2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Roomy extended-cab models, strong V8 engines, innovative features.
  • Cheap interior materials, questionable build quality.

Powerful drivetrains, stout underpinnings and unique options make the Silverado a pickup worth considering, but Ford's new F-150 has it beat when it comes to interior design and overall refinement.

2004 Highlights

The value-priced Work Truck package is now available on both regular and extended cabs. Base models pick up cruise control, a sound system, chrome rear bumper and chrome wheels. An automatic transmission is now standard on LS models, and the V6 is no longer an option in this trim. Other updates include new polished aluminum wheels and 265/70R16 tires with either black sidewalls or raised white lettering. The Quadrasteer option no longer requires the buyer to order trailering equipment. There's also a new tonneau cover, and inside, you'll find underseat storage. Finally, Chevrolet has deleted the Silverado's passenger-side outside door lock.

Consumer reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
287000 miles Minimal Issues
KB,05/03/2018
4dr Extended Cab Work Truck Rwd LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
We purchased this used in 09 with 100k miles and it has been very reliable. The motor does not drink oil like the old 350 motor and the oil color has always been a bright yellow. The transmission was still smooth at 287k mi, a/c still worked fine. the following parts needed to be replaced:Fuel pump, brakes and rotors, spark plugs.
4.75 out of 5 stars
Almost the perfect truck
mobey,06/05/2011
4dr Extended Cab LS Rwd SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
I bought my truck with 6 miles on the odometer in March 2004. It was recalled for the instrument panel. Very good experience there. While it was under warrenty, I had it in for new Cats and O2 sensors, three times, but never again since. The last warrenty items I had replaced were the comfort control switches. I now have 190,000 miles on the truck and, get this....I'm replacing the brake pads for the first time, and the rotors have very little wear. This is by far the best vehicle I've ever owned.
4.75 out of 5 stars
Z71 Bliss
Mark,07/16/2010
4dr Extended Cab Z71 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
My truck is a daily driver in the city but also a back road wonder on the weekends. In the winter I use four wheel drive for duck hunting with my sons in the country. It has been from Texas to California and many Colorado trips. It look good in the field, but when it is cleaned up it looks good under the city lights. Safe, dependable and a real pleasure. Maybe the best vehicle I have ever owned, out of maybe 11-12 cars and trucks.
5 out of 5 stars
No planned obsolescence here!
CheapDeep,08/22/2017
4dr Extended Cab LS Rwd LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
It seems like we live in an age where everything is designed to wear out and be replaced. This truck is the only thing I can think of that is made to last. It has 200k and everything works perfectly. It also drives like it just left the showroom. The few rare times something does break, the part is usually cheap and easy to repair. I bought this as a work truck but I drive it more than my luxury car. The design is very simple. No fancy computers or dials that take three steps to change the radio or AC. Form definitely follows function which just doesn't happen anymore. I have to tip my hat to Chevy for designing something that will outlast everything else I own.

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Marginal

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Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview

The Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offered in the following submodels: Silverado 1500 Crew Cab, Silverado 1500 Regular Cab, Silverado 1500 Extended Cab, Silverado 1500 SS. Available styles include 4dr Extended Cab SS AWD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LS Rwd LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LS Rwd SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab Rwd LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Rwd LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab LS Rwd SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab Rwd SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab LS Rwd LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab LS 4WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LT Rwd LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab LT Rwd SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Extended Cab LT Rwd SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab Work Truck Rwd LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab Work Truck 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Work Truck Rwd LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Extended Cab Z71 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab Work Truck 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab Work Truck Rwd SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab Work Truck Rwd SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Work Truck 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab Z71 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab Z71 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab Work Truck 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab Z71 4WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), and 2dr Regular Cab Z71 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A). Pre-owned Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models are available with a 6.0 L-liter gas engine or a 5.3 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 345 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with all wheel drive, rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 is priced between $5,500 and$14,500 with odometer readings between 160376 and174490 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base is priced between $16,900 and$16,900 with odometer readings between 76059 and76059 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS is priced between $15,000 and$15,000 with odometer readings between 65013 and65013 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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