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Work and Family
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By Mavis
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I needed a truck for plowing and occasional hauling. This truck is definitely not my daily driver due to it's poor fuel consumption. Speaking of which, I get typically 17mpg highway during summer (I have a green foot, so don't expect quite as much) which is decent IMO for a work truck. I still feel like they could do better. Interior is great despite it's plastic dash. Forgive it this though cause it is a work truck. But it definitely gives you luxury too: Decent stereo, comfy leather seats, pretty quiet on the HWY. Load up the back and it is almost as smooth as my wife's Escalade! IMO, engine should be SOHC. 300hp out of 6.0 is poor--6.0 HO in the Escalade is FANTASTIC!


Favorite Features

fantastic leather seats, good Bose stereo (though not quite Escalade standards), love 4-dr pickups, quiet, built rather well, great looking truck, good headlights (though aimed a little high from factory in case you haven't noticed on the road), true work truck that pleasantly escorts you home too.


Suggested Improvements

6-spd transmission that downshifts sooner, engine crys restricted--give it more valves! New Chevrolets have better interior materials, day-time lamps burn out prematurely


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junk truck
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By Dave
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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I've driven Chev trucks since i was 16 and this truck is the biggest piece of junk i have ever had. The front and rear diff's had to be rebuilt twice 75,000 km between rebuilds. It can't keep the transfer case together for longer then 9 months with out stretching the chain. Both exhaust manifolds split making it horribly loud. The truck has 250,000km and is bagged out when guys with super duties are getting 500,000km out of there truck with no where near the repair bills I've had in half the Km's


Favorite Features

the only decent thing I've found about the truck is i can get 650km to 100 liters of fuel or in American terms 390 miles to 32 gallons


Suggested Improvements

make the frame more then 3inces off the ground, through the aluminum transfer case in the garbage, get a solid front axle, make a metal front bumper not 50% plastic, get rid of the muffler thats bigger then a fuel tank on a family car


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Not a bad truck
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By John Ellis
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Has done what I wanted it to do. Not impressed with the cost of ownership due to electrical problems, poor gas mileage, hazard/signal flasher going bad, and the steering mechanism needing lubricated.


Favorite Features

Style, comfort


Suggested Improvements

Increase the warranty period for bumper to bumper. The power train to 100k miles is a step in the right direction, but the next new truck I purchase will be the one with the longest warranty coverage


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Best Truck on the Road
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By Mike
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this truck from my cousin early in 2007. It had 21,000 miles on it at the time, never towed anything and only had a golf bag put in the box. Since I have owned it I have used it as a work horse. I have had 3,000 pounds in the box and towed a 15,000 pound loaded dump trailer down the road passing fords and dodges all the way. This truck has the tightest steering in it of any vehicle on the road. it feels like it hugs the road. I havent had any problems with it to date.


Favorite Features

Heavy duty 4L80e transmisison, 4.10 rear axle, towing capability, ride comfort, overall build quality, Bose sound system.


Suggested Improvements

None


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Best yet!
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By Buster Brown
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I have owned several trucks from Chevy to Dodge.This truck so far is by far the best over all.The 6.0 is strong enough to pull my 7200 lb. camper with room to pass the other trucks having a hard time to stay the speed limt pulling much smaller campers.Of course you use the gas,but you have the power when you need it! If you're going to play you have to pay! Super truck!


Favorite Features

Auto 4x4. Power extended mirrors. Room in the back for the kids. The power of the 6.0


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage. Exhaust needs to be smoother sounding,


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