This review cannot be trusted. The only way that a 5.3 can get over 20 mpg is if it were towed for at least eight of them. I do not know if the owner does not understand how to figure gas mileage, or simply made a math error, but he/she should have someone explain it to him before making such erroneous statements.
Also, if this gas burner gets 500,000 miles on it with no major repairs, motor rebuild or new motor, the owner should call Ripley's Believe It or Not. Because, I don't!
I've got a 2000 Extend Cab, long box with the Z71 off road package and the 5.3L. On average I get 17.3 mpg with a mix of city and highway. Only problem I have is a little pulsating when I hit the brakes. I'm assuming my rotors are out of round, possibly from a bad tire balance from the factory. Also on bumpy uneven roads, my pedal goes to the floor and engages my anti lock. Not sure what that is, but it makes me nervous.
For the gentleman with the pulsing brakes.
Have your rotors checked for run out ON THE TRUCK!
If there is run out first choice is somebody that can turn them on the truck. Your next best bet is somebody that will check runout on the truck then set it up on the lathe with identical run out. If one of the above isn't done you can't be completely sure. When done and no or very little run out shows and you still have a pulse then you have a rotor with a "hard spot" in it. This is from a Lincoln Town Car with a pulsating brake problem. The only close to hard part in the end was figuring out which rotor it was.
It is totally unbelievable to me that this person is getting 20-24 miles per gallon in a Silverado with a 5.3L engine. I have one and I get, on average, 17-18 MPG. The very best mileage I've had was 20.9 mpg and that was all interstate, fairly flat road, using cruise control all the way.
Also, my main dislike with this vehicle is the continuing stream of recalls.
I have a 2000 Silverado with Z71 package, 5.3L and less than 30,000 miles and have almost gone through two AC Del-co Batteries. With the first one the positive terminal corroded out and leaked all over the place. The dealer replaced it and the new one is almost in the same condition only 2,500 miles later.
I know for a fact that the Chevy Silverado does and can get the good gas mileage. I know how to figure it out. Mine gets 24 to the gallon. In city of course a little less. I also have had no troubles with this truck and I also believe it would make the miles suggested. Any car or truck would if taken care of properly. I would also buy another one. But why should I when I know I'm getting good service out of the one I have. Thank You for reading.. Signed Nevada.
I have a 2000 Z71 with almost 50,000 mikes and the brake system is terrible. The truck stops poorly and brakes make all kinds of noise. I have 3 other friends that have had similar problems with with brakes with even less miles.
What is up with that GM?
I have also had problems with the anti skid brakes on my 2000 Silverado, whenever trying to slow down or stop on rough surfaces, or slowing to turn into a drive way, the brakes shudder and the pedal will go down towards the floor, unfortunately I am being told that the brakes are working as a anti skid system should, this concerns me other than that the truck does perform very well.
Re: Silverado brakes.
I took my 2000 Silverado Extended Cab, short box in to have the brakes checked out yesterday. With only 40,000 km of mostly highway driving on it, I figured they needed a bit of cleaning, and maybe an adjustment. I noticed they were pulsing, and did not feel 'right' when braking. What a surprise I got. The rotors are shot - caked, with peeling metal and scoring from brake pads that are still fine. The garage indicated they had seen many of these new 4-wheel disc brake systems with the same problem - one only that morning, a 2002 2500 with 60K km on it. They claimed that GM was using inferior rotors and that was leading to the earlier failure. They indicated GM claims this is 'normal' wear and tear.
I own a 2000 Chevy Silverado 4x4. The brakes suck, if you hit a bump while braking the pedal goes to floor and the ABS kicks in.
I also now have a problem Starting,where when the engine is warm and I shut it off and try to restart within an hour it cranks and cranks before finally starting. Starts fine when cold.
Any suggestions? I have replaced the fuel filter.
The problem with you're truck starting cold, but not after it is is warm is definitely the fuel pressure regulator. It takes about 2 minutes to change, trust me I had to do it.
I have a 2000 Silverado Z71 package. Took it to the garage at 34,000 miles with a terrible knocking for about 10-20 seconds when starting cold. The dealer showed me the bulletin from GM saying this is normal, no fix. It is embarrassing to start my vehicle when there are people around? Anyone else have this trouble?
I have a problem with my throttle body sticking in the closed position on my 2000 Chevy Silverado. I've heard this is a common problem. I'd just like to know how it can be fixed.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado LS - Just put in a new transmission at a cost of $1400. About 2-3 weeks before the transmission went out, I noticed a "clunk" as vehicle was gearing down and coming to a stop at traffic light or stop sign. Truck has 120,000 miles on it and has been really taken care of. I, too, have also experienced the revving up and lurching from a standstill. Getting a Tundra soon!
I am in the final stages of buying a 2002 Silverado that has 46000 miles on her, the truck is own by a guy who really takes good care of it. I am going to pay $15,000 for it which is a pretty good price. What would you do buy this or a Toyota pickup with more mileage? Thanks for any input. 4/27/2007.
12:55 sorry you have a few problems at 120,000 miles. If I had a Tundra and towed and carried what I do now it wouldn't even begin to perform any of the tasks I expect. I would only upgrade not go backwards.
I bought a 2000 Silverado in 1999, and it has been an awesome truck. I haven't babied it, haven't done most of the scheduled maintenance, and have gone way long on the oil changes several times. Until 170,000 miles, the only problem I had was the power steering pump - it sheered the shaft at 27,000 miles - a genuine part failure. At 170,000 I had to replace the fuel pump - understandable for an electric fuel pump. Now, at 175,000 miles, I'm starting to have transmission troubles (shift solenoid code) and random miss-fire. But come on...it's got 175,000 miles on it! Of course it's going to start having some issues, but all in all, this is the best truck I've ever driven.