Truck envy in 3, 2, 1.....
You cannot lose with trucks these days. They're all varying levels of NICE & WIN. Even the Toyota with that rear bed that bounces around in that Ford YouTube.
I like the CrewCab, but the bed is too short and the Ext Cab's rear seats are plenty for my kids... and me.
The styling of this Gen Silverado reminds me of the clean and simple (not bold like Ram or trucky like Ford) form and lines of the Silverado 2 gens ago, which I also like.
The best color on a great truck. When my buddy bought his '10 it was the Texas package with huge chrome emblems and those same chrome "clad" 20's. He debadged it and traded another guy for the other style 20 inch wheel. It went a long way in the way it looks, and the overall design of the truck really grew on me.
I have always thought they looked fantastic, much more subtle than the chrome and one of my favorite factory wheels of any manufacturer. It's a little irrational on my part, only because I know the chrome clad wheel is a plastic cover. I don't think of them in the same way as a regular aluminum wheel now.
Did you get a chance to drive a 6.0 liter? The 5.3s are bulletproof and will give you many miles of hassle free power if you maintain it, my personal DD has a 5.3 and I love it, but those 6.0s really move when you push the go pedal!
Keep it nice, but use the hell out of it.
Last edited by konigwheels; 10-18-2010 at 08:37 PM.
Congrats! Very nice truck. I put 1400 miles on a 09 Silverado in a long weekend to pick up a trailer; it proved to be a very nice traveling companion.
If I wind up with a bigger Airstream, I could easily see an Avalanche in the driveway someday. (Although, an Ecoboost Expedition, should one ever come into being, would be tempting...)
I was really impressed with the 5.3/4x4/15mpg/21mpg Suburban rental I had recently. The GMT900s are nice driving trucks, and until the 3.7 TiVCT V6 F-150s hit the streets, 15/21 is the best full size truck fuel economy out there. It's pretty impressive that those numbers are possible out of a 2.5tn V8 truck, especially compared to how much gas the 6.0 and even the 4.7l V8s guzzle.
GM really did a good job with engineering this generation of truck, mind you the F-150 and Ram are nice too.
I've only ridden in a truck with a 6.0L and that was a 2500 - felt really good but the 5.3 is more than sufficient for our needs.