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Why a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado is still one of the best cars you can buy under $5000

By Auto Auction Mall Team Updated: 08/20/2018 Posted: 08/16/2018

2002 Chevrolet Silverado

When it comes to purchasing a car, we often come across issues with what we should look for, or what is the best “bang for the buck” deal.

How about those that are buying their first car? The situation of deciding a vehicle that will last is always tricky even for veterans in cars. Taking all of that into consideration, have you considered a pickup truck? Speaking in terms of specifics I am talking about a 2002 used Chevrolet Silverado. I know, perhaps this may seem a bit exaggerated, but I am going to outline the reasons why this pickup truck is a real bang for the buck with a price tag under $5000.

To start off, I would like to highlight why among Autoblog’s “6 Best Used Cars for $5,000” list, only one pickup truck is featured: the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. Autoblog was mostly impressed by the Silverado’s 5.3-liter V8 engine and four-speed automatic transmission, but there are other reasons to love this vehicle. The Silverado seats 6 and has 285 horsepower and 325 torque, with a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The box bed has two model sizes being the regular and extended models going from 70” to 100” in length and about 70” in width. The Silverado features several model versions from 2-door to 4-door and even extended cabin sizes for extra comfort in room size. In terms of exterior, the body made of durable steel which is 50 lbs lighter than the conventional steel used for cars at the time. All in all, the Silverado’s exterior features further prove how built-tough this pick up truck is.

2002 chevrolet silverado

2002 Chevrolet Silverado Grey

The Silverado comes with useful and comfortable features, such as leather steering wheel, keyless entry, and cruise control. It also contains safety features such as an automatic braking system, an engine immobilizer and security system that protects from thieves and hackers. In addition to these features highlighted, the interior of the Silverado holds many features. Depending on the model, you will either find a two-chair front row with a bench second row, or a three-seat bench for the first and second row, though the three set front row usually available in the extended models. The interior leather seating also comes with a unique stitching option for the high-performance model. In terms of driving experience, the Silverado features cruise control, a CD player for musical experience while driving, and remote keyless entry, these features are available in the very base models.

2002 chevrolet silverado grey

2002 Chevrolet Silverado Dark Grey

What gives value to a car is not the features that it can offer, nor is it the ratings that it has in comparison with other vehicles when marketed. No. What determines the value of a car is the renown it accumulates over time from long-time users and drivers that take pride in its reliability and time-tested efficiency. Following the reviews found on Edmund’s, the 2002 Silverado is road tested with several owners praising its effectiveness even after 300,000 miles. A reviewer says how sturdy and durable it is and how little, if any, problems they have had with the car. One reviewer even posted how much he missed the car as he had upgraded to a 2007 model, which he revealed to have been more of a downgrade in comparison to his 2002 model Silverado. With time-tested trust, the praises for this truck do not run out, and it indeed is a perfect pick up truck for its price tag.

Now, after having said all those praises about the Silverado, you must be wondering more about its details and features both in appearance and interiors? In addition to what was already said before, according to Kelly Blue Book, the Silverado boasts a 15 mpg average fuel economy, which for a truck that can pull 5,000 lbs of weight is very good. On top of that, with several color options, the Silverado brings with it a tough and strong look to it as it has both performance power and the sharp look combined to make it a reliable car for anyone to drive. Do not be mistaken, this car suits anyone and is an excellent choice for a first car for anyone for its long-term dependability and low maintenance costs even for its age.

2003 chevrolet silverado red

2003 Chevrolet Silverado Red

So, if you are looking for a car, why not take a look into a 2002 Silverado? In addition to all the benefits you can get from the pickup truck, you can acquire different models with seating ranges from 2 to 6 seats, can space from regular to extended model versions and HP options that include high-performance versions. No doubt for a price tag under $5,000, this pick up truck has much more than meets the eye. I highly suggest you check out the Silverado and see why so much praise is given to this truck and why its engine is so reliable even after many miles and years.

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