Chevrolet makes a pretty good pick-'em-up, if powerful engines are your thing. But it has a ways to go to match the Ford F-350 Super Duty when it comes to the quality of the materials and overall craftsmanship.
by rick194 on Feb 5, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
It is now time to trade in the Duramax/Chevy.
I have not pulled a trailor in the last 18 months so I am getting something smaller (Suburban).
I have over 230,000 miles on it, averaged 17 mpg, pulled trailers from TX to 36 states.
It brokedown twice.
The alternator went out at 200K+ and a wire rubbed in two shorting out the electrical system at 180k+.
The injectors were replaced under warranty and that was it, other than routine wear items, brakes, belts, hoses, ball joints.
Do not need a truck like this any more but have kept it for 18 months because it is such a good one.
by doug on Jul 19, 2007 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
I have had all three brands of trucks. This one hauls and rides the best. As far as reliability, I have been more than pleased. GM hit the right cue when putting this truck together. Duramax/Allison, best combination. I tow a 44 ft trailer @ 26000lbs and get 10-11.5 mpg. I will be hard pressed to go back to a different brand. Great work GM!
by Kurt J. on Oct 26, 2004 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 4dr Crew Cab LT 2WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
This has been an allaround great
truck. I use it for roadside service
along with my firefighting duties and
let me tell you i run this truck hard.
Weather its passing a hemi (LOL) with
the 8.1l engine or towing cars and
boats with the Allison 5spd, it just
dosent get any better. Add a few lil
performance mods to the engine and
holdon for ride (seems odd to others
that i have a dually racing by them)
i can tow anything ive been told to
with no lag on this truck it always
give the same great ride.
After undergoing a full redesign last year, Chevrolet's heavy-duty one-ton truck gets few changes for 2002. Air conditioning is now standard on all trim levels along with extendable sunshade visors and improved base model radios.
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