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Old 07-09-2016, 02:07 PM   #15
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You will probably get tired of it before it wears out...

Yup, I had a 2000, Tahoe I drove for trouble free 250,000 miles. Still ran great but I got bored with it.
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:41 PM   #16
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I don't know much about GM trucks, but I had a 2002 Ford F250 V10, with about 104,000 mostly towing miles that I recently traded in on a new one. It was a beautiful truck that had been kept inside for most of it's life. Nothing wrong with it at all. Could probably have easily gone another hundred grand, but I just got tired if looking at it. I had A good excuse to get a new truck ... 50th wedding anniversary. I know! If you buy your wife a new truck for a golden wedding anniversary present, you just might be a redneck! Guilty as charged.
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:00 PM   #17
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Thanks All!

Thanks for your replies.

I'm going to think about replacing at 150k and probably get it done by 200k. That'll be well ahead of the 10 year parts horizon.

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Old 07-09-2016, 09:19 PM   #18
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I wouldn't be overly concerned with the parts horizon. Where GM may stop making and or stocking parts, on a high volume build like a Silverado, the aftermarket will fill the gap for decades.


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Old 07-09-2016, 09:53 PM   #19
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I wouldn't be overly concerned with the parts horizon. Where GM may stop making and or stocking parts, on a high volume build like a Silverado, the aftermarket will fill the gap for decades.


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Yup, and GM supplies parts for way more than 10 years, especially on high volume mainstream vehicles.
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The point about parts is to plan ahead. Even, buy ahead if, say, starters or alternators, etc are likely to fail before end of ownership.

Don't just replace a component. Service the entire system of which it is a part. Weak links show up everywhere after a time.
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