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Posted: 04/19/12 07:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is the Denali fulll time AWD??? If so that certainly isnt helping in the mileage department.


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Posted: 04/19/12 09:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just get a bigger fuel tank. That's what I would do anyway. It won't help with MPGs but you will be fueling less often. Drive it till the wheels fall off.


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Have to agree here... UNLESS you tow ALOT


ata3001 wrote:

If you are buying new, the difference in what your current vehicle is worth vs what a new one will cost might buy you a whole lotta gas, plus the newer diesels will give you better towing mileage, but probably only 2-3 mpg's more, not to mention diesel fuel is more expensive too. It could end up costing you much more than the additional mpg's will offer. Grab a calculator & run some numbers to see for yourself.


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I love this forum, because everyone has such good input!!! Finally pulled the trigger on a different towing vehicle based not on $$$/mpg/ or gas vs diesel but on "performance." We could not get comfortable with the higher RPMs of the Denali XL under the stress of a long grade. Eventually we want to go to the far west which is going to mean lots of mountain driving. We got a used 2008 Silverado 2400 diesel. We tried several different trucks/mfgs and this was a decent ride, fairly quiet as diesels go. I am happy to have a real truck again and not a prissey luxury vehicle although I am sure the GKs will mess the DVR ~LOL~ thanks to all who responded to my April post. Travel safely!!

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goducks10 wrote:

ata3001 wrote:

If you are buying new, the difference in what your current vehicle is worth vs what a new one will cost might buy you a whole lotta gas, plus the newer diesels will give you better towing mileage, but probably only 2-3 mpg's more, not to mention diesel fuel is more expensive too. It could end up costing you much more than the additional mpg's will offer. Grab a calculator & run some numbers to see for yourself.


x2. It reminds me of when people go spend $10,000 on a small car for commuting because their truck gets 17-18mpg and the new car gets 30mpg. 15,000 mi's a year would take apr 7 yrs to cover the cost. Have you thought about your daily driving habits and would a diesel work? And how much do you tow? I'd run the nubers through a calculator.


Gees I agree, grab the calculator and start knocking around on it. I reaily don't care if someone with a smoker and a drain pipe for an exhausgt pipe blows smoke in my ear on a long mountain grade.

That stuff about modern day gassers being short on power for towing is, in my opinion, urban legend.

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