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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Exterior, Interior, Truck
#5 of 9 Silverado now in back of class
Mar 28, 2004 (8:46 pm)
I am now looking into purchasing a full-size pickup (versus a more expensive suv), and towing is becoming less and less of a priority for me. The one thing Chevy had going for it was towing capacity, and ford and dodge are almost on par.
If you ever watch the television commercials, chevy advertises its utility and engine strengnth, but cannot advertise glamourous features because it has none. The fit and finish is similar to that of the out-of-date astro van. Ford and Toyota can advertise superb fit and finish, and Nissan, Ford and Dodge are advertising their bold, masculine looks. chevy cannot because they are dull- you could say ugly- inside and out. also, reliability has supposedly improved on chryslers, and numbers have shown ford reliabilty has also improved. a chart to glance at:
TOWING CAPACITY FIT/FINISH/LOOKS RELIABILITY
1. c. silverado f. 150 t. tundra
2. f. 150 n. titan f. 150 heritage
3. d. ram d. ram n. titan*
4. n. titan t. tundra d. ram
5. t. tundra c. silverado c. silverado
Mar 28, 2004 (9:13 pm)
"cannot advertise glamourous features"
like what? Its not like its a lexus or cadillac.
It has the option of leather power seats, onstar, xm radio, autotrac 4wd system, locking rear diff, etc.
Personally I dont think trucks should be glamourous. They should be functional and be able to get the job done
Oh by the way I seen the 1st 1500 CC Z71 on the road saturday. Looked very nice.
Mar 28, 2004 (11:18 pm)
Seen one yesterday on 91W. Looks good in black. Course I seen it from the side and rear....
#8 of 9 re 04 short short box
May 01, 2004 (10:17 am)
Lots of quality issues with the new build fit finish etc as well as dimensional build on the cab. Wait 6 months let the bugs get worked out build is only at 54% ramping up to 97% by August.
#9 of 9 3000 Mile Update......
May 04, 2004 (5:51 pm)
Just flipped 3k on my 2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 1/2 ton crew. So far it has been perfection. Computer indicates average mpg at 14.0. I have the 4:10 gears and most of my mileage has been hilly surface streets. I have taken it off road twice, once in the dirt and once in a snowstorm. 4X4 system worked just fine. The auto climate control system works real good (we've had several 100+ degree days here in the last week in Orange County, CA)