Tried today to buy a used 2500HD with the 8.1 Litre and Allison tranny. Same old story, Dealer wanted more than I would have paid for it new with a relative's GM employee discount. Still not convinced about the ride - loved the power and 5-speed tranny. Not sure about going diesel as I have to leave the truck parked outside at work without access to a plug for engine block heater. Normal winters in Chicago tend to wreak havoc with diesels. Still searching. I'm leaning toward purchasing a 2002 version of this same truck.
[ 01-28-2002: Message edited by: 26ZX Donzi ]