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Ear to ear grin
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By Dan
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

Great riding and looking truck, rides much better than Ford and Dodge. The crew cab is plenty spacious for 6. All shined up the truck looks great with chrome tube step bars. The Duramax diesel is a great engine, very quiet and powerful. Instrumentation is better than any other truck, period. Real gauges, with numbers (are you listening Dodge?), are the only way to go, not fake gauges like on the Fords. The bench seat console is very comfortable, much better than the armrests on the bucket seats. The RDS radio is cool, shows what song and station are on. Dual zone climate control is neat, cold for me, warm for the Mrs. I'd buy again, very nice truck, very nice ride.


Best Features

Duramax diesel engine. Dual zone climate control.


Worst Features

C'mon GM, give us REAL wheels and tires, at least 265's, and give us bigger fuel tanks, at least 35 gallons on the shortbeds and 45 on the longbeds. These trucks are for work, ~260 mile range towing with a shortbed stinks.


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Tow vehicle
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By lb20fathoms
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Extended Cab Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

Super truck for pulling and long rides. It needs a bigger gas tank. 26 gallons standard when you get 12 miles to a gallon isn't enough. Also needs better quality seats. I have had the driver's seat recovered twice under warranty, and I'm not an overly big guy.


Best Features

Strong truck with lots of power.


Worst Features

Better seats. Level the ride. The nose sits lower than all the competition, but I guess that's the price you pay for the ride. You still feel small when you are next to a Ram or an F-250


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This truck is no good
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By marc
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


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I have owned 9 new vehicles in my life with 4 of them purchased to use for a business. This truck is by far the worst vehicle I have ever owned. I have never had so many different things wrong with one vehicle. Today was the last straw. 40,000 miles and the water pump is out. This vehicle has had electrical problems and still does, radio issues 5 different factory radios,it is on its 3rd exhaust system, tailgate latch issues, seat covers defective, seat belts wearing out and fraying, suspension issues in the front that a frame shop had to repair steering shaft had to be replaced the threshold on the rocker panel was broken and had to replaced. I am running out of room to name everthing


Best Features

It is comfortable to drive


Worst Features

The vehicle needs better components.


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Great Truck
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By WYLDFYRE
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

This truck is much more fun to drive and handles very well as compared to a 1500 model. You cannot over-work or over-haul this truck.


Best Features

Interior room.


Worst Features

Stock tires and rims need to be larger to compensate for the larger vehicle profile.


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Big Dog Motor Rocks
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By Harpo
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Extended Cab LS Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


Review

I traded my 94 K2500, 6.5 diesel for
the 8.1 vortex with the Allison tranny
and all I can say is wow!!. The Big
Dog Motor pulls my 5th wheel with no
effort at all especially when it comes
to climbing long......hills. Combined
with the Allison tranny, this is the
best power drive train that a RVer
could dream for save for the Duramax.
I get about 10.5 mpg when towing and
14 mpg when not which is not to bad
with 4.10 gearing. My wife likes the
quiet ride although it's little
stiffer than the old truck (new truck
has the camper package). The 03
exterior stying is Ok but a prefer the
older 02.


Best Features

Power, Power, Power


Worst Features

Need a bigger gas tank option for the 8.1. A 26 gal tank is too small. A 40 plus gal center mounted would do the trick.


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