I bought this truck new. I changed oil every 5000 miles, washed it once per year, performed regular maintainance (shocks,brakes,muffler,water pump,sparkplugs,cap, rotor, wires, hoses, air filter, tires, starter, battery, fuel pump) She just keeps going & going & going. No doubt this is the greatest vehicle I ever bought for the money!! Vehicle was built in Canada. Awesome truck, Like a Rock!!
I would recommend these older Chevy 1500 pickups to anyone who wants a dependable truck that will last a long time and not have any real issues. I have the Chevy Cheyenne 1500 with the 4.3V L V6 and the 5 speed manual tranny and mine still runs great, never left me stranded and no oil or coolant leaks. Will need suspension worked on sooner then later. Great value and perfect for towing, or farm or general work. Get one if you can find them!
Org. engine went to 177k mi and was still running when replaced in 12/02 (long blk), flushed trans/repl filter, new radiator, serviced transfer case & both differentials, new brakes (rotors, pads shoes, cylinders, etc), have 208k (total) now and runs great. Only issues are wiper motor, body: usual rust-out in lower ext cab area, some starting on top of cab and tail gate (not unusual for IN vehicle that sees a LOT of salt), heater fan motor occasionally won't start, and tail gate won't release properly. I have beat/worked the hell out of this truck, it’s built like a tank, I'd trust it to drive across country.