Finally Got My 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 – Is It Worth the Wait? (Owner Review)

What is it like to purchase a new Chevy truck? We sent out a call to all of you to send in images and stories about your new truck purchasing process. This is also part of our latest “Dude I Love or Hate My Ride” video series.

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country (photo: Daniel M.)

Here are the images and the story from Daniel M. All images and the story below are from Daniel. You could send us your submissions to

“I recently purchased a new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country.  I ordered it as soon as the standard bed was available, back in August 2018.  The “purchasing” experience went well. The salesman and sales manager were nice, and they kept me up to date with the process. I also used the Costco Auto program.”

“The MSRP was just over $65,000, and I purchased the truck for $61,000. My frustration is with GM.  The truck was built and sitting in the rail yard waiting to be loaded and transported on Nov 28th, 2018. I physically received the truck on Jan 8th, 2019. Nobody could tell me (or the dealership) any good dates throughout the process, very frustrating.”

I have been driving a 1999 Silverado for the last 14 years, love it and still own it, so I guess you could say I am a Chevy loyalist.  I looked at the competition, a lot of that coming from your [TFLtruck] channel (thank you). I love the look of the Chevy, I had to go with them. I don’t tow often. Perhaps, a rented boat now and again, cars once in a while, or trailers when moving. I am looking to tow a travel trailer in the future. I went off-road a lot in my old truck, mostly because I lived in Alaska for a few years. More than likely, I will not do any “real off-roading” in my new truck, but if an opportunity presents itself, I’ll probably take it.”

“I have been in the Air Force for over 19 years and love driving. My wife and I like to take road trips every so often and can’t wait to take my new truck on one (after the 500 mile engine break-in of course). The truck has a smooth ride and is really quiet, especially compared to the ’99 Silverado. I’m loving the four doors as opposed to the 3-door on the ’99. I haven’t been able to romp on the gas yet, just over 400 miles before I can, but the response is nice off the line and while changing lanes. I am still unsure of the auto-stop, you can definitely tell when it goes off and on, but when my foot gets to the gas pedal, it doesn’t seem to have an effect on getting going. The power running boards are quick to deploy when you open the door making getting in and out easier.”

“There are still features that I haven’t messed with, but so far an amazing truck, I love it!”

Daniel, thank you so much for submitting the images and the story. Thank you for your service in the Air Force. It sounds like waiting for your new truck was worth the wait after all.