1999 Chevrolet Silverado Reviews - Page 3 of 8

1999 Chevrolet Silverado LS 5.3L from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.3L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance1689000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

The best car I have owned

Faults:

The fuel sending unit on these are all defective. Replaced twice under warranty and once on my dime. Dealership response in any part of the country is that the local refinery put out some bad gas (that affects only the trucks from Chevrolet?)

Power window regulator went bad once. Dealer warranty item.

General Comments:

This has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. Not partial to it, just a fact. It gets an honest 20 mpg on the road and 18 in town. Runs like the day I bought it and I change the oil once a year with an extended interval synthetic.

It has been rock solid reliable and I am just wating for everything to crater at once, but it hasn't failed me yet. Many 90 mph road trips in the AZ desert and it keeps going.

I will drive it until it won't drive any more.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th May, 2008

1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8 Gas from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.8 Gas Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance119000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Below average

Faults:

Rust bucket - Rocker panels rusted away

Very noisy truck.

Nothing major with the motor - just tune ups - shouldn't have to do that all the time!

U joints replaced 3 times..

Manual transmission hard to get in gear all the time!!

General Comments:

The only thing it gets is decent gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th March, 2008

1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT 6.0 Gas from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 6.0 Gas Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Generally satisfied, but disappointed about the ABS

Faults:

The ABS light came on. Pump motor runs continuously. Unplugged connector @ pump unit. Keeps red brake warning lamp out.

General Comments:

Rough ride, but engine is strong. 0-60 in less than 8 seconds.

Good, heavy duty transmission (no trouble).

Terrible fuel mileage (12-13 in town, 15-16 highway easy driving)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2008

1999 Chevrolet Silverado from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

Poorly tested drive train design, engine knock and transfer case clutches, cheap quality overall

Faults:

1.ABS brake module went out.

2.Fuel pressure regulator.

3.Passenger side door window regulator.

4.Clunk in transmission when accelerating from stop.

5.Light bulbs, head, driving, tail of poor life span.

6.Tail gate retaining cables poor quality.

7.Brake hoses poor quality.

8.Rear right brake (proportional valve) drags.

9.Engine Knock on cold morning starts.

10.Front brake wheel sensors engaging ABS as slow speeds.

11.Service four wheel drive light comes on.

12.Sticky throttle (accelerator).

General Comments:

This is my list of problems I have experienced in 77K miles.

1.ABS brake module went out. For $5 dollar fix see Jan.30, 2007, 18:04 posting.

2.Fuel pressure regulator, see Jan.30, 2007, 18:04 posting.

3.Passenger side door window regulator, buy aftermarket $90, 20 minutes to repair.

4.Clunk in transmission when accelerating from stop, caused by clutch packs in transfer case, change grease, there is a service bulletin covering this.

5.Light bulbs, head, driving, tail of poor life span, Just cheap to begin with, change out.

6.Tail gate retaining cables poor quality, recall by GMC, take to dealer.

7.Brake hoses poor quality, Early recall for bracket holding hose, hoses of questionable quality.

8.Rear right brake (proportional valve) drags, watch closely, rotate brake pads between rear wheels, inner and outer on same schedule as tire rotation.

9.Engine Knock on cold morning starts, Nature of the beast, you will have to live with it.

10.Front brake wheel sensors engaging ABS as slow speeds, Safety recall in some states, replaced front wheel sensors.

11.Service four wheel drive light comes on, Bad switch have replaced as of yet, will see if there is a fix.

12.Sticky throttle (accelerator).Clean throttle body with carb. cleaner using tooth brush.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th February, 2008

19th Feb 2009, 10:41

Another common problem with these trucks is the inside door handles break. I have now changed both drivers and passenger handles on my '97 silverado.

1999 Chevrolet Silverado LS 2WD 3DR 5.3 Vortec from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.3 Vortec Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles

Summary:

A comfortable, reliable, pickup truck

Faults:

After about a year and a half, the transmission went bad. The dealer replaced it under warranty, and the new one is still working great at 113,000 miles.

General Comments:

A very comfortable truck that has a good resale value. It is a 3-door extended cab with 2WD. It handles alright, but I am used to driving cars. Also, it has good acceleration, 0-60 in under 10 seconds! No expensive repairs, a few recalls and a bad tranny replaced under warranty, but nothing much that I have had to pay for. I have been very happy with it, and plan on buying another Chevrolet in the next couple of months. I would reccommend it if you need a good, reliable truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2007

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 34 reviews