all the help. I just wish I had more info about these newer designed systems.
I'm still running my 90 Suburban, big block 454, w/ 4:11 rear. Most reliable vehicle I've ever owned.
Dick -- Is this the real nice lookin '90 I saw at Breezy Point a few years ago? The truck I saw had a nicely tricked out 454 in it and sound GOOD!