There is a 01 Duramax crew cab 2WD with 62000 miles and a 03 Duramax crew cab 2WD with 90000 miles (supposedly mostly highway mileage). Both cost $25000. Which would you suggest buying ? Hopefully I've given all the info you need. Thanks
well first off, i bought my 01 with 50,000 miles on it for $24,000 two and a half years ago.
Yeah i got a good deal, but it is in the shop with 98,345 miles on it. I have just recently researched that the 01 have had some head gasket issues. sooo, take that what it is worth. Pm me with the coin):h
What trim level are the trucks? Even if they are LT, that sounds a little high. If they are an LS, forget it.
I would personally go with the 2003. Many improvments to the electrical system, XM radio, Bose stereo, automatic dual climate control, 6-disc CD changer, power folding/signal mirrors, driver info center, shoulder seatbelt for the rear center passenger (01-02 just has lapbelt)...
I would think you should be closer to $20 to 21,000 for either truck. I gave around $22,000 for my 01 about a 1 1/2 or so ago. And it had 36,000 miles on it. I haven't had any real issues with mine.( it now has 97,000miles) Keep in mind that the 01 has warranty on the injectors until 200,000. The 03 warranty is kinda up in the air. I know some of the creature comforts are nice on the 03's though.
I would do a VIN check on both vehicles in that forum and see the history on both before I bought anything.
Thanks guys for the replies. I guess with so much construction work, etc. going on from Katrina the market here for diesels is higher. I did a carfax on both vehicles and they checked out o.k. I will probably try and get the 2003 if things work out. It still has some warranty left on it too. Thanks again. Later.
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