1990 Chevrolet C1500 Reviews

1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance283000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Sunbird

Summary:

The longest lasting truck on the road

Faults:

I have owned it for 21 years.

Replaced 4 alternators, 3 starters, complete brake system, numerous exhaust systems (probably 4 or 5), shocks, tires, the normal stuff, 1 gas tank etc.

General Comments:

I have had the truck for 21 years. What can I say? All the above repairs are normal wear and tear items that go on any vehicle.

The engine trans and diff are all original.

These trucks are very reliable, and I probably will keep it for another 20 years or better.

I also have the truck oil sprayed every year, so the body and frame is very solid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2012

1990 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado V8 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance225000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Chevrolet - Most dependable longest lasting trucks on the road!

Faults:

I have had to replace the starter twice, alternator twice, and transmission once. That is to be expected with a vehicle that has 225,000 on the odometer.

General Comments:

Very dependable. I have used my 90' Silverado in my lawn maintenance business for 15 years, sometimes starting 10 times a day. For three years I also used it as a commuter vehicle, commuting 150 miles round trip about 100-120 times a year between my home and fire station. I've changed the oil every 4-5K, and have had very reliable service. The truck has taken care of me.

I'm looking to replace it due to age, but will keep it as a reserve.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2009

7th Dec 2009, 11:36

This has been typical of my experience with GM products (and Ford as well). They last basically as long as you choose to drive them.

1990 Chevrolet C1500 5.0 CFI from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.0 CFI Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired230000 miles
Most recent distance232000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

American Junk

Faults:

Throttle positioning sensor is out of synchronization with the throttle body. Will not idle.

Starter had to be replaced. Faulty relay switch from overheating. Conveniently located under the exhaust manifold.

Ignition system had to be replaced. All of it. From rust and worn out parts.

A/C system is leaking what looks like water inside the cabin onto the passenger side floor whenever activated. Will not hold a charge.

General Comments:

What can you expect from American cars? Not much. Sure, they are great for like the first week right of the showroom, but anytime after that it just goes all to pot!

It seriously has been the worst piece of crap I have ever owned. I miss my Celica. Would've still had it if it hadn't been totaled head-on by another driver.

Sure it's a truck, it isn't supposed to handle like a sports car, but I shouldn't have to worry about whether or not I am going to crash or lose control whenever I drive in the rain. Brakes are just as bad; locking up is mortifying. And no the brakes are fine. Disks are not warped and pads are fine. But for some reason they still lock up, and the right bank is not existent.

Idle on the 5.0 of a beast is terrible. Ranging from 600 RPM's to 2,100. And whenever it hits 2,100 RPM's, it will not come back down. Imagine all that extra gas I'm burning. the truck is still driveable ONLY because it's a manual transmission.

Who in the world places a starter motor right underneath the right exhaust manifold, with only a crappy heat shield separating both? Believe me, that heat coming from the exhaust will eventually kill the solenoid. Apparently it's a very common bug.

The ignition system is ancient. While extremely simple and easy to fix, it just isn't reliable.

Hell, I had a 1987 Z31 300ZX that was a high maintenance sports car. Even that car was cheaper to maintain and fix than this abomination of a truck.

Never again will I buy an American car. From now on, it's all Honda's/Acura's & Toyotas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th September, 2008

28th Sep 2008, 09:44

Please give us a break.

You say: "What can you expect from American cars? Not much. Sure, they are great for like the first week right of the showroom, but anytime after that it just goes all to pot!"

Is the fact that your truck is old enough to vote, as well as the fact that it had 230,000 miles on it, when you bought it, lost on you?

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews