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2002 chevrolet silverado 3500 review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Car-like drivability with traditional truck styling. introductionthe chevrolet silverado is the second-best-selling pickup in america, but that still adds up to a lot of trucks. This truck is every bit as technically advanced, every bit as car-like and user-friendly as its aero-look competitors. It rides, handles, and stops as well as, maybe better than, the best of them. Silverado prices still start about $700 below ford's f-150. Three trim levels are available: base, ls, and lt. The so-called half-ton range includes both the 1500 series, with actual payloads ranging from 1593 to 2334 pounds (depending on bed, cab, and drive configuration), and the heavier-duty 2500 series with payloads in the 2600-3200-pound range. silverado 1500 models are available with a 4. 3-liter v6, 4. 8-liter v8, or 5. 3-liter v8. The 1500 hd crew cab and 2500 are powered exclusively by a 6. 0-liter v8. (three-quarter-ton silverados are badged 2500hd and 3500, and offer payloads up to 6089 pounds. Look for those in a separate nctd. Com review.). walkaroundsilverado's frame is the stiffest and lightest truck frame general motors has ever built. The front frame rails are hydroformed, a process that uses high-pressure hydraulics to shape large and complex components that used to be fabricated from smaller stampings. Tubular crossmembers and roll-formed mid-rails increase rigidity even more. This stiff structure enhances handling and ride quality immensely, while improving crashworthiness. the front suspension comprises aluminum upper and lower control arms, with coil springs on two-wheel-drive 1500s. These feature a delayed-upshift mode for towing. They are excellent transmissions. interiorlike its exterior design, silverado's interior reflects traditional chevrolet thinking. The doors and door openings are the largest in the industry, and the cab is the roomiest. the instrument package looks like a cross between a corvette's and a traditional pickup's. All use pleasant, highly legible white-on-black graphics. the sound-system control panel is located above the climate controls. There are three 12-volt outlets at the bottom center of the dashboard for radar detectors, cellular telephones, laptop computers, and other accessories. an lt extended cab we drove awhile back came with six-way power front bucket seats with seat heaters and memory. Air conditioning outlets and a set of drop-down cup holders are built in for rear-seat passengers. A compass is incorporated into the lt's overhead console, along with three storage areas for sunglasses, garage door opener, and small items. When cargo capacity is more important than hauling passengers, the entire rear seat assembly can be removed with a wrench and lifted out through the door. a more recent drive in a 1500 hd crew cab revealed a really comfortable truck. The back seats are roomy and comfortable, very similar to those in an uplevel suburban. The seats were trimmed in handsome leather and they could be flipped down to provide a big, secure cargo area. This is a great truck for someone who wants a roomy rear seat with interior cargo space and big trailer-towing capability. about the only thing we don't like about the silverado interior is the design of the interior door handles, which swivel through an up-and-in arc, and felt loose whenever we used them. The system calls for assistance automatically if the truck's airbags have deployed. driving impressionsilverado lt drives like a luxury car and is supremely smooth and quiet. That smooth, quiet, unified feel is largely due to the stiff frame, which isolates the running gear for reduced noise and vibration. A cast magnesium beam behind the instrument panel and a lateral steel beam between the magnesium beam and the right side of the dash further reinforce the stiff body. Squeaks and rattles simply don't happen. This is one strong truck, and its chassis rigidity allows the suspension to soak up and manage bumps and ruts and tar strips so well that its overall ride behavior is near the luxury class. A long, 143-inch wheelbase improves the ride further and enhances high-speed stability. the 1500hd crew cab model does not ride quite as smoothly. Even the rack-and-pinion system has a fairly wide dead spot in the center when cruising, which chevrolet says is designed to minimize steering corrections on the highway. That's enough grunt to smoke the rear tires at will. We recommend the 5. 3 over the smaller 4. 8. The big 6. 0-liter v8 that comes on the 1500hd delivers a ton of torque for pulling big, heavy trailers. braking hasn't been a traditional strong point for u. S.-built pickups, but here again the silverado breaks from tradition. Braking force begins only an inch into the pedal travel. A new feature called dynamic rear proportioning improves stability under heavy braking, whether the truck is loaded or empty. Anyone used to the brakes in the previous-generation chevy pickups and full-size suvs should be very pleased with the brake-pedal response and stopping performance. summarychevrolet silverado is overall the best among full-size pickups. Chevy's full-size silverado pickups are among the smoothest, quietest, most civilized, best equipped, and most enjoyable trucks we've driven. model lineup1500 2wd: short box regular cab 17,518); short box extended cab 22,537); ls short box extended cab 24,484); lt long box extended cab 29,658);r1500 4wd: ls short box regular cab 23,724); lt long box extended cab 32,778);2500 2wd: ls long box regular cab 24,314);r2500 4wd: lt short box extended cab 34,123). assembled inpontiac, michigan; fort wayne, indiana; oshawa, ontario, canada. model testedlt short box extended cab 29,358). Truckloads of payload and pulling power. introductionheavy-duty pickup trucks don't get any better than the heavy-duty silverado line. General motors completely re-engineered its heavy-duty pickups last year.