2006 Chevrolet Silverado Reviews

2006 Chevrolet Silverado WT 4.3L from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 4.3L Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Solid work truck, gas sipper, fun when modified

Faults:

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

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired56 miles
Most recent distance77840 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Summary:

A good looking, solid and reliable vehicle

Faults:

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

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.3L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance35700 miles
Previous carFord LTD

Summary:

Watch for the tranny and electrical gremlins!

Faults:

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

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance46000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

It has been reliable

Faults:

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

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 9 reviews