Have had the truck at the dealership for a total of 15 days. We are on the 3rd steering shaft; it drives like a golf cart. Makes a popping noise when turning but only if it's over 70 degrees outside. Steering wheel squeaks when the turn signal is on.
This truck can fly off the line (for a truck) and haul anything you throw at it. The ride is smooth, aslong as you dont change the suspension. If you add a Power Chip it boost the power along with alittle more gas mileage. Along with the right kinda of tires, the 4x4 will get you out of most problems. The protection the engine and electrical parts have from water and mud is great. I went through 4ft of water(factory height) without any problems afterward, except alittle water in the cab...no biggy. Careful with the CD player tho, if a cd is in when you start up, it may not play, youll have to take it out then reinsert.
Smooth Ride, Pulling power(even without the chip). Rear seating, alot more room than Fords or Dodges CrewCabs, even with the front seats all the way back. Im 6'6 and had plenty of room.
Front end, the 01 models had a better looking front end. Take away the warning bell when the door is open, I hate that thing.
As a former Ford owner, I am a little disappointed. My Z71 has already been in the shop for over a week with misfiring issues in three seperate cylinders. Chevy has repaired, although they didn't give me a good explaination of what caused the problems. I LOVE the truck (ride, styling, 18MPG+, Power), but the reliability is clouding my mind. Only time will tell...
I'm a Chevyman. I didn't look at other
trucks. Got a great deal as a result
of an agreement between my employer
and GM. $2500 under invoice, plus
rebates, plus 1.9% financing. It
drives great, lots of power, rides
better than the reviews lead me to
believe. I get 17.5 MPH combo driving
and 20+ on the highway. Only mod is a
K&N filter. Bose sound system sounds
awesome and the XM puts it through the
1. It's a Chevy.
2. XM Bose sound system.
3. Heated seats
4. Driver Info center
5. Power folding mirrors with curb
6. 4 Real Doors
7. Rear Audio Controls
8. Auto Climate Control
9. 6 Quarts + of Oil in the engine
10. Fold down rear seats
Put some BF Goodrich AT TK/Os on the
thing out of the box. The Brigstones
from the factory are terrible in the
snow, mud, and on wet pavement. A
spray in bedliner from the factory
would be cool too.