Traded in my 96' GMC 3/4 ton Suburban, w/ 454
Vortec engine for this new crew cab, Duramax w/
Allison transmission. Wow what a difference in
towing power. Previously driving over mountins into
Prescott and Payson, from the Phoenix area, we
were lucky to keep up 35mph. Now, wow, 65mph
over the same roads and mountains, towing the
same trailer. Diesel milage is better than the gas by
about 5 to 6 mpg. Wish the Suburban had this
All good. Love the controls on the steering wheel.
Add in GPS. Could really use it for work. $47,000
truck ought to have one ... don't you think?
The experience of getting better gas
milage with the 6.0 motor in the GMC as
opposed to the 4.8 in my Chev, makes me
wish I had bought the Chev with the 6.o
instead of the 4.8. Factor in the
added pulling power, makes it far
better. I highly reccomend getting the
6.0 in either model truck.
In one word, the motor.
It will be hard to improve, other than
add more cushion to the seats to
compensate for the harder ride in the
I am pleased with my purchase at this
time. It tows as is expected for a
truck with its power- it is capable in
the woods and farm as well as on the
highway-- though the fuel economy is a
jolt. But then again it is alot of
weight to move.
xm radio- front bucket seats and
espically all of the computer business
and personal functions that are on the
maybe offer a quadrasteer on the 2500
HD models, larger and more aggressive
stock tires-maybe 285's