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?
I have owned many new vehicles from
trucks to sports cars from Prosches
(2), Corvettes (2), VW's (3), Fords
(6), Dodges (1), Chevys (2), Mercedes,
to Buicks (2). I have never owned any
vehicle that has given me the driving
satisfaction of never having a squeak,
squeal, rattle, or mechainical
problem: From dealer lot to 24,000
miles this has been an excellent
vehicle and I congratulate GM for
delivering the value.
I gave this vehicle a relatively poor
rating for gas economy but I do like
the 6000 Vortec engine and I knew the
gas requirements before I purchased
the truck: I'd buy this engine again
gas economy notwithstanding.
For a top of the line truck that listed
for over $32000 new you would think the
company would put in better seats ;such
as more padding in the bottom seat and
go back to having the whole seat move
by power not just the bottom. (this is
for the cloth seat). the seats in my
1997 were more conforbly , other than
the seatr it is an excellent truck.
Absolutely love this truck. Will buy
one again in a couple years. The only
thing I wish GM would improve is the
turning radius for the long bed and
stiffen up the fleet side metal...
leaning against the outside truck bed
wall, I pushed the metal in... it
popped back out but left a slightly
noticable dent. Also interior could
make use of wasted space in the dash
board below radio with bench seats.
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