2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Consumer Review: Diesel long haul

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD - Consumer Review

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LS Extended Cab Pickup (6.0L V8 4x4 5-speed Manual 8.1 ft. Bed)

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Diesel long haul
By True North on


2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M)


I love my truck, it's got great power, fuel economy, looks good, does everything I need it to do with no fuss.The drivetrain on this truck is amazing. The Allison 5 speed is far superior to the Dodge/Ford trannys. Not the toughest 4wd truck though, and the power extendable tow mirrors never like to work properly. I also think it sits too low for a 4x4 3/4 ton in the front, not enough ground clearance like the Fords and Dodges have.

Best Features

Duramax Diesel, intuitive allison transmission, Bose 6 disc 200W stereo.

Worst Features

Bigger tires. I can't stand the 29" tires GM equips 3/4 and 1 tons with. And ditch the IFS front end, I can't stand it. The tie-rods are far too weak, and it can't take an offroad beating like the Fords and Dodges can. Not impressive for a 3/4 ton truck. I miss the old Dana 60 solid front end.
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