2001 Chevrolet Silverado LS 5.3 Vortec from North America
It's the best there is to buy
I had my Silverado for 2 years. I beat the living crap out of it every time I drove. I hit countless curbs, and plowed through/went over more snow banks than I care to count. Over the course of this truck's life, I only had to replace the shocks, alternator, tailgate hinge, and a tire/rim (inflicted by a curb).
What ultimately killed it was coolant leaking into the 8th cylinder through the head gasket causing it to misfiring. I lived with the misfire FOR A YEAR before I finally brought it to the shop to get it looked at. They said it would cost less to replace the engine since the 5.3 Vortecs are so cheap. I could have had the thing completely fixed for $1500.
Overall it's a complete tank and will never back down from a fight.
The Chevy Silverado is the best mode of transportation in existence. It will get you from point A to point B no matter what. I put my truck through things that no machine should survive from, but it just kept going. Because it's not about how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th October, 2016
27th Oct 2016, 12:27
Must be hard to rack up many miles when you are constantly hitting curbs...
27th Oct 2016, 18:21
He got 205000 miles out of it.
28th Oct 2016, 14:37
Uh, yeah... wrong. It already had 183,000 miles on it when he bought it.
28th Oct 2016, 22:30
My point was the total mileage achieved with the original drivetrain. I maintain my comment was valid.