2000 Chevrolet Silverado Reviews - Page 13 of 15

2000 Chevrolet Silverado LT 5.3 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Nice to sit in, but scary to drive

Faults:

After first week of ownership, it was taken to the dealer, who kept it for a week. The primary issues were: rough idle, squealing noise while turning, damaged interior door panel from factory, brakes go to floor when attempting to stop on rough road. Later, other issues were found: stalling during quick acceleration, clunking sound/thump feeling in steering, gauges and CD player motor coming-back on after ignition has been off about 30 seconds, driver's door when being closed causes rear door to bounce-open, intermittent operation of compass/thermo in mirror. After dealer could not repair primary issues after 12 attempts, they tried to tell me that these were characteristics of this truck. I also got the standard "We can't get it to do it" dialogue. GM fought me tooth-and-nail for nearly a year, before I won a lemon law case requiring them to buy-back the truck. The truck had been parked and not driven for over six months. I was afraid for my safety, as the truck would stall-out when attempting to pass on the interstate. My sister was kind enough to lend me her 1994 Mazda pickup. My concern now is that CarFax says it has not been repurchased, and the truck has been sold to someone in Searcy, AR. When I asked CarFax about this, they said that not all states report to them. That is probably why they gave my lemon a clean bill of health.

General Comments:

This was a very comfortable truck that rode and handled great. It had great "get-up and go", except for when it stalled-out and died. Nice try on the stereo, but just not enough power to be heard even over the quiet interior without extreme distortion. Beautiful truck and nice design, but extremely poor execution, in my opinion.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2002

2000 Chevrolet Silverado LS 5.3 Vortec V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.3 Vortec V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired36 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Scottsdale

Summary:

The Truck Guys Truck

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

If you are looking for a real truck, and you plan to work it hard, drive it hard, haul around the family on the weekend, and tow heavy loads, look no further. The Silverado is plane and simply the best truck for it. I often times pull my horse trailer on the weekends which ways probably close to 7500 pounds fully loaded, I'll tell you, it's hard to believe I'm even pulling anything at all. The Silverado is right at home working hard, not to mention it does it with refinement. I could not be happier. So far with this many miles on it I have had no problems with it at all. And by the way for those of you whining about the "5.3 Liter knock" go to your local auto shop and get a can of Seafoam engine treatment to put in your gas, one time did it for my engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2002

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4 4.8L from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.8L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50300 miles
Most recent distance50492 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Looks great, but expensive to keep up

Faults:

Had to have a tune up put in at 50,000 miles. Who was it that said they don't need a tune up until 100,000 miles?!

The brakes - you have to put them to the floor before you stop. We thought Flintstone style brakes went out with the dinosaurs.

General Comments:

It has a lot of power in the engine.

Don't be fooled by cheap repair costs. For example, $7.00 a spark plug. Spark plug wires will cost you $75.00 for the set. The cost of the repair place will just about put you into heart failure. To have the above work done it was a whopping $310.33. No guarantee that the Service Engine Soon light will stay off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2001

17th Aug 2003, 10:18

Tailgate held by two shielded wires with special connector ends. Mine corroded in two years. Truck had 16,000 miles. Dealer cost was $25.00 each. Luckily, covered by warranty.

2000 Chevrolet Silverado LS 5.3 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Great truck

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

This has been another in a long line of great Chevy trucks that I have owned. I have not had a single problem.

The power is awesome for a truck. It is the most comfortable truck on the road. And the most reliable.

The gas mileage has been great for a truck like this, averaging between 20-24 mpg. I already have 60k miles on it and expect it to go 300 - 500k easily. It doesn't burn or leak a drop of oil. Typical Chevy. I would definitely buy another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2001

20th Jan 2002, 05:12

I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado with the 4.8 V8. The fuel economy is nowhere close to what this article describes. I get 14-16 miles to the gallon on 1/2 freeway and 1/2 local streets.

17th May 2002, 10:46

I have a 1999 and get 14-18 mpg but it's a 4X4. The author of this opinion never stated he had a 4X4. The two wheel drives get much better gas mileage.

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