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Did any of you consider a GMC/Chevy with the 3.0 Duramax?

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Buying a GMC/Chevy with the 3.0 Duramax compared to say the 2.7?
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Yup. The 2.7 Ecoboost and the aluminum construction on the F150 is what pushed me over to my XLT. Else I'd be representing the General.
 
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Yup. The 2.7 Ecoboost and the aluminum construction on the F150 is what pushed me over to my XLT. Else I'd be representing the General.
I'm looking because my MPG is terrible. My computer calculated is bad, hand calculating is even worse!

The aluminum body as a huge check for the Ford vs the GM so I agree with that.
 

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The GM baby Duramax has great gas mileage it's just so gutless.
 

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I've gotten as low as 7.2l/100km (32.7 MPG) on the highway and average 10.3l/100km (22.8 MPG) around town with the 2.7L. I have the 3.55 rear end. It's got great low-end torque and decent horsepower, it's overbuilt for what it is, it's the most reliable engine in the lineup, and oil changes on it are a snap. If I were towing heavy on a regular basis I'd be wanting but as it stands I'm quite happy with what I have.

I imagine the 5.0 with the 3.73 rear end doesn't know the meaning of the word economy. But I bet it sounds a whole lot better than mine does.
 

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I've gotten as low as 7.2l/100km (32.7 MPG) on the highway and average 10.3l/100km (22.8 MPG) around town with the 2.7L. I have the 3.55 rear end. It's got great low-end torque and decent horsepower, it's overbuilt for what it is, it's the most reliable engine in the lineup, and oil changes on it are a snap. If I were towing heavy on a regular basis I'd be wanting but as it stands I'm quite happy with what I have.

I imagine the 5.0 with the 3.73 rear end doesn't know the meaning of the word economy. But I bet it sounds a whole lot better than mine does.
18-19 mpg almost 100% sport mode.
 

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300hp? No way, that's just not up to snuff
 

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My 5.0/3.31 typically averages 17 around town and 23 on the highway. To be honest I could give a rats ass about fuel economy, if they offered a 7.0 Liter DOHC V8 with 700 HP and 10 MPG for a reasonable price I would have bought it. The fuel efficiency it gives me has been impressive, but was not a requirement to buy. I just view it as a bonus.
 

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add in most of my work rentals were gm or dodge based...really made me go NOOOOOOOO
 

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Buying a GMC/Chevy with the 3.0 Duramax compared to say the 2.7?
No mostly because the DPF and wet oil pump belt that I actually knew about and looked into the process for changing. Diesel fuel was also sort of a detractor. I didn't really like most of the Chevy lineup either looks wise. The interiors were pretty good minus the seats. The AT4X is the only okay looking half ton they make. Chevys and Fords 3/4 ton trucks both look awesome and I kinda wish Id done that given the cost difference between the half ton. I guess cheaper maint is good though on the half.

I didn't know the gen 2 2.7s had wet belts too when I purchased my truck.
 

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Fuel economy is one thing, cost per mile is another. I’m guessing if you crunch the numbers cost per mile would be very similar.
 

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Fuel economy is one thing, cost per mile is another. I’m guessing if you crunch the numbers cost per mile would be very similar.
on diesels used in 3/4 ton and one tone trucks yes ..cost per mile is probably pretty close
longer oil change intervals, larger oil capacity , exhaust system fluid etc.
oil capacities crack me up..why are we left with 1/2 quart...just make them all an even amount already
using a lower oil capacity as a selling point then...having 1/2 a qt sitting is dumb

that 1/2 a quart is not going to be used.
i had a dealer once give me back my unused oil when they did the oil change as he had to use quart containers that week due to a lube transfer pump from the 55 gallon drum not working.
 

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I almost did. But based on my driving habits, short trips to work and back, and living in a cold climate, I was worried about all the emission crap going bad. I simply would never get the truck up to temp on my normal commute, about 6 miles.
 

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My 5.0/3.31 typically averages 17 around town and 23 on the highway. To be honest I could give a rats ass about fuel economy, if they offered a 7.0 Liter DOHC V8 with 700 HP and 10 MPG for a reasonable price I would have bought it. The fuel efficiency it gives me has been impressive, but was not a requirement to buy. I just view it as a bonus.
Same. I'm all about smiles per gallon. I couldn't care less what it does for MPG, the fact it can still manage to average ~17mpg with heavy 295/70's and heavier than stock 18's is impressive though. My daily commute is ~15 miles (one way) of rural county highways, maybe if I was a towner the hit would've been worse but I still wouldn't care lol.
 

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Same. I'm all about smiles per gallon. I couldn't care less what it does for MPG, the fact it can still manage to average ~17mpg with heavy 295/70's and heavier than stock 18's is impressive though. My daily commute is ~15 miles (one way) of rural county highways, maybe if I was a towner the hit would've been worse but I still wouldn't care lol.
Same for me PB version. I’ve hit the speed limiter more times than I can count and still manage above 20mpg overall. I actually bought it to pair with a trailer I still have yet to purchase, so the amazing performance is a bonus!
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