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Chevy LIES about quality improvements!
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By Chevy JUNK!!!!!!!!!!
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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It was fresh off the dealer floor on 7/3/09. Has been my secondary vehicle for a year now. I just hit 5,100 miles and all the lifters now need to be replaced. The service tech states that the oiling system oils too much so it blows by the lifters blows out tons of white smoke out of the exhaust constantly. To make matters even more disappointing is the lack of a quality and robust 6 speed transmission, it has no clue how to pick a gear to stay in it. While driving if you make it downshift it will downshift and bring the engine to "Redline" or 6,000 rpm and stay there even if you take your foot off the gas pedal for at least 5 seconds.


Best Features

Seats, the leather seats are OK for long trips.


Worst Features

Why don't you spend the money on the actual quality of your vehicles instead of being the typical hypocrites and only provide lip service via GREAT MARKETING!


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First Lemon in 8 Chevys
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By Dan
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought 10/09.

On 10/30 had it in for brakes and belts squealing,

1/12/2010 had it in for the lights dimming while driving (was told the alternator was charging),

2/8 Chevy bow tie decal was replaced because paint peeled off, 4/7 had bow tie replaced again due to peeling,

4/20 right rear shock blew out and had it replaced,

4/26 the fuel tank pressure sensor went out and had to be replaced,

4/27 took to body shop at 8am to get body rubbed out due to the "orange peel" finish all over the truck,

5/5 had to take back again for "orange peel" they missed several spots on the first attempt and left the tailgate covered in swirl marks from the buffer.

Had it in twice for On Star misreading.


Best Features

Piece of crap so I have no favorite things.


Worst Features

Flush it down the toilet


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By Chevy
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Wow. I only got a 2 WD 4.3 V6 but still haven't got stuck been through fields after a week of rain with no problem. Pulled people out of ditches. drives in the snow in ice like not other truck i ever own. out does dodges and fords V-8 with out any problem. Never owned anything but a Chevy. Already got two people who own new dodges to trade it in for a new Chevy.


Best Features

The look of the new Chevy are great. the power and performance. has a smooth ride.


Worst Features

Trucks need to be lifted a another two or three inch. they are to low to the ground.


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Klunk, Bump, Thump, Slosh, Squeak
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By Tom
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Seats are made of cheap soft outer foam with a hollow inner core the compresses. Which after a couple thousand miles turns to an uncomfortable squishy, sagging, un comfortable garbage. Driveline thumps and clunks, fuel sloshes and thumps between 3/4 and full. Brake squeal at 5 - 15 mph braking. Accelerator pedal stick out to far cannot straighten right leg and still reach steering wheel which has a shorter shaft. I hit my head getting in the truck, center review mirror hides pedestrians and vehicles at traffic lights, almost hit a few because i could not see them. Fuel economy poot, cab in too skinny at roof line and roof is too low. seats are too skinny, no under hood light


Best Features

Handling, power, dual brake lamps, turn signals in mirrors, heated mirrors.


Worst Features

raise roof line, wide roof line, tint windshield at roof line, use a firm foam seat without a hollow core. Put baffles in fuel tank, fix clunk, thump, bump noises. fix brake squeal, fire the idiots thats designed truck and fire the moron suppliers.


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Klunk Bump Slosh Bang Slam
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By Paul
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I decided to give GM one more chance as well and like review I read on a similar GMC recently. GM has forgotten who they are building trucks for, I am 6 ft and 230 lb, the seats are horrible soft sinking material after 1k miles. The drive train clunks at stop, the fuel tank sloshes, thumps, hard downshifting after driving for awhile. brake squeal, there more slams, bangs, thumps, clunks sloshes squeals on this truck, not to mention too low a roof line and too low a windshield. What a piece of crap


Best Features

Excellent power, but lots clunks and thumps. Nice side body style, lousy front and cab exterior style. too skinny a cab and seats.


Worst Features

A pickup is supposed to have a wide and tall cab, seats should recline all the way, fix thump, bump, clunk, slam, bang slosh and squeal noises. Recall these problems or this will be my last last US Brand Truck, Ford and dodge already drove me away, now I see why Detroit unemployment is so high.


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