29th Apr 2005, 20:03
I guess you must of had a bad one. Mine is now 15 years old and 233000 miles and rides and tows just as good as new or even better than some new ones. I wouldn't give up this truck for anything. My buddy has a 92 for and it spends more time in the garage than it does out. I would recommend this truck to anyone. Excellent.
11th Oct 2005, 20:38
I had a 91 silverado with a 350 in it and it had 240,000 miles on it. it was a fast sob. I would never choose a ford over this... and yes, the sierra is the same thing.
3rd Sep 2006, 22:48
Actually the Sierra and Silverado can be different in quality. The showed the inside of a section of a Silverado door. It was hollow. The Sierra's was solid. Technically, yes they are on in the same. As for actual quality... with GM being the manufacturers of Pontiac and such crap, it is hard to tell. As for the "Ford being junked long ago" comment, I have dealt with Ford and it's variants (lincoln and such) and I have to say the problems come far and few between.
21st Dec 2007, 08:36
I'm 17 and this is my first truck and it runs great. I tear it up every once in a while, but it spends more time on the road than it does in my driveway. Its comfortable for me, my girlfriend and best friend to sit in the single cab. Four high doesn't always engage properly due to a bad adjustment after the transmission swap. Other than that it runs great and gets around perfect in this Missouri weather.
9th May 2008, 08:12
I'm still driving the '91 Silverado I bought new. Without exception it is the most dependable vehicle I've owned and I'd still rather drive it than my wife's new Envoy. Maybe the fact that it's a 17 year old truck (which is murder on a Ford or Dodge) is why this guy doesn't like it. Maybe it hasn't been well maintained (which doesn't speak well to his buying ability). After all, things can break and parts do need to be replaced on old vehicles.
He sounds more like a Ford guy with an axe to grind. I guess he should just buy a Ford and count on replacing it every 5 to 7 years. I told my wife she could bury me in my good ol' 91 Chevy. We've probably both got a good 30 years left in us!
1st Nov 2009, 22:59
I'm a 17 year old kid with a 1991 Chevy. It has 236000. I've hauled scrap with it, wood, pretty much everything, even over a ton of concrete in the bed. The 350 had plenty of power, even though the suspension is shot.
2nd Nov 2009, 05:44
"P.S. The silverado and the sierra are virtually the same truck."
I worked for a GMC dealer during the late 1980's.
I actually saw new trucks come in with GMC emblems on one side of the truck and Chevy on the other.
Same line, same truck, just different trim.
26th Sep 2010, 20:09
I have a 91 Chevy as well. I am the second owner and I also have plans on outliving my truck as well. I'm in my thirties now and could live another 30+ yrs. Anyways, it's a hell of a truck. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. It's funny to watch people spend their money on a new vehicle every few years. I am not one of those people. I could have all the money in the world and I would still drive my 91 Chevy. My point being if you come across one and it's in good shape, buy it! They just don't make them like they used to.