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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

   
 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.3 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 285 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Chevrolet makes a pretty good pick-'em-up if powerful engines are your thing. But it has a ways to go to match the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra when it comes to the quality materials and assembly.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy extended cab models, strong V8 engines, available composite bed, disc brakes at all four corners, optional traction control.

    Cons:

  • Cons

    Cheap interior materials, sketchy build quality.

  • What's New for 2001

    An available PRO TEC composite truck box and optional traction control are the biggest changes for the Silverado this year. New colors…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (2 total reviews)


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Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab LT 2WD LB w/out OnStar (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

The vehicle has stranded me three times in less than two years and was about to fail another time. It has been the same problem with the distributer rotor getting corroded each time. The first time it failed, the GM repair shop burned out the starter motor thinking that it was just low on gas. Then they claimed that I had been driving through deep water. At another GM repair shop, the next two times it was blaimed on the AC dripping on the distributor rotor and the final time was due to it being somewhat rainy. So apparently the Silverado is like a rock as long as it is not too warm or rainy.




A great ride

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Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab LT 2WD LB w/out OnStar (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

I've had the 1500 LT for over a year now and have 47,000 miles on it. I don't just let it sit around. The ride comfort is unbelievable! The seat can be adjusted to fit my 6'1" frame like a glove and my 5'2" mother in law doesn't want to give it back when she borrows it! I've hauled loads of gravel, pulled shrubs out with a chain and put my three kids (with one car seat)in the back to go to church. A terrific all around vehicle that does what a truck should do but rides like luxury sedan. No problems at all in the last 14 months.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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Full 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

What's New for 2001

An available PRO TEC composite truck box and optional traction control are the biggest changes for the Silverado this year. New colors have been added and the OnStar vehicle assistance system debuts as a midyear option.

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