2002 Chevrolet Truck Review

2002 Chevrolet Truck Silverado 6 litre gas from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 6 litre gas Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance45000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Silverado


A nice truck with a bad engine


The engine has acquired a severe knock that the dealer claims is 'normal'. Apparently Chev issued a notice to all dealers not to fix engine knock, as it will not affect engines within the warranty period. I am totally frustrated with my inability to get any attention paid to this issue.

General Comments:

I generally like the truck. It has excellent power, either pulling or hauling. Gas mileage could be better, but I did not expect economy with a 6 litre.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th July, 2003

3rd Feb 2004, 11:35

I have a 2002 Chev 2500HD that has the 6 liter engine in it. When I first bought it I noticed a little engine noise on startup. Now that it has 30k miles on it the noise is down right embarassing when starting it. My concerns have never been satisfied by two different dealers, saying this is normal, I disagree now more than ever as it is continually getting worse. This is nothing short of criminal on GM's part. I will never buy another GM product!!

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review