Chevrolet makes a pretty good pick-'em-up if powerful engines are your thing. But even after a recent redesign, it still has a ways to go to match the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra when it comes to the quality of the materials and assembly.
by scottmason on May 9, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
I love this truck. I hate the gas mileage. But it has a lot of power for pulling trailers. I bought this truck two reasons. One to pull my fifth wheel camper & boat. Second, to go hunting. In North Dakota, you can pull tandem trailers behind your pickup if the first trailer is a fifth wheel with brakes. This truck can pull all day. But be careful in the heat (>90 ) the GMs overheat. I see them on the side of the road. It has not happened to me personally. When pulling tandem trailers I get 6 to 8 mpg. So you really need to watch your fuel gauge, if it worked correctly. Maintenance on this vehicle is oil changes and tires.
by Bill on Nov 28, 2007 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
I love this truck. 6.0 has more power than I need. It looks good and has been extremely reliable. Only maintenance needed has been oil and filter changes and 2 sets of tires. Brakes are still original after 125,000 miles. Push button 4WD is nice. Only problem is gas gauge doesn't work between 3/4 and full. Truck rides well but not as soft as a 1/2 ton Chevy. Gas mileage has averaged 14 mpg. Not great but not bad for a 3/4 ton 4WD. I definitely recommend and would buy another GM truck.
by Carney on Dec 4, 2003 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
71,000 miles the transfer case (NVG246)
electronic shifting developed 3 holes.
Cost to repair $1400. Rear brakes
ruined fluid contamination. Truck is
highway driven only, no off road, or
heavy towing. Transfer case is
poorly designed and built to fail.
Internal oil pump wiggles and wears
holes in the case. Repair shop said
they see A LOT(!) of this. Replacement
parts are the same as the old ones GM
and New Venture's response, out of
warranty YOUR problem! Nice response
for a truck that coast $31,000 new.
After a complete redesign last year, few changes make news for 2000. Most substantial is the addition of a fourth access door to extended cab models, but it's optional, unlike the standard quad-portal arrangement on the Ford F-150. The already potent Vortec 4800 and 5300 V8 engines make more power, and programmable door locks can be instructed to unlock automatically when the Silverado is shut off. LS and LT trucks get a standard electrochromic self-dimming rearview mirror with compass and exterior temperature display, and a soft tonneau cover is available from the factory.