1993 Chevrolet C1500 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1993 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 4.3L V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

Would own another one

Faults:

Transmission went bad at 223,000 miles.

General Comments:

Decent car, great engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2008

1993 Chevrolet C1500 4.3 V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance215000 miles
Previous carChevrolet C1500

Summary:

Killer little work truck

Faults:

Usual issues any vehicle may have; tires, brakes, battery, etc...

General Comments:

Plain simple work truck. Cheap yet durable interior. No power windows or locks. Great work truck.

I will keep it until it disintegrates, then rebuild it.

One little complaint; the CRAPPY factory paint that year. Will re-paint with olive-drab paint ASAP.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th September, 2007

1993 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.0L from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carChevrolet C1500

Summary:

Best investment in a truck I have ever made

Faults:

Replaced Starter at 75,000 miles.

Replaced alternator at 95,000 miles.

Replaced fuel filter at 75,000 miles.

Replaced Fuel sensor at 100,000 miles.

Replaced water pump & radiator at 110,000 miles.

Replaced muffler at 115,000 miles.

Bad Paint, began flaking and peeling on hood and roof at 60,000, had it repainted at 120,000.

Driver door does not shut well beginning at 120,000 miles. Have to slam shut several times before closing securely.

Leaks minimum amount of oil from rear main seal.

Not strong enough engine to pull large trailer.

General Comments:

This is a very reliable truck. I have owned since new.

Used to haul small camper trailer for several years with little effort.

Used to haul many loads of stuff for do-it-yourself home projects.

I paid $17,500 November 92, paid off the loan November '96 and No payments ever since. That makes it very hard to justify buying a new Truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2004

1993 Chevrolet C1500 W/T 4.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance97336 miles

Summary:

Excellent vehicle for a first car, or weekend work truck

Faults:

The alternator went out at 95000, other than that I have had no problems with it.

General Comments:

This is a great truck, except the gas mileage sucks really bad (17/21, worse than the 5.7 V8) and it's slow, but really all I needed for a first car.

This thing is a beast, very safe.

The truck looks mean in all silver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2003

30th Jan 2006, 19:15

How is it worse than the 5.7? Are you comparing it to newer models or something?

Or maybe it needed a tuneup.

31st Jan 2006, 11:37

17/21 MPG is not at all worse than the 350 V8. I think the 350 is rated at 13/18, and you're lucky to get it. 21 mpg for a gasoline full-size is admirable.

30th Dec 2007, 06:56

Was the pickup with the 5.7 going downhill with the engine off to get better than 17/21 mpg?

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 8 reviews