Long-Term Update 1: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado
4 Months and 7087 Miles
"I'm still a huge fan of the big grab handles on the doors and dual gloveboxes, but the upper glovebox has a weird push-in and pull-out open lever that feels like it's going to break every time I open it," observes Truck Trend editor Mark Williams.
"Also appreciate having so many engine and vehicle readings at my fingertips-every vehicle on the planet should offer transmission-temp access, tire-pressure sensors, engine-hour meters, and even paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. The 6.0-liter does drink the fuel, evidence that it desperately needs the six-speed. But all the right power is there-makes me want to tow something. I almost feel guilty driving around with an empty bed; kind of like driving the Jaguar XK in bumper-to-bumper traffic."
OTHER TRUCK TREND VOICES:
There's something great about driving a truly capable truck. Not only is the Silverado comfortable and easy to drive, but there is a real sense of confidence when you're behind the wheel. Whenever I saw an opening ahead in the lane next to me, it only took the slightest bit of throttle input and I was there. One particular day on my way into the office, I saw a stack of wallboard blocking one lane of the freeway and a stalled car stuck in an intersection on La Cienega. In both instances, I thought, "This Silverado could easily take care of that!" It's like driving around as Bruce Wayne--people see trucks and often don't appreciate what they can do: the towing, hauling, and hard work. They blend into the background. Yet the driver knows what his truck is capable of, and when someone's in trouble (or is moving to a new house, or wants to tow a boat to the river), out come the cape and utility belt. This Silverado is equipped to handle almost anything, and does it while providing a quiet cabin and luxury amenities. - ALLYSON HARWOOD
|2007 Chevrolet Silverado|
|Avg econ/CO2||13.4 mpg/1.4 lb/mi|