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#31 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 10:11 AM

I'd have to drive one.  Reading reviews about slow shifting transmissions, loud diesel motor, and sluggish mid range power, less HP than the 2.5 gas model, but a butt load more torque...

 

The towing capacity doesn't impress me, my Tacoma is rated at 6400 pounds.  The mileage is ok.

 

Towing nearly 4 tons with a truck that weighs 2 tons isn't up my alley of fun things to do.  I wouldn't even considering pulling the 3 tons my Tacoma is rated for.

 

Price doesn't impress me either.  Build and price on their website sets a 2016 Colorado crew cab long box 4x4 just shy of 41,000 dollars.  Building a 2500HD Duramax crew cab long box 4x4 at just shy of 47,000 dollars.  6k more for quite a bit a lot more capability.

Prices are out of line for what you are getting.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 10:23 AM

I'd have to drive one.  Reading reviews about slow shifting transmissions, loud diesel motor, and sluggish mid range power, less HP than the 2.5 gas model, but a butt load more torque...

 

The towing capacity doesn't impress me, my Tacoma is rated at 6400 pounds.  The mileage is ok.

 

Towing nearly 4 tons with a truck that weighs 2 tons isn't up my alley of fun things to do.  I wouldn't even considering pulling the 3 tons my Tacoma is rated for.

 

Price doesn't impress me either.  Build and price on their website sets a 2016 Colorado crew cab long box 4x4 just shy of 41,000 dollars.  Building a 2500HD Duramax crew cab long box 4x4 at just shy of 47,000 dollars.  6k more for quite a bit a lot more capability.

Prices are out of line for what you are getting.

Not if it's what you need or want. A lot of what you say is subjective, and will vary with the person.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 10:49 AM

What your really after is 2020 1/2 Ton truck with a 2 ton towing package that gets 40 mpg with a silent engine and everything about it looks wise suits your likes.  All of this for under $30K.  NOT going to happen.



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Posted February 26, 2016 - 04:52 PM

Just my opinion, but after '72 all the trucks are fairly ugly. Don't know what the manufacturers are thinking. A friend of mine just bought a new Dodge Ecodiesel, the dealer has had it more than he has.


If you ask me i say when chevy and gmc started getting ugly was 2010

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Posted February 26, 2016 - 05:40 PM

They all started looking like GOATS    :poke:



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Posted February 26, 2016 - 08:50 PM

I'm basically a GM guy, but not very brand loyal any more, in my honest opinion, the best looking trucks in recent years, are the Rams, but looks aren't everything. And to prove I'm not brand loyal, we just bought my wife a 2014 Edge Limited, a week ago.
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Posted February 27, 2016 - 04:44 AM

Still looking... Found what I wanted but have not heard if they could get it or not... Sooooo I'm in the holding pattern ...
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Posted February 27, 2016 - 05:05 AM

Good luck, Keith!



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Posted February 27, 2016 - 06:10 AM

I hate looking and buying vehicles . And looking for a low mileage truck that's not beat or rusty is a tuff order . Without a factory warranty any repairs could get $ quick the third party ones most car lots aren't worth the paper its printed on . Because you live in an area worse then ours finding one that is rust free might be just about imposible . When we went looking for a small used under $10k suv for my wife I picked a S10 Blazer that was super clean underneath with 125k miles . We had to drive 2 hours away to get it .I figured its not a hard vehicle to repair compared to say the 6.4 F350 I'm working on at work lol . Speaking of the Ford some have a hour meter built in , you might want to check if any have them as your looking . The F350 has only 103k very clean underneath but something like 5000 hours ! Good luck !

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Posted February 27, 2016 - 08:28 PM

All GM trucks have had an hour meter that can be accessed, for about 15 years, and you're right, beware of company owned low mileage trucks, many are used around plants, and like Secret Service vehicles, run nearly 24/7. Miles may be very low compared to hours.
And ad it happens, I sold my Tahoe and drive my 2000 Blazer 2 door. I love bigger trucks, but my knees don't like the climb anymore. I'll drive it until I decide what else suits.
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Posted February 28, 2016 - 10:17 PM

Best truck I know of and have seen is my dads 91 3/4 ton dodge with a 5.9 cummins. It would get 30 miles to the gallon all day pulling a big load or just moving people around. only problems were it was a cold blooded snake and the body was falling apart. Had to run it at 1000 rpm to warm it up. That motor will just keep going. It say for 3 years because of the cab falling apart. Put a new battery in it and fired right up. No hesitation at all.

Get yourself one of the earlier dodge cummins with the 5 speed. Bomb proof. Just bomb proof. It will kick a Chevy rear end around the block a few times.

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I too agree the new fords are ugly!
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Posted February 29, 2016 - 10:23 AM

Best truck I know of and have seen is my dads 91 3/4 ton dodge with a 5.9 cummins. It would get 30 miles to the gallon all day pulling a big load or just moving people around. only problems were it was a cold blooded snake and the body was falling apart. Had to run it at 1000 rpm to warm it up. That motor will just keep going. It say for 3 years because of the cab falling apart. Put a new battery in it and fired right up. No hesitation at all.

Get yourself one of the earlier dodge cummins with the 5 speed. Bomb proof. Just bomb proof. It will kick a Chevy rear end around the block a few times.

Rant over!

I too agree the new fords are ugly!

I understand that they get good mileage but 30 MPG all day pulling a big load?


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 11:52 AM

I understand that they get good mileage but 30 MPG all day pulling a big load?


That's what my dad said... Not sure how true it was but that thing was a heck of a truck.
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Posted February 29, 2016 - 01:41 PM

That's what my dad said... Not sure how true it was but that thing was a heck of a truck.

I believe it. Those I-6 Cummins are very efficient. I'm a diehard Ford guy and i'm sayin that! My uncle has a 1998 Holy Grail 2500 and that thing goes and goes! Gonna buy the motor from him and swap it into my truck someday....
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Posted February 29, 2016 - 02:19 PM

I believe it. Those I-6 Cummins are very efficient. I'm a diehard Ford guy and i'm sayin that! My uncle has a 1998 Holy Grail 2500 and that thing goes and goes! Gonna buy the motor from him and swap it into my truck someday....

Those trucks generally get 18-22 empty on the highway so one might expect 15 towing a heavy load.30 mpg towing a heavy load would be astronomical.


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