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By seanboy40
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 3dr Extended Cab SB


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I bought this truck new. Almost 11 years later still in great shape, rear end shuttered while hauling a load at first, it was just an adjustment with the back axle, covered under warranty. Great reliable truck runs good starts good plenty of power with the v8, great gas mileage for a full size truck, stylish, comfortable seats, only continuous problems are the dash rattles a little bit in the cold weather and the drivers side daytime running light keeps burning out, no big deal though its not illegal or anything its a typical Chevy thing other than that its all around the best truck


Best Features

great gas mileage at anywhere from 21.5 to 23 mpg on highway, 19 with pulling heavy loads, 19 city, 16 winter time (15F and below), comfortable seats, fun to drive, flip up back seat, lot of room (accept for back seat


Worst Features

rattling in the dash when its really cold, and fix daytime running light so it stops going out on me


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3 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By apache
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 3dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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With the doors locked and the windows up if you lose the battery contact on either side negative or positive you are locked in. If someone tries the door handle to free you it will not work. I was lucky the window down at the bank drive thru and had to use the key on the outside of the door to unlock. Something GM didn't tell the 99 silverado owners. Also, the stock battery bolts are to short for a good bite into the threads on the battery. I replaced both with longer thread bolts. A friend of mine put in a sliding rear window for a exit just in case. Checked with local dealer and of course the answer was "I ain't heard of that before".


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This is why Gm is going under
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Skivs
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 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


Best 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)


Worst Features

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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Decent Truck
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By Johnnyk
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 3dr Extended Cab SB


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Bought brand new in '99. Has 149,000 miles to date.Good motor and transmission, very reliable. Dislikes: Tow haul works only half the time, anti lock brake controller died, fuel gage goes to empty when tank is filled, CD skips. Overall, electric devices/sensors could be of better quality, a lot have failed. 4.8L V-8 pretty spunky when not towing or hauling. Very comfortable seating. Lots of interior room. Quiet ride.Truck handles good in the snow with good all season tires and some weight in the back. Overall good truck. Disappointed it is rusting out even with washing and waxing annually. I enjoy driving it.


Best Features

Roomy cab, quiet ride, reliable transportation. Small V-8 pulls 24' trailer rather well.


Worst Features

User better steel when manufacturing body panels. Improve reliability in the sensors and other electronic devices.


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By David3991
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 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


Best Features

NONE


Worst Features

ALOT


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