1988-1998 K1500 are JUNK
By sean2202 on
1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I purchased my K1500 extended cab silverado Z71 with 68,000 miles in 5/02 from 1 original owner and it was great for the first 2 years. I did all the regular maintenance by the book. At 114,000 I had to replace the engine. The engine builder said the block was junk because the cylinder walls were soft like butter (original block made in Mexico) After this I had to replace the front and rear gears at 128,000. I had the truck repainted in 2004 because the paint was pealing. Other repairs were the radiator, alternator, rear brake lines 2 times A/c compressor fuel lines and the front brake caliper. Now at 145,000 my frame is rusted and cracked in half in front of the leaf spring.
The body style and the interior bucket seats.
Chevrolet was more interested in making money by selling junk vehicles in the 80's and 90's. Chevrolet does make a quality truck now (2008 till present). We had to wait 20 years since the 1987 model to see quality again. I still love Chevrolet but 1988- 2007 trucks are built very poorly.