I own a 2009 Silverado with a 4.8... Dont get me wrong I love this truck, BUT!!!! 34000 miles had to replace rear brake cylinders 50000 miles had to replace water pump 55000 miles electrical issues, might have to get a complete new fuse box BTW none of these are covered under any warranty's.
I have my own business and to be honest looking at all the other trucks i would buy the same truck again. No matter what i do to it it keeps on going, whether its in a farmers field or hauling a trailer. No matter what it is it will do it with ease and comfort and that is what a work truck should be. I have a 2009 F250 and a 2008 dodge 2500 and even with the 4.3L I still take it over my 6.0L powerstroke diesel and 6.7L cummins because it is just so nice to drive no matter what is in the back or what you are pulling. That i what a work truck should do.
Bought the truck in April, I love it, good power from a v6, comfy interior, looks good. The only thing I didn't like is days after I bought it was in the shop for a loose gas cap. The engine light came on cuz of it. Dealer was very fast in getting the truck back and I have not had any problem since, I would recommend this truck to anyone
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.
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.