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Old 10-13-2009, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm spoilt for choice I always buy cars to keep them for a long time. 10 years and more. I treat my cars very personally.

It will be a 3/4ton 2500HD or 1ton 3500. I will use it as a DD, truck camper and towing on weekends and holidays.

Diesels:

Pro: Good milage on the long term, good mpg, very reliable, good torque, strong drivetrain, etc.
Cons: Offered diesels often have higher prices than gas trucks, higher milage, often work trucks with bad interior, etc.

Q: But what about Diesels in wintertime, temperatures good be very low? Any probs or are the fuel additives good for minus 40,50 degree Celsius?
Diesel at 0C it will start to cloud, and at around -10 it will gel, at -45C will wax.

Gas:

Pro: Cheaper than Diesels, good equiped, good conditions,
Cons: milage ? , mpg not so good.

Q: I think no pobs in wintertime if battery is good or engine heater. Or?

Now the difficult part: Which manufactor?

I want to go with a GMC Sierra, 2500HD Duramax 6.6 diesel or Vortec 6.0 gas. Or a Ford 250, 350 Super Duty only with a 7.3 Diesel.

Any other suggestions? Do I miss something in my considerations? What would you buy and why?

BTW: We will arrive on 22. Oct. in Vancouver and I want to buy a truck very soon after our arrival. Immigration background for those who doesn't know it .
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If your staying in the Vancouver area it doesn't get that cold. Never have had an issue with my diesels. Even without fuel additive. I think we had a stretch of about -18 last year for a week or 2 at night, not very common thing to happen. All I did was plug in the blockheater.
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If your staying in the Vancouver area it doesn't get that cold. Never have had an issue with my diesels. Even without fuel additive. I think we had a stretch of about -18 last year for a week or 2 at night, not very common thing to happen. All I did was plug in the blockheater.
Yes, the Vancouver area isn't that cold in wintertime, but what if I would visit friends in Edmonton for example. Does the diesel fuel adds still work at that temperatures? Is a blockheater an obligation?
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Just got this email, seller offers a GMC 2500HD 2006, 65k kms, leather, etc. for 12000Ca$
He told me he moved from Vancouver to London and the truck is the best offer ever.

Hi again,
I am in United Kingdom,car is here with me,shipping and insurance is included in the price of the car, km's:65000.
I have to let you know that you have to accept those 8 steps to make the deal:
1. You will have to give me your details (first name,last name,street,city,zip code,state,country,shipping e-mail address and phone number) to open a transaction record at eBay Safe Harbor, the deal will be made by ebay.
2. You will have to make a deposit of $2250+ title service $150 at the one of their agent on his name and address for a better security and he will keep the money untill you pay the car entirelly.
3. You will have five (5) working days to inspect and test drive it and if you don't accept it,they will refund your money and the shipping company DAS will shipp the car back to me at my expense because I am affiliate there and they mannage for their customers at verry low price the shipping fees.
4. Then, if you will accept the item when you have made the drive test and the inspection at your local authorized dealer/service, you will have to pay the rest of the money again on the agent's name and address.
5. DAS will send you the package in maximum 5-6 days from deliverry and they will call you when the package is near to you.
6. The deposit will be kept by they until you will receive and inspect it.
7. I will be able to pick up the money only after the transaction will be complete and I will sign the title in your name and the bill of sale.
8. After the first deposit, the shipping company will give you the tracking # so you can track it at their website.
I will start the shipping process after you complete eBay instructions.
If you are ok with this please e-mail me with the required informations in order to get this deal arranged with eBay and they will send you an invoice with all the details about the payment.
E-mail me A.S.A.P. if you want to move forward and accept my therms of dealing because now I have more buyers still interested in my car.
Have a nice time!


What a cheating scumbag!
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 Dodge with a Cummins in it and I live in Kamloops.....we get a few weeks of -25 in the winter and I have had no issues.

Block heater and you're good to go


Up in Edmonton will be about the same and if you go further north you'll find that allot of guys don't even turn their trucks off during the winter
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Good batteries! Here in Quebec it hits -40 on a regular basis. I never had a problem with any vehicule that had a decent battery in it. If its 5 years old, Change the damn thing. And dont buy it at Canadian Tire.
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Just got this email, seller offers a GMC 2500HD 2006, 65k kms, leather, etc. for 12000Ca$
He told me he moved from Vancouver to London and the truck is the best offer ever.

Hi again,
I am in United Kingdom,car is here with me,shipping and insurance is included in the price of the car, km's:65000.
I have to let you know that you have to accept those 8 steps to make the deal:
1. You will have to give me your details (first name,last name,street,city,zip code,state,country,shipping e-mail address and phone number) to open a transaction record at eBay Safe Harbor, the deal will be made by ebay.
2. You will have to make a deposit of $2250+ title service $150 at the one of their agent on his name and address for a better security and he will keep the money untill you pay the car entirelly.
3. You will have five (5) working days to inspect and test drive it and if you don't accept it,they will refund your money and the shipping company DAS will shipp the car back to me at my expense because I am affiliate there and they mannage for their customers at verry low price the shipping fees.
4. Then, if you will accept the item when you have made the drive test and the inspection at your local authorized dealer/service, you will have to pay the rest of the money again on the agent's name and address.
5. DAS will send you the package in maximum 5-6 days from deliverry and they will call you when the package is near to you.
6. The deposit will be kept by they until you will receive and inspect it.
7. I will be able to pick up the money only after the transaction will be complete and I will sign the title in your name and the bill of sale.
8. After the first deposit, the shipping company will give you the tracking # so you can track it at their website.
I will start the shipping process after you complete eBay instructions.
If you are ok with this please e-mail me with the required informations in order to get this deal arranged with eBay and they will send you an invoice with all the details about the payment.
E-mail me A.S.A.P. if you want to move forward and accept my therms of dealing because now I have more buyers still interested in my car.
Have a nice time!


What a cheating scumbag!
Buy a truck in the states before you move. Its wayyy cheaper!
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Buy a truck in the states before you move. Its wayyy cheaper!
Pretty sure he is coming from Germany.
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Yes, the Vancouver area isn't that cold in wintertime, but what if I would visit friends in Edmonton for example. Does the diesel fuel adds still work at that temperatures? Is a blockheater an obligation?
Pretty much every Canadian car or truck these days comes with a block heater. A diesel in the age range you are looking at will already have one unless it was brought up from the US.
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Get a diesel if you are gonna drive to edmonton or over any of the passes that we have here. Gassers fuel economy on the passes suck donkey dick.
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Just come for visits to us in the Edmonton area in the summer, problem solved!
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the fuel companies sell winter diesel for the area you are in
I am not sure on the regular pumps but a commercial pump will have the temperature range listed on it during winter months
in the Vancouver area there will always be a "summer" diesel pump for the local trucks and "winter" diesel pumps for trucks that leave the lower mainland
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