I had a 90 Chevy work truck then
switched to the Ford F250 Super Duty.
Now I'm back to Chevy with the 2500HD
4X4 Diesel. I found what I was looking
for; all the things that the Ford
didn't have. Much more comfortable
ride. The LB tracks wonderfully on the
interstate at 80-85 mph. Better fuel
economy.The diesel has lots of power
and acceptable acceleration. Easy to
get in and out of and also low enough
to work out of. The plastic in the
grill seems soft and easily scratches
with bug impacts. The tires and wheels
are purposely small to max out the
torque, but they look too small for
the truck. When washed and clean it
gets positive stares.
Comfortable seats, power locks and
integrated horn, lights, security
system. Good factory stereo. Excellent
cup holders and location, Cruise
control, Diesel & Trany--A+
Better air flow across the hood. Lower
body armor panels like the Avalanche.
Quality seat coves as an option.
Harder plastic in the grill to resist
scratches and bug/gravel impacts.
Larger tires and wheels, optional chip
to boost hp.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)
I have owned 9 new vehicles in my life with 4 of them purchased to use for a business. This truck is by far the worst vehicle I have ever owned. I have never had so many different things wrong with one vehicle. Today was the last straw. 40,000 miles and the water pump is out. This vehicle has had electrical problems and still does, radio issues 5 different factory radios,it is on its 3rd exhaust system, tailgate latch issues, seat covers defective, seat belts wearing out and fraying, suspension issues in the front that a frame shop had to repair steering shaft had to be replaced the threshold on the rocker panel was broken and had to replaced. I am running out of room to name everthing
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)
After my break in period I noticed a
significant drop in fuel economy. I
went from averaging 14mpg/city to
11mpg/city. Once I hit a little more
than 1,000 miles I noticed a problem
in my steering. The dealership said
it was probably the intermediate shaft
but it has been intermittent and
because they could not hear or feel it
the day I took it down they did not
want to chage it out. At about 5,000
miles the service 4WD warning came on.
The very next time I started the
vehicle it looked fine. It happened a
couple more times and the dealer was
unable to find a problem with my 4WD
I like the power fold in mirrors.
There is quite a bit of room in the
backseat. The seatbelts in the front
are in a very comfortable position.
The airdam on the front could have
been designed better so that the
vehicle came with larger tires.
Atleast 31s. The wheels are also very
narrow for a truck this size. They
are only 6.5".
I bought this vehicle new in August and
now have 6500 miles on it. It has been
back into the dealership 5 times for
repairs to the Power Mirrors and
Windows. The Power Door locks also had
to be replaced.
The 6.0 Liter V8 motor on this vehicle
is very quiet but seems very sluggish
though this may be due to the
There is some wind noise when driving
down the road at highway speeds. This
vehicle has Anti-lock brakes but on one
occassion during a panic stop they
On-Star for the peace of mind
Automatic Lights, Excellent Receiver in
the stereo system.
GM is close but this vehicle build
quality could be better. Doors on the
vehicle feel flimsy. There is no door
ajar which I feel is a huge safety issue
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