2005 Chevrolet Silverado LS 4.8 from North America
The Silverado is a good, strong, high value truck
The Silverado is very well made: strong structure and refined, efficient V8 engine.
I was concerned about trading my Toyota which served me well, but the Silverado does some things better. First off, the price was MUCH better!
Even though the Silverado is heavier and stronger overall, its gas mileage is best in its category. Seems that the push-rod V8 uses fuel more efficiently. The engine is well proven.
Ride is smooth. Seats are VERY comfortable. The interior is rather spartan, but I rather like the simple appearance and easy of keeping it clean. I did not buy a truck to be a luxury car.
Handling is quite good and the comfort level is very high overall. The level of quietness is surprising!
Transmission shifts smoothly and smartly. Mechanicals work well. Others I know have gone well over 100k miles with very little problems, even some friends who are not known for taking good care of their vehicles.
All things considered, the Silverado appears to be a very good value. Possibly that is why there are so many on the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th October, 2005
11th Mar 2006, 20:46
I used to own an 2006 Silverado 1500 crew cab and the truck was OK. However the interior was extremely cheap and it looked like something from 1996 instead of 2006. I traded the truck in for a Nissan Titan Crew Cab which is a much better truck.
12th Mar 2006, 07:44
Use to own a 2006 Silverado? You must of really taken a beating at trade in. I have a 2004 Silverado which is great... I recently added the Borla Catback exhaust. If I were to trade as you did for another manufacturer I would go with the Honda Ridgeline. I would give up my car and have one vehicle that does it all. But the reviewer prior is on target. The Silverado is an excellent dependable truck which I would reccomend highly.