2000 Chevrolet Silverado Reviews

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LS 6.0L gas from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 6.0L gas Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance80500 miles
Previous carGMC Sierra

Summary:

Fast, strong, and ready for anything

Faults:

Only thing that had gone wrong is a rusted brake line at 77,000, which caused me to replace the brakes all the way around, because of rusted brake calipers.

General Comments:

I owned a 1999 GMC Sierra 1500 before this one, and I can say this truck is by far way better than that. This truck being a 2500 makes a difference. I've taken this truck on and off road many times, and never had any issues.

I've had no problems other than a brake line in the past year, and I can say it is fairly quick for the year, since I can beat a 2006 Ram 2500 with a Hemi.

So glad I bought this truck. Well worth the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2012

2000 Chevrolet Silverado LS 5.3 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance365000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Summary:

Luv my truck!!!

Faults:

365,000 miles on truck as of 7/1/2012.

Motor, front end, body, u-joint, and all the interior are original.

130,000 miles, windshield replaced.

300,000 miles, transmission wore out.

120,000 miles, A/C replaced.

280,000 miles, water pump and alternator replaced.

Fuel pump replaced 3 different times.

21 MPG on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2012

4th Jul 2012, 20:58

I had a 2001 Silverado with the 4.3 V6. Great truck with zero reliability problems. Sold it at 120,000 miles to a neighbor, and he's had it 5 years without any major issues. Bulletproof.

2000 Chevrolet Silverado LT Z71 5.3L V8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 5.3L V8 Automatic
Most recent distance155000 miles

Summary:

Good truck with some quality issues

Faults:

The rear main seal leaks a little bit.

Nothing has gone wrong with the truck since I bought it, other than a bad map sensor and intake manifold gasket.

General Comments:

The truck is pretty solid and reliable. The ride quality is fairly good and the 5.3L has a decent amount of power (I wouldn't go as far to say impressive though). I have the LT trim, so it has heated/power leather seats, and they are very comfortable around town and on long trips. Overall, it's a very solid reliable truck, BUT...

The quality of engineering on these trucks is just pathetic!

Let's start with the brakes; they have such a long mushy travel that ups the pucker factor every time I have to do an emergency stop... I wanna meet the jerk off that said "yup, brakes are good, send it into production"

Next let's talk about the infamous "clunk" upon stopping and accelerating. Chevy engineer's great minds came up with a nickel plated slip yoke to stop the clunk... well that doesn't solve it now does it?! (just masks the real problem). Their new trucks continue to do this as well. None of those guys figured it's actually axle wrap that is the problem, and it can be fixed for good with a pair of $15 spring clamps.

Shall we move on to piston slap? Nothing like having a nice truck that sounds like a fricking diesel when you start it in the morning! GM says it's "normal"... It's not normal; they just don't wanna pay to fix the issue!

So how bad is your truck rusting? Seems like 9/10 of these Silverados have the rocker panels completely rusted through, along with the bed above the wheel wells! Once again, slumping on quality materials..

Overall, it's a very nice reliable truck, but you're sure to have a few of these quality issues that drastically reduce resale value, and can be quite annoying or even embarrassing. These problems don't turn me off from Chevy's altogether, but if I were to buy another one, I would test drive it for a full day or two just to make sure it's a good one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2012

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3 Vortec from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.3 Vortec Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance248000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

The only thing that went wrong with this truck was the fuel pump at 198000. And the A/C belt at 244000. Other than that, it's the most reliable car or truck I've ever had, and that's pretty big, because I've owned well over 25 cars.

General Comments:

A bit low on mpg, but it's a hog that never quits. I highly recommend it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2010

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 54 reviews