2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Consumer Review: Should have bought a Ford

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab - Consumer Review

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Should have bought a Ford
By blue1966 on


2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


This is the first time i have ever disliked a Chevy. This truck has no pulling power it strains pulling a empty trailer. It has a hard time pulling a hill with no trailer. It only gets around 14mpg on the rd and about 11 in the city. It want even spin tires on dirt. there is slack in the driveline that you can hear and feel. I bought this truck brand new i was told the mileage and the power would get better, well it has 26k on it and nothing has changed. The next truck i get will def be a Ford. I have never owned or wanted one until now.

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Take the torque management system off, if you advertise 305 hp i do not want you to decide when i should use its power.
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By johneb09
on 08/29/13 05:18 AM (PDT)

Our local Chevy dealer doesnt even carry any Chevy trucks with the 4.8 ltr engine. Mine has the 5.3 ltr and it has plenty of towing power. Average MPG is around 16 1/2 and between 21 and 22 Hiway. I have to admit though, I'm not a big fan of the cylinder deactivation system.

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