2006 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Ext Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
Bought diesel 2500 extended work van. Have 4k now. Build quality is great. Seating is good. Controls well placed. Dash ugly. Have '04 Ford van and Chevy drives way better. Ford constantly wanders Chevy drives straight. 62k on Ford with no repairs, hope Chevy does as well. Disappointed with Diesel MPG. Get 16MPG combined, but it is new and it is winter. Ford gets 12MPG with gas. Diesel VERY smooth and quiet. Big improvements in Diesels lately. Do not notice towing 14'box trailer with diesel. Has right porportions for extended, unlike Ford. So far so good.
Diesel; towing ability; extended frame and not just extended body; rides nice. Doesn't wander while driving.
Adjustable hinges on doors. Dinger is inside radio; $115 for new radio plug to put aftermarket in. Ugly dashboard.
2006 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
Diesel gets 20 mpg or 16 mpg with 8-10,000 trailer and when in a hurry I've done 80 with a full load and pulls like it's not even there. It still drives like a cargo van. High center of gravity effects cornering. Can ride rough without a load.
Love the diesel, now if I just wish I could find a Diesel in a minivan for my wife. The extra cost for diesel pays for itself with resale not to mention fuel savings.
Standard tires are poor in the snow. AWD with the Diesel engine for those of us in the rust belt.
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