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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Truck
#260 of 375 Question for the experts
Aug 09, 2007 (1:53 pm)
I have some questions for the GMC/Chevy truck guys,
I am interested in getting a light duty truck and think the GMC Sierra is the best looking one out there. My question is that I put 20-25k miles a year on my vehicle and really want good mileage. Is there any information about GM putting a light duty diesel in the 1500's?
Also, I notice that there are a lot of problem-forums in the GMC/Chevy forums, are the 2007+ models trouble prone? I thought they were being awarded for best truck all over the place?
Any insight welcome.
#261 of 375 Re: Question for the experts [bristol2]
Aug 10, 2007 (12:53 am)
Yes as a matter of fact there is some info on a new diesel for the light duty's. Check it out here:
As far as the problem-forums, well one of the reason's there are so many posts about GMC/Chevy is because there are so many out there. So naturally there are going to be more problems reported. There are quite a few Toyota Tundra problems out there as well, both with the current tundra and the previous one. Reason being, at least in my opinion, is that cars and trucks are getting ever more complicated. The more complicated you make something, the less reliable it becomes. Some of it too is just skimping on quality parts. Hopefully they speared no expense but only time will tell if the new truck will hold up. There is no way to tell what problems will pop until they do start popping up.
#262 of 375 What should I really have to pay?
Aug 10, 2007 (3:18 am)
How much should a rearbrake job cost? I got an estimate from a garage that I go to once in a while. The estimate is for $ 940.31 including 10% discount. They would replace backing plates, 2 rotors, ceramic pads, oils seal, rear brake cables,rear brake e-shoes. I thought this was outrageous. Then they wanted me to tip the employee for looking at my vehicle. The garage has no appointment necessary policy which I like and they do good work.These are just the rear brakes. I had my fronts done somewhere else for $180.00 including ceramics and turning of rotors.HELP!!!!!!!
#263 of 375 Earlier rear brake job posting
Aug 10, 2007 (3:26 am)
My truck is a 1999 silverado 4x4 1500. The garage claims that the e-brake is frozen and I have a month of brake pad left. As earlier I had the fronts done somewhere else for 180. The high estimate garage, mentioned that the axles would have to be removed to install backing plates which are junk. ( this I know). Is this reasonable or am being a good sucker customer?
Aug 10, 2007 (5:36 am)
So how much would that $180 place charge to do the rears?
#265 of 375 2006 Sierra Carfax Report
Sep 22, 2007 (11:40 am)
I have a 2006 sierra that I bought new. I have had no problem with it. I ran the vin. through carfax just messing around. They claim they have 6 items on my truck. I have not bought the report. i am curious what they have on my truck. Has anyone ever done this on a truck they bought new? Is the report worth it.
#266 of 375 Please help need info on silverado 5.3, 6.0 and ford F150
Jun 03, 2007 (8:27 pm)
#267 of 375 Please help need info on silverado 5.3, 6.0 and ford F150
Jun 02, 2007 (1:03 am)
This is my first post. I am buying a truck but this is my first truck and kinda lost. I am looking at a 03 silverado extended cab 5.3. My questions are how reliable are these engines and what happened to the 5.7's. Why a 5.3? does it make as much power. What is the good and bad about this truck and engine.
I am new to trucks and would appreciate all your input both good and bad.
Ok also how does the 5.3 compare the the ford 5.4?
I also test drove the 6.0 and loved it, that is a awesome truck, but 12MPG.
#268 of 375 5.3 never caused me problems
Jun 03, 2007 (12:15 pm)
Had the 5.3 in my 2000, 03 silverado and now my 07 GMC. I have never had any problems with the engine. Also have not read about any problems on this site. One of GM's strength is their powertrains. The 5.3 has plenty of power and pulled my 5K Lb boat as good or better than my former 5.7. As compared to the triton 5.4, it to is a good engine plenty of power but very thirsty. Everyone I know that had a F150 w/ the 5.4 said best case was 14-15 MPG. I drove one on a 800 mile trip and saw it for my self. My best friend just drove his f-250 to Canada and back on a fishing trip and we got 12-13 with his 5.4...$$$$$ My silverado got 19-20 on highway and 17-18 around town. Continue to buy the 5.3, no problems for me!
#269 of 375 Re: 5.3 never caused me problems [inthebiz]
Jun 03, 2007 (8:27 pm)
hey bro, how can I get in touch with you. Can you email me.
I am leaning toward the silverado. That was exactly the info I was looking for. but hey what do you know about the 6.0.