1998 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab 5.0 from North America
I love my truck
Water pump out at 80K.
Front brake rotors 95k.
Window wiper motor out at 120k.
Starter out at 138k.
Front passenger ball joint out at 165k.
Front brake rotors 165k.
Blown Intake manifold 170k.
Fuel pump out at 180k.
AC compressor/accumulator 185K.
Driver's side door handle 190K.
Oil pump out at 199k (had to replace motor).
I've had this truck from day one, even with the issues I have had, because it is a comfortable truck and was paid for early on. Without truck payments, fixing parts every now and then myself is worth keeping the car. I even replaced the motor myself. I bought a crate motor from dealership for $1600, which was a great deal. All the other repairs as well have been done by me or one of my friends.
There are rattles and noises due mostly to the age. The inside cabin area has stood up to years of abuse with only the driver's door handle breaking. My cloth covered seats still do not have any tears or worn spots on them. I use this daily to drive to work; a round trip over 60 miles. Best gas mileage I have gotten with mixed city/highway miles was 20 MPG.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2012
20th Jul 2012, 16:56
Hi, I need information about an intermittent problem with my Chevrolet Silverado King Cab 2500, 1998.
Could you help me?
Nancy from Québec.
1st Apr 2016, 03:19
If you are going to buy and insure a truck, buy a full size. I tried smaller and it's more cost effective to simply buy a regular full time car and insure that. In turn, driving any truck every day just isn't as nice as having a car. So if you do weekends, have a great heavier duty with towing capabilities etc vs limiting yourself to haul a few bags of mulch home. I have had great luck with Silverado trucks as well.