1999 Chevrolet Silverado Reviews - Page 6 of 8

1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles

Summary:

Won't buy another Chevy truck

Faults:

Same story here in the ABS part. I had the notorious noise at 39,000 miles, took my Silverado 1500 truck to the dealer, they pulled the fuse so the ABS unit didn't make the noise. The ABS part apparently has changed prices over the past year up then down now up again - now it's $851 - and an hour to install at $90 = $941. As I live in a small town I was stunned that the local "very small" Chevy dealer carried this part in stock - now I understand why - they sell lots of them. Yes, Chevy should own up to this one, it is clearly their issue.

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

Review Date: 5th October, 2004

28th Oct 2005, 20:42

My ABS module on a 1999 Silverado went out Oct. 2005. The ABS and brake lights came on and the pump continued to run. I contacted Gavin Curtis at modulemaster.com. The ABS module was repaired and back in my truck in four days, and works great - $178.00 including shipping and a new bolt package. Check this place out. They really know what they are doing, and can save you a lot of money.

1999 Chevrolet Silverado LS 5.3 Liter (327CI) from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.3 Liter (327CI) Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Truck

Summary:

This is the best truck for the buck that I have ever owned

Faults:

My Fuel Gauge will go from full to empty then back to full, and stays on empty when I fill up which is caused bye vapors that have corded the sender in the tank. I have found a way to kind of get around this, If while you are moving down the road you click it into neutral then the gauge will show the correct level, not the desirable fix, but effective.

The transmission started to slip at 98000 miles, but hasn't got any worse. I figured it was because I had really worked this truck hard, I probably pull stuff with is that should be behind a tractor, but the truck has so much more power and shows no signs of stopping.

The right rear brake pads wears off quicker then it should (about 10000-20000 miles) which I discovered to be the slave cylinder malfunction which there is a Napa brand cylinder to replace that. Not to terribly expensive, but I haven't got around to it.

The Truck has also developed the sticking gas petal, but it has never been a major issue.

General Comments:

The seats in the Truck are truly awesome, there are some couches I have set in that are not even as close to comfortable as these truck seats.

The power of this truck is unmatched and the feel of the drive is truly an experience that you shouldn't miss.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2004

1999 Chevrolet Silverado LS 5.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired80 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

The vehicle does well on the road, has good pickup at 65

Faults:

I had the truck for the 1st 6 months, and the Catalytic Converter had to be replaced 3 times. This was at 25,000 miles.

The gas pedal was sticking the 2nd year I owned the truck. At about 25,000 miles.

The driver side power window regulator at 50,000 miles had to be replaced twice in 90 days.

I have taken the truck to the Dealership for the brakes, I nearly hit a stopped vehicle at the exit ramp, I had to go out into traffic and pray I wouldn't get hit, because the truck wouldn't stop. I took it just last year to Midas and to have the brakes checked, still have 70% pads, and have 95,000 miles on the truck. The Mechanic at Midas said that he has never seen a 1999 Silverado come into his shop and need brakes.

The fuel tank sending unit started in 2003 of jumping back and forth to empty from full.

Now since reading these reviews I do feel that my transmission is doing funny things.

General Comments:

The 1999 Silverado I have has been a good truck, I really like the style, and it rides very well. Will I buy another, maybe not. I am currently considering looking into a Ford 6.0 F250 4x4.

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

Review Date: 20th July, 2004

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