How Many Miles Can a 2001 Chevy Silverado Last?

If you are looking for a truck that has already lived an exciting life, the 2001 Chevy Silverado might be for you. On the chance a high-mileage 2001 Chevrolet Silverado is on your wish list, check out some of the examples below that are currently for sale. If this is your next vehicle, the videos below have helpful do-it-yourself tips to keep your Silverado running as long as possible. In the history of pickup trucks, you can’t just skip over the Chevrolet brand.

How long will the 2001 Chevy Silverado run for?

The early 2000s were some golden years for pickup trucks. There’s plenty to like if you are looking for a 2001 Chevy Silverado. Edmunds reviewed the Chevrolet truck and noted the V8 engine choices were strong. “Chevrolet makes a pretty good pick-’em-up if powerful engines are your thing,” the review said.

Further down are some reviews from drivers of various 2001 Chevrolet Silverado trucks. One said it was the best truck he ever had besides the cold start knock, which was annoying. Another driver said his father’s 2001 truck had more than 218,000 miles on it. Further down, another owner says his Silverado had 278,000 miles on it. That’s with the original engine and transmission.

A 2001 Chevy Silverado can last more than 200,000 miles with the proper care and maintenance. That means regular oil changes, keeping up with fluids, and replacing belts when needed. An alignment will help make your tires last longer and wear more evenly.

There are plenty of high-mileage 2001 Chevy Silverado trucks for sale

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The 2001 Silverado came in three trim levels: Base, LS, and LT. While pricing ranged from $21,444 to $28,665 in 2001, you won’t pay that price now. One listed on Edmunds is going for $4,3000 with 253,248 miles. Another listed with 222,975 miles has a price tag of $6,995. One LT Extended Cab with only 3,530 miles is listed for $55,991. The good news is that most of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado options listed have well over 200,000 miles.

TrimPriceEngineSeatsMPG
Base$21,4444.3-liter V6Six15 city / 20 hwy / 17 combined
LS$24,2664.3-liter V6Six15 city / 20 hwy / 17 combined
LT$28,6655.3-liter V8Five14 city / 18 hwy / 15 combined
2001 Chevy Silverado

Most buyers went with the 4800 and 5300 Vortec V8 engines, offering 270 and 285 horsepower. The base V6 still managed a respectable 200 hp. Equipped with an automatic transmission, a new tow-haul mode was helpful for heavier loads.

The Chevrolet truck is a good option for buyers who need a large truck

The back of some 2001 Chevy Silverado pickup trucks
Some 2001 Chevy Silverado trucks | Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images

If you happen upon a clean 2001 Chevrolet Silverado for a reasonable price, you may as well take it home. That old saying “they just don’t make them like they used to” is about old Chevy trucks. While a modern Chevrolet is more reliable and safer than a 2001 version, this truck still has plenty of life left in it.

Check out Edmunds and AutoTrader for some current options for sale. You might find your new old truck on the internet one day soon.

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