Can't keep it on the road
This truck was built for show. There are so many issues that I don't even know where to start. As far as reliability goes, I have never been left stranded more than I have in this truck. I keep up on regular maintenance, and do everything that I should to make it keep on keeping on, but it's still a total dud.
Great Reliable Truck
Truck has plenty of room, power with 8.1 Liter Alisson transmission, and is very smooth on highway, with Michelin Defender 205/75/16 Mud and Snow tires.
6.0 motors are junk .115,000 heads and manafolds
115,000 or less 6.0 motor Heads, Manifolds, Brake lines. Fuel pump. Shift cable. Fuel lines, rear brake rotors rusted away, Body rust showing. GM needs to be ashamed of there company. Newer they are the moor money they cost .The old ones lasted for years ? Not the newer ones .Don't buy a $50,000 dollar pile of junk.
Best truck ever
Love this truck, I take this Chevy 2500 all over on hunting trip and could not be happier with the way it drive's and never causes trouble.
Wasn't sure what to expect.
2001 Chevy Silverado HD2500 LS with the 5 speed automatic Allison transmission and the huge V8 8100 Vortec. Had my heart set on trading my 2009 Chevy Silverado for a Tahoe, but found this little gem. Was not in the best shape cosmetically, and has had a few tweaks to it. The stock exhaust has been changed, and now has a shorty shotgun style that has a low hum at 50mph. She has a laundry list of things that need to be replaced and fixed, and was driven hard. However, despite all that, she still has plenty to give. The MPG is about the same as what my 2009 was given me (14CITY / 19HWY) and she does run a bit hot on the long commute (3 hours drive.) As far as towing, I am not sure. Signs have pointed that she was pulling 5th wheel duty for a while (custom rigged trailer connections)so I am sure she could tow anywhere from 10.5k to 12,000 lbs easy. All and all, I am very impressed despite the hard mileage she has had (almost 200,000) and I hope that with some TLC, she will be able to do that, and more.
the exhaust. bolts suck
Pulls great but the rear end chunk slips their is not enough corrison protection. Exaust bolts break.and i fell gm should have a recall on them iread on line that a lot of 6.0 and 5.7 trucks have this proublem. Makes me want to buy a ford.
My first truck ever purchased was a great value
Truck is in great condition and dealer I purchased from was easy too work with and honest about everything
Toughest truck I've owned!
I have hauled 3,000lbs (seriously) of scrap metal in this truck, and this vehicle really did well! And the 6.0 engine moves this ride with power and style. The truck has a utility bed with a lift gate. It has been THE BEST investment in a truck I have ever made!
Silverado towing machine
The 01 Silverado diesel is a great towing vehicle. I would recommend it to anyone who needs true power combined with realibility.a
best truck i have owned... period.
I drive a 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with the BEASTLY 8.1 big block and the 5 speed auto Allison tranny. bought the truck with 25k miles on it. I get better gas mileage in the city and on the highway than i did with my 2005 Ford F150 with the 5.4 which only had 38k miles on it. both trucks are/were very well maintained. I got 12 mpg city and 14 highway (not towing) before i did any modifications to this truck. After installing a cold air intake a more open Cat back exhaust and a programmer, i now get 13 TOWING a 3000 pound trailer in the city and 15 highway. The basic stats were more than good enough but i always try to get fuel economy. at 340HP and 455 FT LB torque stock, it was an animal. after the 3 simple mods i am getting 403HP and 572 ft lb torque. more than enough power to blow away any diesel. i love this truck just wish it was a little fancier looking likealtoona, PA the new trucks are.