by LukeP from Duluth, MN on Wed Jun 12 2019
We have been in the market for Heavy Duty truck to pull our 5th wheel. We've driven all the major brands and settled into the Chevy 3500 LTZ Long Box not knowing what to expect. The first impression is the truck sits just a bit lower then the other brands. You still need a running board to get in, however, it's just as east to get in and out as it is with our 1/2 ton. Driving the truck was surprisingly easy. It handled well for being as long as it is. I was really surprised how agile and nimble this truck is. I'm coming from a short box crew cab and I felt this truck drove just as easy and was just as easy to park. We went over what I would describe as the rougher roads in our community and it handled the potholes and uneven road with ease. It also maneuvered around the big holes with the ease of well tuned sports car. The features inside the 3500 LTZ are impressive. The big buttons to move the pedals, run the exhaust brake, and turn off and on the traction control are located in a great spot and are perfectly sized. The radio is nicely placed high and center for both the driver and passenger to use. The temperature controls are centrally located and easy to use as well. I like having the brake controller, four wheel drive controls, and lights on the side and up high. When I'll be towing I don't want to be looking for my brake controller and being able to keep my eyes on the road while operating the controller if needed will be extremely helpful. The off center steering didn't bother me at all, in fact I didn't even notice it if I'm being honest. The controls on the steering wheel are located in perfect spots and the buttons are the right size to command what ever the driver needs. The cooled seats are really nice and cool quickly as does the ac! It was hot day on our test drive and having both work together quickly cooled the truck and the seats which will be nice when it's hot out. The long box was a nice surprise, I didn't seek out the long box rather it was the only 3500 they had on the lot and I decided to take it for a spin. I absolutely fell in love with it. The longer length looks intimidating, however, once you're behind the wheel it's hardly any different then a regular box. As long as you're deliberate with your parking you shouldn't have a problem with this truck. The model we drove has the center console and if you don't need the middle seat I'd opt for the console. It's so nice having the extra space for storage and not to mention it looks great! In conclusion the Silverado 3500 HD with the Diesel really surprised me. I've owned both Ram and Ford and I will say I'm jumping ship to Chevrolet. The options, styling, and initial performance really have been both surprising and impressive. For what I need and what we're looking for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 has delivered.
Does recommend this car!!
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