2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

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2017
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Chevrolet's full-size pickup receives a number of improvements for 2005, including a new hybrid-powered model. Chevy says the 5.3-liter V-8 and electric motor tandem provides up to a ten-percent boost in fuel economy. Though this translates into little more than a mile or so per gallon of gasoline, the onboard electric motor can be used as a portable generator on a job site or at the campground. Also new for '05 is a more-powerful 5.3-liter V-8 engine on 4WD 1500 Extended Cabs with a standard cargo box that now produces 310 horsepower. Other functional changes include revisions in wheel and tire choices, and the availability of a power sunroof on all Extended Cab and Crew Cab models. Front-disc, rear-drum anti-lock brakes are now standard on all light-duty models except those equipped with Quadrasteer four-wheel steering. A new 3.23 rear axle ratio is standard on 2WD models, and a more powerful, 145-amp alternator is standard on all models for 2005. Meanwhile, Heavy Duty models now come with a redesigned hood and grille. With its wide array of engines, cab and bed configurations and payloads, the Silverado (along with its GMC counterpart, the Sierra) can meet a wide range of buyers' needs. Its myriad powerplants include the standard 4.3-liter V-6, as well as available 4.8-liter, 5.3-liter and 6.0-liter V-8 engines. HD models can be fitted with a diesel V-8 or a big-block 8.1-liter gasoline V-8.

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March 27, 2017
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 143.5" WB LS

Excellent truck to own.

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Excellent truck with all the necessary horsepower and towing capacity great on fuel would purchase another truck except perhaps a 4x4 thank you.
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August 25, 2016
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext Cab 143.5" WB Work Truck

Silver Silverado

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Bought brand new 30 miles on it. Now has 199000 miles and still running strong. Great gas mileage on the road 23 mpg with the a/c on.
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May 5, 2015
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reg Cab 119.0" WB Work Truck

Ok everyday truck

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Motor makes lots of noise (pinging and rattling). Interior has lots of rattles. Radio doesn't sound good. Seats (cloth) doesn't hold up well.
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