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1500 with 6.2 or 2500 Duramax 6.6?


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Hi,

I am looking to buy a used 2007 or newer GMC 1500 with 6.2 or 2500 Duramax 6.6. My budget is 32K or below. I rarely tow but will have this truck for a very long time. I believe the 6.2 gets 18 MPG highway so i would think the Duramax gets the same unloaded? I would appreciate your insight on what problems or improvements any years have and what you all recommend. I live at 7,000 feet and drive a lot of mountain highways. Truck will mostly be driven unloaded and for trips, errands. My thinking is if the Duramax gets similar mpg as 6.2 then why not buy an HD with a turbo? I wish they made a 1/2 ton diesel!

 

My dad owned a Powerstroke 6.0 ford that had all sorts for engine problems, so i definitely want to stay away from any years with problems.

 

What years do you recommend? Is there any large difference between 2007 - 2012?

 

MPG for Duramax stock and tuned?

 

What to look for on a used truck?

 

Maintenance costs on Diesel?

 

Can you get a power bench seat or do you have to go captain chairs?

 

Which years had the cloth seat lint problems?

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