2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4X4 W/T 4.8L gasoline V8 from North America
Literally nothing has gone wrong. This vehicle has never had a warranty claim issue or any other major service problem. The only time it goes in the shop is for routine maintenance, new tires, or similar stuff.
It has been in three accidents, once it was T-boned while parked at work, another time I let my Dad borrow it and he wiped out the entire passenger side when he turned too short in the woods and swiped a tree. The third time I lost control on the ice in winter and head-on crashed into the concrete retainer wall, causing 10,000 dollars of damage (at 11,500 they would have totaled it).
Obviously, the accidents are not a reflection of the quality of the vehicle, only the misfortunes of the owner.
I had to special order this vehicle from the dealer because no one had in stock a Silverado with a manual transmission like I wanted. When I took delivery, there were 3 miles on the Odometer (not 300 miles or 3,000 miles, but THREE miles).
I now have over 100,000 miles and absolutely no complaints. Despite being in three accidents, the truck still rides smooth, drives straight, and makes no noises even at 80-85 MPH.
Gas mileage - have always gotten higher gas mileage than the window sticker indicates. To be clear my ACTUAL mileage is BETTER than the ADVERTISED mileage. I do mostly highway/interstate driving and mostly long trips, and get approximately 23-24 miles per gallon. One time made a trip from Toledo, Ohio to Omaha, Nebraska on a single tank, over 700 miles.
The only thing I do is fill the gas tank, change oil, and put new tires on when necessary. I did change the tranny fluid, transfer case, and both differential fluids... not because I needed to, but just because I actually read my owners manual and it recommended it around 50-60,000 miles.
This has been a reliable vehicle, the mileage and acceleration have remained constant over 100,000 miles. To date, the engine has not burned even one drop of oil.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th November, 2009