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By Missouri
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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I experienced transmission problems with this truck at 50000 miles, and had to totally replace it with a new trans out of pocket, not covered by any manufacture warranty. In addition, the check engine light keeps coming on, once you add a bottle of Heet or Engine cleaner into the fuel it goes off, until, fuel gets low and more is added. Then it starts all over again. Truck lugs down on slopes and looses speed, not a pulling type of truck.


Best Features

Cab size


Worst Features

Transmission


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It takes a kicking and......
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By Mike
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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All around it's been a pretty awesome vehicle. I don't baby it at all. I tow an 11,000 lb. travel trailer regularly, I've used 4 wheel drive over 400 hundred continuous miles of ice, I've chained up through snow up to the bumpers, I've climbed into the mountains on some pretty steep and rocky terrain. I've had the steering column repaired twice, one rear seatbelt buckle and a nut fell out from under the dashboard. Haven't figured out where that came from yet. Gas mileage is usually around 12, but then I'm using it like a truck. If I wanted mileage I'd have bought a Honda and stayed on the highways.


Best Features

Stable as a rock on ice, snow and while towing a trailer. Four wheel drive in combination with a locking rear differential is almost unstoppable. Bose speakers are great.


Worst Features

Toughen up on the interior plastic trim around the seats. Not sure what the issue with the steering shaft is but it seems to be consistent throughout this series.


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By Rich
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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I have 58,000 miles on the truck with the following problems, steering shaft fixed twice, 2 gas caps replaced, cigarette liter fixed, 4 wheel drive repaired, replaced water pump, replaced steering fluid pump, as of today it is in the shop for the week, the head gasket is being replaced (cracked), never buy another American car, should have bought the Toyota, Tundra.


Best Features

It is comfortable


Worst Features

Stop buying cheap parts and better quality control


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Silver Smooth
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By tgreen
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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Had a little trouble with the steering shaft but that was fixed under warranty. Other than that, it offers a smooth drive comparable to a car. I feel safe during bad weather. It has never hydroplaned on me. Very roomy inside and great for trips. Great speed acceleration with the 8 cylinder. Makes it easy to speed up for entering the expressways. If you can afford the gasoline as it only gets about 18 miles to the gallon in the city, I highly recommend this truck and would definitely buy another.


Best Features

Smooth drive. Roomy interior. Nice look. Excellent acceleration


Worst Features

Gasoline mileage. Some interior pieces on the base of the seats are cheap and come off easily. Need stronger plastic and more secure assembly.


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By matty b
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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For a large truck with the capabilities it has, this is the best value on the market. Haul six people and a load of mulch while towing the tandem axle trailer with the bobcat and equipment, all while having the Bose jamming! Wash it up and take it to dinner. Loads of creature-comforts options with the durability and dependability of a Chevy. Some might think the interior layout is boring. However, beauty is in simplicity. I don't need/want woodgrain stickers that peel off. It's a truck. Everything where it needs to be and not labeled with neon-green idiot labels


Best Features

Endless versatility; Bose Stereo; XM; Schwartzeneger Engine


Worst Features

There needs to be a better option for covering the bed-- tonneaus limit cargo; vinyl covers aren't enough protection; roll-aways take up too much bed space


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