I would not recommend buying one of these trucks to anyone. Chevy trucks seem to have a lot of problems, from all the research I've done on the internet. Most notably, they have a hard shifting problem, which mine is going into the shop tomorrow for. After driving approx. 20 miles on the highway, and then exiting and coming to a stop, the truck shifts EXTREMELY hard from 1st to 2nd gear. The rest of the gear shifts are hard, as well, but not as hard as 1st to 2nd. It almost feel like the truck is going to rip itself in half. There is a TSB concerning this (01-07-30-023B). From what I've read from others, Chevy dealers will give you the run around. I would recommend taking it to a reputable independent mechanic. Also, there are other minor problems on this truck, ie, door seals falling off, etc.
I can't understand why it is that Chevy knows about these problems and chooses to ignore them. Luckily, this is a work truck, and I don't pay out of pocket for any work on this truck. I personally do not and will not EVER own a domestic vehicle. The engineering and quality control on domestic vehicles is terrible. Unfortunately, there isn't a choice for individuals who need a large truck for towing. A Toyota Tundra is a great vehicle, but it just doesn't have the towing/hauling capacities that Chevy/Ford/Dodge offer. Hopefully, Japanese automaker will realize a market exists for these trucks to compete with terrible American engineering.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th May, 2003