- Oct 7, 2004
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I'm starting to look for a new truck, I tortured my 98 Chevy 4x4 with a 5.7 Vortec and 3:73 gears pulling loads too big and need something better on fuel for driving back and forth to work every day. I finally piled up the rear end so I think it's time to swap differentials and send it down the road. I'm looking for a used diesel for under 10k, but I don't know a whole lot about them. I know that the 6.5 had electrical issues and Cummins are hard on back tires and the automatic transmissions are kinda weak. I thought about a 6.2 for about 30 seconds, they're good on fuel but cant pull anything of size. What does everyone think? Any horror stories? Any good stories? All advice and input is welcome! What diesel would you buy for under ten thousand dollars?