With its numerous powertrain and cab configurations and stout towing and hauling capacities, the Silverado 3500 is a hard truck to beat for those who need maximum functionality and capability from their work truck.
by rick194 on Feb 5, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
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
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
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.
The Silverado 3500 now sports the same look as its light-duty siblings, including a new front fascia and revised side moldings and taillights. Top-of-the-line models also get power-folding heated mirrors with puddle lamps and turn signal indicators. On the inside, the 2003 Silverado offers numerous entertainment options, including a Bose stereo system (with rear-seat controls on crew cab models), XM Satellite Radio and a DVD-based entertainment system (crew cab models only). The instrument panel and center console have been redesigned, and Chevrolet has added new seats, a more comprehensive driver information center and a dual-zone climate control system. On the hardware side, the standard 6.0-liter V8 gets electronic throttle control as well as the ability to run exclusively on compressed natural gas (CNG) or a mix of CNG and gasoline.