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By xjtkzx
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT1 4dr Extended Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Bought my truck used in January of 2013 with 53xxx miles. I took the truck into a dealer to have a used car inspection done and was told i had a bad intermediate steering shaft which was a $70 fix, which isn't bad. After having my truck for about six months i got a notification saying tighten fuel cap then my engine light came on, i had it reset at an auto parts place then a month or two later it came on again so i went back and the guy told me it was a sensor under my fuel tank. Other than that this truck is great! Its only a 2wd but this thing can go anywhere and has such a smooth ride.


Favorite Features

The smooth ride and the tough look of the truck. interior is very nice. The only thing i would change is the seat belts being separate from the seat.


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Not very solid
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By fish
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT2 4dr Extended Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I got my 2006 LT2 ext. cab silverado in april of 2010. It was very clean with only 35,000 miles on it.Now its October and I have replaced both front rotors after they warped, the passenger side window on the back door was replaced because it leaked air. They did a very poor job of that. Now the other side is leaking. The front end knocks I think its the rack and pinion so it is going back for that too. It also has a rattle in the dash, sounds like the instrument panel. Otherwise its GREAT.


Favorite Features

Leather, very roomy, very powerful.


Suggested Improvements

Need better fuel millage. In town it does good at 18 to 20 but on the interstate at 70 miles an hour it gets 16.5 to 17 mpg.


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2006 Silverado Like a Rock
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Nolan
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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My pickup has 55k miles now and it's great. Great gas mileage in town about 15-16 mpg with the 4.8 L V8. 18 mpg highway-interstate. Good power and get up and go. Good room for an ext cab and the fold up seat is nice. No problems towing anything or getting around off-road, this baby never gets stuck. Very smooth and quiet on the highway for a truck.


Favorite Features

G80 locker, auto 4WD, Very comfortable driving, power.


Suggested Improvements

Add under seat storage areas in the back. Highway MPG could be better but I cant complain about 18. Great overall pickup, I highly recommend the Silverado trucks


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Better than the rest
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By Jneal
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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This is a great truck. I use it as my daily driver and on the weekends it doubles into my harley hauler/drive to the woods to cut firewood truck. It is much better built than is the Ford or Dodge of this year.


Favorite Features

I enjoy the power folding mirrors and the audio controls on the steering wheel. Plenty of power for a truck that can squeak out 20 mpg on the interstate.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders should be in the armrest, as of 07 they are. Rear vents should be standard for A/C. Silverado has the easiest to access bed even for a 4x4, so no need for a "man" step. But dodges beer cooler in the back would be sweet.


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Where's my FORD?
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By Eric
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT1 4dr Extended Cab 6.5 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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Can't pull or haul anything but a pot of soil without hurting a sensor. Sensors go all the time, Tranny slips and leaks, 18k miles and already had to replace tranny, rides like a model- T, and where's my new F-150?, am I still complaining about this Chevy? oh yeah, FORD wins! Chevy took the buyout. you lose Chevy, and I just bought an 08' F-150 SuperCrew, nothing personal, but Bye Chevy..


Favorite Features

how my F-150 looked next to it.


Suggested Improvements

um everything


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2006 Chev Silverado
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By buyToyota
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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i really believe there should have been recalls on this truck. All of the following repairs were needed in the first 36 months i owned this truck: ABS went out; front axle seals continue to leak; rotors were replaced on both sides; nearly lost control of the truck on the highway when the front wheel bearings gave out; the 4 wheel drive automatic switch broke and shut down the 4x4 function; the driver's side door panel came loose and the entire panel had to be replaced; the plastic hinge for the center console broke off, etc etc.. Again, i believe that there should have been or should be a safety recall on this truck. Buyer beware. Thank goodness this is a leased vehicle and i return it.


Favorite Features

comfortable to drive, but this is not a reliable truck in my opinion.


Suggested Improvements

Chevy needs to get back building trucks like they did years ago ..... like a rock. The "quality control" process, was really lacking.


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Best truck ever
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Terry
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT2 4dr Extended Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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We purchased this truck new for the highways and mountains of New Mexico. With 30,000 miles now it has never had to go back to the dealer for any warranty or repairs! Looks good with no rattles or problems and it's solid. About 17 mpg overall. 4.11 gears and rated for 8500 lbs towing, if needed. I've owned lots of Chevys and this is the best truck ever.


Favorite Features

Manual 4WD on the floor so I'm in 2WD most of the time, or select 4WD High on the go. Nice soft, comfortable seats with lots of room.


Suggested Improvements

None.


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6.0 Liter Powerhouse
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By Andy J
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT3 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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06 Silverado 1500 with Vortec Max package. I purchased this truck in Feb. of 08 after being T-boned in my 99 Sierra. I had been looking for the bigger 6 L. motor to pull my work trailer for a long period of time before the accident. Luckily this gem popped up when I really had to buy. I fell in love at first drive. The motor's power really is something else. It responds immediately at any speed when even light pedal is put down. Mileage with this motor is great. It actually puts my old 5.3 to shame. I average 13 city(Downtown Minneapolis: True stop and go) and @ 50-55 MPH: 21 MPG/@75 MPH 18MPG. It has all the bells and whistles. Great for towing. Love it!


Favorite Features

Heated leather, Vortec Max package, Steering wheel controls, 4th door, Gas mileage(for a truck)


Suggested Improvements

Better change holder........Maybe an integrated brake controller. Turning on the climate control could be easier. Also, do not like the new bright/dim headlight setup.


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Good truck
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By FRED
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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I use this truck for a meat packing plant I own. It has a lot of power and hauls meat, my boats, and a huge trailer of deer hides very well. I never had a mecanical failure on it before. I smoked a deer with it and it had a lot of damage to the front and fender (which still was never fixed right becouse the front bumper and grille is not centered very well). I also like the acceleration on it. Overall I love this truck.


Favorite Features

Power, great towing, smooth ride, greet gas mileage, and exterior design.


Suggested Improvements

The interior is a little plain, but it is just a truck,


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My Son Loves This Truck!
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By Wade
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab SS 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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I bought my SS used, as I do with all my trucks, and am very pleased with it. The exterior is so much better looking than the standard Silverado. It drives & rides like a Cadillac. I will never buy any other truck than a GM.


Favorite Features

The 6.0L motor is great. It responds nicely when it is stomped on. The front styling is half of what sold me on the truck. I also like the extra room under the rear seat, easier to install sub boxes.


Suggested Improvements

There are only a few things I would improve on. First, I would add a few more stock ponies to the power plant. Second, I would make two tone leather seats & some aluminum accents available for the interior.


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