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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Truck
Jul 17, 2007 (7:42 am)
I am 22 yrs old and recently bought a new style Silverado, I absolutely LOVE this pickup. Everyone that has rode with me, even the ford and dodge guys, cant get over how smooth the ride is and how nice the pickup is inside and out. I also agree that GM really got it right with this new style. Right away I wasnt real crazy about the rear fender flares, but now after being around it, I absolutely love the look. Really distinguishes the GM's from the other brands. I'm up in North Dakota and also here, you are hard pressed to find one of the new tundras on the roads. You are seeing new Chevy's and GMC's probably 9-10:1 for the Tundras, but this is a state where you dont see many foreign vehicles period. If anyone hasnt driven a new Silverado, do so, it will make you want to sign the papers right away!
#690 of 708 Re: New Chevy's [nascar57]
Jul 18, 2007 (1:50 am)
I'll second that opinion... I just recently returned from Los Angeles for a surprise birthday party we threw for my Grandma. Needless to say there were a bunch of cousins I hadn't seen in years. Well, you guessed it, one of them just recently bought a brand new '07 Chevy Silverado extended cab. I had my doubts, mainly because I didn't like the exterior design, but once he took us for a ride that night, boy was I impressed. The interior is one of the best i've ever seen in a truck or car for that matter. Unlike the Tundra, the gauges were extremely well placed and and easy to read and use. There was plenty of room. At night, the gauges looked really freakin sweet..and the sound system was kickin. I was surprised at how smooth the ride was and how effortlessly it accelerated on to the freeway..all and all, like you said, once you're in it, you gotta have one...
#691 of 708 New 2007 Chevy Silverado site.
Aug 21, 2007 (4:49 pm)
#692 of 708 New 2007 Chevy Silverado site.
Aug 21, 2007 (4:43 pm)
I just bought a brandy new 2007 chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab LTZ truck and am looking for some ideas on how to spruce up the sides. It looks like it needs something, a stripe ? My kid wants flames painted on. Can anyone point me to a site that has customized pictures of 2007 Silverado on? Can't seem to find one.
#694 of 708 Brightness of Navigation/Radio Screen
Nov 03, 2007 (8:55 am)
Own a nbs 2007 Sierra Denali. Have had it for about 8 months.
Love the truck. Can't say enough good things about it. But I do have this little bitty gripe. Hoping someone here has a solution. The navigation/radio screen is to bright at night when set in automatic mode. I know there are manual settings. And using those settings is how I control the brightness of the screen. Here is the problem. Using the manual night mode setting I can adjust the brightness of the the screen for night mode. Same thing for the manual day mode settings. So I have to manually choose the night mode when I drive at night and day mode when I drive during the day. If I select the automatic mode, the screen is to bright at night but ok during the day. I was hoping that when I adjusted the manual day and night settings those would become the default for the automatic settings but nope. Any ideas? thanks a bunch
#695 of 708 Its about time. CR gives GMC Sierra a thumbs up.
Nov 04, 2007 (8:28 am)
Its becoming more apparent that this will be my next ruck barring any significant set back, recalls etc. CR now recommends it over the Tundra(4x4). I'm getting excited and looking forward to buying my first American brand car. My family has always owned a Toyota, Honda, Mazda, and BMW. We'll see. The rest of the family will be skeptic and may even criticize me for choosing a GMC over a Toyota so theres a lot a stake here other than my hard earned $$. I hope GMC doesn't disappoint.
#696 of 708 My Crew Cab LTZ review
Nov 16, 2007 (9:28 am)
Here are some random thoughts.
I have had my 5.3 LTZ for about two months and have about 3 thousand miles on it.
I am getting about 15 mph which is a mix of city/hwy. I think the V4/V8 has not been perfected yet as it doesn't seem to help much. A perfect speed for the V4 is about 40mph slightly downhill. The 25 gallon tank is a little annoying. Interior storage is lacking. Would be nice if there were an above sunglass compartment or under seat storage. Overall the truck is great. Comfortable, relatively quiet, nice ride, great features ( remote start, auto folding mirrors, steering wheel radio controls, back up warning, heated seats, rainsense wipers. One other item of note, although I have the Z71 off-road suspension, the front of the truck is only 11" off the ground. I already tore off the cheap black plastic front spoiler on a concrete parking stop. My dad's 2003 ford front bumper is about 16-18" off the ground. I like the ONStar turn by turn howver I will not pay the $38 a month when my trial runs out and XM is not as good as Sirius. I am glad I bought and would do it again tomorrow. The only thing that would be better would be the 6 speed tranny.
#697 of 708 Great Truck/Great Dealer
Dec 25, 2007 (7:05 pm)
Just took delivery of an LT1 that I special ordered. Great truck, great ride, great dealership experience. GM is back!
I ordered a Silverado 1500 extended cab in leather, with side air bags, power driver's seat, cargo management system, and stabiltrak. Period. Everything else I wanted was standard with the LT1. (Believe me, I did the "build your Chevy" web site exercise nine ways from Sunday to figure out the best way to get the features I wanted). The truck rides well, the interior is great with the seats at least as comfortable as those in our Volvo, which everyone claims are the best. I love the XM radio (I have no experience with Sirius) and will probably keep it activated. Clearly it is a generation ahead of the hard-riding, high wind noise, poor ergonomic F150s.
Toyota wouldn't let me build and order the truck I wanted even though they aren't exactly setting sales records. The "Build Your Tundra" feature on their web site is largely academic because your Toyota dealer can't order it to your specs from his Toyota distributor (why the added step in distribution??). Rather the all-knowing Toyota distributor sends the Toyota dealer the Tundras they "know" will sell.
As a side note, go to Maine for your next vehicle. I got tired of the shuck and jive from the Chevy dealers in Massachusetts. No one it seems stocked trucks with side curtain air bags or stabiltrak. (I guess safety doesn't sell?). When I insisted that I wanted one with those options, they became very difficult and resisted a special order. Are their vehicles selling that well? Was my button down business attire too much for them to handle? Were the sales guys hoping for a layup?
One Saturday I was in Portland, ME on business. I casually stopped in at Pape Chevrolet. Nice people, no pressure. Placed an order, waited 6 weeks, and picked it up last week. They ordered what I wanted, no tricks, no gimmicks, no last minute got-cha's
Now get this: as I left Portland on the way home on the Interstate it was dark and began to snow. I realized that as with most new vehicles the truck probably had about a pint of gas left in it. I began frantically to look for an Exit and for a gas station. Wrong! These Mainers gave me the truck with a full tank of gas. Pape is a class act.
Pape Chevrolet gave me the same level of customer service that I get from my Porsche dealer and much better than from our Volvo dealer. I'm impressed. Impressed enough to order a Tahoe-hybrid from them in a year or so.
#698 of 708 Re: Great Truck/Great Dealer [blckislandguy]
Dec 25, 2007 (7:33 pm)
Congrats on the new truck. Glad you're happy with your dealer. You might consider posting a good word for them on the dealer ratings and review part of Edmunds.
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