This truck has not been used very much, except for what it was built to do - haul the grand kids around. It's a Chevy, which means by nature it is a very dependable truck. It has been up- graded w/a K&N air filter system, giving it about a 14% increase in HP. It also has dual straight exhaust which boosts HP, & gives it that "cool" growling sound upon take-off. It's just me & the wife now, so we only need one vehicle. So, I've decided to sell the Park Ave. and the Chevy, then buy something we both can get in & out of fairly easily, we both have bad backs. As you can probably tell I hate to see her go, but things change.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)
Best truck has the 8.1 with the allison tranny. Has power and with a full load it won't bog down. All one ton and in great condition lots of miles over 216k but still runs strong, I never have a problem with the truck, I use it to pull and drive on a daily basis. The 4x4 works great too.When needing to it will turn all 4 tires without a problem. With all the normal maintenance it runs strong with no problems. I highly recommend this truck for any occasion or any reason.
The cold air, seats, room in the cab, pulling ability,power
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 2dr Regular Cab LS 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)
I bought this truck used with 72k miles. It has the 8.1/Allison combo. Right from the start the windshield washer,horn,interior lights did not work. I noticed many electrical glitches coming and going. Now the trans is giving me troubles not to mention the piston slap. Chevy refuses to take responsibilty for any of the issues. I understand the truck has 78k now and is 7 yrs old, but this many problems should not occur this early. Had Fords my whole life and never had this many problems. I tried Chevy and the problems never stop coming. They don't offer enough space to list all that has gone wrong. Chevy step up or you will lose customers!
2WD. Bought this truck used from a friends dealer. Love everything except the engine knock. Keep hearing the knock is OK. Seems to have plenty of power but still don't trust the noise. Plenty of room for a family of five pulling a 30 ft camper. Still looking for the answer to the knock.
Lots of room inside, very comfortable when loaded. Extendable mirrors. Hopefully strong engine for long time.
Heated and electric mirrors, better turning radius and fix the engine knock.