2004 Chevrolet Silverado Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2004 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 5.3L from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.3L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired300 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

Excellent performer for the $$$

Faults:

Nothing!!!

General Comments:

So far this has been an exceptional truck. Nice ride on the highway and not too bumpy on uneven pavement. Slightly sloppy/noisy shifting at low speeds is the only complaint.

The engine is very strong and I average about 19mpg on the highway, 14 in the city.

If you are looking for a truck to customize, this is your beast. Very easy to add performance and cosmetic accessories. Availability is top-of-the-line.

For 2K you can add an intake, exhaust and computer upgrade and easily add 50hp!!! I'm not kidding. This engine begs for improvement over vanilla stock items. I added a Gibson exhaust, K&N intake, Jet computer and mass airflow sensor, and MSD ignition and the results are breathtaking. Great sound and easily 350HP/400Lb.Ft. of torque.

HI-HO Silverado!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th July, 2004

2004 Chevrolet Silverado LS Vortec 5.3 5.3L from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Vortec 5.3 5.3L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60 miles
Most recent distance2265 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Summary:

All around good truck

Faults:

The SES(Service Engine Soon) light came on at 1000 miles. The Dealer reset the light and it came back at 2000 miles. It appears to be a faulty fuel cap. The dealer eventually replaced the fuel cap which seemed to have fixed the problem, but it took a lot of visits to the dealership.

General Comments:

This truck has plenty of power and accelerates very quick. The Bose stereo was a nice bonus. As long as the fuel cap fixes the SES light then everything with the truck is fine. However, while the interior is comfortable and controls are all in easy to reach positions the quality of interior components like the dashboard feels cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th July, 2004

30th Nov 2004, 12:35

Had the same problem with the fuel cap on my 2004 Silverado LS at around 6,000 miles. Other than that, the truck has been fine. Bought my 2004 Silverado in December 2003 (manufactured in October 2003) and a year later it has 13,000.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado HD LS Duramax from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Duramax Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance1600 miles
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

Chevrolet has finally made the perfect diesel combination

Faults:

I have had no problems with my Chevrolet as of yet.

General Comments:

I have a Duramax with the five speed Allison transmission. This is the best truck I have ever owned or have driven.

This is the quietest diesel I have had the pleasure to drive. I really have to watch my lead foot with this truck due to the quick response of the accelerator, it feels like a race car.

At the worst I get 16mpg, and at best I get on the highway about 18.5mpg. When I tow my 19' Arima, I only experience a.5 drop in my fuel economy per mile.

I am running this truck with p285 R16 tires, so fuel economy could be suffering, but I sincerely doubt it. It is not sluggish at all. I have yet to see this Chevy down shift on any hill while it is unloaded. This truck also brakes very nicely and has the special little feature of downshifting on steep hells when towing a large load.

I highly recommend this truck to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2004

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 5.3 liter Vortec 6.0 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.3 liter Vortec 6.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

One smooth hauler!

Faults:

The only problem I have had with this truck is that both rear door latch sensors went out, giving a "right rear door ajar" (or left) on the console. When the door was locked the alarm would go off randomly. Happened at 3:00AM one night, and I jumped out of bed preparing (arming) to chase of someone messing with my new truck.

It took the dealership only 15 minutes to replace both latches. No worries!

General Comments:

I am surprised at how well a big truck like this handles. (Crew Cab Long Box) The steering is effortless and responsive at low and high speeds. I have only towed a small motorcycle trailer, so I haven't had a chance to test hauling a heavy load. The exterior heated mirrors are great. Large enough, although I recommend bubble mirrors for a wide angle view of what's behind (or below) you. The mirrors have a trailering power extension feature that is perfect.

The interior is quiet, and comfortable, with low road noise. I really like how the rear seats fold down to provide a flat cargo surface, to keep gear or dogs dry on rainy days.

The long bed is solid and very roomy. I can easily haul 3 dirt bikes with some space left for gear. I had a spray in bed liner installed and that just adds to the solid feel of the bed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd February, 2004

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 17 reviews