decent price for a 2005 2500hd ?

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by RATRODKING, Sep 2, 2013.


    RATRODKING Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
  2. j cat

    j cat Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.

    RATRODKING Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
  4. j cat

    j cat Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I hope your planning on using a 2500 for more than hauling a 14 ft alum boat. 16 MPG would be the max .

    RATRODKING Rockstar 100 Posts

    not really, i just like the look of the truck and the price. im use to 14mpg in my 1990 k1500, so if it gets that it wouldnt bother me..
    thanks man
  6. buckmeister2

    buckmeister2 Rockstar 4 Years 100 Posts

    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.Jim

    RATRODKING Rockstar 100 Posts

    thanks for the input jim. yea, i did some research and found the 2500hd estimates out at 10mpg city and 12 highway. OUCH... its a tough looking truck and i think a great price, but i have no real need for a 3/4 ton truck, so i will keep looking i think.
    thanks again both of you for your input.

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