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No:1 truck to buy
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By homealone069
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab LT2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I have a 2006 Silverado Pickup,2500 HD 4x4.I've owned chevy's most of my life,because of the performance,and reliability.This truck from the first day going out hunting,going through scrub-oak,blazing new trails,climbing the sides of mountain's on the nastiest roads you ever want to imagine,going through water 3 feet deep,and it keeps on going.When I needed the power it was there,wether pulling a trailer up 6% grades in 6"s of mud,and it never quit.I've done all these things will my truck,and its still in great shape,and it has never been in the shop for any malfunctions.They just need to make the front bumper narrower,and raise the truck about 2"s higher.Thats the only change there shouldbe


Favorite Features

The pulling capabilities,are fantastic you set the cruze at 70 mph,and it will stay there at all times.The 3/4 ton will hold 3800 lbs.of weight without the front end coming off the ground,that's almost 2 ton's.The handling is fantastic,once you get a 4 wheel alignment,you will feel the difference.Just touch the steering wheel and it performs,plus the turning radious is great.From the turning lane you can make a u-turn,Ford has to back up inthe middle of the turn to continue on.The seating has plenty of leg room,and comfort,I'm 6'3"and I'm comfortable.


Suggested Improvements

Raise the 4x4's up 2",get rid of those girly bumpers in the front.If your in the woods going through heavy brush,and you have to back up.The black skirting on the bumper comes rite off.Let's build a truck,thats unbeatable.Dodge has the rite idea but there performance sucks.When your in the woods water can be 3' deep,rut's can be up to a foot deep or more,you have a great truck,with plenty of performance.Don't worry about height,the people will still get in and out.Put the fog lamps resest in the corners and the tow hooks on the chasy with the medal pan in the front,it will look cool,remember its a truck.Get it off the ground,same thing with the colorado,it looks like a girly oversized car.


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Just don't Know
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By Eric
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab LT1 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

Well I guess my roots run deep with GM. Got the truck used off a dealer lot with 90000 miles on it. While test driving the truck it performed and looked in excellent condition. The motor and tranny on this truck, as previous GM trucks I've owned is stout and reliable. Now, As for every thing else well lets just leave it at that for now. Owned a 98 Gmc before this one and it was one of the best vehicles Ive owned, but in the recent years I've heard and witness a lot of bad rap from GM and was skeptical of buying another. I guess it was the love for that bowtie.


Favorite Features

Plenty of power for me. The bucket seats are very comfortable and the extended cab version has plenty of room for kids.


Suggested Improvements

What is up with chevy and this interior it is crap and its not the design and looks that bother me. Its the fact that the first time I drove it at night I noticed that some dash lights were dimm or just not working at all. Oh by the way it cannot be fixed unless your some of electrial engineer.


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huge fuel filter problem
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By hughessk
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab LT1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


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this is a great truck as long as you only use premium fuel and drive it in warm climates. the fuel filter will clog if you use bio fuel, or a lower grade fuel. when the filter clogs the engine will go into a 2000 rpm lockdown and will not shift. this will happen even after truck is warm,the first time you try to merge onto the expressway in rush hour traffic, at 25 degree weather and snow covered road, YOU WILL BE IN FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE or FOR YOUR LIFE. I have 900000 miles on this truck and have had to replace the fuel filter ($35) 11 times??? I have purchased fuel from 15 different stations. CHEVROLET SOLUTION " use premium fuel, Use an addative($11)and let the truck idle 20 minutes


Favorite Features

this truck " WHEN IT RUNS" will pull anything I can load on my trailers


Suggested Improvements

FIX THE FUEL FILTER PROBLEM THAT YOU KNOW IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE.


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Solid truck
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By darton2
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

Nice truck. Just traded in an '04 reg cab for this one. Good solid power and well built. From a manufacturing engineer standpoint, the truck is very mechanically solid.


Favorite Features

Standard transmisson


Suggested Improvements

Easier to obtain standard transimission.


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Still wondering if '07 is better
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By Brian
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab LT1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

This truck is is a blast to drive around, an excellent work and tow vehicle. The gas mileage however, will take a bit to get used to. The best this truck will average is about 12-13 mpg, and that is unloaded and using the gas pedal with a light foot. However, this is a truck that was designed to work and perform. If you like to off-road be careful. Although it may look capable looks can be deceiving. The rear end differential has a very low clearance height to the ground. Any kind of rutted off-road will pose a challenge if there are any obstacles on it like small rocks or stumps. Even at the beach you will hear some awfull scraping and thumps. Bad fit and finish!! didn't notice until at home.


Favorite Features

Excellent power and towing, comfortable and quiet ride, low growl exhaust note, great gauge package


Suggested Improvements

Better fit on body panels. Hood and fender gaps are awfull. Doors on extended cab don't line up with front doors. Better gas mpg, better off road package(better skid plates and tire package)Improve turning radius,get rid of the clunking steering column and longer lasting rear disc brakes.


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