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Monte
04-14-2008, 10:51 AM
http://www.erepairables.com/my_pages/1029/vehicles/667816/2006_chevrolet_silverado_1500.html
Looking at this vehicle. I know it has some damage, but I have already checked with a couple of my body shop contacts, and can be in it fixed for under 11k. If somebody has a similar vehicle I'd like to know real world fuel mileage towing and not towing.. Thanks

Monte
04-14-2008, 10:58 AM
BTW It has the 4.8 liter V8. I don't pull the boat everywhere I go.

Sodar
04-14-2008, 12:46 PM
My 4.8l gets.
11-13 towing my boat
13-15 city driving
15-18 highway

Probably a little on the lower end, because I drive like an idiot. My right foot has some lead to it!

Monte
04-14-2008, 12:50 PM
Thanks Cameron.. That info is exactly what I was looking for.

Sodar
04-14-2008, 12:56 PM
Just a side note, so take it for what it is worth to ya! I hate my 4.8l... not a time goes by that I tow where I do not wish I had bought a Tahoe with the bigger motor. My Dad and I bought our cars together. He has an '04 suburban with a 5.3l and I would rather tow with it anyday! Problem is that his red suburban, does not match the boat, so I rarely borrow it! :D

BrianM
04-14-2008, 01:03 PM
With a moderate foot you should get about 20mpg on the highway with that truck. Around town about 15-16 and towing 12. I have had two friends with nearly that exact truck and that was what they were getting. My 03 Sierra Ex Cab with the 5.3 got about the same except on the freeway where I only got 19.

Monte
04-14-2008, 01:10 PM
Is it a scary sluggish pull? I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. I really don't want a V8 just to pull the limited time I pull (I leave mine in the water all summer) but I know I need it when We want to vacation with the boat.

I pull with a 4.3 V6 GMC Envoy now. It pulls ok, but the gas mileage is horrible 14.7 even without a boat in tow. Everytime I drive it I feel like I could have had a V8. And gotten better mileage.

Sodar
04-14-2008, 01:37 PM
Is it a scary sluggish pull? I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. I really don't want a V8 just to pull the limited time I pull (I leave mine in the water all summer) but I know I need it when We want to vacation with the boat.

I pull with a 4.3 V6 GMC Envoy now. It pulls ok, but the gas mileage is horrible 14.7 even without a boat in tow. Everytime I drive it I feel like I could have had a V8. And gotten better mileage.

It would be fine if I never pulled the boat.

Around these parts, you cannot get to water without climbing a 6-7,000 grade, so a V-8... I got the V-8, just not a big enough one! :D

KnoxX2
04-14-2008, 01:48 PM
I have the 5.3 and get 19-20 HWY and 14-16 in town. Towing around 12-14MPG

Monte
04-14-2008, 02:04 PM
It would be fine if I never pulled the boat.

Around these parts, you cannot get to water without climbing a 6-7,000 grade, so a V-8... I got the V-8, just not a big enough one! :D

Thanks for the input.. If we can agree on numbers, I'll probably have it sitting in my driveway soon.

454Prostar190
04-14-2008, 02:45 PM
My 4.8l gets.
11-13 towing my boat
13-15 city driving
15-18 highway

Probably a little on the lower end, because I drive like an idiot. My right foot has some lead to it!

What he said!

erkoehler
04-14-2008, 02:50 PM
Get the avalanche that is listed on that site :)

MIMC
04-14-2008, 03:04 PM
Monte-

When driving on the highway (not towing) there will be little difference between the 4.8 and the 5.3 (assuming same body style, gear ratio, etc) - you can expect 16-18 mpg with an average "weighted foot". :D While towing I would say 12 mpg is a safe expectation for both engines. The 4.8 will get you slightly better mpg's around town - but again not that big of a difference. My personal opinion, get the 5.3 - better towing capacity/performance, equivalent MPG's as the 4.8, and better resale. Just my 2 cents.

MIMC

BrianM
04-14-2008, 03:05 PM
Man there are some messed up cars with CLEAN titles. Look at this one. Gives you lots of faith in the titles of used cars. That is why I buy new
http://www.erepairables.com/my_pages/1029/vehicles/619891/2008_subaru_legacy.html

Monte
04-14-2008, 03:15 PM
It would show up on carfax that the vehicle was severely damaged, but that one is rediculous. 90% of the cars on that site are salvage, but if it is repaired by someone I know I have no problem with driving a newer vehicle I can purchase for 50% of it's NADA value even if it has a slvage title. That being said. There is only one way to fix THAT one "CLIP"....