2023 gmc sierra 2500hd at4 mpg
What would you recommend for a work truck, pulling a 8000LB enclosed trailer at all times, 1000+ miles a week, preferably diesel?
2023.03.28 21:05 Askdevin777 What would you recommend for a work truck, pulling a 8000LB enclosed trailer at all times, 1000+ miles a week, preferably diesel?
Uncle’s 99’ Ram 2500 is getting really high in miles and just constantly needing new parts, so want to get him one for his birthday/Christmas. Can’t afford brand new so looking at Used about $35k-40k price range.
Mainly been looking at GMC Sierra 2500HD and RAM 2500HD.
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2023.03.27 18:27 justincorporated Stuck between 2023 5.3L Denali vs 3.0L / 6.2L AT4 -- please help my analysis paralysis!
I need to buy a truck in 2023 for tax reasons (at least that's what I'm telling my wife), and would like to do it before interest rates rise even further.
Bear with me on this read, as you'll see what makes this decision so hard for me.
I test drove the 2023 AT4 Sierra (3.0L), 2023 Denali Sierra (5.3L) this last weekend. I loved the comfort and features of both, and though I'm typically more heavy-footed and like a little get-up, I think I'd be happy with any engine.
I'm also strongly 6.2L AT4, though I know they're the worst on paper when it comes to cost per mile to operate. Buuuuut, they're fun? So that counts for something. Unfortunately, dealer didn't have one on the lot at the time so couldn't test drive.
That said, I've spent the last week reading every Reddit thread, GMC forum, and YouTube video out there trying to determine which truck is better based on different factors, but hoping some actual owners here may be able to help me out based on my specific
use case. EDIT: I've ruled out the 5.3L Denali, and now simply trying to decide between the 6.2L or the 3.0L engine on the AT4 Sierra 1500.
How I'll be using the truck:
- Daily commute to my office (2 mile round trip), but only living here for the next year
- City driving (under 3 mile trips) to restaurants, client meetings, etc; very seldom am I driving more than 30-minutes anywhere each week
- Trips to a mountain property every few weeks (300 mile round trip through NC mountains), which has some muddy/unpaved portions on the property
- Off-road camping trips every month or two during fall (200 miles round trip)
- Longer road trips for business every few months (500 miles round trip)
- 12,000 mile cross-country roadtrip pulling a 21' travel trailer later in the year
- Planning to own the truck at least 7 years (business write-off until fully depreciated)
Price-wise, the trucks are roughly the same at $75k out-the-door. With either truck, I'll likely be doing a full PPE matte green wrap (additional $4k), so chrome on the Denali would be covered regardless.
I can afford the truck, and the fuel for either engine, but that doesn't mean I don't like to be frugal and overly complicate things with cost comparisons whenever possible!
I'm also trying to keep long-term repair costs out of the equation, as my dad is a GMC mechanic and would only charge me for parts to repair either truck.
Both have their pros and cons, but since the pros are roughly similar, I'll stick mostly to the cons:
My concerns with the 5.3L 10-Speed Denali
It sits lower and isn't as easily "modded" for more off-road use; I realize this also means a more comfortable highway drive as well, which would be the majority of the use
Won't get as good of fuel economy while towing -- though even on the cross-country road trip only adds about $400 to total fuel cost vs. the 3.0L diesel
Re-sale value historically is not as good compared to the diesel, but diesel could depreciate faster in the future as EV / plug-in hybrid trucks become more prevalent
Possible lifter issues in the 5.3L, though these seemed to be mostly fixed by now
My concerns with the 3.0L LZ0 10-Speed AT4
- I've heard that when doing mostly city driving / short trips on my daily commutes, I'd run into significantly higher DEF usage and fuel economy, plus possible regen issues
- No idea where the future of diesel prices / restrictions are headed; currently 25% more expensive for diesel vs unleaded ($4.10 vs. $3.30 in Charlotte, NC) and realize this spread could increase as electric vehicles become more prominent (and/or political factors as well)
- Currently it's cheaper per mile (built an entire spreadsheet on this), even with DEF, but this could easily change if diesel prices increase at a higher rate than gas (which has happened before)
- DEF consumption seems to be unpredictable at best (somewhere between 2-3 gallons per 100 gallons of fuel used is the best estimate, or even higher when under heavy load)
- Possible long-term emissions system issues since I'll mostly be driving shorter trips, but no hard data to suggest this yet; also will likely sell before 80k mile emissions warranty expires
My concerns with the 6.2L 10-Speed AT4
- Highest cost-per-mile to operate, especially when towing on my long 12,000 mile road trip -- even though it's technically rated for higher towing capacity than the 3.0L
- Requires premium fuel, though thankfully can buy it at Costco for $3.39 currently vs. $4.09 for diesel; even with that, still more expensive than the 3.0 diesel based on average MPG and the fact I'll likely be riding it much harder
- The most likely to induce my heavy-foot and really eat up some gas; overall 33% higher annual fuel cost based on my calculations
- Re-sale value historically is not as good compared to the diesel, but diesel could also depreciate faster in the future as EV / plug-in hybrid trucks become more prevalent
Am I crazy for doing this much research? Absolutely.
Is there a clear winner for my use case? Not that I can see, so any help in the comments below would be very much appreciated!
Thank you for reading this far and helping my decision!
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2023.03.27 17:19 colorfulnina Samsung March 2023 security update caused Android Auto to stop working on all our cars
We have 3 cars 2022 Prius 2022 GMC Sierra and 2019 Chevy cruze LT and Android auto is not working on any of my cars after the March 2023 Security update
Is anyone else having this issue we tried resetting both the cars and the phones to factory setting and its not working.
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2023.03.26 22:14 kcks 2023 GMC sierra 1500
My new GMC Sierra 1500 is not starting up after it sits for an hour. There is no click or anything. I can jump start it and drive it around with no problems. Any idea what could be causing this?
I tested the battery and alternator.
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2023.03.26 03:16 aJxc05 Need advise on my door locks. Both driver and passenger side’s lock not working. Unlock works fine but not the lock ones. 2012 gmc sierra 2500HD wt
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