Have had continued problems with the
drive train, from transmission noise
to multiple problems with the front
and rear differentials noise and
Vehicle seems reliable in most cases,
but leaves that nagging feeling that
once the warranty is off I'm going to
be looking at repairs on a low milage
vehicle (only averages 500 per month).
Much fun to drive, but the overall
fuel mileage is a w f u l, but that
goes with the territory of the 6L
engine and the rear end selection.
For every day driving in southern
California, also to haul horses, fuel
economy has been good, the diesel
engine surprisingly quiet.
The Allison tranny holds speed going
down hill. After hauling horses with
the Allison tranny, through incredibly
smooth decelerations, I don't think
I'll go back to brand X.
All in all a Great truck, Very sporty
ride compared to its predecessor.
I purchased my 2002 Chevrolet 2500HD 4x4 Ext cab truck in 2003. Other than the fuel economy of this truck, I have no compliants. I take care of it but I also use it as a truck. I am a hunter and commonly go off-road on some horrible roads. I have never been stuck and the truck is all stock. I plan on keeping this truck for a long long time and hopefully passing it on to one of my sons as a first truck. Chevrolet really put time, heart, and guts into building this machine!
I bought this truck new, 2 miles on it
when I test-drove it. BEFORE I bought
it, a fluid line exploded all over the
engine. That should have been my FIRST
indication to drive off and leave it!
My husband & dad said it had
a "warranty" to go ahead and get it.
WRONG! That was ONLY the beginning! The
local dealership could not get the
problems that I had fixed on this truck
like: replaced drive shaft for truck
tugging when driven, replaced power-
steering pump, noise when backing up,
jerks when pulling a horse trailer,
severe gaps when applying brakes,
headlight dim extremely low for no
reason, and the list still goes on!