1999 Chevrolet C1500 Reviews

1999 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado Ext Cab 4x4 5.3 vortec from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.3 vortec Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres


Piece of crap, never a Chevy again


Engine replacement at 3500 miles: antifreeze in oil, dealer never found the problem, wanted to clean and install the same engine, told him to take a long walk off a short pier. Had to contact GM Canada for any action, but I got it covered off PLUS 1 month of rental vehicle cost. Got a new engine.

Throttle body used to stick. GM repair notic, not covered under warranty, replacement part installed at dealership.

ABS came on even with ignition off, replaced for $900.

CV joint seals replaced, set for second replacement set (not going to do it, going to buy a Toyota instead).

Autotrac selector switch malfunction: dealer replacement at $200, after threatening to blow up dealership (not literally), dealer knocked $80 off that repair.

Three alternators, three batteries, etc.

General Comments:

Piece of crap, going Japanese for my next truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th April, 2009

1999 Chevrolet C1500 LS 5.7L Vortex from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.7L Vortex Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carGMC Pickup


At 37000 noticed a coolant leak at the front of the motor. I checked all the hoses in the area of leak all were OK. I now think it is coming from the gasket on the intake.

At around 38000 my oil pan started to leak a little probably nothing to worry about except this my baby I'm talking about and I don't like seeing it wetting itself.

Also noticed oil or transmission fluid dripping from the bellhousing. The guys at work give me a hard time about never driving my truck. They tell me to get it out of the garage more or the seals and gasket will go bad, now I think they may be right.

General Comments:

Overall this truck is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2003

15th Mar 2008, 19:21

Ya, blame the victim. That's nice how they say it's your fault. I wonder if they have to tell stories like that at the Toyota garage. I'm a Chevy guy too with over 365,000 miles on my Silverado and I don't tolerate any leaks either.

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews