I wanted an economical full-size
extended cab pickup. This truck has
the 4.3 liter V6 and delivers 20+ MPG
and still has adequate performance. I
have now owned it one year with no
problems. It rides very well and is
Looks and fuel economy with the V6.
Center front seat back should fold down
so it could be used as an armrest.
4000 miles and minor problems. Both
rear windows and seals have been
replaced due to poor design with wind
noise. Vibration/buzz in the gas pedal
is being worked. I know there is a TSB
from GM on this. Fun truck that is
smooth and plenty of power from the
reliable 4.3L. Wife likes the room and
the feel of a truck in the city.
Look, I like the straight look of tthe
body compared to the Ford. Call me old
fashion. Simple interior and smoth ride.
Replace some of the plastic in the
interior with a softer material.
Instead of coming up with hundreds of
TSB's just fix em on the line.
I needed the practicality of a truck.
When I first drove it around the city
everyone stopped to look. Now that I
have started adding things to accent
the already great looking exterior, my
truck gets even more attention. On top
of that it's a pleasant truck to drive.
It handles great and has all the power
My truck is also used by the family for
road trips to so I have to say the
roomy interior is a plus.
On cold days, I hear a lot of wind in
the cabin. Most cars that I've had did
not have this problem until they were
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
Rear seats are comforatable and please
both the kids and parents. Access to
rear seats with clamshell doors not a
problem. Rear seating area has more
functional room/features than did the
2001 Xterra that we previously owned.
Z71 towing package provides enough
axle and shock overhead so as to
handle moderate tongue weights with no
perceptible impact on suspension.
5.3 Liter V8 has plenty of power to
pull moderate size trailers at highway
speeds. Tow/Haul mode not even needed
for trailer loads under 1,500 lbs.
A/C rarely needs to go beyond 3 even
in the South Texas heat.
With over half of the 5,000 miles from
highway driving, am starting to feel
what seems like loose tie rods and
jittery steering wheel movement when
going over normal road bumps at speeds
under 40mph. Door hinges make popping
noise. Intermittent cluncks during
low gear range shifts.