I purchased this truck new with 500 miles on it. Now I have 19500 miles on the truck and I am having the engine pulled out due to a bad design. I went in for some minor body work (2nd bow tie) and the check engine light came on. The oil pressure was all over the board. I had 1000 miles before it need it next oil change. So while i was in there i had them do a oild change. I was told that there was a 1 1/2 quarts of oil left in the block. I was then told that they need to put a baffel in the bottom of the pan. This was after taking the truck in 4 times to do an oil consuption check (it failed). I had to wait to get fixed due to having 5 other trucks getting the samething done.
I bought this truck used with 60K miles. I now have over 90K. I have only replaced the battery and tires. Runs like a dream so far, tows great and very comfortable. Hope to baby this for the rest of my life, I just retired. With regular maintenance I have had no mechanical problems with a small V8.
Within a month of buying this truck, all of the power locks went out. Chevy replaced them for free since it was under warranty. Then my rear power window stopped working, transmission is spotty, cant decide when to shift, tpms comes on at random times telling me my tires are flat (they arent). Put groceries in the back seat one day, and the pocket on the back of drivers seat ripped out. Turns out, they aren't sewn in at the factory, someone is there with a staple gun putting them on. Wind caught the door last week, and pulled the hinges away from the body, now the door grinds on the body work every time I open it. I am absolutely furious with this truck. Chevy used to mean something.
We purchased this truck brand new Oct 2009 with the heavy duty towing package Z71 4x4. We had to put a new engine in the truck Oct 2010, after that problems continued. Dec 2010 the throttle body failed as I was driving down the highway, Stablizer, engine light, traction, lights flashed, door locks when crazy and just stopped in the middle of the interstate. Yesterday 2.17.2013 it proceeded to do it again on the interstate. Second time in 50,000 miles we have had to replace the throttle body on our fairly new truck. We have other problems including 3 window motors, mirror, rough idling, & transamission rough when switching gears. All the work has bene done at the dealers
I'm going to lay it straight. This was a solid truck for the first few months of owning it. Owned this for about a year and since purchasing, I've replaced the engine twice, had a transmission give out, and the heads get completely destroyed. "only" 72k miles on the truck, 2k miles on the new engine and about 1k miles on the transmission. Looks wise, this truck is flawless. It's a crew cab, although it might as well be an extended cab with the leg space.. but the interior is clean and looks amazing. I'm mainly concerned because I was told how great gmc/chevy is and how Ford and Dodge suck.. ya ok. Tried it and you've failed so I'm going back to my reliability. Piece of crap. No thank you!
Touchscreen Navigation With CD, MP3, XM and XM traffic ($2,250); 20-Inch Chrome-Clad Aluminum Wheels ($1,045); 6.2-Liter V8 With Flex-Fuel Capability ($1,000); Power-Sliding Glass Sunroof ($995); Power-Sliding Rear Window ($250); Integrated Trailer Brake Controller ($200); Cargo Management System ($195); LTZ Plus Package ($190 -- including rain-sensing wipers and lockable easy-lift tailgate); Wheel Credit (-$300).
Part-time four-wheel drive
V8 with flex-fuel capability
6,162 (376 cu-in)
Cast aluminum block and heads
Pushrod-actuated, 2 valves per cylinder, variable valve timing
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
403 @ 5,700
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
417 @ 4,300
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I = 4.04; II = 2.36; III = 1.52; IV = 1.15; V = 0.85; VI = 0.66; Final Drive = 3.42
The Silverado comes ripping out of the hole and banging gears unlike any other full-size pickup. This 6.2-liter V8 and six-speed transmission raise this Chevy from the bottom of the group to the top. An impressive powertrain.
Stopping from 123 feet from 60 mph is impressive for such a truck, but I'm not sure it's repeatable. We saw consistent 130-foot stops with no fade, and that's not bad either.
Skid pad: Minimizing understeer is required to get a good number, because the Chevy liked to get into a radical bouncing routine if understeer got too heavy. ESC on and ESC off numbers are essentially the same. Slalom: Vague steering is typical in full-size trucks, but the Chevy is the worst of the four competitors we're comparing today. Vague, indirect, information-free; call it what you want, it isn't very good. Still, the huge tires (and relatively light weight) keep its slalom speed at the top of the pack. Turning ESC off makes a big difference in this highly dynamic maneuver.