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This is why Gm is going under
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By Skivs
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab SB


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I have owned this truck since new and thoroughly regret buying the first year of a new model. Idk if my truck was built on a Friday or what, but it has been trouble laden since new. Fuel pump, ABS module, steering column shaft(never completely cured the rattling tho), seat belts, fuel pressure regulator, all during the factory warranty period. And since the warranty expired, multiple sets of brakes, spider gears in rear diff, no less than six sets of u-joints, transfer case flew apart internally(nobody had ever heard of that problem with this model of course). On the positive side it rides and handles like a car gets decent mileage and literally turns on a dime. Should have waited a few yrs


Favorite Features

Ride, Styling, V-8 engine is too good for the truck they put it in. 5spd tranny with V-8 and 4wd makes for a good tow rig for a small boat. Turns almost too sharp! Ease of maintenance and repair(good cuz ur gana be working on it a lot)


Suggested Improvements

Quality of driveline assembly. I am convinced that the driveshaft and pinion angles have been the case of my driveline headaches since day 1. Paint and primer quality leaves much to be desired


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By David3991
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB


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I bought this truck with 73,000 miles on it. It worked fine when I test drove it, but days later everything went downhill. The brakes need to be replaced and the tranny is now slipping and the power steering is OUT


Favorite Features

NONE


Suggested Improvements

ALOT


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Over 200000 and going strong
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By Lee
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LS 2dr Regular Cab LB


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I bought this truck used in 2000 with 20,000 miles with the 4.8l and currently have 211,000 miles. Mechanically I have had no problems except for fuel pump 1200 dollars to fix 145,000 miles. And sun shell in transmission breaking at 180,000 miles. Engine still running strong and still getting 18-19 mpg. Not fond of the shaky drive which I had since day one, dealer said there was no problem. Still waiting to do 2nd brake job, great brake life. Not fond of the cheapness of the interior. But I know I can easily get to 300,000 miles. Strong engine.


Favorite Features

reliability and great brake life.


Suggested Improvements

Improve the suspension and get rid of the shake problem. Parts are expensive, 800 dollar fuel pump plus labor at dealer. and placement of window and power mirror switch. when you use wipers when windows are down water drips in switches.


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Poor Qualtiy
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By Charles
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LS 2dr Regular Cab SB


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Liked the truck very much, but entirely too expensive to keep. New transmission ($1500), new antilock brake controller($1000). It appears to me that several failures were coming up. Most expensive vehicle, by far, I have ever owned, bar none. No reason GM can not build reliable vehicles, Toyota can! I drive only Toyota now, and have no plans to ever return to USA brand names!


Favorite Features

Good ride, good gas mileage. Comfortable.


Suggested Improvements

Use GM's engineering talent to address reliability. No reason for parts to fail as soon as they do on this vehicle!


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Chevy Z71
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By Mikhelin Desuderio
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB


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Z71 is very aggressive ride, dont dare to use a Z71 Chevy in the city area with a few pot-holes. Don't let anyone 300lbs sit on tailgate. This tailgate is the only weak spot for all Chevy trucks


Suggested Improvements

Need to improve the soft ride and less aggressive ride. Ford 150 is a good sample a soft-ride.


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Z71
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By Ricky Meinhold
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB


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Very nice, powerful truck, but eats up gas!


Favorite Features

Flowmaster exaust and engine


Suggested Improvements

Fuel Economy


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Silverado Nightmare
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By robert hansen
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


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A big lemon from bad water pump to poor engineering (door stops and parking brakes. Several recalls. GM refuses to fix major items of failure such as ABS computer ($1,200). My next car? You can bet it won't be GM!


Favorite Features

Looks.


Suggested Improvements

Hire some japanese engineers.


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Silverados are junk
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By ka8dzt
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LS 2dr Regular Cab LB


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Many small minor problems. Transmission replaced at 58,000 miles. Brakes are junk...have never worked right. Passenger seat belt doesn't work correctly...never has. Engine vibrates badly especially on cold mornings. Eats fan belts. Have work with 2 dealers Terry Lee Chevrolet and Rose Chevrolet. Didn't seemed concerned about my complaints. Never fixed any problem I had...said I had to live with the problems. Have bought GM vehicles for over 30 years but never again!!!!!!


Suggested Improvements

Build a more reliable machine. V-6 power is not enough for a vehicle this size.


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Die hard chevy fan
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By BOBBY1
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB


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I purchased vehicle used with 64k miles on it, the power window assembly fell apart, the fuel pump went out and had problems with carbon build up, the truck was in a head on collision and held up fairly well. all together truck was ok, i have replaced it with a 2000 model just like it.


Favorite Features

self diming rear view mirror, push button 4 wheel drive, and power lumbar support


Suggested Improvements

more reliable fuel pumps, and address the carbon build up problems with the 5.3 engines


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1999 Silverado
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By erratic29
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab LB


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Had to repair transmission @ 60,000 miles ($1900), ABS system went kaput about the same time (est. $1,000 repair); have since found that this is a common problem that Chevy will not own up to. In spite of all these problems, I still like the truck. It's comfortable driving and fairly luxurious for a truck.


Favorite Features

The ride on the highway, the interior


Suggested Improvements

The ABS system, brakes


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