2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 User Reviews

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 43 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"warranty" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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flug123 writes:
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 4WD Review
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4

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Been a great truck, but I took a job at a Ford dealership and am looking to get an F150..

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Service air bag light just came on.  Someone predicted a corrodid contact on the front sensor.  Not sure how to fix this.  

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It's Great! Rides And Drives Great — I like this color. The seats are really comfortable. The back seat is big enough for a car seat for my grand kids. I would recomend this truck for anyone. For the money, it should last for a long time. The roll up cover is great when hauling things and the nerf bars make it easy to get in and out of. The 5.3 engine has plenty of power and goes down the highway very nice.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sean writes:
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Short Bed 2WD Review
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LS engine, big front brakes, easy as hell to maintain, parts are cheap, decent highway mileage, fairly comfortable for long drives

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Inconsistent assembly quality, infamous steering shaft clunk, lots of wheel hop, ancient transmission

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A Big, Simple Machine For Big, Simple People Such As Myself — Plenty of grunt, excellent brakes even with rear drums, decent but wallowy handling from the factory. The 3.23 rearend means good mileage on the highway, but pokey acceleration around town, despite 335 lb/ft of torque. Torque management is heavy handed, and the 4 speed automatic sucks. Curb weight is not outrageous, but still 500 lbs heavier than my 1992 model. Despite all that, it will easily crank out mid-7 second 0-60 times and effortlessly hit the 99mph speed limiter. Aftermarket modifications can greatly enhance performance. I get about 17mpg around town and 21-22 on the highway. I've seen as high as 25mpg. Build quality is erratic, but it should hold together for a long, long time. The dash plastic is the hardest, most obnoxiously cheap material known to man. Tons of aftermarket parts available, bulletproof engine, and probably the last of the Chevy trucks recognizable as a "Chevy Truck" rather than an "Amorphous slab of sheetmetal".

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Page writes:
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Short Bed 2WD Review
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Its a chevy(:

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The fact that its a V6 is a little disapointing.

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Awsome Truck,very Fun To Drive. — This truck is a great first car and daily driver. Its got plenty of power and will get up and go when is asked to. The 4.3L V6 has got plenty of towing power as well. Its very fun to drive but rides kind of rough because of the shortwheel base. I would suggest this truck to anyone who is looking for a good looking daily driver.

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Matthew writes:
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 2WD Review
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great performance

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none

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My Chevy — originally bought the truck just to tow my DJ trailer around, but i decided that i wanted to build more of a performance truck out of it. its fun to drive, exhaust and intake add a huge power gain and sound great. good for hauling gear and trailers and for hitting the drag strip with. overall just a great ride to have.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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kmcnary writes:
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Ext Cab 2WD Review
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Great power and reliable.

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2 wd

kmcnary
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Good Work Vehicle, Lots Of Head Room And Leg Space. — I like when I have to hit the gas the truck gets up and moves without drinking a lot of gas. I love the truck it is just time to up grade. I will miss it but it will bee a great addition for someone else.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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coolhandld writes:
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Crew Cab 4WD Review
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durable. reliable.

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speedometer broke after 100000 miles

coolhandld
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Great Work/hunting Truck!! — love my truck - it has been a great truck. I do everything with it. It is very reliable and a great ride. Would definitely by another one just like it. Only problem I have had is the speedometer quit working around 110,000 miles and you have to replace the who console to fix it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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cjandtj writes:
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Crew Cab 4WD Review
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Good all around vehicle.  Cheap for year model.

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some maintenance required with high miles, nothing major.

cjandtj
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Good All Around Vehicle. — I like the overall performance of the vehicle and the price for year model. The downside is some maintenance is required due to high miles. But all and all not that bad of a vehicle and I plan on keeping vehicle for a long time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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campfirebottle writes:
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab Short Bed 4WD Review
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5

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Great Truck!!!!!!  I LOVE THE Chevy LT Crew Cab

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For this truck nothing for most Chevy's it's the rocker rust.

campfirebottle
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Silverado Great Truck !!!! — Always starts, runs and drivers like a dream. The heated seats are awesome. Very spacious interior. Rides like a car but tough as a Chevy truck. The sun roof in the truck is cool and nice on those spring nights.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Ext Cab 2WD Review
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Great truck. Extremely reliable, and dependable.  

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Small back seat.

Bjmustin
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Perfect Truck For All Needs — This truck was a limo, a moving truck, a hauler, a camping tent, a bus, there is nothing that this truck can't do. It's been extremely reliable. After 135000 miles the only thing I have replaced was the thermostat. If I was not planning on having a large family I would keep mine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Trey writes:
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Short Bed 2WD Review
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Style, Power, Versatility

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If You Need A Truck To Use As A Truck, This Is The One For You. — This thing had a lot of power. With all the power though, of course, you lose any kind of fuel economy. You can make up the hurt in your pocket with the fact that these are extremely cheap to maintain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Perfect Do-anything Truck By Eagle8XC

I love my Silverado. Gets mid-20's mpg on the highway and 17 around town. Packed the bed with 1500lbs of cargo and it handled no sweat. Lots of great power. Minimal road noise, sweet smooth long wheel... Read More

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Love It By Lancelot6840

I like everything about this truck. My gas mileage is a lot worse since the tire upgrade and leveling kit has been installed. I would like to have the 6.2L though. But it does have plenty of power as ... Read More

Nice Ride Great Bang For The Buck By amp81803

rides very well the 4.8v was pretty nice though everyone wants the 5.3 there is a 20 hp difference . the tranny is magic on these they will easily do 250000 or more if maintained the seats were pr... Read More

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

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I love Chevrolet trucks. There is little that I dislike about it. It was excellent for towing/pulling and reliability. Excellent truck. I find no fault with the handling or power. Fuel mileage c... Read More

Work/family Vehicle By SJ66

Nice quiet smooth running truck. Although for some odd reason the engine began using too much oil. Was in the shop a number of time and eventually GM, put in a brand new motor. All of which was stil... Read More

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