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  • Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: New Orleans

Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: New Orleans

Great deals on diesels in the Twin Cities? You betcha!

Dec 22, 2020
Photographers: Craigslist
The "Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist" series began in March 2020 with a story about a 1994 Ford E-350 that served in former President Bill Clinton's motor pool. With this rundown of 2020, which covers New Orleans, Louisiana, and its immediate vicinity, we now have 19 stories covering our search for diesels being privately sold via Craigslist from coast to coast.
It's important to note that diesel-powered pickup trucks, while plentiful almost everywhere, are not the primary target of our searches. In an effort to have some fun with this project, we're looking for uncommon, unique, or even quirky diesel vehicles, equipment, parts, etc. However, there certainly are instances where the late-model pickups we're all familiar with receive proper credit.
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Most people know New Orleans to be the home of a good party, especially on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. The city is a major tourist destination, and as it sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, it also is a home for several major military and commercial ship-building companies. These could be reasons why diesel vehicles that turned up in our search are rather basic, blue-collar-type pickups, versus the out-of-the-ordinary rigs we like to see in the cities we mine for good deals.
As always, we want to know details if you follow up on one of these examples. Be sure to let us know about good diesel deals that you come across on Craigslist, too. Send info and a link to: dieselpower@motortrend.com.

2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD

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Although this truck's desirable 6.6L Duramax LBZ engine has 207,000 miles, the rig is super clean, and it has a new transfer case, rebuilt Allison automatic transmission, all-new front-end suspension, brakes, U-joints, a cold-air intake system, and exhaust. For $21,000 you might snag a hidden gem. The seller says the truck runs great and is being sold only because it's sitting around and simply no longer being driven.

2000 Ford F-350

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Finding a Ford Super Duty with a solid 7.3L Power Stroke engine is becoming tougher and tougher. So, when really good examples like this rig show up in our search results, we feel obligated to let you know about them. The ad includes a full page of details about upgrades and new parts that justify the $20,000 ask.

1997 Chevrolet Suburban

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Our Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: Minneapolis report included a 6.2L diesel-powered 'Burban, a first-gen survivor. We continue celebrating diesel's return to the popular SUV with this model, motivated by a 6.5L turbodiesel that replaced the naturally aspirated Detroit. Other than tires a good detailing, and "some electrical work," per the seller, this time capsule starts, runs, and drives. A cool $2,000 takes it, and again, if you're getting a 2021 Suburban diesel, why not have one of the originals, too?

2002 Dodge Ram 2500

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We enjoy seeing simple listings, and this truck appears to be a really good value. The price is $6,100, for a 5.9L Cummins-powered rig that has no issues, drives anywhere (the seller says), and is super clean. Trucks like this with strong followings typically sell for a lot more!

2013 Ford F-250

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Are you looking for something that's modified and turnkey? This rig has 85,000 miles and is loaded with the lion's share of popular cosmetic and mechanical upgrades that most diesel enthusiasts add (6-inch lift and off-road suspension pieces, American Force wheels, LED lights, custom ECM tuning, and more). With the pros, this truck does have a few cons, among them being a salvage title, but the seller will entertain any reasonable offer that doesn't lowball the $37,500 price tag.