1994 Chevrolet Silverado 5.7 (350) from North America


One of the trucks that always becomes a toy


Had bad rust holes in the exhaust (replaced with true duals; sounds great).

Has the normal rust for the Chevys of this year.

Just gave it a good tune; surprised it was even running for how bad the distributor cap was corroded up on the inside.

General Comments:

I love it, except for the gas mileage, but that will get better after the tune up.

Wish I had a larger cam in it for a deeper tone through my exhaust (and better airflow).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2010

1994 Chevrolet Silverado Ext. cab 4wd 2500 6.5L turbo diesel from North America


Competent and decent vehicle


Two alternators in 5 years.

Two starters in 5 years.

Lower ball joints and pitman arm (steering).

One of the A/C - heating fans quit working.

Cruise control button to reduce speed doesn't work.

General Comments:

Overall I like it, but there have been some disappointments. The quality of the dash isn't very good. Loose, rattles, poor design and quality. Same with door panels and grille.

Runs well, and seems to pull well considering this is an early generation TD with a 190hp rating. Manual 5 speed doesn't seem to be geared high enough to run 77mph on the Interstate easily. It does better around 68mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2010

1994 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.7L from North America


Will definitely buy a Silverado again


This has been one extremely reliable truck. Pulled a 30 foot holiday trailer all through the mountains in BC for 6 summers. Transmission finally went at 177,000 km.

Other than the transmission, I've not replaced any other major part on this truck.

General Comments:

Daily driver and starts in the cold Alberta winters no problem.

New front brakes when I bought it at 93,000 km were just replaced at 230,000 km.

This has been one of the best vehicles I've ever owned (have had about 16 different vehicles, domestic and import), and I just don't have the heart to let it go even though it is 15 years old. Now pulling a 27 foot 5th wheel at 232,000 km, and the truck is still going strong.

Interior has held up well, and after detailing looks almost new. One key in the longevity of this truck is regular maintenance, and oil and other fluid changes.

I also owned a 1989 F150 for about one year that spent more time getting fixed than on the road, was glad to get rid of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2009

11th Jun 2010, 10:39

I really like the 1994 Chev Silverado 350 V-8. My dad bought it new for 24k. He passed away at 85 years old in 2009. Now I drive it and also do all the maintenance when and if needed. I am 59. Now my oldest son is 23 and drives my 1991 Dakota, he was 6 years old when I bought it. I do all the work on it, when needed, of course. He really likes it. (we do have newer vehicles for the wife though.) Thanks hawk...

6th Jul 2018, 16:47

Thank you for your post. It took me back to my childhood and young adulthood, working with my Dad to buy vehicles like yours, fix them, and enjoy many years of good use with them, together.


1994 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Ext Cab 4x4 5.7 V8 from North America


I love this truck


Rust on the tail gate and the bottom cab corners.

Water and fuel pump went out at 152000 (both within a week of each other)

Average tune up and stuff.

General Comments:

I got the 5.7 V-8, took the cat off and put a glass pack on, but the cops pulled me over and said it was too loud.

Took this truck off roading for the first time, and I only got 265/75 tires, and everyone said that I couldn't make it through the pit, so I wanted to prove them wrong and got through it no problem.

The only couple down sides of this truck are the poor gas mileage (but I don't drive far anyways), and it seems to dip bad when I take a turn too fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2008

17th Mar 2009, 15:04

Oh yeah man... if "the pit" was mud, of course you made it!

Skinnier tires are much better in sticky mud!

Is this truck worth it???

I'm thinking about buying one.

8th Oct 2010, 12:28

This truck is definitely worth it!!

I have one with 210,000 miles on it, and it still runs like a champ.

Never had any major problems!