2000 Chevrolet Silverado LS 1500 5.3 Gas from North America


A quick, reliable and comfortable truck that gets good gas mileage


30,000 throttle started sticking closed, had to tap pedal to get butterfly open. Local shop cleaned the throttle body and adjusted throttle cable. Cost $20.00.

65,000 miles power steering started whining, added power steering fluid and put up with the whine. Need new pump. Still have not fixed.

105,000 had to add some A/C refrigerant. It was still cold just not freezing me out of the truck. Cost $10.00.

107,000 miles the parking brakes on the rear needed to be replaced, should have been done at 80,000. Because of neglect had to get new driver side rotor. The parking brakes are drum brakes inside of the rear rotors. Cost $225.00 (rotor, pads and labor)

Have replaced a few daytime running lights.

New windshield at 107,000.

General Comments:

Trans flushed at 50,000 and 100,000.

Coolant, rear end (locking) and brake fluid flushed at 100,000.

This has been a great truck. It is a regular cab two-wheel drive. This truck has been used hard and driven fast in the 110+ heat of Phoenix, AZ. Most of the miles are stop and go city driving or pulling trailers, in the mountains or the heat of the desert. The last pull I did was a 7,000-pound trailer in 105deg heat up 5% grade.

The brakes have been the best I have ever seen on any pickup. I still have half of the pad left with 108,000 miles on it and don't use trailer brakes when towing.

This truck likes to be revved when pulling (2nd and 3rd gear). It has been to the drag strip many times; best E. T is 15.6@85mph.

It is pretty quiet and comfortable (power seats) for a truck.

The truck gets 21mpg on long trips and about 17mpg around town, has gotten 9mpg while towing (80mph pulling fifth wheel trailer) usually about 12mpg when towing.

The oil has been changed every 5,000 miles, and the only other items bought for the truck are tires and air filters.

I also manually shift when pulling; I don't let it shift back and forth. I think that is the key to Chevy transmission longevity.

My next truck will be another Silverado, probably an HD with a Diesel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 V8 5.3 liter from North America


Not worth the money


The seals on the windows leak and have constant air noise when driving.

The transmission went out after only 44,000 miles.

The automatic security system linked to the ignition was faulty and would lock up the ignition so the truck wouldn't start.

The back door handles on the inside of the back doors of this quad truck have broken repeatedly.

General Comments:

A lot has gone wrong with this truck in the three and a half years we have owned it and Chevy has been reluctant to fix anything.

The transmission going out when the truck was only 8000 miles out of warranty was terrible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th May, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Silverado from North America


A step ladder would be more reliable than this waste of time and money


It would be easier telling you what hasn't went wrong with this so called truck. Let's see, Engine, Transmission, rear end, electric windows, brakes, alignment, head lights, my fingers are getting tired.

General Comments:

Never, ever, ever, buy one of these pieces of absolute junk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd March, 2004

3rd Mar 2005, 21:29

Could we say that you have a...LEMON!!!

5th Sep 2005, 23:19

Well I can see you put a lot of time and effort into this review.

19th Mar 2006, 16:06

I disagree. I have a 02 z71 and it is sweet, no problems.

13th Jun 2006, 19:18

I have a Chevy Silverado and it is a piece of junk also. You're right. they're not worth the money.

2000 Chevrolet Silverado LS 5.3 liter 295 horse 325 torque from North America


It is the best truck compared to any fords or dodges and is a good worker for a great price


My Chevy Silverado has 75,000 miles on it. it runs great and is fast. it is a great work truck.

At 50k miles the interior started to get just a little bit loose. for example, front door and rear third door's lining up top has been starting to fall off.

At 75,000 miles the alternator has been making a few unnormal sounds in the morning while starting.

General Comments:

Overall the truck is great and handles great and is fast. I recommend this truck to anybody that wants a good hard working truck that lasts long. the seats are very comfortable and there is a lot of space. the truck was very quiet when I got it, but I just put on a new muffler and it sounds great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2004