This has been a great truck. Great gas mileage(20 MPG around town) and performance. The stepside looks great and the stock rims look nice! The front fold down bench seat is really useful! I have the 4.8 L and it has power to spare. It tows my car trailer with ease. I looked at all the brands over a couple of months and am glad that I picked a chevy.
So far the truck has been very enjoyable and has done what was asked of it, hauling, towing, trips, carrying passengers. I do hope that a true hybrid is in the works as I'll keep this one until a higher mileage big truck is available.
Front seats. Adjustable and comfortable.
I like the styling of the 2001 better-- cleaner front grill without the frown. The 6 1/2' bed is too short yet the 8' w/extra cab too long--try 7. Need true hybrid. Being in the trade need incorporated shell/side doors and lockable weather proof back (like the old Helm's Bakery Trucks with 01 look.
I Own two Chevrolet trucks that are used in my contracting business. The quality and dependebility Of Chevrolet trucks is better than the Toyotas and Fords that I have owned. Chevrolet's Advertisement " like a rock" is very true. I used a 1992 Silverado in my business for eleven years without requiring anything but routine maintenence.