i have my eyes on a 06 silverado with the 4.3 vortec. my question how are they on gas not looking for a powerhouse truck. i just need a daily driver that could tow, and would look good with minor mods thanks in advance...
They are pretty good, i have an 07 v6 4.3 i go through about a quarter of a tank a week depending on how much i drive it probly 100-150 miles a week usually, if it is the regular cab 8' (thats what i have) you have a 34 gallon tank which seems huge but lasts a while.
We used to tow our 19ft 3000lb boat with an 2003 S10 Blazer that had the 4.3. The Blazer towed it better than my '86 3/4 ton 4x4 Suburban with a 350 and 4.10 gears ! Aside from the suspension being a little soft in the back. All the power we needed was there.
um well I got a 07 w/t and as far as trucks go its alright on mileage I average about 18.6 just running around on my trip from Fl i averaged about 14 with my stang on the back. Empty its got alright power but when you load it you will wish you had a lil bigger engine. over all i'm very happy with it its a strong reliable v6.
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