2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 5M)
If you looking for a truck that pulls, tows,or just hauling the family this truck is it.My diesel 4x4 extended cab is sweet pulls anything I have asked of it.Tows like there is nothing behind it. The purr of the diesel lets me know I am sitting on nothing but power. This is my 2nd 1 ton chevy won't buy any thing else but.
one touch 4 wheel drive on the fly
Redesign of the shifter being right in front ofthe radio heater area.
I bought this vehicle for commercial use and it has been pretty good. Problem areas have been the fuel injectors (replaced under warranty), and faulty gauges. After almost 3 years of ownership, the truck still looks good and drives very carlike. I chose a Duramax for it's smoothness over the Ford and Dodge diesels. My truck has the 12,000 GVW package and I have not been able to bottom out the suspension, in spite of my best efforts!
Exterior design, controls, engine/tranny.
Gauges that actually work in all temperatures, standard center armrest.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 2dr Regular Cab LS 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 5M)
I drive this truck as my primary vehicle. It has plenty of power when towing less then 12000 pounds or so. IFS front suspension is much softer then earlier 3500's. It has a decent ride for a one ton. The 6 speed manual trans. is a lot of fun. First gear is very low and will get even the heaviest trailers rolling. Quiet inside the cab. Radio controls on the steering wheel are very nice to have. 4WD works easily and always locks in fast. Steaeo is nice for a truck. Good fuel economy. About 19 MPG highway (bobtail), and 17 MPG city. You could improve those numbers by staying off the throttle a bit. Brakes are very heavy duty. Worn less then 50% at 86000 miles. Nice truck.
Power to tow AND pass on the highway.
The 4x4 version should ride higher then it does. Also, an aluminum wheel option would be nice, as would some larger tires.
I pull a 32 ft. fifth wheel which is my
home and office. I am extremely happy
with the power, convience, ease to
drive and mileage I get on this vehicle.
It is a little rough to use as a
standard mode of transportation when
not performing as a tow vehicle as the
ride is stiff due to it's stiff
suspension etc. The comforts in the
cab as far as leather, power seats,
Bose sound system, On-star, heated
seats etc. makes life a bit easier on
long trips. I make long trips for my
employment which involve coast to coast
travel many times, this vehicle's
ability to do that job in relatively
good comfort and convience of operation
makes me a happy owner.
Deisel Power, Luxury Interior, Mileage
and GM Service.