2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L from North America
Don't buy a Chevy; biggest mistake I ever made
Shoot, where do I start. Everybody please read this so you don't make the same mistake that I made in being patriotic and buying American.
1st off, it has electrical gremlins where the dome light would not turn off, and nor would one of the headlights. Took it to the dealer. Biggest waste of time ever. They couldn't find the problem and gave me the run around. Poor customer service for GM: 0/10.
The brake master cylinder went out a total of three times when I owned the truck. Couldn't believe it. What a piece of crap? 3 times! One at 40k, then at 70k ish, and then around at 98k.
Guess what, the auto transmission went out at 90k. That cost me $1500 to rebuild.
Finally around 108k, the engine started to make funny noises and idle erratically, I had enough of this. Then I sold the truck. "Like a rock" is right. It ain't going places.
Oh yeah, the shocks were shot around 90k also. I think that's too soon, but it could be normal wear and tear.
I bought this truck because I needed a full size truck for work, and Toyota at the time didn't have a true full size truck. Just got an 08 Tundra.
The truck ran smoothly for the time I had it despite its problems. But too many things started to go wrong, and I could not afford the downtime the Chevy was creating for me, so I got rid of it due to economic reasons.
Hope this helps. Please use my experience as your own learning experience. I recommend it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th February, 2008
13th Jul 2008, 11:23
I think its obvious this guy likes Toyota. I had a Toyota pickup back in 1986 that cost me thousands in repair bills for engine, suspension. I will NEVER own another Toyota. I currently own a 2001 Chevy with 105,000 mile. I have not had ANY problems with it. I maintain my vehicles properly and they last a long time, Except not the Toyota.