The bow tie boys weren't smart enough to figure out how to get a fourth-door installed on the extended cab (aka the Windstar effect). The interior revision didn't go nearly as far as it should have in terms of design and materials.
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Chevrolet has redesigned the decade-old C/K pickup and given the truck a new name. Major structural, power, braking and interior…
by passedu on Jan 17, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 3dr Extended Cab SB
I purchased this truck new in 1999, trading in a 1997 Monte Carlo.
The truck has been reliable and comfortable for over 165,000 miles.
Within the last month the gear selector and mileage indicator LED failed.
Repair requires replacement of the entire gauge assembly. Early on I had to have the ABS manifold replaced, under warranty.
Since then, starter at 158,000, drivers window electric motor at 156,000, and I had the front end rebuilt at 159,000.
I replaced the orginal rear shocks within the last two weeks (Jan 11).
There was no leakage, but rear end bouce was noticeable.
by Eric on Oct 26, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 3dr Extended Cab 4WD LB
I bought this truck with 136,000 miles and now has 207,000. The motor and transmission has never given me a problem, lots of power and hasn't seemed to have lost any. Still doesn't use oil. The only problems (replaced both front brake lines, front right side spindle, both rear rotors, one of the passenger side manifold bolts broke and caused a small exhaust leak, and had rust fixed on rear lower drivers side quarter panel). This truck has been very reliable, I drive it all over the country and still driving it all over the country, the mileage doesn't worry me at all. 5.3 extended cab, z71. Fuel mileage is 17 on highway and 12 in cities.
by devin on Jun 4, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 3dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
Bought my truck in 2005 with 95k on the 4.8 v8. I now have 176k and still going strong at 19 mpg hwy. Ive done everything with this truck from drag racing and towing a 24 ft ski boat on the weekends to a 78 mile commute each day for work and countless frozen hunting trips up north. It's never let me down or stranded me. Love this rig!
Chevrolet has redesigned the decade-old C/K pickup and given the truck a new name. Major structural, power, braking and interior enhancements characterize the new Silverado. Styling is evolutionary rather than revolutionary, inside and out.