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Is approx. 75,000 on a 2013 6.0L Crew Cab LTZ high? Its just over 18,500 a year. Looks immaculate. They are asking $32,995.

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Was definitely a daily driver. Take a good look at the carfax and check for rust and all that. But you can put 250k on a 6.0 and it'll still run like new

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Clean Carfax, 1 owner, no accidents. I'll have to take a look at the underneath.

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12.5k is average.

Kind of comes down to how many miles you drive a year. I drive older rigs, so I stick to the 12.5k rule of thumb.
I drive 10-12k a year, so a rig with around 100k should last me about 10 years before it starts trying to steal my nickles and dimes.
My last two used rigs were 10 (Toyota) and 8 (Chevy)yo, both with 100k and I put on another 110k and 140k over 9 and 12 years, the 06 Sierra had 128k when I got it in February.
 

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Yeah i would say that's a good deal along as it's in excellent condition and the front end and underneath seem well taken care of. 75,000 is in the baby range for a 6.0
 

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So out of the blue a 2012 LTZ Crew Cab just showed up at a local dealership, where i bought my original Silverado from. Excellent condition, fully loaded minus a sunroof, 6.0L with 3.73 gears, about 43k miles on it. Asking $36k for it. Is it worth it, going from a 5.3 W 3.42s to a 6.0 with 3.73s? Gas mileage can't be worse then what I am getting now, 12mpg.
 

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Yes it is worth it. What do you plan on doing with it?
 

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Is it worth it to upgrade to a 2500? You,ll feel a big increase in power, but what do you tow or carry around? A 6.0 would show a big difference in towing capability. My dad just sold his 2500 for a R*m :cry: and towing the boat up north was much easier in his truck. I could barley even feel the boat on the back! So if you tow or plow it'll be worth it. Or if you don't tow and just want a bad ass powerful truck! Both are good reason, in the end it's all up to you! Goodluck
 

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thats all i get now maybe i should move up to the 2500 lol
 

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I don't know if I would say itll feel so much more powerful. It might feel a little more powerful because your going from 3.42's to 3.73's but it would feel a lot more powerful if you went to 4.10's. Also, though its a bigger engine and all, its also a much heavier truck. If my money were on which truck would win a 1/4 mile drag, I would put it on your current truck winning 7 days a week.
Gas 2500's are meant to move big loads every day, not necessarily move them fast. People that need to move huge loads fast get a diesel 2500, and those of us that just want to move loads, get a gas 2500. Most of the time I keep up with diesels though, just not in steep mountain country.
 

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Honestly, overall I just want a bigger stronger truck. I miss having a full size bed...this 5' 8" bed kills me trying to put ANYTHING into it. The 5.3 just doesn't have the power i expected with 33's and I'd like to go a little taller. After i test drove this 2500, I definitely don't see myself in a 1500 again. Even the 2500 cab felt bigger then my 1500 cab. Do I see myself towing in the future, maybe. I don't get great gas mileage now, never hit better then 18mpg on my stock (non-lifted) 1500, so I'm used to the low MPG....but we really don't buy trucks for MPG's, hahaha.

I don't know if I'll pull the trigger or not yet. This truck popped up out of nowhere and its definitely a good looking truck. I'm still wishing for that diesel to just pop up at a great price....but aren't we all?

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I was pretty much 3/4 ton till I got a 2013 1500. I could never grow fond of it though. In some instances I was inventing new swear words. So I ditched it and went back to a 2015 2500. Now this is a pickup I can keep for a long, long time. Haul more, tow more, and the L96 6.0 is just about the most bullet proof engine GM has now. Not uncommon for them to exceed 300,000 miles with no major repair. The engine usually outlasts the pickup.

My needs are primarily hauling and some towing locally. And with two people in the truck, a full tank of fuel, and roughly 200 lb of tools and such in the back, I still have 2300 lb of payload capability. Putting a ton of building material or oil drums in the back of a 1500 is not pretty. My 2500 barely squats and hardly knows anything is in the bed. And the 6.0 combined with the 6L90 trans and 4.10 diffs will pull the side of the barn down. Maybe not as quickly as a diesel, but just as effective.

I see it as similar to the newer fancy rifles and cartridges compared to something like the tried and true 30.06, 30-30, or 45-70. Yeah, those older cartridges may not have all the zing of the new stuff, but they have dropped more large game in this country than all the other cartridges combined. And two of them fought a lot of our wars. Sometimes it just pays to stick with something that works. And a Vortec L96 6.0, 6L90, 4.10 just plain works and works and works.

And driven right, not bad on mpg. Mine has averaged roughly 14 mpg for its entire life. I have pulled off some 17-18 mpg road trips (empty of course). That 14 mpg lifetime is for all miles... daily rural hilly gravel roads, in town, highway, hauling, off road farm/ranch use, all of it.
 

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Copperhead said:
. Maybe not as quickly as a diesel, but just as effective.

Sometimes it just pays to stick with something that works. And a Vortec L96 6.0, 6L90, 4.10 just plain works and works and works.
I couldn't agree more.

To the OP, I didn't know you had 33's on it. Maybe I wasn't paying attention. If your going to throw big shoes on the 2500, I would strongly suggest starting off with 4.10's or you may turn that truck into a dog with big tires and 3.73's.
 

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Ask how Tracy does with his 37's and 3.73 gears and 9" lift :lol: :lol:
 

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Tracy said he's getting around 11mpg, but he's also tuned.
 

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Speaking from experience, make sure you check the truck over really well. I bought my truck with a clean carfax and didn't realize it had been previously wrecked until I washed it the next day. Turns out the passenger door had body work done and it was only OK. I bought the truck on a overcast day and never even saw it. I ended up keeping it because it had the 6.2L, the damage wasn't that bad, and I got it for a hell of a good deal. Figured I could just fix the body work later if It really bothered me. I'm 3 years in and still very happy with the truck. Moral of the story, don't buy a truck on an overcast day and don't believe in the carfax report.
 

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I do not tow much other than a 2 place sled trailer and a small flat bed to mow my mothers lawn with my zero turn.I am easy on the gas and can get up to 17 on the highway with 4.10's on my 2500. I hear of guys getting the low 20's on the highway with their 1500's.I would have to see it to believe it B4 I switch from a 2500 and the power when needed.My mileage around town is between 11 and 13.6.
 

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The average fuel economy for my 2013 1500 5.3 Vortec with 3.42 was only 1 mpg better than my current 2015 2500 6.0 Vortec with 4.10 and weighing in about 1000 lb more and can easily carry over a ton in the back without being over gross.
 

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12.5k is average.

Kind of comes down to how many miles you drive a year. I drive older rigs, so I stick to the 12.5k rule of thumb.
I drive 10-12k a year, so a rig with around 100k should last me about 10 years before it starts trying to steal my nickles and dimes.
My last two used rigs were 10 (Toyota) and 8 (Chevy)yo, both with 100k and I put on another 110k and 140k over 9 and 12 years, the 06 Sierra had 128k when I got it in February.
about 4 months ago I got an 08 2500HD LT with a duramax that had only 35000 miles for 26,900. I prefer older low mileage vehicles adn let someone else take the HUGE depreciation hit. I could have gotten a newer 11 or 12 that had 100,000-150,000 miles but perfered the lower mileage because I only drive about 12000 a year
 
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