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Pros: Ride, comfort, appointments. Heated seats, Bose sound sys. 6 CD changer. XM, onstar
Cons: Turning radius. Trade-in value.
Advice: Don't get the V-6. It is underpowered and will take more gas to get from A to B.I have the 5.3. It has great power. 0 to 60 is quick. At speed limit, I can easily get 21 highway. Not so in the city. 15 to 16. If you accelerate at a sane pace, and don't jackrabbit the thing, it will treat you good at the pump. Plenty of room, even in the abreviated back seat area. The ride is like a luxery sedan! No s**t. It's great. If you want a lumber wagon, get the Ford. Like squeeks and rattles? The Dodge is for you. Bose sound system lacks nothing in ear candy, and the power heated leather seats are the cat's meow here in the frozen north. Best truck I've owned!
Pros: Smooth ride/decent gas mileage
Cons: hissing sound from A/C
Advice: Buy it while you can get the good deal.Crew Cab Z71 5.3L V8. Quiet, comfortable ride. Added a flowmaster and released some of the restricted power from that 5.3. Improved gas mileage and hp. It took a couple of weeks for me to appreciate the style, but the ride and power is what sold me. Definately better than the ford and i've never looked into the dodge (nobody i know has ever said anything good). Toyota and Nissan are too expensive for weaker trucks that look like they are mostly plastic.
Pros: XM Radio and 6 disk changer
Cons: A little low to the ground
Advice: This is was best buy to take advantage of during the employee discount savings periodI was totally surprised with the comforts of the LT in a pick-up, I use to drive a Suburban(LT). I also had a 94 Silverado for a number of years and it was nothing compared to what I got from the new Crew Cab-Silverado LT. I never liked the design change in the silverado until the 05 model. I guess it took a while to grow on me, and it did. I am extreamly please with the new Crew Cab-Silverado.
Pros: To many to list opted for the 327 5.3 H.O. 315 HP engine.,the sunroof,the leather the bose system,all the options... did I mention the sun roof
Cons: I opted for the special wheels... and I knew going in that the spare was steel.Should have bought an extra wheel
Advice: BUY IT NOW get it LOADED get it CHEAP its a no brainer......Thought about buying any(kept my mind open)why pay more for the GMC(and get less)why buy a Dodge unless you like the rough ride...all for the 'hemi'Ford lacks power plus the are wonderfull as torches(look at the recalls and the news)toyota has steped up and sells a good product but price per fluid ounce.torque,H.P. etc chevy has them beat So the only real compition was and is the Titan....The only thing that stopped me from buying the Titan (and I know I would be just as happy )is the 'Deal' a 40,000.00 Titan (before rebate) cost you 35.000.00 (after all thats said and done)and thats what you have.... A 40,000.00 Chevy which is loaded to the gills...(before rebate)minus rebate of 3000.00 minus 7.000.00 employee discount. Cost you 30 maybe 29,000.000 so put the extra 5,000.00 into a short term CD or or pour 5,000.00 back into the chevy and make it a rocket or a monster truck...jsut my thought good luck
Cons: THE CLUNK
Advice: CHK OUT THE CLUNK ..... WINDOWS DOWN AS THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTSmy brother bought his new silverado a week ago after just a few hundred miles, he heard the clunk from the transmision or somewhere. he took it back to dealership and they said after looking it over it was a loose driveshaft that the spleen it goes into doesnt fit tight enough. the salesman noticed it on his new truck also which he hadnt noticed before. gm knows of this problem and doesn't or wont do anything about it. the mechanics say it will always clunk what gives people from GM .DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT........
Pros: Onstar and satelite radio
Cons: there's nothing not to like
Advice: stop thinking about it and get oneI couldn't believe the quiet ride this truck gives. And the power is outstanding.
Pros: Power, MPG, Style
Cons: Doors seem to be cheap, Ford F150 is much better.
Advice: Go For It, they are a great truck.I drove the three major american trucks, Ford,Dodge,Chevrolet, and the Chevrolet was the hands down the best. I have always owned Ford, that was the first truck I looked at. I do not care for the newer Ford 1/2 ton trucks, the 4.7 is weak, transmission shifts very poorly, and shakes very badly at 55+MPH. The Dodge was much better than the Ford, had a lot of body roll during hard turns, but not a bad truck though, if the price would have been less, I might have gone with it.