I have a 2005 Silverado LS extended cab rwd. It had 79,950 miles when I got it and was well under half the price of a new one in 2009 despite being in great shape inside and out. It gets 20-22 mph on the highway and 16-17 in town on Walmart cheap gas. In six years I've put 50k miles on it. I did have a sensor and a gasket go out this winter and they were expensive ($500) to have replaced. That was the first time in the six years I've had it that I had a major problem to be repaired. I did have an issue with the pump on the windshield washer right after I got it, but that was cheap. I have never attempted to do a doughnut, although I have eaten them in it. When it's time for an oil change after 3,000 miles, the oil is almost always on the full mark. I plan to change the spark plugs and air filter for the first time this spring or summer.BARRACUZ wrote:What year? What trim? how is it with gas? How about maintenance? Do you have to spend much every year on maintenance(alternator, bushings, fluid changes, etc)? Can you do donuts comfortably and easily without having too worry to much about the rear bearings?
From my experience, which is three vehicles now, the Chevy trucks from 2003 to 2005 seem to be a lot better about fuel and oil use than the early 90s trucks, but when something breaks it costs a lot more to fix and is more difficult to find because of all the electronics and plastic parts all over the engine.
My thought of the day:
If you are in NYC and you walk into a gun store that is set up exactly like an Ammu-Nation and find Michael De Santa working the counter, you ought to know you are in a hidden camera operation set up by Bloomberg.
My response: "Oh, that's the revolver that kid found in his mom's purse? I guess that boot over there is the one your friend Trevor used to stomp on Johnny Klebitz's face?"