1994 Chevrolet Silverado Extra Cab V8 from North America


Best Goat-Woman Truck EVER!


It was my dad's since new before I owned it. Three days after I got it the transmission failed for the first time at 192,000 miles!!! The repair place said he'd never seen one last that long. The engine actually failed before the transmission did. My dad also put a giant aluminum radiator in it and a new exhaust system.

General Comments:

Now that it's got a rebuilt engine AND tranny, there's no stopping me! Well, it's my main vehicle and all I use it for is taking the kids to the bus stop and hauling hay and grain once a week from town. It's perfect! I couldn't ask for a better truck in the snow, rain, or any weather! And the best part is that I don't have to get out and lock or unlock the hubs. I use 4WD every day to get up my driveway so that's a big time-saver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2007

21st Mar 2007, 18:29

Oh AND it's got helper springs so I can carry tons of stuff. Short bed though, does seem a bit small-since I'm used to a Ford F-350 Diesel crew cab... but otherwise, it's great... I think I'm getting 17mpg. My Diesel gets that, but it's such a massive hulk machine to drive that I try to only use it when I NEED it. like hauling dead cars or lumber. I couldn't do that with the little Chev. But the Chev is smoother on the dirt roads... the Ford being a straight axle and all. Thanks for reading!

23rd Mar 2007, 18:40

Okay so I found out my truck (I'm original poster) has a supercharged engine with corvette pistons. This is great and all, except for the fact that all the stock parts are dying! Yesterday, I lost a tooth in my ring and pinion in the rear end. And the toothfairy did not come and give me money! I can still drive, but need to get it fixed asap! Does anyone out there know the gear ratio for the 94 K1500 Silverado 4x4 AT??

27th Mar 2007, 20:00

OK false alarm, I got it figured out... and I have a 383 stroker in it, not a supercharger!

1994 Chevrolet Silverado Z-71 4.3L V6 from North America


Awesome vehicle... low maintenance... highly recommended.


Very little have gone wrong with this truck and what has been replaced is considered normal wear and tear. I just put in the first fuel pump at 202,000 miles. Put starter in at 180,000 miles. water pump at 150,000 miles. Clutch at 120,000 miles.

The only problem with this truck is the air conditioner doesn't blow out the vents very well. It's like the vents don't open properly and the fan only works on med/high or high, but doesn't blow high air out.

General Comments:

I am very pleased with this truck. It has great power for a V-6 and has manual transmission so haven't had any transmission problems. It got great gas mileage at 24 mpg average until fuel pump was recently changed. It now gets 16-19 but for a truck with 4x4 and all the miles on it it's not too bad. It still rides well and very comfortable with 3 kids in the back seat. They still enjoy riding in the truck more than my 2002 car. I am looking into buying a new truck, but the fuel mileage of the new vehicles has scared me away as most of them I have seen aren't getting as good as this old truck. It is still running great and plan to keep it for teenage son to drive in 2 years. I wish the new silverado had this same engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2006

14th Mar 2010, 01:09

You were very luck to have changed out the fuel pump when you did. You were running lean and you would have burnt your valves, heated your pistons, screwed your motor up...

17th Aug 2017, 17:51

I have a 94 K1500 4x4 sport side. Bought new, has a 350 auto, no problems except normal repairs at 275000 miles. Runs great, and I drive it every day.

22nd Aug 2017, 11:34

Drop your fan motor and clean out trapped leaves etc. No cabin filter, so it clogs. Also you may need a new fan switch.

23rd Aug 2017, 23:02

These are awesome trucks, perhaps the best trucks ever made. I have a 91 GMC Sierra with over 450k on it, still as reliable as ever, starts every time. Love the Z71 package too, great for someone like me who lives in the country!