2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
This truck imho would be a great new driver 1st vehicle because as a regular cab they can't load a bunch of friends in plus it's gets great gas mileage, us easy to see out of at all angles even tho it's got a great am/fm stereo with CD player, they wouldn't have Bluetooth, U connect etc...to take their attention away from the task at hand which is getting where they're going safely. Also would be a great to and from work vehicle for someone wanting to keep the miles low on their "main" vehicle. This trick is for sale at $5500
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
I owned my 2006 for 7 years before trading off for a newer GMC truck. Bought it at 20,000 miles and sold at 90,000. Solid truck, ok fuel economy for a full size (15/19 on regular gas, not E85) and comfortable enough for a daily driver. It wasn't overly special, no bluetooth or rear-view cameras, but the Z71 package made it sharp to look at. With 4-wheel drive, it was dependable even on cold snowy days until the Midwest rust got into the brakes at 9 years old (the reason I sold it). After adding an after-market trailer brake controller I never had any issues towing campers or other cars behind it. I would recommend this truck to anyone.