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First Chevy Truck
By Bill on
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
Owned Fords all my life and liked them. Used up a 99 Ford F 150 with Triton motor and needed another full size truck. Looked at all of them and decided to try my first Chevy and at 10,000 miles I'm glad I did. The new Chevy V8 with 8 to 4 cylinder technology and 6 speed automatic is getting me 20 mpg or better. Blown away by the gas mileage I'm getting with aggressive tires. Love the exhaust note of the engine. Far superior motor and transmission to my last F150 (Triton V8) and much better gas mileage. Very good ride in general and great truck for towing. The manual mode of the 6 speed transmission saves your brakes and the "tow" mode changes the shift points for better power.
Six speed transmission, great brakes, "tow" mode and down hill rev limiter, gas mileage, ride and comfort, towing capacity, exhaust note, power of motor, fold up rear seats, looks inside and out.
Turning radius too wide, seats collect lint, inside compartments poorly designed, power steering should have more feel, rubber bed liner instead of hard plastic, power rear window should be standard on LT package, mud flaps and plastic barrier to protect rear wheels from salt should be standard.