Originally Posted by SmokeyWren
Click on this link to a Chevy 30-page PDF file:
Scroll down to the next to last page in the PDF file, then scroll over to the right side of the page to find the 3500 HD pickup with diesel engine.
CrewCab 4x4 diesel = 23,500
CrewCab 4x2 diesel = 22,000
Thank you again! I looked at that exact document but didn't scroll all the way to the end. I just gave up looking for the GCWR. lol
Well, we did the math between the 2008 450 (which are so plentiful around here) and the 2011/2012 Fords/Chevy/GMC. When we factored in gas mileage, the new trucks aren't that much more expensive per month than the old.
So we're thinking new (or 2011 used gently) so that we can have plenty of truck, good mileage, and a warranty. Since we're not truck ppl yet (or mechanical) that warranty is worth the extra price I think. Peace of mind and all that.
In looking at all the newer Fords, GMCs, and Chevy's (sorry Dodge, your mileage seems too low) they're all neck to neck in terms of towing capacity and mileage. And after doing a ton of math, any of them would work for our needs.
I also joined the forum of the brand we're looking at and had the folks who are towing the exact model we want confirm that the trucks we're looking at now will work. More peace of mind.
So it's time for more test driving. Then maybe a hint of haggling.
Thanks so much to everyone for answering our questions. I really appreciate your help and guidance! I hope to have a truck and 5-er listed in my signature very soon.