2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - LS 4x2 Extended Cab 8' Box
Pros: The space
Cons: The 4-ply tires
Advice: Buy this truck!I bought my 2005 Silverado on July 18, 2005...so far, I have had absolutely no problems with it with the exception of the rear windows...they don't seem to seal very well and are making lots of noise when I drive on the highway. Hoping it's something that my dealer can take care of. Other than that, I love the truck...averages about 17-19 MPG, drives and rides very smooth, and is tough. I've had it out in pastures and down gravel roads and it takes it. Great truck so far!
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - LS 4x2 Extended Cab 6.5' Box
Cons: Front brake system
Advice: Don't take the vehicle off the lot without the front brake system being replaced.Brake booster was faulty on my truck. It caused premature wear on the rotor. GM will turn the rotor but not replace. Owner is stuck with the cost of replacing the rotor prematurely.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Z71 4x4 Regular Cab 6.5' Box
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!
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - LS 4x4 Extended Cab Short Box
Pros: Z71 ride on gravel, washboard roads, room in the back seat for large teenage boys
Advice: If you drive steep, gravel or rough road, get the Z71 option, big difference.I have 95k on my Silverado now and have only needed to replace the brake pads once and tires twice, thats it. This is the finest vehicle I have ever owned. I compared when buying to the ford, dodge, toyota etc. The Silverado posted more power and economy, I have found these numbers to be true. I get at least 17 mpg, even in 4wd. The Silverado was the only truck that an adult (european)could actually sit in the rear seat comfortably. I have read some belly-aching about the Silverado ride height and gizmos from others on this site and I must say that the gizmos are actually very useful (running lights, outside temp, change oil etc.)if you actually read the owners manual. I use my truck for a lot of hauling and towing, can someone tell me the benefit of having an elevated truck body as some have respondants wish the Silverado had. I think that these guys are closet Toyota and Dodge owners who are always the ones in the ditch when it snows. Yeah, that elevated chasis looks real cool when the tow truck is righting thier vehicle.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Z71 4x4 Extended Cab 6.5' Box
Cons: I love it all
Advice: Go for itGreat
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - AWD Extended Cab 6.5' Box
Pros: Rims and lowered suspension
Cons: there is nothing i dislike about this truck
Advice: If you can afford it - get it, you'll love it.This truck is by far the best truck on the roads today. The SS is definitely an attention getter, even Hemi drivers are jealous. It has all the power you will ever need. Sometimes i cant help but punch it when i get onto the highway. The favorite thing i like about this truck is the 20 inch rims and the throaty exhaust note that comes from the 3.5 inch pipe. I get 18.2 mpg on the highway going 70, that aint bad for a 5200 pound truck.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - LS 4x4 Extended Cab 8' Box
Pros: The way the truck drives.
Advice: check price at other dealerships.Excellent vehicle, best truck I've had.