1992 Chevrolet Silverado Reg cab & longbox 4.3 V6 from North America

Summary:

It's a really good truck!!!

Faults:

Gas gauge does not work.

General Comments:

This is my first full sized truck; for a 6 cylinder, it has more get-up and go than I thought.

All in all, it's the best truck I've owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2010

1992 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 305 from North America

Faults:

Had a transmission failure at 140000 miles.

General Comments:

The truck has been very reliable even in the coldest winter weather up here in the upper Midwest.

Drove 56 miles round trip for work and generally averaged 17 to 19 miles per gallon using cruise control. Other than the trans and 1 alternator I have had zero problems. I have always had excellent luck with GM vehicles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2006

1992 Chevrolet Silverado 7.4.liter 454 from North America

Summary:

This truck is the best

Faults:

Transmission went out about six years ago, with about 200,000 miles.

Fuel pump.

Starter.

General Comments:

Still with the problems listed above, I believe this is a great truck, from my experience (not to offend any one) chevy trucks have perform and last longer than ford, I know this by experience because my dad is a great fan of ford, but always has something to fix on his trucks. I was told by the person who sold it to me that he used it for towing since it was new. Ever since I bought it I at least use it for towing twice a week with about 3 tons. By now it pretty much has about 230,000 miles,but still runs very good. I really appreciate what my stock 454hp does on that truck specially when I take off quick and leave many cars behind. It is getting old and it's time for me to buy A new pick up and are truly looking for another Chevy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2006

15th Apr 2006, 15:40

454 cubic inches. Not horsepower.

15th Apr 2006, 15:58

My dad had a truck like yours and it was always getting repaired. When I first drove it, it felt kinda weak for a 454, but it was a good heavy duty truck though.

I myself am a Ford guy. I have a 94 with an inline 6 that has 388,000 miles, and it's still towing and doing all the work a pickup should do.

1992 Chevrolet Silverado K2500 HD 4x4 5.7L from North America

Summary:

Rides nicely, but not well made

Faults:

Towed to dealer 3x in first 2 weeks, this turned out to be the rear fuel pump ground was never hooked up! It took two dealerships 4 tries to figure it out.

Warped rear rotors from day one.

Transmission died after about 15k miles. It was replaced.

The second transmission died at 90k miles.

Front end alignment was bad from day one.

The front seat (60/40) stopped automatically releasing (to pull forward) after a couple of years. Now you have to feel for the cam. I would have preferred a simple lever, but somebody had a "better idea".

Alternator failed at 30k, due to a failed rear bushing.

The second alternator died at about 100k, with the same failure. The alternator they tried to sell me still had the same issue, after all this time! This time I purchased a heavy duty after-market one.

The circuit board that controls the windshield wipers is made of very cheap material (the cheapest you can use) and sits inside the wiper motor housing. It is hot and always covered in grease. I have replaced it 3 times now. I noticed they have not changed this design in the newer trucks. Do they care?

At about 90k miles my engine started leaking oil. This turned out to be the intake manifold.

The radiator was repaired at about 50k miles and had to be replaced at about 100k.

The radio acts up occasionally, then after a week or so it fixes itself...?

Let's see, have I missed anything!?!!

General Comments:

It rides and handles very well. Certainly better than the Fords and Dodges that I drove. I also really like the way it looked.

It was much more heavy duty than it's competition, at the time. Mine is a heavy duty model. The frame and suspension were clearly heavier than the competition.

The steering wheel is not centered with the seat! Why did they think that is OK?

The windshield wipers take a pass across the windshield before the washer pump engages. This grinds and smears whatever is on the windshield all over it. Why did they think that was a good idea? The new ones have the same "feature".

It seems to me that Chevy does not learn from their mistakes and does nothing to improve or correct known problems.

I am now looking for a new truck and I am not even considering a Chevy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd February, 2006

21st Dec 2010, 09:20

I've got a 1992 GMC Yukon (it's a 1/2 ton) that I bought in 2002 with 135,000 on it. It now has 217,000+ and I've replaced the front end suspension components, 1 fuel pump, 1 alternator & starter and the distributor. I've also rebuild the throttle body and replaced the intake gasket. But none of these problems arose until it hit about 200,000 miles. It's been very reliable, and relatively cheap to maintain. I've seen new trucks that have had more problems than mine, and they get poorer fuel economy.

My father had a '92 base model pickup and had the front end rebuilt twice in the first 3 years he owned it (he bought it new). The second time, he bought his own parts and took them to the dealer to have them replaced. He ran it up to 110,000 miles, and sold it (it was like new) for $3500. Not bad for a 16 year old truck. Anymore, you can't buy quality and longevity like this!

Sorry you had such bad luck with yours, but I'll always own an old Chevy or GMC!