"I bought the 09 4.3 V6 auto 3.2 gears with locking differenntial. Have about 8500 miles on the vehicle. Ride is smooth but very stiff. Took the vehicle on a trip to KC MO and got about 24 mpg at 65 miles per hour and I get about 20-21mpg around town if I dont put my foot in it. Inside the cab is very quiet but there is a vibration coming from somewhere. Maybe the truck was made on a monday just when everyone thought GM was going to fold. It drives and looks nice. My wife needs a stepladder to get into the vehicle. I believe the 17" wheels are overkill. I dont appreciate the add ons, on star and tire monitors. Who needs them on a truck? If you cant keep track of tire pressure on the vehicle your riding in then sell your vehicles and walk. It doesnt use any oil and it has plenty of power for light loads. If your going to pull heavy loads constantly then you need one of the V8s. Except for the road vibration around 1400rpms, ie. 50-55mph the truck is solid and performs well. It rides very stiff and you need good kidneys if your going to keep the truck very long. If you require a very smooth ride then buy the Colorado. I have no doubt the truck is safe and reliable. I bought the metallic blue granite model regualr cab short bed. Its a great truck if you can afford all the add ons and non sense with government mandated add ons. Hope this review helps you with your selection."
"I LOVE THIS TRUCK. I'VE HAD IT SINCE IT WAS BRAND NEW. I'VE HAD A FEW PROBLEMS WITH THE WIRING HARNESS THAT WORKS THE HEATER/AIR BUT, IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY AND GM FIXED IT. I PUT 22" WHEELS ON IT AND IT BRAKES POORLY. I KNOW THE WHEELS ARE NOT LIGHT BUT IT IS A TRUCK RIGHT? OTHER THAN THAT, I LOVE IT.VERY DEPENDABLE AND IT WILL HOLD A LOAD. A/C IS AWESOME (I LIVE IN VEGAS) AND IN THE SUMMER I PREFER TO DRIVE IT OVER MY CTS. OVERALL RATING IS A PERFECT 10. I WILL KROBABLY KEEP THIS TRUCK FOREVER. I LOVE THE WAY IT LOOKS AND DRIVES."
"I own my truck 3 years now 26,000 miles. This truck is the best i've ever owned. For all you American made car critics out there i would put my 07 silverado up against any of your toyotas or nissans and i know my silverado wont be seeing the car crusher any time soon for frame rot"
"I have owned several GM vehicles, Not impressed with fit and finish with this truck, Seats are coming unstitched, power window made noise, Emblem on tailgate had to be replaced because it was coming off, can hear the body flex while driving, 4.8 is underpowered, Gas mileage is good around 22 on the highway, 16-18 city. For the first time I have actually thought about buying another manufactuers truck. Will not buy at the end of lease."
"I can tell you this truck holds its worth well and is a very safe and clean looking vehicle. My wife was rear ended at 50mph without the guy applying any brakes and needless to say my truck barley had any dmg on it and his truck was completley inoperable. Very good truck would recommend to anyone."
"HAD TRUCK FOR 2 YRS DRIVE TO WORK DAILY NO PROBLEMS. BETTER RIDE THAN MY OLD 99 BUT PROBABLY DUE TO EXT CAB. HAD A SPRAY IN LINER BEFORE PICKED UP ITS GREAT NO SLIDING BAGGAGE. TAKE BACK TO DEALER FOR OIL CHANGES, GREAT DEALER SERVICE. 1 MINOR RECALL SO FAR
"I'm very happy with my 08 Silverado.. I got the 4.3L V-6 to save a little money, but I was worried that it wouldn't have enought power and I'd be right back at the dealer to trade it in. To my surprise it has plenty for someone who dosen't do alot of hauling, or light stuff such as a jet ski, motorcycle, lawnmower, ect... I wont be trading it in anytime soon!!"
"I just bought my '09 silverado Z71 w/ LT1 package and it is everything I read about it. I bought it for 29,999 a week ago and kbb values it at 35k. The power is awesome, can't wait to pull a trailer. I am a contractor and the multi-tude of storage areas makes my job a breeze. thanx GM"
"I own a 2009 Ext Cab 4x4. This truck is amazing and you will love it. The only negative is the material used on the cloth seats, everything will stick to it and very hard to clean. I would have got leather seats if had to do it all over again. Still a awesome truck, love it!"
"I feel chevy did a good job with the new body style. It looks good inside and out and is much more comfortable than previous generations however, my truck now has 40k miles & has developed rattles and squeaks. At 34k the transmission had to be replaced due to a manufacturing defect "according to the local transmission shop replacing the unit for the dealership" The 4.8 V-8 is strong & smooth. Handles a 3500 lb trailer like a pro. ON STAR NAVIGATION IS WORTHLESS IN RURAL AREAS.... other than that, I'm happy with it."
"Best truck ive ever owned. Just got back from a 4000 mile trip and couldnt be more pleased. Averaged 20mpg at reasonable speeds. The truck rides beautifully. No GM jitter to speak of. Handles well in off-road situations (light but still has the power)."
"if stay off gas, 4CL mode gets 19.4 mpg at best. Only 17.8-18.2 on HWY depending on speed/terain. For new truck, has some rattles & load brakes, but overall couldn't be happier. Great usable features (backup sensors, remote start, heated windsheild cleanor, memory seating, bose speakers, etc). Great truck. Best mpg round for full size. You can NOT feel change from 4-8 cyl at all. Perfectly smooth."
"I like the truck, drives good and is dependable. don't buy a light colored truck or car buy GM. The rail dust (brake dust) will destroy your clear coat if you don't wash it daily. GM will only warant it up to 12000 miles. Normaly you won't see it till you are over the waranty period. Othr than that I really like the truck"
"My first ever Chevy shorty. Does all I expected it to do and more. Two big bads, one, I didn't get a cruise control, took me a year to get used to that, and two, can't recline enough to sleep in a single cab!!! 20 mpg. V6 Auto."
"I have driven Ford trucks for the past 19 years and I have had great service from them. I really liked the looks of the new body style of this truck and thought I would try a chevy. So far so good! The ride is great, but it lacks a little on power. It gets about 16.5 mpg (avg). It is victory red in color and it turns heads!!! The only problem so far is bad noise at the top of the windshield with bug shield....had to take it off. Overall I am well pleased, I just hope that it is as durable as my Fords were."
"I purchased an all black 2007 V-Max 6.0 1500 Crew LTZ. This is a quiet and comforable ride considering the 20" lo-pro tires. There is more than enough power in the 6 liter motor for hauling my 20' glass boat. I have been very happy with the exterior body shape and the interior styling. As with all new vehicles this one was also priced too high, but I have been loyal to the Chevy team. The reason for the 4 star quality would have to be the use of plastic and the so called bumpers. The air dam on the front has been repaired repeatedly by the dealership and myself. I also can bend (by hand) the to rear side bumpers to the desired angle. I would expect more from a truck of this price range. Keith"