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2006 Chevrolet Silverado-1500 - Consumer Reviews

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great Truck for the Price
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By Mark
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 6.5 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Find that the Chevrolet extended cab work truck is an excellent value. Lots of room inside and good comfortable seating. The V6 is challenged to cruise in hilly areas without having to ramp into higher rpms, but does a good job on the highway. Most of these have exhaust vibration as mention by another reviewer. Transmission is smooth and brakes are responsive. I like the hood design for 2006 which is very rare. 21 mpg on the highway is a plus and access to the motor is easy.


Favorite Features

21 mpg highway with good cabin comfort. You can use the back seat for adults for a couple of hours (you can't do this on many of the competitors extended cab models). Chevrolet is ready to deal and the price is very competitive. My last Chevrolet truck with a 4.3 lasted 15 years with low maintenance.


Suggested Improvements

Figure out what the vibration is in the exhaust on this motor. Speakers are either low quality or the factory radio is the problem. Switching to another radio involved a $100 fee at radio installer due to the design by Chevrolet in the wiring to several other electrical components. Kept Chevy unit


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By Firefighter106
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 6.5 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Pros: 17 inch wheels, Smooth Auto transmission, Standard Tow Hooks, Price. Cons: Exhaust vibration, sounds like the truck is straining. Weak V6 engine. Fuel enconomy not worth the engine downgrade. No keyhole on passenger door. Work Truck series does not come standard with keyless entry. No arm rest on Work Truck series.


Favorite Features

Chrome package. Wheel upgrade. Tinted rear windows on Work Truck Series.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the exhaust vibration on the V6. Put keyholes back on the passenger doors or have keyless entry standard on all models.


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Good Value
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By OhioMike
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Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 6.5 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Upgraded to 4.8 V8, CD player, cloth seats. Fun to drive, but torque leaves something to be desired. Roomy extended cab in front and back. Engine components easily accessible for self- maintenance. 6.5 foot bed provides plenty of space. Smooth riding on the highway, especially with weight in the bed. Seats are comfortable. Decent gas mileage for a V8. ABS system has been refined over the past few years and seems to be more responsive.


Favorite Features

Tow mode. Roomy interior. Comfortable ride. Responsive brakes.


Suggested Improvements

Better quality speakers. More torque. Better dash board/more efficient use of dash space.


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