Bought new, ordered from the factory through dealership, getting the truck I wanted, not what I would settle for. Purchased the diesel and Allison transmission. Was really surprised how fast the response was from the diesel, you can be up to freeway speeds easily. The towing is unreal. Haul 24' toy hauler with two quads and goes up and down the hills with cruise control set and holds speed regardless of grade. Engine brake is great for downhill. Also haul 4 tons of hay on trailer and get same results. Fuel mileage was a great improvement over my gas motor (14-18), averaging 18 city and 22 highway. Best ever was 32 mpg going 60 mph across flatland for 58 miles. Average cost for service has been $67.00, roughly every 8000 miles. I don't have the dealer fill the DEF, I get it a lot cheaper at Wallyworld and put it in myself. One complaint is where they put the filler tube. It's on the right side right next to the firewall. There is no gauge, you just fill till it starts to overflow. Be nice if they followed Ford's example on this and gave you a dash gauge and a filler tube next to the fuel filler tube. Only drive about 12,000 a year but a lot of that is 900 mile turnarounds 4/5 times a year. I find the cloth seats very comfortable and don't suffer from "dead rear" after 450 miles. Only complaint on the seats is the material is already showing wear on the sides where you slide in and out. Leather might hold up better but I don't like leather. If your going to haul, pay the small extra for factory installed trailer brake and wiring, it's worth it. I would also highly recommend the factory installed spray in bed liner. Tough as nails and is uniform in thickness. Didn't buy the navigation so can't review. I waited a few years to write review so that I could really experience it. Would I buy another one, yes.
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A)
Let me just say, we miss our 1997 Chevy 3/4, 4x4 truck. For the same gas mileage, I at least had a 454 hp engine that could get out of it's own way. I wouldn't dare pull out in front of anything. Example, pulling onto the interstate, when you step on the gas the power backs off (enough to make your head bobble) then initiates the pickup thrust. I wouldn't lay my life on the line. The metal is cheap and thin, I doubt it will last 10 yrs. By the way we still are using our '97 around the farm! It comes with a basic radio, and I could not purchase a GM cd player. The speakers in the back doors are horrible. The cigarette lighter in the front console takes forever to charge any device. The A/C comes on for everything (even just turning up the blower knob), it's a long time known problem, I believe since 2013 and as of today there is no fix. Every year since we bought it new, we have had to replace the Water Pump and belts. The dealer said the first pump had a pinhole leak and the second one they said the water pump itself was loose. This is our first new vehicle ever and I can't tell you how embarrassing it is to hear it squeal everyday since we bought it, almost 3 yrs now. And I'm not talking a quiet noise either! I have taken back to the dealer multiple times. Every time I suggest there is another reason causing the pump to go bad, they blow me off. Something has to be out of alignment, causing the water pump to go bad, its not just bad luck. I truly believe they are trying to run the warranty out. Sad :( I don't like how high the truck sits, no reason for it. The in dash trailer brake has known issues hooking up to different trailers, it won't connect. The door handles are made of cheap thin plastic. On the plus side, it has bright lights and lots of storage room for cups and other stuff. Although I wouldn't use the pop down cup holder between the back seats without supporting it underneath.
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD High Country 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A)
2016 Chevy 2500 HD High Country. I have owner this truck new for 3 1/2 months now & I've had it back to the dealer twice for water leaks. I owned a GMC 1500 before the chevy that leaked too. Shame on me for trying GM again. The dealer has been great for trying to fix the leak. General Motors on the other hand has done nothing but read from a script of lines to make it sound like they are concerned about you. I wish General Motors would pull there collective heads out of the back side & address the problems that they are having with a bunch of there model vehicles introducing water into the cabin and trunk areas.