1993 Chevrolet Silverado Reviews

1993 Chevrolet Silverado 4.3 6 cylinder from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.3 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance166500 miles
Previous carGMC 1/2 Ton

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

Flukey incident and lost transmission at 95K miles, but totally not a prevalent issue with this year/make/model.

Most dependable vehicle I have ever owned.

Otherwise, just normal wear and tear issues.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2010

1993 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab 4.1 Litre V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.1 Litre V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles

Summary:

Great car, bad gas mileage

Faults:

The fly wheel has broken twice.

The windshield wiper controller broke. This is covered in Chevrolet pickups older than 1994. Any Chevrolet dealer will replace it.

Brakes have begun to squeak.

General Comments:

This car gets bad gas mileage (15-20 miles per gallon).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2004

28th Sep 2004, 08:22

15-20 mpg? It's a truck. What the hell did you expect, 30 mpg?

10th Oct 2004, 19:56

15-20 MPG exceeds the EPA ratings for this model truck, which were 13-18 with the 5.0L V8.

1993 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 Extended Cab, 5.7L 350 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.7L 350 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired29000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

A nickel and dime you to death truck

Faults:

The alternator went bad at around 40,000 miles.

The windshield wipers only function when it's dry out, unless I pull over and jiggle the wires, that started around 35,000 miles.

Fuel injectors went out around 48,000 miles.

Oxygen sensor went out around 30,000 miles, 42,000 miles, and 50,000 miles.

General Comments:

This truck is the worst 2 wheel drive vehicle I have ever driven in the rain or snow, even with weight in the back and studded tires all around.

The alternator and wiper problems I've had seem to run rampant on this model year and several years before and after this one. Chevrolet's customer service also leaves much to be desired.

One nice thing I can say about this truck is that the interior is wonderful. Everything is within easy reach, and the layout seems well thought out. Everything looks like it's nearly new on the interior, even after 10 years. I've had adults in the back seat and while it's a bit of a pinch to get them back there, there is ample room. However, comfort doesn't mean much when it's sitting in the shop all of the time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th February, 2003

28th Feb 2003, 14:08

Hate to say this, but nearly all 2-wheel drive full-size trucks are not too good in the snow. Chevy has too much power for a full-size/2wd in snow.

Have a 99 Chevy Silverado 3/4 ton, 4x4, 6L with nearly 100K - never a single wiper or alternator problem. This truck only eats daytime running headlamps for some reason.

But you're right, I had a full size 2wd Chevy years ago - they are worthless in the snow.

Now I have a 2wd Isuzu Rodeo with 16" tires, and it does even better than the 4x4 Chevy in snow - it's all based on weight distribution, and the Rodeo 2wd's have a positive rear-end, 2wd Chevy's do not.

I hope in the future you choose a truck suitable to your climate.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews