by acshimp on Jun 14, 2003 Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Series C3500 Silverado 4dr Crew Cab LB
The Crew Cab long bed is,well, long.
The cavernous space inside makes it
worth while! Getting used to the
length and dual rear wheels took only a
few days. The venerable 454 is as
bullet proof as ever- I am turning
95,000 miles and all I do is change the
oil and get the occasional tune-up.
Everything works inside and out and the
interior and paint even looks great
after 8 years.
What's the downside? Gas. At only 10-
12 MPG ( I did get 13 once!) I don't
pass too man gas stations.
A revised interior graces these full-size trucks this year. A new driver-side airbag and a shift interlock are added in the interest of safety. The latter requires the brake pedal to be depressed before the automatic transmission's gear selector can be shifted out of "Park," reducing the likelihood that the vehicle will move suddenly and unexpectedly. Power mirrors, revised climate controls and cupholders provide a more user-friendly interior environment.
Mechanical enhancements include the addition of standard four-wheel antilock brakes, improvements in the engines and modifications to the heavy-duty automatic gearbox. The four-wheel ABS replaces last year's rear-wheel-only antilock system. Various upgrades to the engines are intended to reduce noise improve durability and/or increase efficiency. The transmission is revised for quicker 1-2 upshifts during full-throttle applications.