The transmission went out at 100k miles I just had it rebuilt and put a shift kit in, and I haven't had any problems.
At 90k miles the radio lights burned out I just replaced it with a aftermarket cd player.
I listen to my music really loud and I have only had to replace the back speakers.
The power steering hose started leaking at 120k miles I went to a junk yard and pulled one off another truck and it works great.
This chevrolet reg cab silverado had stood up to my driving conditions very well and I do believe it will do so as long as I keep the truck.
Most people wouldn't think the truck would be fast, well I'm not gonna say it is fast it just beats a lot of imported cars that kids like to race in.
The handling I didn't like when I first got the truck, but I lowered the suspension with a 2 inch front drop and a 4 inch rear drop I recommend this to everyone, your center of gravity is lower to the ground there for better steering and I think a more comfortable ride.
I have a friend with a 5.7 liter 350ci in his truck exactly like mine and he has had problems left and right with it and I have had very few problems for a 122,000 mile truck I would recommend getting the 305 even though it has just a slight decrease in horsepower and torque.