2000 Chevrolet Silverado LS 5.3 from North America
4 wheel drive disposable flashlight
In general, I think the 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 is a good all around truck. However, I would discourage anyone from buying this truck, at least with the sportside body. The reason being is that above the tailpipe on the right quarter panel, there mysteriously appeared a 14" vertical split in the plastic with absolutely no sign of any impact. The warranty would not cover this and I am absolutely appalled to find out that it would cost over $1,000 for a replacement of the quarter panel and and about $400 to repair it with no guarantee that the mend would last.
I am extremely irate having financed a truck that cost over $25,000 only to discover that the quarter panels have the integrity of a disposable flashlight. In the past I have had good luck with Chevy trucks but as a result of this experience, I would recommend another manufacturer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th March, 2001
24th Oct 2001, 21:25
I also have a 2000 Silverado LS Sportside with just over 60k miles now. I have not had a single problem, let alone the unlucky problem you mentioned. Did somebody hit you? Maybe while parked?
6th Oct 2002, 00:47
I recently purchased a 2000 Silverado with 22000 miles on it and I think I know why the original owner traded it. It is absolutely the most underpowered, gas guzzling sorry excuse for a truck I have ever owned. The 98 Silverado I traded had the 5.7, plenty of power and 18 mpg, I was really happy with it, I wish I still had it. If there is something wrong with the 5.3 I have now, someone besides a dealer will have to find it. Because if a check engine light doesn't come on they don, t know how to open the hood. I miss my 5.7.
18th Dec 2002, 09:04
I recently purchased a 2000 LS with 65000 miles on it. At 20 miles an hour I can kick it down and turn over the Trail Buster radials on dry pavement. Has way more power than my 1992 had with a 350 4bbl in it (both automatics). As for the gas mileage- not great. About 13 to 15 MPG. 50% of my driving is on the Interstate.