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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jpaitala, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. jpaitala

    jpaitala Registered Member

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    I'm thinking of buying either one of these but would like to know what to look for before making decision.

    -1993 Chevrolet Silverado Dually 6.5TD 4*4 ?? Odometer says 150 000.

    -1997 Chevrolet Suburban6.5TD 4*4?? Odometer says 189 000.

    What to look on these vehicles??

    Thanks.
     
  2. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Look for a new vehicle. No way I'd ever buy a Diesel that was that old. Unless they had a full maintenance record with reciepts from when it was new.

    Diesels have STRICT maintenance requirements that if not followed lead to HUGE repair bills.

    Oh yeah, and if you're looking for a tow vehicle, look for a Dodge or Ford if you're looking for a lower priced Diesel. You'll only be disappointed with the 195 hp 6.5 TD. It can't compete with the direct injected Diesels that other manufacturers had in 1989 and 1994!
     
  3. jpaitala

    jpaitala Registered Member

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    Not the reply I wanted. As living here in Finland there's simply no new Chevrolet's available at reasonable price. The cheapest new chevy's(Tahoe's and Trailblazer's) are over 60 000€ = 65 000$$$.

    So the year range affordable for me is from 1993 to 1997 which are from 20 000€ to 30 000€.
     
  4. 75-K5

    75-K5 3/4 ton status

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    Yeah, I can't believe how DAMNED EXPENSIVE Chevy trucks are overseas. I went to Germany a couple years ago and in the whole town I stayed in there was only one Chevy pickup. It was a mid-80s crew cab dually 1 ton and it cost the guy around 80,000 DM!!! He was like the most popular guy in town.
     

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