1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab SB
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
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)
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
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
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LS 2dr Regular Cab LB
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.
reliability and great brake life.
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.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab LS 2dr Regular Cab SB
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!
Good ride, good gas mileage. Comfortable.
Use GM's engineering talent to address reliability. No reason for parts to fail as soon as they do on this vehicle!