2006 Chevrolet Silverado WT 4.3L from North America


Solid work truck, gas sipper, fun when modified


2nd gear in transmission went out, new tranny around 35,000 miles. Junkyard tranny cost a few hundred bucks, high performance clutch + slave cylinder etc a few hundred more, not a big deal. Still kickin'.

Clutch master cylinder went through the firewall, and the pedal was useless until the firewall bracket was replaced.

Dropped a big ladder on the roof, now have a headache rack...

General Comments:

The truck is supercharged with 3.90 gears + LSD. Power is NOT a problem, and the truck being much lighter than other half tons, still returns 24 MPG when cruising at 60mph. Averages 20-21 everywhere unless on the pedal. 17 if I get on it enough while only city driving.

Payload is a beast; it WILL take 2,000 lbs+ payload, but you'll be dragging the back end. Add-a-leaf or bags, and you'll be fine. It will tow a few thousand pounds; most people never tow more than that with half tons.

If you don't know your rear from a spark plug, buy a Toyota truck and use the stealership.

Although it's had problems, it's never left me stranded anywhere; attributed to the manual, and one of the most reliable engines GM has ever built.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2012

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 4.3 from North America


A good looking, solid and reliable vehicle


I replaced a brake light bulb at 70000 miles, and a fuel tank cap at 76000 miles.

Oh yes, and I put a set of tires on at about 50000 miles.

General Comments:

As of this writing, the truck looks, runs and rides as good as when it was new.

The cabin is very spacious and comfortable.

The 4.3 lt V6 could use a few more ponies for towing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2010

2006 Chevrolet Silverado LS 5.3L from North America


Watch for the tranny and electrical gremlins!


Driver side speaker quit at 18,000 miles - dealer fixed promptly.

Cargo bed light quit at 20,000 - dealer says could not reproduce - took it in 4 times for this problem.

Transmission dropped the 3rd band at 30,000 - dealer fixed (kinda).

After the "fix" the trans made a horrid clunk when slipping into 3rd - Dealer says "Normal".

Trans began slipping at 34000 - Dealer says "Normal".

CD player crapped out at 35,000 - dealer replaced.

Windshield wipers quit at 35,500 - dealer replaced.

All in all, too much went wrong under warranty, and the truck could not be trusted.

General Comments:

I bought the truck used in 2008 to replace my 1978 Ford LTD that had finally thrown a rod after 208,000 miles.

The truck was nothing but problems, as you can see from above.

I did not beat on the truck, nor did I tow with it. I think I had a trailer twice the entire time I owned it.

It handed good and rode nice, but that it.

Power was adequate, mileage was OK; 16 average, and 18 on a good day on the highway.

Truck topped out at a limited 100 MPH, not that good for highway cruising.

Seats sucked! The pre-facelifted seats were way better.

Sound system sounded like a tin can!

After I was shook in its reliability, I dumped this dead fish for a used 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis Ultimate.

The Merk tops out at 108 and feels safe while doing it, unlike the Chevy where I was scared above 90!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2009

10th Jul 2009, 15:00

This so-called "car company" known as GM, dropped the manual transmission option for all of their new trucks!! Really lame... any car manufacturer that would pull a maneuver like this cannot be trusted!!! Enough said...

10th Jul 2009, 19:05

I like the 6 speed Corvette. With towing I prefer the automatic in my new Silverado I hate shifting -I hit the tow mode and don't tow in overdrive ever.

2006 Chevrolet Silverado LT 5.8 from North America


It has been reliable


Turn signal module went out about 6 months after purchase. $50 to replace.

Lid on center console has broken.

General Comments:

So far this truck has done me well. It has been very dependable.

The interior feels a bit cheap and the seats are not the most comfortable I've felt, but it's not too bad.

Keyless entry is not admirable since you have to be 2 feet away from the truck before the doors unlock.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2009