I'm wanting to obtain a diesel truck, but don't really want to drop $38k on a new truck. That's just for a 2500HD WT extended cab 4x2 and the only options selected are a Duramax motor and an Allison transmission. I'd want to get a LT 4x4, and that bumps the price up to $44k+
Lets say you and your friends have the tools, know-how and space to buy a used truck and replace the motor and transmission. But you can only work on it over the weekend. Would you buy a non-diesel used truck, new motor and transmission to save some money?
Lots of used trucks <$10k
Duramax motor $ 6900
Allison Trans $ 4200
Total ~ $20k
I guess a 3rd option would be to buy a high mileage (100k+) diesel that I like around $20k. The selection for this option is just more limited.