2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Most reliable car ive owned.

by from Tucson AZ on September 6, 2017

Excellent and reliable. Feels like you're back in 2001 when the truck just came out upon getting in it. Everything is maintained and intact since it came out several years ago. 1 previous owner and iv...
Excellent and reliable. Feels like you're back in 2001 when the truck just came out upon getting in it. Everything is maintained and intact since it came out several years ago. 1 previous owner and ive got all the paperwork you need. Like i said heavily maintained and tooken care of. This was my first vehicle so I babied it, but its time i got a full size truck due to me recently finding out im gonna be a father. Hope you enjoy.
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Very conviniant because of the bed

by on August 24, 2017

Meets my needs for hauling my dirtbike and four wheelers, fun to drive, nice to have because of the bed.
Meets my needs for hauling my dirtbike and four wheelers, fun to drive, nice to have because of the bed.
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Bought a 2001 in 2013

by from Vernon, Ct. on October 23, 2013

I Bought a 2001 Silverado with 176k miles on it in September 2013. The radiator was bad, the dealership gave me a new one which I installed. The heater motor only worked on the last 2 settings, I repl...
I Bought a 2001 Silverado with 176k miles on it in September 2013. The radiator was bad, the dealership gave me a new one which I installed. The heater motor only worked on the last 2 settings, I replaced the resistor circuit. Also replaced the ignition cylinder lock that usually would not turn. All of these were not difficult to do. There's a lot of online resources for assistance. I can't really rate reliability accurately since I just bought the truck. I love this truck, it rides great. Compared to other trucks I've had it's hard to believe it's a truck. The engine is the 4.8 V8, it's quiet, smooth and plenty powerful for me. My first gas mileage calculation was 15.7 mpg, very good for a truck this size and age. This truck will only be used occasionally, when a truck is needed but I can see why others would make this their daily driver.
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Most dependable vehicle I owned

by from Phoenix on July 16, 2013

I have taken this Vehicle from northern Wisconsin to Phoenix, Arizona 4 times in the middle of winter with a trailer. Snow, ice, mountains, wind, rain, mud, dirt roads, anything mother nature has thro...
I have taken this Vehicle from northern Wisconsin to Phoenix, Arizona 4 times in the middle of winter with a trailer. Snow, ice, mountains, wind, rain, mud, dirt roads, anything mother nature has thrown at this vehicle it has handled without causing concern. I average about 17-18 mpg with mostly highway driving with a pick up shell on. It fits 6 adults in a very snug fashion. I'm 6'1" and the back seat is not ideal for long trips. I've filled the bed with rocks, full pallet of concrete, and even used it as a camper. My biggest complaints would be ABS, as on steep down hill descents can be rather scary when you need to slow down and the vehicle thinks you're slipping. I currently have 220,000 miles on mine and have had to repair the A/C once and just recently replaced the water pump and hoses. I'll say I'm not for the little trinkets in vehicles, I am more interested in what my vehicle can do and where it can go. It's not a luxury ride, but you can go pretty much any place you want and bring anything you want with. I have the LT model. Having steel bumpers is a nice as I'm not worried about denting or cracking my front or back end when hitting something. It's a tank. A women hit my truck in a parking lot totaling her little saturn, I had a scuff on the bumper. This truck has driven in 117 degrees to -50 degrees and has never had any issues. No highway complaints and zero off road complaints. I drive the vehicle as I got it, no altercations, no enhancements.
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Great Overall Vehicle

by from Nebraska, NE on February 15, 2013

I have lots of needs that this truck meets. First of all, I have a 3 year old, and the 4 doors make getting him into and out of the truck a snap. Second, I heat my home with firewood, which I cut myse...
I have lots of needs that this truck meets. First of all, I have a 3 year old, and the 4 doors make getting him into and out of the truck a snap. Second, I heat my home with firewood, which I cut myself. The truck does a great job of getting off road, and hauling the loads. And finally, the truck has a great deal of power to haul both my travel trailer for vacationing, and my flatbed to haul demolition derby cars to and from events. This truck comes with a long list of comfort options, and has been a great investment for me and my family.
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ITS SCARY AGAIN !

by from jersey shore on December 25, 2012

My 01 1500 4.8l w/ 208,000 . runs so good , that i just put a $2400 AAMCO transmission in it . A pure "BEAST "
My 01 1500 4.8l w/ 208,000 . runs so good , that i just put a $2400 AAMCO transmission in it . A pure "BEAST "
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Love My Chevy Truck

by from Dallas, Texas on December 12, 2012

I got this 2001 Chevrolet truck after my last 2001 Chevrolet truck was wrecked. I hit a 60' tall telephone pole head on at 50mph and suffered no injuries. What sold me on this truck was the CARFAX rep...
I got this 2001 Chevrolet truck after my last 2001 Chevrolet truck was wrecked. I hit a 60' tall telephone pole head on at 50mph and suffered no injuries. What sold me on this truck was the CARFAX report I saw that it was a 1 owner and where it got registered every year so i figured it was in pretty good shape. I was right this 11 year old truck is a cream puff and I absolutely love it! Thanks CARFAX
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Best Truck on the Road

by from Philadelphia on January 23, 2012

Between the US big three, you can't beat the reliability of the Silverado. Yes, they all have there maker specific bugs, but the Chevy/GMC have the least of them all. If you are a backyard mechanic yo...
Between the US big three, you can't beat the reliability of the Silverado. Yes, they all have there maker specific bugs, but the Chevy/GMC have the least of them all. If you are a backyard mechanic you can fix most things on the Chevy. They are engineered to be serviced as well as lasting long. Have owned all of the Big three US and a Toyota and the Chevy is the best.
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Chevy Silverado 1500

by from South Carolina on December 28, 2011

The Silverado 1500 is probably the world's best overall family vehicle. Every possible comfort option is available and there is not a more reliable mechanical form of transportation available. I love ...
The Silverado 1500 is probably the world's best overall family vehicle. Every possible comfort option is available and there is not a more reliable mechanical form of transportation available. I love this truck.
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Inherent Engine Woes Common to THis Year Model

by from Lee County, Alabama on October 25, 2011

Overall, this truck is what I would expect from a Chevy truck, having owned three of them before buying this used one. My only complaints are with the engine and cheap interior switches. The engine ha...
Overall, this truck is what I would expect from a Chevy truck, having owned three of them before buying this used one. My only complaints are with the engine and cheap interior switches. The engine has a piston slap that, from what I have read, is a common malady with the 2000 - 2002 5.3 L engines, because the bean counters had the engineers remove too much piston skirt material to save a few bucks per unit. 2. The plastic intake manifold is a design mistake too, because it warps over time and causes leaks that require new corrective gaskets (the green ones). That should have been a recall issue just as the Pontiac head gaskets were in the past. Also there are fuel control valve issues inherent in this model that I have yet to correct (minor). Overall, it is a Chevy truck, and I am just happy to have one over the 1993 Ford F-150 I just got rid of. I will probably just pull and rebuild the engine and cure all of its ills when I get time, and put better aftermarket parts in it to correct all of GM's design shortcommings.
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