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Thread: decent price for a 2005 2500hd ?
09-02-2013, 11:00 AM #1
decent price for a 2005 2500hd ?
guys, i found this 2005 silverado 2500hd 2 wheel drive truck online and was wondering what you guys thought about the price ? asking 12k, has 6.0 motor, leather interior, and only 79k miles.
how are the 6.0 motors ? dependable ? how will the gas mileage be ?
i need something dependable and really would like a 4x4..... but this looks tempting..
thanks for any help you can provide.
09-02-2013, 11:31 AM #2
what about the specific pkg it has ? 4 dr / ext cab / wheels / any other added equipment ?
these vehicles do have a wide range of prices. in farm country they are most expensive / with more demand.
retail sales price would be about 12,000. with 4X4 14,000 .
private sale should be able to work around 10,000 area.
mpg would be 16 . 6 L engine is good with 2wd plenty of power for tow/haul.
with this being in a warm climate be careful that the coolant system has the proper amount of dexcool . if the coolant looks dark/ also a gray color chances are the corrosion is eating away the engine metal and this would be a expensive fix. the water used should not be tap water especially in florida. if non distilled water was used this is very damaging.
09-02-2013, 02:40 PM #3
thanks for the input j-cat. i searched and see that engine has 300hp. should be plenty of power, especially since all i every haul is a 14ft aluminum jon boat.
i will think about it this week and see if i decide on purchasing it.
09-02-2013, 04:19 PM #4
I hope your planning on using a 2500 for more than hauling a 14 ft alum boat. 16 MPG would be the max .
09-02-2013, 04:33 PM #5
09-02-2013, 05:37 PM #6
jcat, I am glad you clarified that mpg. 16 would be on the highway, bare bones empty, 60-65 mph. I have owned two, and they are pigs, in my opinion (owners of 6.0's, no offense meant). RATROD, for the money you are talking about, you can find a very nice 4x4 1500 with a good 5.3 that will pull that boat easily, and more, and get 20+ on the highway. The motor will go 300K if taken care of.JimLas Vegas, NV...2001 Silverado 1500 LT Z71 Stepside X-cab, 171,000 miles, 5.3, cat-back duals, leveling kit, 3.73, 17" rims, more to come...
09-03-2013, 03:52 AM #7
thanks again both of you for your input.
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