Of course, when the truck dictated an oil change at 6903 miles, which turned into the initial 7500-mile stop, the power mechanism worked fine. It likely mandated some other extra cost options be purchased such as 4x4, different size tires but lacking the order info from 2000 I cannot say for sure. None has achieved the sort of reliability we've found in a Honda Accord. I owned a 99, 01, 04, 08 and now a 2010 so I am very familiar with the option and its contents. Nothing prevented those options form being ordered along with the Z71 off road suspension pkg. The engine never felt taxed no matter what load we were towing, and the Silverado averaged 16 miles to a gallon of gas.
My trailer and car weigh about 4500 pounds, and aside from deliberate acceleration from rest, the Chevy doesn't mind the extra mass. There were a few quality rough edges-a rattle when the tailgate was closed, some poorly finished plastic around the console area, and plasticky switchgear that's still not as well done and crisp to operate as an F-150's-but nothing that ever kept the Silverado from doing its job, and nothing that took away from its work-a-day goodness. Repairing and repositioning the wires fixed the problem. This time the dealer lubed the driveshaft splines. It came with a 270-hp, 5.
About 6000 miles later, at the scheduled 37,500-mile service the odo, in fact, read 39,075 miles , dealer technicians diagnosed the front-end noise as a worn steering shaft, and they replaced it. The great big outside mirrors are what truck mirrors should be. Since 1996, we've tested four domestic pickups, including this Chevy, over the long haul. I only wish they had installed more grab handles. Hoping the gear ratio was the same i put it in and it works fine to this day but ive noticed its much easier to do burnots withought a limited slip mechanism.
That took us 10 minutes. It goes without saying that bidding a valued co-worker farewell can be difficult at best. Skidpad grip increased from 0. A third stop, which should have occurred, at least on paper, at 22,500 miles, in fact came at 20,189 miles. Not like the penalty box area in some pickups. Hoping to mute the noise, the dealer first lubed the rear suspension bushing.
The driveshaft was clunking again. All these self-ascribed rough-and-ready pickups, it seems, are not as rugged as their bouncy rides suggest. Lucky for us, the light ordering an oil change came on close enough to the service interval that we simply combined scheduled services--and it's a practice we anticipate most owners will follow. Every 15,000 miles, the interior air filter needs replacing. Our Silverado performed this work with relative ease and never left us stranded. Something irritating happened early on. The same driveshaft was reinstalled, and the problem seemed solved.
It's perfectly willing to tow at 80 to 85 mph, no sweat. Whoever took it home was likely to be the most popular guy on the block-at least when someone needed to use a pickup. Just because you have the still kers doesn't mean you have a locker I didn't knowthis til a few days ago. If there are non-scientific conclusions here, we might say mileage was better with the gate up, and it must be mighty boring to drive 3000 miles by yourself. Look in the glove compartment for the Service Parts Identification label and look for Z71 on the label.
As soon as we got the truck home, the power seat went on the blink, natch. At 13,736 miles, a dashboard warning light ordered us to change the oil. While new oil flowed into our truck, we asked the dealer to investigate a rattling passenger-door window and a clunking sound coming from the rear during acceleration. The lack of a fourth door is lamentable. It silenced the problem, but again, only temporarily. Again, we weren't charged, and the repair took just one day. Next the rear suspension bolts were torqued.
With a tad more than 40,000 miles on the odo and a little more than a year of driving time, we returned the Silverado for a final numbers run at the track, and it performed impressively. The 70-inch-long box measures 20. What's New, Changed, Different In model-year 2000, Chevrolet added an optional driver-side rear fourth door to its Extended Cab lineup and upped the 5. . Two things kept us from calling the Silverado a perfect tow vehicle: It was not bulletproof during its stay, and the brake pedal felt mushy, not firm the way you'd like it when towing a heavy load. True, we did a lot of towing with this pickup, but isn't that the reason people buy pickups? Everyone who drove it remarked on how fast it was, with 0-60-mph times in the low 8-sec range. It is mounted to the bed side--wherever you want it--by drilling holes in the top edges of the bed and securing the box with the provided screws.