Mostly all I've ever owned was Chevy Silverado's
By Andrew on Tuesday, August 04, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,969
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Durable and reliable! Pretty good resale value."
Cons: "Recalls, defects, overall cost lil high/fuel use"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"The first Silverado I ever drove was a lowered, 3 toned completely and fully loaded custom 1992 Extended/Crew black/maroon/purple Silverado. I drove it like I owned it.
The selling point for me was when during the summer of 1993 myself, two of my brothers and my father piled in that puppy and we drove for 33 hours from Moreno Valley California to Savannah GA, stopping only for potty breaks, food, fuel and swapping out drivers if not at one of the previously mentioned stops; it was great, so roomy, two of us slept while two of us drove, one laid the passenger seat back and slept the fourth in the back laid out like on a airline flat lay out bed and it was a comfortable ride, some 2,489 miles later we arrived and after Savannah only one of my brothers and I continued the cross country drive, we continued to Long Island NY, passed thru Washington DC for the 30th Anniversary of the March on WA. that was amazing timing didn't plan it, but I was there; then we drove to Minnetonka MN and completed our journey making a Beeline from MN back to my home town of Riverside California. I forget the total miles, total days was 23 I believe short and sweet, the key attraction for me is that Silverado was tough and fuel efficient, but mostly I loved that first Silverado because it made that trip so fun and so worth every mile we passed; and I've been sold on the Silverado ever since!
I purchased my very own and first Silverado off the Riverside CA. lot in 1997, it was a vehicle that was purchased and brought back due to the financing falling through, had less then 3000 miles and they took $4,000 off the price; now that I think about it I was kind of a novice to the purchasing game and probably should have got more then that off right? Lol, they say the second it drives off the lot the value drops like 10-25%??? Anyway I loved that and every Silverado ever since. I'm on my 5th Truck now, all Silverado's and only purchased one used, not one of them did I ever have much of any serious or minor mechanical problems with, hence my 5th one!!!
If not for having my current Silverado lifted/modified at the dealer and them not telling me they would never be able to buy it back with any modifications, besides that killing the fuel efficiency, I'd be keeping #5 and not selling it. I love that truck, I love Silverado, however the milage on it just killed me and I'm currently dealing with a party who seems really interested and I hope this deal goes thru I have 5 vehicles and this one has sat in my driveway for sale now over a year and a half, has only 20,969 miles on it, only put 3,000 of those on it in the past year and a half because it just drinks the gas. When the gas went back down below $3 I actually thought of never selling it, but now with gas back up over $4 nope she's got to go the sooner the better.
On a scale of 1-10 how much do I love the Silverado, it's an 11+ hopefully the Alt fuel will become more readily available and for cheaper than regular gas, that would make me purchase my 6th Silverado 100%, but for now I'm done with the V8! (8-4-15)"
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