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2016 2500, should I?
First time posting here. Looking for opinions and suggestions on whether or not I should purchase a used 2016 2500. I would be trading in a 2014 GMC 1500. I have had both headlights go out at the same time within one year of install and the AC went out, both happened outside warranty and cost me a little less than $1K. I recently purchased a boat, that dry, weighs around 6,000 and can total out around 8-9K fully loaded up. That puts the 1500 at max tow. I don't think I will be towing every weekend, but several times a year for sure. I fear the strain on the 1500 will start to wear it down quickly.
The 2500 I am looking at has around 16k miles, Laramie, Cummins diesel, bench seating, was offered a spray in bedliner, $45k. The gas mileage on the computer was showing 27mpg on the highway (65mph) which is way better than my 1500. Trade in value of my truck (40k miles) is $32.5k. I would end up financing in the end around $10k. The vehicle history states rental, one owner, clean car fax. It looks like it was used to haul and or trailer something and has some rush on the frame underneath and a lot of clay. They said they would detail it and take care of all the clay.
I want a capable, trust worthy vehicle that will last me a long time. I'd like to see comparable or better fuel efficiency than my 1500.
Should I make this deal?? thanks for reading!