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Is there any sort of fit, finish, or aesthetic difference between the Diesel and Gasoline Colorado? Is there a way to pick out the Diesel just seeing it?
 

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After driving both fit and finish are the same. The big difference is shift points in the transmission in the gas hunts and shifts a lot. The diesel shifts smooth and steady with the torque band low,and the gasser is high in the rpm band. The gasser will win off the line but looses in the midrange. I am so glad I waited for the diesel. Will be in the garage soon.
 

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Take it from someone who's owned both. I had a 2016 gasser, towed with it once, drove it straight back to the dealership and traded it in on the diesel. Needless to say if you don't plan on towing the gasser is fine. Put something behind it and it falls flat on its face even with not much weight (I had about 2500 pounds behind it). That's what happens when GM puts a torqueless car engine in a truck. The 3.6 is just not a truck engine because it makes all its torque at high RPM's. Not fun for towing I'll tell you. Got a diesel, towed with it for the first time last weekend and it grunts and pulls up hills with minimal shifting downshifting while using much less fuel. The gasser would downshift and scream on any grade or hill and it could not cruise at 100km/h without downshifting constantly and burning tons of fuel. The diesel is the s**t if you tow!
 

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Is there any sort of fit, finish, or aesthetic difference between the Diesel and Gasoline Colorado? Is there a way to pick out the Diesel just seeing it?
The rather large venturi (like its big brother) style exhaust tube out the right rear. Along with the duramax diesel badge on either cowl.
 

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My 2016 Duramax only has badges on the fenders. I have another just like them for the back, but its too cold out now.
 

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I just put the same one on today. It's a tad off kilter, but I don't care. o_O
 

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I just put the same one on today. It's a tad off kilter, but I don't care. o_O
Mine seems to be, as well. I put a level on it and made some marks before sticking it on, but after it was on, it looked a little off. Not a big deal, and if it bugs me enough, I'll take it off and re-stick or replace.
 
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