by ajd520 on Dec 27, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Series K3500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB
I purchased this truck new and "out of
the box" so to speak. It has been
nothing less than excellent to me. I do
a lot of towing with it- and sometimes
the loads are quite heavy. The only
fault with this truck is the brakes.
They could hold a little better. The
power is good for the 5.7 (350) and
considering this is also myt daily
driver- fuel economy is very respectful
(17 on the highway)- something Ford and
Dodge could only dream of having. The
interior is quiet- and there's no
rattles either. I would definitely
recommend this vehicle to anyone
interested in purchasing one.
The year 1998 brings subtle refinements to Chevy's one-ton truck. Passlock is added to aid in theft prevention. If someone starts the vehicle without the proper key, the engine will shut off immediately, not allowing the truck to move on its own power for 10 minutes.
The 4L60-E (light-duty) and 4L80-E (heavy-duty) electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmissions are updated to increase durability, improve gas mileage, reduce vibration (4L60-E only) and operate more smoothly overall.