1991 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 5.7 from North America


Number one of 20+ vehicles I have ever owned


As is typical with the paint from this period, it is peeling and chipping.

Some of the dash pieces are beginning to break down, the dash is cracking and glove box has broken, it is almost 20 years old. My dad has a 90, and he has some of the same issues.

The previous owner had the transmission rebuilt around 95K, and from what I have read, that is typical.

General Comments:

I scored with this truck. It is in great shape and I purchased it with very low miles. I have had no issues with it mechanically.

I have used it for some mild hauling up to 3k lbs, and have loaded the back with about 2k lbs, which it managed without difficulty. It is a real truck that serves its purpose well. It hauls the family, my stuff and me without issue.

I plan on keeping this truck forever. From all that I read on this site, I am going to keep it maintained and running for as long as I can. When something gives out, I will replace it. It is a lot cheaper than a new vehicle, and can be completely rebuilt for less than a cheap new car.

I highly recommend this model and year for anybody.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th February, 2010

1991 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab 350 from North America


Awesome, reliable everyday driver


Replaced alternator.

Small amounts of rust.

A/C doesn't work.

Replaced thermostat.

Replaced throttle positioning sensor.

Something small rattles under the dash.

Temperature sending unit replaced.

Uses half a quart of oil per 3000 miles.

Steering column came loose.

General Comments:

Awesome truck.

Temp ran up to 260 by my mother for a few minutes (the thermostat) and still runs like new.

Extremely comfortable for me, being tall.

Always been reliable.

I love this truck and would buy another one like it in a heartbeat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2006

1991 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.0 Liter from North America


Better than the bunny, Chevy Trucks keep going, and going, and going.


The Transmission needed to be replaced about 40,000 miles ago. Given how long it lasted, I don't really rate this as a bad thing.

Currently, the Air Conditioning is starting to go.

General Comments:

This truck has lasted. It was originally the company truck, which was later sold to me. I have been the only person to ever drive this pickup, and I can tell you that nothing lasts like this.

Transmission changed at 180,000 miles. Still the original engine, apart from some minor repairs and replacements.

She still has all the power of a new truck. I use a special long life type oil, have for about 6 years. Gas treatments, to clean the system, have also helped keep everything running smoothly.

My only complaint is gas mileage. 14 miles per gallon is about all I can get. Given today's prices, it makes driving a bit expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th September, 2005

1991 Chevrolet Silverado from North America


Great for an old pickup truck


I got it a little beat up, my dad's owned it for 11 years so it's in really good shape for 13 years.

The air conditioning doesn't work anymore. It costs too much to fix, however.

The seats are a little worn, but overall they're fine.

The tape-player has issues occasionally. It doesn't play all the tapes I put in it, but most play fine.

It never ran well on regular gas. And, it only gets about 16 miles to the gallon.

It leaks oil. It's gotten worse with time.

General Comments:

The seats are a little uncomfortable, I've noticed. They're the bench seats, though. My father got the truck special with them though, because of my brother and sister and I.

The king cab leaves enough room in the back for three people without being squished like in a lot of cars. It's actually nice back there, though it can be uncomfortable for long periods of time.

There are no cup holders. That drives me nuts.

It actually steers really well, once you get used to the steering. Newer cars have tighter steering, but this truck is 19 feet long.

Speaking of which, the truck is long. It has an 8 foot bed, which is awesome for carrying loads of sand, or ladders, or other equipment. Bringing home our new tractor-mower from Home Depot was nothing for the truck.

It didn't get any rust until it spent this past winter outside. 13 years is a long time to go without any rust.

It's only been in the shop a few times: for an oil leak, brakes, and always for oil changes. But hey, it's normal maintenance. Nothing special or drastic, anyway.

For an old vehicle, it does really well with speed. It's ideal speed is about 70. But it does 80 on the highway perfectly fine. Personally, I've gone much faster, and it has no issues.

Overall, I really enjoy this truck. The only real bad point I can find, the oil leak aside, is the gas mileage. It's old - I might get 16 miles to the gallon, on a good day. I only get 13 in the winter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2004

27th Oct 2009, 20:36

Oil leak is either oil sending unit (probably) or valve cover gasket, either way is a $10 fix.