2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3 from North America
Couldn't have asked for a better vehicle
The plastic housing around the steering column has separated at the seam, by the ignition.
I have a 2001 C1500 with 103000 miles. It's a regular cab short bed with the side step. 5.3L V8 engine, auto trans. This truck has been GREAT!!! Besides regular maintenance I have done nothing to this truck. I have hauled uhauls, tandem axle flatbed trailers and cattle... from the rear bumper! With no more that some scratched up plastic moldings on the bumper itself. One winter I hydroplaned runnin about 60-65 mph (it was a bad area for that), across I-35 from the NB lane, through the center ditch, through the SB lane, through the next ditch, and on to the service road, truck was still running and drove it to the Chevy house to have the hood, fender, headlight and grille repaired.
I have driven it from TX to MI and back, twice and it got better gas mileage than my intrepid with 2.7 V6. I especially like sitting at stop lights and have one of those little rice burners pull up, 9.5 times out of 10 I blow their doors off.
Overall I will stick with Chevy for years to come, and if I encounter problems then so be it. Nothing is perfect. But I believe if you take care of your vehicle right, it will take care of you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st September, 2006