2005 Chevrolet Silverado LS 5.3 from North America
Love my Silverado
Since I’ve owned the vehicle nothing much on the vehicle has given out with the exception of the stepper motors and lights in the dash. I have also got a few “service 4w drive” indications and airbag lights come on since I’ve had it.
The stepper motors and lights were easy to replace and inexpensive. If you know how to do basic soldering and use a digital multi meter, then you’ll be fine.
The 4w drive service light came on a few times, but realized that it was due to the 4x4 switch not outputting the correct voltage, which was another inexpensive repair. Simple plug and play.
The airbag light was simply a loose harness connection on the bottom left kick panel of the driver's side, which just needs to either be wiggled occasionally, or if you want it could unplugged and with slight pin adjustments will fix the issue.
Since I’ve owned the truck haven’t had any issues mechanically with it. Also, on another note, once I bought it, I had a 4 inch lift installed with 37 inch tires. This hasn’t caused any issues with the exception of gas mileage decreasing.
The truck is nimble when it comes to handling, and the 5.3 engine provides enough power for the average person. I’ve pulled 8200 pounds without any issues or overheating. Only recommendation is to buy a brake controller.
An awesome feature of the 5.3 with vin z is that it accepts ethanol/e85 fuel. May hinder gas mileage, but you’ll truly notice the increase in throttle response and power.
I would definitely buy another Silverado.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th October, 2017