2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT 5.3L V8 from North America
Not worth the $39K!!!
First problem, which started at about 5k miles, was a knocking noise in the front end. Knocking would occur when making tight turns and hitting bumps in the road. Took it in and they "fixed" it. Problem started occurring again in the last 3 months or so. The dealer told me it is a "defect." This makes me wonder how much it will cost to have it fixed when the warranty runs out.
The memory seats seem to have a case of alzheimers and tend to forget where they were set. Apparently the only memory they have is to send me into the dashboard at an attempt to break my legs ala "Christine."
The transmission has begun to slip and goes from slipping to being jerky. Cause unknown...
The cigarette lighter plug decided to give up the other day and does not work.
Auto dimming rearview mirror seems to be in cahoots with the memory seats as they brighten and dim on a whim.
Already needs new tires all around. The tires sold with the truck (brand-new) are crap...
I bought this truck brand new in 2005. It is rarely driven because I have a company car that I drive to work and back with. The truck is driven mainly for pleasure and all the miles are highway. It is very comfortable inside and has all the bells and whistles. But quality is lacking!!
For having so few miles and being well taken care of it's a shop queen. I dread the day the warranty expires!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th July, 2007
I have the same truck and had the same transmission issue. At 58k mile it went completely out. The issue was the transmission cooler is in the radiator and had gotten (somehow?) a hairline crack in it and mixed the tranny fluid and antifreeze so I had antifreeze in my transmission. It was out of warranty but Chevrolet covered the cost. Now 2k miles later back in to have valve body replaced for a shutter at 45-50mph and they were very cautious about fluid in transmission case again. Seems like this may be a major issue. I applaud Chevrolet for taking care of the cost and giving me a 100k warranty on transmission but would rather not have to keep dealing with.