Great Mileage, looks, reliability but expensive repairs
January 03, 2016
SILVERADO 2500HD LT
The good: I tow a wakeboard boat with a 10' camper in the truck with airbags in the summer, the truck has no problems on BC mountain passes. The fuel mileage outdoes my 2007.5 duramax in all conditions. Though the power isn't as much :(
The cab is very comfy and the controls are well laid out. I also love the look of these trucks. the body is rust free at 350.000km. everything works great and the 8' box is a dream for yard work and toys!
The Bad: everyone will tell you to be prepared for repair costs.
at 310000km, the injectors and head gaskets needed to be replaced for a small fee of $10,000. Beware of early model duramax, to access any components for repair the motor needs to come out or the cab has to be stripped or removed completely. I have a water leak near/in the turbo and the estimate is 8 hours labour to repair.
This truck has never left me stranded and never quit on me. any repairs I have had to do were at my leisure.
the money saved in fuel is quickly eaten up in repairs and purchase cost.