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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Truck
Article comments for Full Test: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado - With its much improved interior, refined ride quality, strong engine and long list of available features, the Chevrolet Silverado is a full-size truck with few faults.(more)
#2 of 39 The "redneck Christmas" line is woeful
Nov 09, 2006 (2:18 pm)
What an ignorant, gratuitous comment and one utterly lacking in originality.
"Hey, I know! Rednecks drive pickups. I'll be such the snarky little chap and go with the phrase 'redneck Christmas.'"
Seriously, y'all are better than that.
#3 of 39 Woeful indeed
Nov 10, 2006 (10:21 am)
That's like describing the Toyota Prius options list as having "more choices than a homosexual in a San Francisco bath house." But middle America is fair game, as always.
#4 of 39 Re: Article Comments: 2007 Chevy Silverado Full Test [KarenS]
Nov 10, 2006 (12:58 pm)
I like the Silverado alot. I however sense a over hype on the new Tundra, as every car magazine, site, jump back on the Toyota bandwagon.
Nov 10, 2006 (4:22 pm)
What is up with Chevy using four speed automatics on all new vehicles when everyone else has five or is planning on updating five or more. tranny speeds? More speeds = better economy and use of power.Duh! Dang, I'm so tired so seeing that! Just like rear drum brakes. Has anyone ever watched someone put drum brakes back together after service ? Whew! Chevy had a chance and is still cutting corners!
#6 of 39 Re: Why? [countsmackula1]
Jun 27, 2008 (3:16 pm)
I think the reason the 4 speed tranny is still in service is one it is a very serviceable tranny. It does the job well, although you are correct, a 5 or 6 speed tranny would be a little more efficient. Two, GM is planning on phasing in a new tranmission but their abilitiy to build them in the quantities needed isn't there. They are putting them in the Denalie and Escallade however....
#7 of 39 Good test write up
Nov 11, 2006 (10:06 am)
However, regarding the truck, the mpg is very disappointing.Also, with f-150 xlt 4x4s going for $25k, the pricing on the Silverado is out of whack....new generation or not. Bring on the incentives GM, and get the sales ball rolling before the Tundra shows up!
#8 of 39 Re: Why? [countsmackula1]
Nov 12, 2006 (9:14 am)
I've personally owned multiple late-model Silverado/Sierra 1500s with both disk and drum brakes and, in my experience, the rear drum brakes are far superior. Since their main (only?) job is to slow/stop a moving truck, I can't imagine how this is a step backwards.
As for servicing drum vs disk brakes. Brake shoes typically cost less than pads, are no harder to install, especially in the rear where the emergency brake, no matter how it's implemented, becomes over-complicated on disk-brake setups. On top of all this, drum brakes, by design, shelter the critical moving parts from salt/sand/road debris kicked up by the front wheels.
#9 of 39 Re: Why? [countsmackula1]
Nov 13, 2006 (2:20 pm)
GM will be implementing a six speed in either MY08 or MY09. I believe they will also have a six speed hybrid for MY08 or MY09 that is supposed to get 25+ on the highway.
#10 of 39 Re: Why? [joe29001]
Nov 13, 2006 (4:44 pm)
I had a 1996 Chevy silverado for a about 8 years. I replace the front pads about every 35 to 40,000 miles. I finally had to replace the read drums at 100,000. They still had plenty of pad but they were starting to fall apart.
During the last model year 1999-2006 Chevrolet put drum and disc breaks on the silverado. Why did they change back?