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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

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By mike
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

This is a work truck and a daily driver. I tow a 7500 lb trailer 300-700 miles per week and it does the job. Mileage: 10 mpg w/ the trailer, 15-17 mpg w/out. Dealer performed all service Duramax diesel head gasket failed at 118k miles. Even after months of negotiations GM REFUSED to honor the Warranty! The repair cost $7500 out of pocket! I CANNOT recommend GM to anyone EVER again!


Favorite Features

towing capacity


Suggested Improvements

Seat comfort Warranty Engine reliability


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Love it
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By KH
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


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We love our truck! We pull a 4 horse trailer everywhere with it and really don't even feel it back there, even fully loaded. It is solid, runs great, and looks good going down the road.


Favorite Features

Allison transmission, comfortable interior, pulling power.


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Silverado 3500DRRW
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By greasemonkey
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

Great vehicle, I have not had any problems at all so far. Regular routine maintenance. Will pull anything I give it. Duramax is the way to go.


Favorite Features

Duramax/Allison, rear audio, excellent lights.


Suggested Improvements

Larger, more aggressive tires. I have the optional goodyear AT tires. They slip on wet grass. Just slightly softer ride unloaded, severe wheel hop in rear empty.


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Gutless Fuel Hog
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By Loyal Stutzman
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

4.5 MPG loaded, 12 MPG empty! Duramax with Allison automatic transmision is a joke! Low power, worse fuel economy! This was by far the worst value for my money since I started buying vehicles in 1986! Will soon be selling this pile of junk for a more powerful, economical gas rig! I loved Chevy trucks until I bought this hunk of junk. You can't even start up an incline loaded without using low range 4X4! Forget quick take-off! Imagine 25 MPH uphill in the Rockies for miles and miles! Yes, I bought it brand new, had it dealer serviced right on schedule, all the updates they had, etc. and still no performance!


Favorite Features

Comfortable seats, good for hours of sitting. Plastic fenders don't dent, just break.


Suggested Improvements

Better fuel economy! Better power to the wheels! Shorter turning radius!


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Z-85
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By Dale
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 4dr Extended Cab LS Rwd LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

What a truck. The Z-85 is a real looker and all that I expected. 20" wheels, 5.3L, 4sp with posi - what more could ya want ?


Favorite Features

Looks-looks-looks


Suggested Improvements

Interior is real drab


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