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Reliable work horse.
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By wrbuzz
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1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Extended Cab C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I bought new off lot in 1990 in ca, and put heavy annual miles on la freeways. 20 mpg with the 4.3 v6. Moved to nj six years later, it towed everything I owned. Maxed out. Over the Rockies. And no complaints. Since 1996 it's been a home/farm work truck. As a 6,4: guy, this truck is a perfect fit. It's always been a real joy to drive, 5 speed manual, and the vortec v6 is as reliable as I could have wanted. One transmission replaced before the move, but other than that. Little else other than routine maintenance. The jack ratchet recently broke. Hard to find part. This thing is rock solid dependable, and carries well in excess of spec'd load regularly. Hope I didn't jinx it now!


Favorite Features

Dependability, 5 on floor, carries it's weight..and then some. Read sliding window allows me to carry 16' goods.


Suggested Improvements

Better hardware on slider, better glove box, better paint job. Mine is actually a Cheyenne not a Silverado!


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My bad luck
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By banditxkr
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1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Extended Cab C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Reading these other reviews, I feel as though I got a dud. This truck has been nothing but problems. I've had it for ten years now and so far I've had to rebuild the clutch, replace the rear end, replace the fuel tank, and much more trivial stuff. This truck has left me sitting on the side of the road at least 3 times so far. Everything electrical in this truck from the radio to the speedometer has been on the fritz for the last 5 years. It only has 138000 miles on it and its junk. The fuel economy sucks for a 6 cylinder and the power is non-existent. It's also rusted out. This engine is too small for this size of a truck. Maybe this is just my bad luck though


Favorite Features

5-speed transmission, good strong bumper (hit a deer at 70 mph and didn't hardly leave a dent in it), cruise control


Suggested Improvements

bigger engine, better electrical


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Best truck I've ever owned
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By chevdags
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1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Extended Cab K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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My family bought this truck in the year 2000. The truck was beautiful, inside and out. We bought it with aproximatly 150,000 miles on it. The truck became a daily driver for us. We were putting on about 1500 miles a month or more. Our 90' Silverado, pulled countless cars, boats, trailers, and campers. Ii don't know how many times we had the box almost touching the rear wheels, because of so much weight in the back. It never let us down. No matter what kind of hell we put it through, it just kept chugging along. The GM motor company did a fantastic job with this truck!


Favorite Features

My favorite features of this truck are the looks. Chevrolet did an awsome job with this truck. It looks tough, but it is a truck I wouldn't be ashamed of driven to someplace fancy. Another thing would be the sound. You put a set of pacs, or turbo muffler on and you got a heck of a bark.


Suggested Improvements

The only thing I can think of that could be improved would be the gas mileage. I was getting about ten miles to the gallon with my truck. But it was worth it. To this day I love this truck and call it my baby.


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The Best!
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By bigmuny
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1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Extended Cab C1500 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Plain and simple the truck was the best and I regret selling it the first place, If you look at the power numbers they don't stand out like today's numbers, but you would be surprised of what that truck can do! Chevy Power all the way!!!!!!


Favorite Features

Love the Interior, not to fancy, but just right.


Suggested Improvements

Every truck needs inprovements, on thing was the head light switch and the heavy doors that dropped after a while.


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This is a TRUCK!
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By christhibeau
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1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Extended Cab C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I have had this truck for 7 years and i have used it for everything from pulling stumps in the yard, to moving to hauling trash and it always comes back for more. I now have over 180,000 miles on it and it is getting tired, but it has never broke down on me. before parts go, i just have it addressed before it blows up. It has common 350 problems ( valve guide seals, oil consumption) but over all it was a very good value for the buck.


Favorite Features

Big 350 CID v8 is nice power when you need it electronic climate controls, tow package.


Suggested Improvements

I would expect that goodwrench parts should be cheaper than they are! Multiport FI would beef this up a bit ;-)


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