Reliable work horse.
By wrbuzz on
1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB
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!
Dependability, 5 on floor, carries it's weight..and then some. Read sliding window allows me to carry 16' goods.
Better hardware on slider, better glove box, better paint job. Mine is actually a Cheyenne not a Silverado!