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Old 03-28-2017, 11:48 PM   #51
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Re: Are you guys as disappointed with 07 and up chevy trucks as i am?

Some minor issues on my 2007 new body style x-cab which I bought new. Uses a quart of oil every 1500 miles. Rear end whine. BUMP from the transmission sometimes at stops. Air condition inadequate when over 80 degrees. 3 of the 4 door speakers failed. Rust forming over rear wheel arches, Cunk in rear when changing speeds like broke motor or transmission mount. Paint so thin you can scratch it if you rub against it too hard. Body sheet metal thin on bed rails, if you lean on them you can dent them. Tire wear is too rapid. Door handles broken, drivers side window and door lock switches went out, now drivers door lock intermittent. No way to tell if the fan is on, no switch markers, have to feel for the detents. Drivers seat belt wearing excessively on one edge, down about 1/4". Passenger side back window now inop. A few other items I can't remember right now.
Dealer, JBA Chevrolet Glen Burnie Maryland, screwed me on the price, and would not fix anything I complained about. I'll never spend another dime on anything GM from GM.
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:36 AM   #52
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Re: Are you guys as disappointed with 07 and up chevy trucks as i am?

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i had a 2009 Silverado 1500 Z71 crew cab for 1 year. very nice pickup, not impressive enough to keep. dash cracked out, consumed oil, even after i shut off the dod/afm garbage, and didn't make the mileage i expected. i did not however ever have to pull a wrench on it.

probably wouldn't own another one, but i prefer square bodies and the gmt400 platform anyways.
I'll eat a little crow on this one!

Wife now drives a 2011 Suburban and I just picked up a 2010 2500HD 6.0L pickup.

The 2009 1/2t didn't get much better mileage than I'm getting with the 3/4t daily driving, and the highway mileage is almost the same, this surprises me a great deal! The added power and capacity is nice, and having a full "short bed" works out better for me. The 6.0L/6L90E combo is great so far.
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:18 PM   #53
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Re: Are you guys as disappointed with 07 and up chevy trucks as i am?

The newest I prefer to go is the gmt800 (99-06). After that the gimmicks take over. In fact some of the gimmicky features on the gmt800, almost make me want to make the gmt400 my cutoff. But the gmt800 has plenty of redeeming qualities that make it worth of wearing the bowtie, or 3 letters.
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:43 AM   #54
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Re: Are you guys as disappointed with 07 and up chevy trucks as i am?

I traded my 2014 Silverado 1500 in on a 2017 2500 High Country Diesel a couple months ago. I really liked the Silverado, and I will say it was probably the best new vehicle I ever bought. Problem was I was towing old trucks with it a lot and although it did well I've been wanting a diesel.

The new truck has every bell and whistle available and I Like it! I have my old vehicles if I want simple.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:08 PM   #55
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Re: Are you guys as disappointed with 07 and up chevy trucks as i am?

This has been a very discouraging thread for someone considering the possibility, however remote, of one day owning a new Silverado. There are some happy owners, but many are unhappy enough to make a prospective buyer look elsewhere. Not the least issue is poor headlamp performance, which really should not even be worth mentioning, but somehow GM can't even make good lighting anymore. I'll keep what I have, indefinitely if necessary, but it would be nice to have an acceptable replacement vehicle if I ever decide to make a change.

Just had to vent -- it's so frustrating that GM can't (or won't) do a better job.
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:42 PM   #56
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^ I agree, takes me maybe 10 minutes to do both.
I can finagle the headlights out in just a few minutes, but the daytime running lights.... they are too low... thats a 2 hour job...3

Headlight beef aside, I dont have any other real "Are you kidding me" reactions to my own '07 Tahoe, or the '14 Silverado I drive daily (Employer owned)

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This has been a very discouraging thread for someone considering the possibility, however remote, of one day owning a new Silverado. There are some happy owners, but many are unhappy enough to make a prospective buyer look elsewhere. Not the least issue is poor headlamp performance, which really should not even be worth mentioning, but somehow GM can't even make good lighting anymore. I'll keep what I have, indefinitely if necessary, but it would be nice to have an acceptable replacement vehicle if I ever decide to make a change.

Just had to vent -- it's so frustrating that GM can't (or won't) do a better job.
My daily driver '14 silverado has the standard headlight package (not the Xenon) and I have never had a complaint about visibility. Everyone has their own standards, but I see fine at night.

The new trucks are pretty crazy, I always have to remind myself I am in a pickup... the dual sealed doors make the cab so tight my ears get weird when I shut the doors sometimes. I would recommend one to my friends in family if they were in the market (helped in-laws locate a '15 Tahoe and they are thrilled with it.

One thing to remember, unhappy customers will always look for a platform to express frustration, while happy people wont waste their time because its not a priority...

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Old 06-25-2017, 08:39 AM   #57
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My 2007 single cab, 8' bed, 8 cyl. 122K, standard work truck might be the best truck I ever owned! Absolutely no issues and now that I switched to synthetic oil I nervously let it go till it tells me to change it. It has been 110-117 degrees plus here all week. Runs cool! I carry an extra key so I can run into a store or job-site and leave the air cond. on with locked doors. Only issue so far is the volume control on the radio is iffy. The HVAC blower motor a few years ago had some staples logged in the fins from me. Hell I didn't need tools to remove it! It was a breeze to bench it clean the fins and lube the bearing. Any of you ever have to remove a wheel well to get to a blower motor?
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:34 PM   #58
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Re: Are you guys as disappointed with 07 and up chevy trucks as i am?

I drive a '13 HD2500 2wd 6.0 for work, and can't say I like it much. Granted its a base model with manual windows(!) etc but the plastics feel hard and cheap, and the thing likes to rattle somewhat eve though there is only about 40K miles on it.

Motor/trans seem good but I am not to thrilled about the styling, haven't been for many years.

Great brakes! Eons above the GMT 400s.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:35 PM   #59
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I bought an 07 Silverado used about 2 years ago now. Really clean truck, 70000 miles on an 8 or 9 year old vehicle. I put mabe 300 miles on it before I heard a loud bang one day, and next thing I knew I was down to 7 cylinders. Long story short it ended up being a lifter, luckily for me after the truck sat for 10 min and cooled the lifter locking pin would re-engauge, so I tuned it out and decided to drive it, no big deal.

Fast forward another 3 months and I have about 1500 miles on the truck. I get an engine oil low warning. This seemed odd as I had just changed the oil when I bought it. So I check it and its not even on the dipstick, wtf, I never had any puddles, no noticeable smoking. Another long story short, I got it to slow down a little with a new updated valve cover, but the rings must have been caked.

Another 3 months on from that the transmission suffered a major fault, bad enough Im surprised the case wasnt split into two pieces. It was the factory unit, fluid was good, from what I could tell it hadnt pulled much. I put a rebuilt trans in it and cut my losses, the thing was an absolute lemon. I think I put less than 10k miles on it and did nothing but work on it.

So I bought a 14 Silverado 1500, it really is alot nicer truck. It still has its faults, for one why doesnt chevy coat their frames with something that doesnt suck, I mean the thing is rusting out in 3 years. The new direct injection is a joke too, the way these engines suck oil through the pcv system all that oil ends up coking up the intake valves. Oh, and my oil pan is leaking, leaving spots on the floor. Other than that its a good truck, sad thing is I dont know what I would buy instead.
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