1992 GMC Pickup Reviews

1992 GMC Pickup SIlverado C-1500 5.7 Litre from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.7 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance109000 miles
Previous carChevrolet C1500

Summary:

5 Stars to General Motors!

Faults:

Replaced brakes @ 70,000 miles.

General Comments:

This particular truck is the absolute best vehicle I have ever owned. It has never given me any mechanical problems whatsoever. Reading some of the other posting seems to imply that mine is the exception but I disargee with the majority.

This Silverado is the 2nd Chevy P/U I've owned. The first was a 1967 that I bought new and traded in on the 92. It also ran perfect with no mechanical problems at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2008

1992 GMC Pickup SL 4.3 Litre V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 Litre V6 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired114447 miles
Most recent distance121439 miles

Summary:

An excellent truck

Faults:

I replaced the spark plugs, spark plug wires, and distributor cap at 115,000 miles. The cost for the parts needed to make these repairs was about $100.

The tailpipe needed a new clamp ($3.99 at NAPA).

The air filter seems to get dirty quicker than most vehicles, and I replace it every 3,000 miles. These cost about $6 at an auto parts store or Wal-Mart.

There is some minor rust on the door bottoms, but this is by no means uncommon for a truck that's been used in a few New Hampshire winters.

General Comments:

This truck is the first vehicle I have ever owned, and I must say that I've been very impressed with it's overall reliability and low ownership costs.

My truck's engine started to run roughly about 1,000 miles after I bought it, fortunately, the problem was an easy fix (see the section marked "What things have gone wrong with the car?" for the particulars). Since that time, I've run it daily and, besides regular service such as oil changes, a rotation, and lubrication, this truck has needed nothing fixed. It starts right up on even the coldest mornings (-35 F), and will run 8 hours straight on the interstate on a 90 F day and not even touch 210 on the heat gague. Repairs for this truck are simple and the parts are dirt cheap. You can work on it yourself, or if you choose to take it to a garage, the repair costs should be comparitivly cheap.

Shifting this truck is very easy. It took me about half an hour to learn it. You can take off in second, as the low gear is very, very, very low.

The four wheel drive is nice to have during the winter, and the low gear on the 5 speed is torquey enough to get you out of just about anything.

The interior is spartan, but the bench seat isn't uncomfortable for long rides. The heater works very well, and the defroster is one of the best I've ever seen in any vehicle. The Delco sound system isn't spectacular, but it is a truck, after all.

The vehicle handles pretty well for a truck with regular 16 inch tires.

The only feature I wish this truck had is air conditioning, as it gets very hot.

This vehicle is a bit of a "hog", as it gets around 14 mpg, and it isn't fast (the speedometer only goes up to 85 mph!). However, I feel that these small annoyances are more than offset by its many good points, especially its reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2003

1992 GMC Pickup CK1500 4.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

105,000 miles currently. Only normal wear & tear. 1 set of tires, 1 set front pads, 1 exhaust system, alternator, that's all.

General Comments:

Excellent vehicle, best I've ever had. 22 to 25 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 1998

18th Apr 2003, 21:35

Me too, a most excellent truck. Mine has 192,000 miles. Replaced: 2 alternators, 1 radiator, 1 brake master cylinder, 1 AC fan blower motor. Other items-normal wear and tear; belt/hoses/ brake pads/ etc.

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews