2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Car-Sharing Candidate?
January 27, 2014
What I know about full-size trucks is based on just a few raw experiences, so it was great to have access to our richly appointed 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for a weekend of chores and hauling. Also, it amused me greatly to drive a 5,206-lb truck to an appointment at Savvy Chic Nail Cottage or listen to Jane Austen's "Persuasion" via Bluetooth in the cab.
Having said all that, the Silverado is not a vehicle I'd want to use daily. It's more than I need. The 16 mpg I averaged was fine for a truck, but awful compared to my daily-driver coupe.
But I wouldn't mind having access to have a vehicle like this via car-sharing. A quick look at RelayRides reveals several Silverado trucks available in the Santa Monica area, although none are as new or nice as ours.
How do you handle your occasional need for a cargo hauler? Have you ever purchased one cooperatively with friends or family and shared it?
Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 14,181 miles