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it's a good all around truck

by from B.C Canada on March 16, 2009

I was excited when i bought this rig it had only 26000 km on it. I have had it in the shop a couple of times once the airconditioner died so they took the airconditioner appart 2 times and recharged i...
I was excited when i bought this rig it had only 26000 km on it. I have had it in the shop a couple of times once the airconditioner died so they took the airconditioner appart 2 times and recharged it. it took them 6hrs to find the problem It ended up being a wire that had corrodid. The next one was the tires started chunking appart and had uneven wear so they gave me new ones the same type so I sold them and bought good ones . other that that i've enjoyed my truck and hope to for years.
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Rides like a truck should

by from Brookfield, WI on July 16, 2009

I recently purchased a 05 Silverado Z71 ext cab with the aluminum 5.3 I love this truck so far. It looks and drives like how a truck should. The gas mileage is good for a full size truck. I average 18...
I recently purchased a 05 Silverado Z71 ext cab with the aluminum 5.3 I love this truck so far. It looks and drives like how a truck should. The gas mileage is good for a full size truck. I average 18.5 mpg in a 50% mix of city and highway driving. The intermediate steering shaft on these trucks is notorious for having issues.
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I've ALWAYS owned Chevys

by from Las Vegas, NV on December 13, 2008

I totally LOVE the 2005 silverado quad cab I bought my hubby! I even paid to have a $3,000 stereo installed and a remote start alarm system. I'm not sure though who likes driving it more, me or him!! ...
I totally LOVE the 2005 silverado quad cab I bought my hubby! I even paid to have a $3,000 stereo installed and a remote start alarm system. I'm not sure though who likes driving it more, me or him!! NEVER any trouble, just your basic preventative maintenance. I'd highly recommend Chevy to anyone any day!!
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My 2nd 2500HD, all around winner

by from Greensboro, NC on January 30, 2008

I purchased this 2500HD after a lemon law issue with a 2004 model (in the end, had wires crossed in the ABS sensor). It is the extended cab, standard 6.5' bed model, 4x4 with the 6.0L engine and 4.10 ...
I purchased this 2500HD after a lemon law issue with a 2004 model (in the end, had wires crossed in the ABS sensor). It is the extended cab, standard 6.5' bed model, 4x4 with the 6.0L engine and 4.10 rearend. It is the LS model with several options. Cons: It handles rougher than the 2 wheel drive version. Turning radius is ok but could be better. 13MPG, ranges from 12 to 14 no matter how or where I drive, 8mpg with a heavy load. Could use an extra overdrive gear. Trans likes to stay near 4000 RPM when under extreme load (that is the optimum for HP and torque, so assuming it is a feature, but makes the tranny run very warm) Pros: Rated for 10,000 pounds, and while hauling a 9200 pound trailer, in the gravel, it purrs and moves forward like there is nothing there. When merging on the highway unloaded, if you stomp it, you will love it. Very smooth and almost scary power from 30mph to 60. Very reliable, At 40k miles, I haven't done anything but put oil in it every 5k miles. Putting stupid amounts of cargo in the bed doesn't phase it. Opinion: If I hauled every day, I would have opted for the diesel. Not that there is a problem with the 6.0, but it isn't the engine for hauling 10k pounds every day. If you need to put 3000+ pounds in the bed every day, then it is fine. (rated for 3750). It does everything it says it will do, but does it better than I thought it would. Honestly, if I had to haul something that weighed 15,000+ pounds (it is rated for 10,200) I would not think twice about it, assuming it wasn't 100 degrees out and I kept the speed reasonable. Insanely good work truck. I will say it is best at 65mph or less due to the 4.10 gears, and it sets up high enough that if you don't have a bed cover (I usually do) it wants to walk a little in the back end, but this is normal for any truck like this. Interior is reasonably good, seats get a bit tiring after an hour on the road and have moderate support (LT version probably is better) All and all, I have been very happy with this truck after 2 years and 40k miles.
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Room for improvement

by from Cave City. Ky on May 6, 2014

All good except rust and more rust oozing out to many places. GM can do better. Also why can't they make a door hinge that will hold up?
All good except rust and more rust oozing out to many places. GM can do better. Also why can't they make a door hinge that will hold up?
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what a great investment.

by from McEwen, TN on June 28, 2013

This is my second Chevrolet truck and this has been a good one too. It has the 4.3L v6 engine mated to the nv3500 5 speed manual transmission. It got me through schools that ranged from Mooresville, N...
This is my second Chevrolet truck and this has been a good one too. It has the 4.3L v6 engine mated to the nv3500 5 speed manual transmission. It got me through schools that ranged from Mooresville, NC to Avondale, AZ and now has 152,000 miles on it and is still daily driven and is used at the dealer where I work to tow broken down cars into the shop to be worked on such as Land Rovers and Jaguars. The V6 is surprisingly powerful enough to do most anything you need (except for heavy towing demands 5000lbs and up). Only had the check engine light on once for the thermostat in all this time. Averages highway at 23mpg and city 17mpg.
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by from sacramento, ca on June 16, 2006

the best truck i have had yet!!! I have had no problems over the past 2 years or so since I bought it. It has the best ride with the most comfort of any truck on the road. I highly recommend it over ...
the best truck i have had yet!!! I have had no problems over the past 2 years or so since I bought it. It has the best ride with the most comfort of any truck on the road. I highly recommend it over a dodge or ford which are the two trucks I have had in the past.
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First full sized owned

by from Wellford, SC on February 8, 2007

I have an extended cab Z71 that is full loaded and is a very comfortable truck. The only dislike I have with the truck is the excessive torque control GM puts into it through the engine management sy...
I have an extended cab Z71 that is full loaded and is a very comfortable truck. The only dislike I have with the truck is the excessive torque control GM puts into it through the engine management system. The result is not being able to use the full potential of the 310 HP available...
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23000 problem free miles.

by from Lancaster, Ohio on September 2, 2006

More truck than I need. I average 12 to 14 mpg. All the controls are placed well. Great sound system. Seats 6 with room to spare. towing average loads is no problem. Ride is ruff (4x4) without a...
More truck than I need. I average 12 to 14 mpg. All the controls are placed well. Great sound system. Seats 6 with room to spare. towing average loads is no problem. Ride is ruff (4x4) without a load.
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Best Truck

by from NEW JERSEY on September 22, 2006

BEST TRUCK I EVER OWNED. WHEN TOWING LARGE BOATS I DONT EVEN KNOW IT IS THERE WITH THE DURAMAX DIESEL. MY FRIENDS ALL HAVE FORD PICKUPS AND THEIR TRUCKS ARE IN THE SHOP WHILE MINE IS STILL ON THE RO...
BEST TRUCK I EVER OWNED. WHEN TOWING LARGE BOATS I DONT EVEN KNOW IT IS THERE WITH THE DURAMAX DIESEL. MY FRIENDS ALL HAVE FORD PICKUPS AND THEIR TRUCKS ARE IN THE SHOP WHILE MINE IS STILL ON THE ROAD MAKING ME MONEY!!
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