Here’s Why I Just Bought an Old Chevy Silverado & Not The New One! Dude I Love (or Hate) My New Ride Ep.3

Here is Andy, owner of a 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500. This episode of “Dude I Love or Hate My New Ride” is about deciding on whether to buy the last year of an existing generation, or the first year of the next generation of the truck. Andy was faced with this decision and decided on the last year of the existing truck.

He is on a cross-country road trip with his family from Texas through Denver and beyond. He generally likes the truck. It fits his family well, but it’s all great. The 5.3L V8 and the 6-speed automatic work good, but Andy notices the Active Fuel Management (AFM) cylinder deactivation at slower speeds (around 45 MPH) as the RPM spike and the sound changes.

Andy made a couple of simple modifications to the truck. The roll-up tonneau cover protects the cargo and there is a spacer leveling kit up front to give the truck a more even stance. It will also allow for a slightly bigger off-road tire in the future.

Please take a look and Andy’s truck in the video below and let us know what you think.