1994 Chevrolet Silverado Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1994 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.7 liter from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.7 liter Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

It's a piece of junk

Faults:

It made a really bad clunking noise.

When you started it, you had to turn it over for 3 seconds, let it stop for a couple of seconds, and then turn the key and it would start.

Everything was rotting underneath, it had a really bad brake fluid leak, I had all the brake lines replaced.

Then at about 102,000 miles, I was driving about 60 mph and I went over railroad tracks and the left rear brakes locked up and the truck rolled over into a field.

General Comments:

I hated the truck, it had horrible acceleration and when you pulled something, it would sway back and forth really bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th May, 2005

17th Jan 2006, 18:20

Who in the heck had that truck before you?

Are you sure that wasn't a '82 Nova?

Dude...you need to slow down a bit before taking on railroad tracks. I don't know where you're from, but if you take the tracks around here going 60 mph then you're definitely asking for a wild ride!

I mean seriously...

You could get hurt!

1994 Chevrolet Silverado 4.3 Vortec V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 Vortec V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired223000 miles
Most recent distance225000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Despite mileage (gear ratio), maneuvering, and turning radius, its the best vehicle I've ever driven

Faults:

As of yet, nothing major. I have, on the other hand, have had battery trouble, due to corrosion of the terminals.

Gas Mileage, Maneuvering, and Gear Ratio (which goes with Gas Mileage) are the downsides to this vehicle.

First off, allow me to say that I love Chevrolet, and prefer Vortec over any other engine on the market. But I get around 15 to the gallon (overall) with a 4.3 liter V6 (with two and a half inch dual exhaust), which isn't too bad I suppose. Gear Ratio... there is little or no difference at all b/w 4th and 5th gears (manual), meaning that once you hit 65, you're not doing too well on gas anymore due to RPM's. : (, but as long as your RPM's are low, you're doing alright.

General Comments:

This vehicle is very difficult to maneuver. Overall, it is a very smooth ride, but when traveling around 70 in fast winds, you can feel the truck being knocked by the wind. I bought it used with dual 2.5" exhaust put on it, and it sounds just like a V8, surprisingly. It was also raised a little, which could possibly tear away at the gas mileage (drag). The Vortec (whether it be V6 or V8) is reputed as being a user-friendly motor, and I have always heard "as long as you take care of it, it will run good as new", which I have found to be true (even with my old 93 blazer with the Vortec V6.) Vortec always exceeds everyone else as far as power goes, which I like, but in hand comes very poor gas mileage.

Turning radius is not good at all. I would even say it is piss-poor. It takes me a good 3 tries to park at Wal-Mart, which gets old. For being 10 years old and having 220+ thousand miles... I am very impressed. Stock Vortec V6 pushes a little over 200 hp, but with these pipes, and what I have in the engine, I am pushing about 300 right now (pipes mainly). LOADS of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2004

25th Jun 2005, 04:02

Vortec didn't come out till 1996 so your blazer couldn't of had a Vortec v6 unless you had engine replaced with a newer motor and the 4.3 doesn't put out 200 h.p. with pipes. 5.7 has bout 200 stock the 4.3 only has 160h.p. I doubt pipes would add 40 h.p. just correcting ya =)

1994 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Standard Cab 5.7L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.7L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Customizers Dream

Faults:

The alternator went out at 158,000.

The air conditioning stopped around the same time as the alternator.

A minor oil drip has developed and I am considering replacing the engine for increased horse power.

The previous owner did not properly take care of minor everyday use issues.

The aftermarket alarm system was poorly installed, that had to be removed.

The body wiring harness has been hacked into and a few features do not work, like the cargo lamp. A few of the plastic dash pieces were broke and poorly fixed.

General Comments:

After going through the truck and fixing all the little things that were wrong, it has turned into a very nice truck.

It still runs very strong and has some nice features added. For instance, an oil cooler which helps keep the truck run nice and cool in stop and go traffic.

I installed a minor two inch body lift, new tires and wheels, cold air intake, and new exhaust.

I am turning this truck into my dream truck.

I upgraded to this truck from a 1999 Ford F150 XLT. I wanted a truck I could work on myself and turn into my own with out a large hit to my bank account.

Soon I will rework the interior and make it a darker gray and repaint the body to freshen up the paint.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2004

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 15 reviews