2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Best truck I've owned

by from Madawaska, ME on March 28, 2011

I've had this truck for about three months and I love it. I live in Maine and had a regular cab truck that had this much control in the snow. I use this truck for many purposes form towing a trailer t...
I've had this truck for about three months and I love it. I live in Maine and had a regular cab truck that had this much control in the snow. I use this truck for many purposes form towing a trailer that meant and loaded for a super duty truck, to my commute to work, to a bit of off-roading every now and then. It is only the basic model with the V6 4.3L engine but it's drives through 2-3 feet of snow like I was on a tar road. For a full-sized half ton it doesn't drive like one, the ride is smooth like that of a cadiallac's and very tight turning radius compared to my uncle's 2000 model that is essentially the same as mine. There is minimal to none as far as engine noise (Purrs like a kitten) Pro's 1.Vinyl flooring that is very easy to clean (soapy rag and its good as new) 2.very comfortable 60:40:60 bucket seats (also with vinyl leather) 3.Four on the floor (Stick shifter to toggle 4X4, prefered over buttons) 4.New body style 5.Rugged (haven't found a back woods road thats beat my truck yet) 6. I like the 4-speed transmission for when I haul the trailer that I have(4-5 tons when loaded), plenty of torque to get the job done. Con's 1.Would have liked an in dash cup holder 2.Really had to crank up the torsion bars so I would stop sliding forward in my seat 3. 4X4 does not want to activate when it is below -20 F, and have to wait for a while for it to lock in 4. Crank for roll up window seem quite flimsy, very low quality plastic compared to everything esle in the cab 5.Lag in the throttle, I had this adjusted a month after I bought the truck. I put in some after market fuel injectors and throttle body that constricted les on t he motor allowing it to meet my quality of acceleration 6.I wish they would have made a 6-speed auto trans for the models, just for the fact of when I am on the highway shifts from fourth to third with any small movement of my foot on the throttle. (thinking about getting a chip to fix that)
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Great truck for a great price

by from KY on November 15, 2011

I had my Tacoma recalled this year and had a tough time switching to Chevy. But I must say now that I have had it for about 4 months, I love my '06 Silverado. It is such a smooth ride, drives great, q...
I had my Tacoma recalled this year and had a tough time switching to Chevy. But I must say now that I have had it for about 4 months, I love my '06 Silverado. It is such a smooth ride, drives great, quiet and comfortable. The only downsides are some of the missing upgrades, I would have liked a sliding rear window, controls on the steering wheel, etc. I also miss the storage space below the rear seats in the Tacoma. There is really nowhere to stash straps, etc. Otherwise I am very happy. It is an adjustment to spend $75 to fill my gas tank, but it does get around 400 miles to a tank, which is nice to not have to stop as often (Tacoma got about 300). I hope to keep this truck for a very long time, I may be a Chevy girl after all!
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Great value

by from Orlando on April 25, 2007

06 4 door,4.8l, auto. Despite the rough highway ride, the truck is very comfortable with plenty of power. They look great and come at a great price.
06 4 door,4.8l, auto. Despite the rough highway ride, the truck is very comfortable with plenty of power. They look great and come at a great price.
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If comfortable ride is not important...

by from Greenville, SC on February 2, 2010

I love my truck, but the ride is horrific. I truly regret purchasing it. It's very bouncy and rough.
I love my truck, but the ride is horrific. I truly regret purchasing it. It's very bouncy and rough.
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Great Truck!

by from Santa Maria, CA on May 3, 2007

I am a Ford man. I mean I love Fords. But I got this truck VERY cheap through a misfortune to the original owner. I am very impressed with this vehicle. It is strong, but very easy to drive. I ha...
I am a Ford man. I mean I love Fords. But I got this truck VERY cheap through a misfortune to the original owner. I am very impressed with this vehicle. It is strong, but very easy to drive. I haven't taken any long trips yet so I can't speak to that issue. I love the sound of the engine, and the fuel economy is far better than I thought any truck could be. I like the looks of a Ford better, and the interior of the Ford is far superior, but this is a truck after all, and the Chevy looks and feels like a truck. The standard features on the LT1 are simply amazing, a whole lot of bang for the buck!!
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retired

by from PA on June 15, 2006

This is the best workhorse on the market. will pull a house. Very comfortable. Used for pulling a trailer long distances. Smooth ride and it gets attention.
This is the best workhorse on the market. will pull a house. Very comfortable. Used for pulling a trailer long distances. Smooth ride and it gets attention.
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DOWN THE TUBES

by from SOUTHEAST on August 8, 2006

THIS VEHICLE HAS ENTIRELY TOO MANY RECALLS AND ESPECIALLY SERVICE BULLETINS. YOU WOULD THINK THAT GM COULD MAKE A TRUCK THAT WOULDN'T HAVE TO STAY AT THE DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT MOST OF THE TIME...
THIS VEHICLE HAS ENTIRELY TOO MANY RECALLS AND ESPECIALLY SERVICE BULLETINS. YOU WOULD THINK THAT GM COULD MAKE A TRUCK THAT WOULDN'T HAVE TO STAY AT THE DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT MOST OF THE TIME.
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Can there be a perfect truck?

by from Ca on August 15, 2006

These trucks are so good I can't believe the design is 8 years old. Simply perfect in every category, very reliable, built like a tank, super strong engine and comfortable ride. Makes the Tundra look ...
These trucks are so good I can't believe the design is 8 years old. Simply perfect in every category, very reliable, built like a tank, super strong engine and comfortable ride. Makes the Tundra look like a ridgeline wussy truck. I highly recommend this vehicle.
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2006 1500 W/T

by from IL on May 24, 2015

I've always been a fan of GM and I've never had a problem with this truck. I'm the second owner and the first owner took good care of it, taking it to the dealer for regular work. It now has 104,000 ...
I've always been a fan of GM and I've never had a problem with this truck. I'm the second owner and the first owner took good care of it, taking it to the dealer for regular work. It now has 104,000 miles and I've had no problems with it at all. I bought it with 86,000. It's pretty basic with crank windows, 2wd, 8ft bed, a/c, and the 4.3L. I wanted simple, I don't need all of the bells and whistles, just more stuff to repair. No point in getting a 4wd unless you like off road driving or live out in the sticks. I use it for towing a small boat, as well as, throwing things in the bed. Mainly use it as a daily around town driver. The only minor drawback is the 4.3L engine. It gets around 16/18 mpg which isn't bad. Kinda underpowered but its a truck not a Camaro. The 4.3L/5.7L engines are legendary and will last for ever if you take care of them, overall its a great truck for the price!
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big truck gas saver

by from Newar,Ohio on April 20, 2009

I would recommend a full size truck without all of the bells and whistles. I bought a 4.3 with standard shift,which is extinct. I went without air conditioning,and crank windows to save the headache o...
I would recommend a full size truck without all of the bells and whistles. I bought a 4.3 with standard shift,which is extinct. I went without air conditioning,and crank windows to save the headache of the little motor. I got 27 miles per gallon going from Newark, Ohio to Saint Louis Missouri, on vacation last year. The fan was enough with a crack in the windows. I got 25 mpg otherwise but flat land helps keep from burning gas.
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