This is by far the greatest and most comfortable truck ever made. And if power and performance are what you want then this is the truck for you. The only trouble I had was with the injectors and luckily they were covered by the LB7's extended 7year/200,000mile warranty. Other than that I have never had trouble with this truck. Plus the aftermarket for Duramax's is so wide open to your imagination.
The Duramax. Why would you want a gas after blowin past everyone else on the hills
Idler and Pitman arm. Replaced recently Cognito Motorsports makes a brace to help from having to do again.
My 2001 is a real pleasure to drive, getting 15mph on highways, always used regular gasoline. It performs well in the snow and I'm sold on Allison transmissions.
Shortbed is easy to park. Tow package makes towing -like you weren't!
Two complaints: The release for the emergency brake is too low to reach, and all but the driver's seatbelts lock up if you move forward and you have to open the belt and reconnect it -over and over. (I also wish the rear seat cup holders were deeper.)
Best vehicle I have ever owned. Still smooth and powerful after 150,000 absolutly trouble free miles. Ford and Dodge probably have as good an engine, but no way can they match the Allison/Duramax as a package. I used to trade trucks every year, but I still enjoy this one so much I want to see just how long it will go.
The braking system on the Allison is great. Comfort of the SLT leather interior and the ABS is the best I have ever used.
Fuel filter is a little tricky. Seem to have a slight bit of bump steer. Mirrors hold a lot of water that blows down the side after leaving the car wash.
I bought the Duramax, had a 2001 f250
figured I'd try it. Man let me tell
you, quite as a mouse compared to
Dodge and Ford and the power surprised
me. the leather is no comparison to
Fords, (does Dodge have leather?) When
we moved from W. Colorado to Central
TX I pulled a trailer ( over 8,000
lbs) over those mountians not even
much strain, fact had to wait for the
Ryder at the top, but no surprise
there. My wife wants one now,
the ride is like a good sedan and Im
not kidding its that good, my fuel
varies between 20 - 21 mpg our Ford
around 16mpg 4 people who have driven
my truck bought one, best vehicle I've
Comfort is awsome, best leather,
powerful motor, drives like a car,
smooth as silk good radio/cd/tape,
fuel economy, to me best physical look
on the market.
heavier foot rails. The fuel filter
could be better placed.(like the pump
though) better quality tannau cover
rails. free replacement truck for my
The 6.0 engine knocks a little until
warm...other than that it's ok. Lacks
real pulling power, even with a 410
rear end. Tranny went out at 9700 miles.
Power window regulator at 37000 miles
($500), Rotors now acting up at 47000
(all of a sudden??)
Pampered truck. Goes to FL with a light
trailer and back annually, othewise no
strain. Hauls nothing. Looks like the
8.1 and the Allison was the way to go.
Ride was real choppy from day one. I
mean bouncey on an uneven road! Hang on
in the rear seat! GM should be able to
do MUCH better than this.
They say every HD truck is made for
200K...at what expense?
Get the engine knock out and some
reliability in the transmission. Ride
needs work also.