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Old 01-03-2020, 03:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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upgrade thoughts

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I own a 2009 chevy 2500hd LTZ lmm, 160kms all stock.It runs great.
Thinking of buying probably my last Duramax am retired now.Looking at a 2018 2500 Denali L5P
Its great shape with 12,000kms
I am getting such different options from everyone keep my 2009 or jump up to a 2018 Denali that's still has some warranty
I would love a 2020 but too much money for me.
your thoughts please

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Old 01-03-2020, 03:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If your truck is working good, and looking good (not rusting out), I would suggest just keeping it. Unless you are going for towing something bigger than what it can handle, or just have to have something newer, I think you'll find what you have is probably going to be more problem-free than the new thing.


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Its in great shape but 160kms is about 99k miles. we have plans of camping the states with our 8.5 northern lite camper and the warranty does sound kinda good
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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100k is nothing for that truck... I would say your truck is maybe in it's early 20's in human terms. It's past all the early failures, and all the major parts have lots of life in them (engine, transmission). You know how everything works, how the truck sounds and feels now, when it's working right, so you know when it feels wrong.


You're trading that for a truck that hasn't hit puberty, that you likely can expect to have to use that warranty, which can be not great when on a road trip...
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hello
I own a 2009 chevy 2500hd LTZ lmm, 160kms all stock.It runs great.
Thinking of buying probably my last Duramax am retired now.Looking at a 2018 2500 Denali L5P
Its great shape with 12,000kms
I am getting such different options from everyone keep my 2009 or jump up to a 2018 Denali that's still has some warranty
I would love a 2020 but too much money for me.
your thoughts please
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you are hitting home my truck is pretty nice , just got weak looking at car lot ads.
Probably will keep my truck and look into egr delete and dpf delete.
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Im retired also for 13 years at 49. This is a big decision since our 07 classic only has 134k miles but a lot of parts are discontinued now. Stuck about 5k in it the last year keeping up with maintenance.
We ordered a 2020 and hopefully get many years out of this one.
At some point your going to run into the same situation with your 2009.
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