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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab

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By 67getx
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab LT1 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

I bought my truck with 5300 miles on it. I was replacing a '98 Xtra Cab GMC that I loved. This truck does what it is supposed to do. I pull a 18' trailer regularly and it does fine. It has a rougher ride and the seat is not comfortable to me. They raised the body from the older ones so you have higher to lift things into the bed. Gas mileage is about what I expected. The transmission slipped and the dealer replaced my convertor. No other problems since. Has more wind noise in the cab than the 8 year old truck I got rid of.


Favorite Features

I like the look of the truck. The 6 L engine is peppy but not as torquey as my old 454.


Suggested Improvements

More comfortable seats, better gas mileage.


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Poor Accessory Drive Belt System/Diesel
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Joe Tretter
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab LS 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

Noticed a drive belt noise from day one with this truck! The dealer replaced the serpentine belt,within a few days, the noise was back, took it to another dealer who cleaned the pulleys,after a few days the same noise appeared again. I contacted the first dealer he said others are having problems also and Chevrolet has no fix for this problem at this time ! Mileage is not great either its between 14.2 - 16.4 mpg, my 6.0 liter 3500 got between 11 - 13 mpg, I wish I still had that truck !


Favorite Features

More than enough power with good acceleration, truck has a decent ride if you can put up with the noise !


Suggested Improvements

Find a fix for the belt noise


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Great Truck
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By AzJones
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

Good power (no problems keeping up with traffic)... Decent mileage (around 14.5 - 15.5 mpg's) ... Reasonably comfortable for a heavy hauler ... Definitely love the manual trans (use 1st gear for first 500 miles ... after that use only when towing). Additionally, I like the styling, though Dodge and Ford look good also. In my opinion, you cant go wrong with any of the big 3's 2500 series trucks ... Test drive em all and decide which one you think you look best in. Suggested options are locking diff, sliding rear window, snow plow prep (gives more powerful alternator), on/off road tires, towing pkg, and extra battery (not for starting but any accessories). Hope this helps some folks


Favorite Features

Best in class payload, ride height, power and of course the NV4500 5 speed trans ... Its an older trans that can take a beating (besides which, 6 forward gears is too many) ...


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of cheap 40/20/40 seat in work truck ... Middle section doesnt fold down, noone can sit on it (no matter how small)


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06 2500HD
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By SamuraiSV
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

For the price the sub-par interior quality is acceptable. The 6-liter has good power as long as the RPM's are kept up. The transmission is a bit hard to cram into reverse or first and shifting can be a bit notchy at times, reminding me of the 30-year-old pick up I owned in high school. Paint quality is poor with a fairly noticeable orange peal appearance. A major up is a comfortable 3-piece bench seat that feels more like a bucket. Over all for about 21k it will do most work thrown at it.


Favorite Features

Good power for small displacement engine and fairly good mileage as well, both aspects seem much better than my other 2002 2500HD WT


Suggested Improvements

Smooth the transmission out, and give the interior components a more substantial feel


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