Chevy Silverado pick-up: one of the most reliable vehicles I have ever owned!
My truck has over 100k miles on it, and I have had very little problems with it. Most of the issues I have had with it have been minor and inexpensive: new brakes, new tires, air conditioner switch replaced, replacing light bulbs, tail lights, etc. The only 'major' work I have had to have done to my truck was having the catalytic converters changed. Had I taken it to a shop, it would have cost over $3000, but I bought the part online and had a friend install it, and I have had no problems since. I paid about $6000 for it back in 2011, and I have definitely gotten my money's worth out of it. I live on a very rough and wild piece of property, and having a reliable pickup truck has made a huge difference. I have hauled appliances, riding lawn mowers, U-Haul trailers, construction materials, tree branches, etc. With ease. Hooking a trailer to it is so simple, and the wiring harness I bought to connect the trailer lights was not expensive and available in any auto parts store. I have pulled my husband's car out of the mud with it with no problems. Mine gets about 14-16 miles per gallon but would get more if I did more highway driving. The ride is a little rough, but that is typical of pick-up trucks, especially the smaller models like mine. It is a work truck model, meaning it does not have all the bells and whistles on it: no power windows, power locks, or power mirrors. But without all of these additional options, I have less issues with electronics going out. Anyone with knowledge of working on cars can do most of the work on this truck themselves. I will drive this truck till it dies, which will be a long time. I highly recommend it!