1991 Chevrolet C1500 Reviews

1991 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L (350) TBI from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.7L (350) TBI Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 miles
Most recent distance213500 miles
Previous carChevrolet C10

Summary:

Utter reliability, truly 'like a rock'

Faults:

Regular maintenance.

Intake manifold gaskets at 192,000; fixed at home in a day for $35.

Gasket for oil cooler blew, almost wrecking the engine fixed in fifteen minutes for about five dollars.

Oil pan developed rust spots that eventually rusted through, causing all the oil to leak out, but it is an easy job to fix; took about $80 and four hours to fix.

Two water pumps and a cracked radiator.

Typical pick cab corner rust.

General Comments:

This truck has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I bought it new from a dealership where it had been used as a demo with 8,000 miles on it.

Other than routine maintenance and the gasket and rust problem, it has been a great vehicle. It has been all over the state and in Canada, and I never even doubted for a second that it would get us home, and it always does.

Motor runs like new, amazing for 213,000 miles; a testament for synthetic motor oil and an additive called Motorcote, it works great.

My oldest son drove it before buying a Pontiac Grand Prix that hasn't been nearly as reliable. I plan on keeping the truck for my middle son to drive to work and school.

It gets about 15-16 mpg, and with gas at $3.85, it isn't cheap to drive, but I can buy a lot of gas for the cost of a different vehicle. I will probably fix the cab corner rust and keep on driving it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2008

1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 350 5.7L from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 350 5.7L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired240800 miles
Most recent distance240800 miles

Summary:

Great all around truck

Faults:

Exhaust fell off at the catalytic.

Brake lines rotted away.

Fuel Lines started leaking.

Ground wire broke.

Rear brake hardware froze.

General Comments:

My beast is a serious truck with the reliable 350 V8 and strong mechanics it can haul anything.

The styling is simple which makes body repair simple.

The popularity makes it easy to find replacement and custom parts.

Only thing I don't like is the lack of a cupholder.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2007

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews