Hey everyone. I am new to posting at this forum but I have browsed here
for quite a while.
I had to post to complain and to ask for advice. I have had my 2005
Chevy Silverado 1500 for only a year and it has been nothing but
problems! I am fed up with my Chevy and I am thinking about a Ford or
maybe even a Titan. I am starting to do a lot of research online about
the different trucks and I would love your advice or thoughts on which
truck I could use to replace my problem plagued Chevy.
No offense to you Chevy owners out there, I just happened to have had a
bad experience and I don't want to deal with it any more.
Thanks in advance for your advice!
Actually, Chevy's in the business of making money, and not too good at
that. Wonder why's that.
IMHO, you'll see much better reliability and durability from Toyota or
Nissan. Not to mention the option of much lower fuel consumption.
meow - I have been a loyal Chevy guy since 1987 (S-10, Full size blazer,
suburban, Silverado). I have never had major problems. I have bought new and
I have bought used. Last new was in '02, a Suburban. Hang in there, they
will make it right. You most likely will not have issues forever.
This might be a better post to alt.autos.4x4.chevy-trucks
Don't just post a rant there unless you don't want solutions.
You post would be best if you listed problems, their solutions and any
outstanding problems. Ask for advice, don't just whine. If you have made up
your mind that you are going to roll the thing off a cliff then whats the
purpose of posting other than to bash Chevy?
Tell you what - I will trade you my ultra reliable '00 silverado (Z-71, 4x4,
step side, ext cab, sb) for your problematic '05 silverado. Even up.
That's a comforting thought. ROFL! Other than what most people would call
"standard preventative maintenance", he should be having major problem in
the first few years, and certainly not in the first year. And, the past
history of someone else's vehicle is completely irrelevant.
Yea, I agree that major problems shouldn't be part of a 1st year of a
vehicles life (I assume thats what you meant). But, I suspect that his
dealer fixed them and now he is just wary. If all goes well he should be
fine. He may not though. Who knows. Chevy does not have systemic problems,
sometimes you just have a convergance if issues. A bad Electrical/computer
could manifest itself in many ways. The OP didn't say what his problems were
(Except a follow-up where he said "transmission, electronics went bizerk
etc." They could all have been related or maybe not.
Anyway - I am a little curious at the OPs driving habits too. Did he follow
the break-in procedure or was he all on the gas all the time. Was he
If he wants to sell it at a significant discount I would buy it. His loss,
my gain. I understand his frustration.
I understand that my issues are 'probably' isolated and I just got
unlucky but the last poster had it right--I am just wary now about
Chevy. I am not Chevy bashing, I think I have tried to make it clear
that I am not saying EVERY Chevy is like mine. I just got a bad
one...and I wanted to hear what people had to say about other trucks.
BTW, I did follow the proper breaking in procedures and I don't work my
truck too hard. I am not a "gear head" so I don't know all the
specifics what went wrong with my truck. When something breaks and I
get stranded, i take it to the dealership and I have them fix it.
I would suggest that you start analyzing what they tell you, so you
understand the repairs more completely. Bring questions here or to the chevy
truck newsgroup someone mentioned in an earlier message.
Dealers tend to have idiots for service writers, and they treat the
customers like idiots, too. You rarely get to speak to a mechanic, either.
If the same problems keep happening, it would be a good idea to get a second
opinion about the attempted repairs from an independent mechanic. Ask
neighbors & co-workers for referrals. If you were in Rochester NY, I'd give
you the name of a place you'd love and never leave. Hint: I drive 20 miles
for oil changes, although there are a half dozen shops within 2 minutes of
I have a 2004 F150 The first American ( can't say made anymore) based CO.
vehicle I've bought in 20 years. It's the top of the line lariat 5.4
Trident engine. I have not had one problem with it, but I just turned 7,000
miles on it. I have had four Toyota pickups still have a 96. There was no
comparison to the full size Toyota and the F150 IMO. But now hears a thought
GM & Ford are closing their plants laying off 60,000 plus employees. So do
you think there not going to increase there out of country production, so
where do you think the quality of their Vehicles' will go.
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