Chevy Silverado 2500HD Extended cab

Submitted: Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 09:04
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G'day all, just looking for some feedback on the Chevy. Had the first 100 series for 7 years 290k and 05 turbo diesel since, now at 280k. Both been excellent vehicles. Seriously looking at the Chevy rather than 200 series but worried about how they go in the bush. Longer wheelbase with same clearance and wider track sounds like a problem. Any feedback from owners would be appreciated.

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Reply By: toffytrailertrash - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 17:02

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 17:02
I have a crew cab on order and should be arriving at the end of the month then conversion. From all I have read they are a very capable off road truck with a similar economy to a Land Cruiser...just make sure you get it de-rated to 4500kgs so you can drive it on a car license otherwise .0% blood alcohol on a breath test.


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Follow Up By: 2p - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 17:46

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 17:46
Thanks Merv. Yes so far all I have talked to say as economical as Cruiser off tow and significantly better when towing. Good point about RBT.
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Reply By: graham B9 - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 20:58

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 20:58
I have had a 200 TD as well as a 2012 Suburban. A suburban and a silverado are basically the same. I prefer the suburban but my wife would rather go back to the 200. mainly due to being easier to park. I also has a F250 between both of these.
The new suburban has a 4WD system where the computer monitors traction and moves the truck automatically between 2 and 4 wheel drive as required. This is if you have it in the auto mode.

You did not say if you were looking at a LT model or a LTZ model. The LTZ has more features, many that landcruiser does not have. In the US it also has features that are not available in Australia either. For example I can start my truck (which is currently in the US) from my iphone in Australia. I can check on my phone the transmission tempreture and also how much fuel is in the tank.

Off road I have never had a problem with it. I have not towed wiith it but would think it is more like my F250 than a landcruiser. The difference between a F250 towing and a landcruiser is challk and cheese. F250 walks all over a landcruiser.

Good luck.
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Follow Up By: toffytrailertrash - Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 08:19

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 08:19
Hi Graham, just gettting off the track a little. How do you go getting DEF for the Suburban or have you had it removed?


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Follow Up By: graham B9 - Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 07:17

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 07:17
Sorry not certain what DEF is.

Google says "Diesel Exhaust Fluid". This did not help.

My suburban is petrol. Diesel is not that big over there. Hard to start in the snow and the price difference is not great. Becuase "gas" is cheaper moost vehicles are petrol. $2.57 a gallon compared to $2.65 a litre here.

So there you can have a big truck without breaking the bank and any kind of gun you want as well.
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