by chriss8935 on Feb 28, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
This is an excellent truck, I have the duramax allison combo and get 18-20 mpg just can't complain for an almost 8,000lb truck. I pull campers all over US and Canada and have 176,000 miles on it as of now and have had no problems. I have heard of people saying that the LLY duramax have overheating issues but I have pulled over 26,000lbs in over 100 degrees and have no overheating issues what so ever. Of course I drive easy in those temp's with that much weight. I love this truck and it has paid for itself three times over. Keep up the good work Chevrolet.
by chriss8935 on Oct 9, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
I have owned this truck for over three years and it is my second Duramax. If you do proper maintenance these trucks will last a very long time. I have over 600,000 miles on my first Duramax and it's getting tired, and I just don't trust it real far anymore although I still drive it around the farm and into town. I drive my trucks very hard and I do not have time for breakdowns, so if you are looking for a hard working truck that will last look no further, Chevy has outdone themselves.
by bzab on Mar 31, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
Purchased this to pull a 5th wheel.
Has all the capabilities to do what I
wanted. Better ride and interior than
I expected in a 3/4 ton. Gas mileage is
about 13 now but only have 1500 miles
in it. May improve. Have not been
back to the dealer yet with any
complaints. Can tell more later.
by Bill Craig on Mar 10, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
I was impressed the first time I drove
this truck by the smothness of the
2500 HD 4 wheel drive. Much improved
over previous model's ride. Although
the truck still has less than 700
miles I have notice that the gas
mileage is improving as the miles add
up. The progamable features which
allow custom features is much better
than the fixed features of earlier
models. Power and towing is
impressive. I have towed my John
Deere tractor (6000 lb + 2500 trailer)
up an gravel road incline on my ranch
and the truck did not show any signs
of slipage of the transmission or lack
of torque from the engine.
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