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I am in the market for a MAX/Alli combo. I have never owned a diesel. I cant see putting 40k+ into a new one. So a used on it is. I really dont know what to look for in a used one. What is considered high mileage? In a gasser, 100K is geting up there. Anyway, any certain thing to look for when it comes to looking for wear, tear and abuse? What is a good price for a used one? Thanks guys.
 

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Where ?? Where ever you can find the best deal ....

Privately is nice if the guy is truthful with maintenance ... See if he used additives and what type .... Make sure non alcohol brand .... Try and find out as much info as you can on maintenance , Dealer or private .... Depending on mileage certain things should have been done .... Use carfax reports ...

Cosmetics and tires are the same gas or diesel ... Your prolly better off with a 02 or later ...

See what their using for an oil filter, make sure oil
s not an el'cheap'o ..... Make sure the tranny is dry and above the case on the floor board ..... Stay away from mod'ed trucks, not worth the risk .... I know I know hypocrite comes to mind ..... Gauges, larger exhaust .... Look for EGT ports in manifold or downpipe ... Look for out of place wiring ...

Your the one that wants to enhance from the get go new or used ...

Consider an extended warranty ....

It is a buyers market right now in the used vehicle purchase, now is the time .....

Oh ya,Kick the tires,good luck,and others will add I'm sure ....

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To add to what Mac said,


I just sold a '01 with 34,000 miles on it. Look for low miles, they are out there. You can get a lot of input from how the truck looks inside and under the hood. Owner pride over the long run shows. Good maintance records are important (dealer serviced USUALLY means that the work really did get done and at the miles noted). Pay to have the truck diagnosed by a dealer or an independent testing outfit before you buy it. The guy who bought mine (a friend) bought an extended warranty from GM before he rolled over 36,000.


Good luck,


Bob
 
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