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Old 07-24-2013, 03:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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Sub - '84 Chevy Diesel Suburban C10
90 day: 19.5 mpg (US)

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90 day: 26.43 mpg (US)

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90 day: 11.95 mpg (US)

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Might have to privately sell it for cash and turn that over to buying something smaller.

Don't go through a dealer, they will give you $1k to $2k less than what your blazer is worth and they will sell you a vehicle and make $1 to $2k one way or another.
You pay the difference.
That gas hog would be perfect for someone with kids and too much money to spend on gas.

I did this with our Lincoln town car. Dealers wouldn't offer more than $2k to $2,500 for it.
I sold it for $3800 cash.
Dealers had ones like mine in their lots for $4k to $6k.
Took that money and got the kia. Its about a +13mpg improvement on the highway.

Oh and those early 2000s blazers like to $#!+ out their transmission some where around 70k to 80k miles.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
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