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Old 12-03-2011, 08:41 PM
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Default Lookin' at a pair of 2003's

So now that we got our 1800 mile trek down to California out of the way in our POS Yukon XL, truck talks are back on in the house. The only problem is that my dad wants a 3rd gen Cummins for around 15K.

I've found one in the area that is right in the price ball park. 2003 QC short box with 120K miles, bone stock 5.9 24v with an auto tranny (don't know if it's a five or a six speed) the seller wants $15,500.

So I'm not a diesel nut, but do know a bit about them, just not what engine prefers what tranny or programmer and all that good stuff. But that's why I have you guys.

Did the 2003's come with a 5 or a 6 speed AUTO tranny? My friend has a 4-speed Manual in their '99 and they don't like the stock shift points. He says the five speeds are the best. I can't tell what the trucks have just from the pics and descriptions. Is there any way to tell at all?

Anything i should be worried about the 2003's, or if the truck is reaching 150K miles like this one?

I have a feeling that it's going to take some easing into this on my dad's part, so mods are going to be down the road, and this truck seems like a great place to start.

Thanks all!
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