I bought my 2001 Pewter LS Silverado new and have 97,000 original miles on it. It has never been garage kept. I live in NJ and there is not a spot of rust on the truck and the paint still shines. I run it through the car wash 1 to 2 times a month and get the wax treatment that is included. I have only replaced the fuel pump and recently the thermostat besides the norm. I continually get offers for the truck and complements from other pickup owners. The truck has no rattles and runs great. the door speakers have just started buzzing, but I'm sure it's because of age and banging of the doors for 13 years. My only complaint has been tires. I'm on my 3rd set of Bridgestones that are 16/60/ 275's
I really like the look of the truck and still do. The 4 wheel disc feature is great and the split bench seat is great in the regular cab. The power windows locks and mirrors are a must on pickups and I've never had a problem with any of those options.
I wish the truck had better traction control for the 2WD. I understand the newer silverados are greatly improved in this area