1994 Chevrolet Truck Reviews

1994 Chevrolet Truck Cheyenne 5.7L Gas (350) from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.7L Gas (350) Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired159000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Truck

Summary:

GM did a good job on this pickup and she lives up to her motto, Like a Rock!!

Faults:

Oil filter housing came loose and was leaking small amount of oil, we tightend filter housing and have had no more oil leaks.

We bought pickup from friends in 2002, the only problem they ever had with pickup was the paint started to fade and peel. The pickup had to be completely repainted (the pickup went to an Independant Body Shop and was not repainted with GM paint)

Only other repairs have been minor or the typical wear items (spark plugs, spark plug wires etc.)

General Comments:

Pickup has 190,00 miles on it and is still very reliable and does everything we need it to do.

We use this to haul trailers, go up in the mountains with, and of course it is a daily driver.

We live in Southwest Montana where in the winter it can be extremely cold, the pickup has lived outside for its entire life and will start up every morning with or without the block heater plugged in. (the block heater plugged in makes it start way easier, but either way she always starts)

The interior is plain jane, no power windows, doors, or locks, but that just means less things to go wrong. Pickup is extended cab and getting anybody big or small into back is awkward. Once in the back seat though ride is decent for short trips provided you are not tall. We had to buy a four door Chevy Tahoe though because a car seat is horrible to get in and out of back seat.

This pickup will stay in the family until she literally falls apart. We are looking at buying a newer four door Chevy or Ford pickup, but the 1994 Chevy will always be welcome in my driveway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2006

20th Aug 2008, 21:02

I have the very same truck and it's at 460,000 miles and just as reliable as the reviewers. Of course, regular oil changes and immediate attention to any issue has kept it so reliable.

22nd Jan 2009, 10:12

I have one too.

Except mine is a single cab... mine is a "5.7 v8 2500"

It has well over 300,000 miles it still runs... but it need a little brake work..

But it shifts and revs like if it was new.

1994 Chevrolet Truck 1500 4.3 V6 gas from North America

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 gas
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10

Faults:

Had engine rebuilt at 18,000 miles, uses oil to this day, when it was rebuilt all gaps in rings were inline.

General Comments:

It's a pain to have to add oil every 500 to 800 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

16th Mar 2001, 08:04

Adding oil every 500 to 800 miles isn't that bad. I had a 1988 2500 4x4 with a 5.7 v8 that I had to add a quart of oil to every 150 to 200 miles.

12th Jul 2002, 19:01

Gaps in between rings are should never go in-line. They should be staggered. That's why your using oil, not to mention the compression and power loss. Who is the rookie that rebuilt that engine?

9th Oct 2002, 16:59

Well...

I have a 1990 EXT cab, with 211,000 miles on it. So far I have replaced the alternator, main belt, and the transmission (finally) at 209,000 miles. The truck does NOT leak or use oil, but I do get a bit of the smoke when I start it up in the morning. I agree that the 4.3 liter is no powerhouse, but this is the best vehicle I have owned so far, and the motor shows no signs of letting me down until we hit that 300,000 mile mark and beyond. GO CHEVY!

17th May 2003, 22:02

My 93 Cheyenne with the 4.3 also uses a little oil, about a quart every 4000 miles. I also get the smoke on startup. other than that it has been a great truck.

20th Jan 2006, 20:14

I have a 1994 Chevy with the 5.7L and with 190,000 miles on it and only minor mechanical problems, I would have to say that Chevrolet knew what they were doing when they built my pickup. I am looking at purchasing a newer Ford F-250 because we haul a lot of trailers, but I will never get rid of my faithful Chevy.

5th Nov 2013, 06:52

You should be changing your oil every 3000 anyhow...

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews