2001 Chevrolet Silverado LS 6.0 from North America
Oil leak in area of rear seal. In for repairs 4 times for a total of 19 days out of service in the first 3 months of ownership.
Steering column rattle. In for repair 1 time. Renewed rattling with first mile.
I have not returned for additional work on column.
Engine noisy and running rough.
Service manager said they all run a little rough and the noise is caused by wrist pin and loose sleeve, that GM knows about the problem and that no fix is forth coming.
Not in for service yet. Whats the point they haven't fixed any of the other problems.
The vehicle has been in the shop a total of 21 days since I purchased it in November 2001.
It has been to two different dealers and I have talked to 3 different customer service managers for G.M.
They tell how sorry they are for the trouble I'm having and call they if I'm not satisfied. When I call back they tell me how sorry they are I'm having trouble...
This was my first and last G.M. product.
It's back to Fords for me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th April, 2002
I have had nothing but trouble with GM products either. I bought a Ford F150 and couldn't believe how much more dependable there trucks were the that Chevrolet. I talked to a mechanic and he told me the newer GM gets the worst there products are.
F-150's are notorious for blown engines.
Dodge's are known for lack of power, blown tranny's, and leaking rings.
Chev's known for overpriced, cheap looking, but reliable transportation - boxes are not strong enough to support loads.
Regardless of what you pick, you'll never be happy as something will always go wrong. I own a 2001 Dakota Quad Cab with a V6 - gas guzzling POS. It's been reliable, but I've had a few problems with some heater controls, balls joints, and rear differential. It's ran well, but I've had enough of the Dodge crap. I'll never purchase DCX again and am reluctant to purchase a Chev, but I'll never own a Ford.
Everyone will find a vehicle they like - little things will always go wrong. When the powertrain disintegrates, then you've got yourself a lemon.
The only F-150's known for blown engines are the 97-98 v6 which was a new engine.
Fords notorious for blown engines? Yea, right...
Hemi engines have no power? Right... sure.
Comment to 16:30... Do you really have to have a Hemi, 5.9L or a V10 to get the power you need? And at what price?!
I have a Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 with a 3.8L and it has awesome acceleration. I don't have to bet it to run at all.