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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Consumer Reviews

4.3
Average based on 32 reviews
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LT is the best bet

by from Canton,OH on May 23, 2012

The LT trim is very sporty.Holds the road. Very smooth ride. Turn radius could be better. Bridgestone tires are very good. Much better than Goodyear AT or ST. 18" wheels ,Z71 shocks give this truck a ...
The LT trim is very sporty.Holds the road. Very smooth ride. Turn radius could be better. Bridgestone tires are very good. Much better than Goodyear AT or ST. 18" wheels ,Z71 shocks give this truck a very nice ride.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Great Truck

by from Ohio on June 29, 2012

After much research and exploration, test drives, and driving the dealerships crazy I purchased my Silverado. I love my truck, it met all my defined criteria, looks nice, drives great and I fully expe...
After much research and exploration, test drives, and driving the dealerships crazy I purchased my Silverado. I love my truck, it met all my defined criteria, looks nice, drives great and I fully expect to drive this for many years to come. This is a truck, but extremly responsive and comfortable to drive. Now if I could just learn to park the monster!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Great truck, but unsafe tires

by from Bluff City on January 14, 2012

I have 1400 miles on a 2012 Chevy Silverado LTZ Crew Cab. A very nice truck, but with unsafe Goodyear Eagle LS-2 tires. I have slid several times and do not feel safe driving this vehicle in any wet c...
I have 1400 miles on a 2012 Chevy Silverado LTZ Crew Cab. A very nice truck, but with unsafe Goodyear Eagle LS-2 tires. I have slid several times and do not feel safe driving this vehicle in any wet conditions, or sometimes just pulling out in dry conditions. Do not buy this vehicle with these tires - they are the worst I have ever had. Why would Chevy put such terrible tires on a truck that cost almost $50k. I have filed a complaint with Chevy and so far their response has been very unsatisfactory. Buy the Ford F150 truck with the Michelin or Pirelli tires - much safer!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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great truck

by from mn on March 15, 2012

great truck; comfortable, good ride, plenty of go xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
great truck; comfortable, good ride, plenty of go xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Uses car for Work

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Silverado 1500 2012 LT

by from Brentwood, CA on July 24, 2012

Purchased this slightly used current year Silverado regular cab LT truck from local dealer. The 20 inch tires definitely add style and the LT version a nice upgrade from the standard WT. If gas is not...
Purchased this slightly used current year Silverado regular cab LT truck from local dealer. The 20 inch tires definitely add style and the LT version a nice upgrade from the standard WT. If gas is not an issue, this is an excellent value for 25k. I only wish Chevy had made the surround front bumber real chrome steel instead of chrome colored plastic. Disc brakes instead of drum brakes in the rear would have been better as well. Over all 4 stars.
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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Some comfort and fit issues.

by from Lost Wages, NV on September 9, 2012

I like the pickup but the seats are hard and uncomfortable. I sat in several from 2007-2009 and they were all at least ok. Seems they changed the seats and now they aren't comfortable. The gas pedal ...
I like the pickup but the seats are hard and uncomfortable. I sat in several from 2007-2009 and they were all at least ok. Seems they changed the seats and now they aren't comfortable. The gas pedal is too straight up, so I move the seat back, then the steering wheel is too far, basically I have adjusted the seat for 4 months and it just does not fit. Too bad, rest of it is ok. Oh, mileage on window sticker was 19 hwy, I get 17.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Nice truck but stiff seats

by from Las Vegas on August 23, 2012

I like the pickup but it seems they changed the padding in the seats. Drivers seat is too firm, and the panels are fairly flat, not very comfortable. I have sat in 08 and they are good, so it seems ...
I like the pickup but it seems they changed the padding in the seats. Drivers seat is too firm, and the panels are fairly flat, not very comfortable. I have sat in 08 and they are good, so it seems they messed with them and messed them up.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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RemoteLink doesn't work with GM remote start

by from Des Moines, Iowa on February 9, 2012

My only dissappointment with my new Silverado is that both GM and OnStar have assured me that they have no intention of ever making the RemoteLink app for smartphones work with the GM dealer installed...
My only dissappointment with my new Silverado is that both GM and OnStar have assured me that they have no intention of ever making the RemoteLink app for smartphones work with the GM dealer installed remote start. Their intentions are to make it available only on the vehicles programmed for remote start at the factory. That way GM gets paid about $400 more per vehicle because in the case of the Silverado, factory remote start only comes in a more expensive option package. You have no way to find this out until after you take delivery of the vehicle and download the app. Then you find out that you don't have an icon for the remote start, only lock, unlock, and sound the horn/flash lights features. While the lock/unlock features might come in handy some day, I really wanted the remote start feature and could care less about the other stuff at this point. I really think that GM should be forced to put a disclaimer on the dealer installed remote start accessory stating that it won't work with RemoteLink. The only difference in the factory remote start and the dealer installed remote start are the programming codes yet GM refuses to update the codes to make RemoteLink work with their own equipment. You don't have to look very far to understand why, just multiply the $400 difference in purchase price times the thousands of vehicles sold and it all equals corporate greed.
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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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new truck

by from rochester on August 25, 2012

I love my 2012 z71 It works like a beast and drive like a cadi. Best truck ever . I still have my 1995 gmc 4x4 with168k runs like a rock and my 1999 z71 with 138k still like a rock. sold my ford f150 ...
I love my 2012 z71 It works like a beast and drive like a cadi. Best truck ever . I still have my 1995 gmc 4x4 with168k runs like a rock and my 1999 z71 with 138k still like a rock. sold my ford f150 (JUNK) long live GM thank
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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the best

by from pennsylvania on November 16, 2011

this truck works hard and has all the power you'll ever need. Its is comfortable, looks great and will pull any ford or dodge there is around. It just loves the mud and to be beat on it just keeps on ...
this truck works hard and has all the power you'll ever need. Its is comfortable, looks great and will pull any ford or dodge there is around. It just loves the mud and to be beat on it just keeps on running chevy till the end!!!
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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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