duramax diesel for college???

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  1. Trinidad

    Trinidad New Member

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    i would like some opinions on this. Would you recommend it? i know that i would either like a vortecMAX or a duramax. I'm not too sure because i don't know about gas mileage, the duramax would probably be used or an 06
     
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    pl_silverado OT Supporter

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    Are you just planning on using it to commute, or actually use the duramax for what its made for? Its quite a bit of truck to just tool around in. I have a 2003 Silverado Crew Cab Long Bed, Diesel. I wouldnt trade it for anything else, but its not cheap for a college student. Just make sure you can afford it.
     
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    well, maintenance is spendy. Oil changes, alone, are much more expensive with diesel than with gas.

    I imagine the duramax does about 5mpg better than the VortecMax, however.


    Regardless, don't buy either one on gas mileage. The added cost of the diesel is high, and it's only worth it if you need the diesel for towing, or you're keeping it sufficiently long (like 10yrs) to make the added cost worthwhile.
     
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    well why not convert it to a biofuel powered diesel.
    Im sure you could find local fast food places that look to get rid of the oil for cheap or free
    still a lot of truck but could be good

    edit: of course you cant mind smelling a bit like fries and burgers ect, lol
     
  5. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    I wouldnt. I'd get something cheap, reliable, and economical, preferably without a car payment!
     
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    Take my advice do eeeeet! I've had two duramax trucks in college and it was great. People are always looking to have shit hauled and you can make some extra cash that way :rofl:

    However the cheap ass in me says find a nice 4.0L Jeep (Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler) instead. Unless you're getting a new truck for free then go for it!
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    ^^ I agree. I have a 99 cherokee and I have made some extra money moving shit. Another thing to think about is parking. If it is a pain in the ass already think about trying to parallel park a big truck into a small space.
     
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    Make sure you can get your hands on some sandbags so you don't spin out and kill yourself the first time it snows.
     
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    ^ lol
    true ive done it before
     
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    Im in college and Im rocking the 3/4 ton diesel truck. If you want it get it.
     
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    Gayest advice in this thread. :hsugh: Why not go with something cheap and paid for? Seems to make more sense for a college student, esp. if you are living on campus.

    Brokeback - I remember your thread about getting hit a while back. Whatever happened with that??
     

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