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dispointed
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By racerx62040
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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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i bought a 2012 chevy Z-71 ex cab pick up 2 years ago now. this is the first vehicle i have even been able to buy new. when i drove it off the lot it had 3 miles on it and i was very happy. one of the big selling points was the sticker said it got 21 MPG hwy. the sales man said it got 21MPG. i feel they lied to me. this truck has a 5.3 engine. the truck i had before was a 1995 GMC ext. cab 2x4 long bed with a 350 throattle body injection engine. when that 350 hit 180,000 miles the engine had problems. so i totaly rebuilt that engine and everything was new. that truck even after the rebuild got 15 MPG. so i bought this new one thinking it would be better. but it only get 16 MPG at the best


Favorite Features

the interior is conffy.


Suggested Improvements

needs to go back with the 350 engine. the 5.3 has no power when towing even a small utily trailer. i took this truck back to the dealer two times to have it checked out and they said there is nothing wrong with it. this truck only get 15MPG when being carefull but when put my small utility on the truck and my riding mower on the trailer this truck will only get 10 MPG would hate to see what it does with a heavier trailer on it.


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Should have bought a Ford
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By blue1966
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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LS 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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This is the first time i have ever disliked a Chevy. This truck has no pulling power it strains pulling a empty trailer. It has a hard time pulling a hill with no trailer. It only gets around 14mpg on the rd and about 11 in the city. It want even spin tires on dirt. there is slack in the driveline that you can hear and feel. I bought this truck brand new i was told the mileage and the power would get better, well it has 26k on it and nothing has changed. The next truck i get will def be a Ford. I have never owned or wanted one until now.


Suggested Improvements

Take the torque management system off, if you advertise 305 hp i do not want you to decide when i should use its power.


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Very Nice Truck
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By rider16
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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT 4dr Extended Cab 6.5 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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Bought this truck after trading Avalanche with 175K Miles. Like the 5.3 ltr and new 6 speed auto is a nice upgrade. Truck gets average 17 miles combined and 19 to 20 when doing highway driving. LT with allstar package is a nice combination of upgrades. Really like the ride, solid build and comfortable on long trips.


Favorite Features

6 Speed automatic Radio Bluetooth Bucket Seats


Suggested Improvements

None yet


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first new vehicle
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By johneb09
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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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I've had many vehicles, but this is the first new vehicle. This one has the chrome package, 20" chrome rims, chrome trim, mirrors, and door handles. I love the looks of it. It now has 4300 miles and am averaging around 17 MPG. The instruments are easy to read, and the controls are easy to reach. The seats are comfortable, the handling is responsive and the ride is pretty smooth. It took a little getting used to the cylinder deactivation as it seemed a little sluggish when accelerating from a stop. However, when you need power, its there. I occasionally pull an 18 foot fiberglass boat and hardly know its behind. All in all a very nice truck, and the rebates made it hard to pass up.


Favorite Features

styling, easy to read instrument panel, nice ride, good handling.


Suggested Improvements

none


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Expected more from Chevy flagship pickup
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By tone11
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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LTZ 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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I have been a Bowie fan for sometime.Resently purchased a 2012 LTZ. Overall pleased with the truck other than the compleat lack of thought and enginering put into the interior.Too many small items are lacking that one would expect in a $46,000 vehicle.The center console is just 1 big box no pen holders,coin holders,tissue nothing my 2001 gmc had all these,my 2006 malibue has all these( hardly a top of the lineup for gm), No underwood light(although the bracket is there). the Eagle LS2 tires r pretty much a lowend tire for Goodyear.Even my owners Manuel and paperwork was given in pretty much a sandwich bag.Overall I like the truck, but GM needs to stop pinching pennies on a top tier truck.


Favorite Features

Exterior styling,power train


Suggested Improvements

Get with times with interior convenences,put a little though into the interior design. Small things like coin holders,and storage go a long way when living with a vehicle day to day.Especialy a mid 40 thousand dollar pickup.If not you could be Oohing at Dodge,Ford,and Toyota tailights.


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