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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Eric
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 3dr Extended Cab 4WD LB


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I bought this truck with 136,000 miles and now has 207,000. The motor and transmission has never given me a problem, lots of power and hasn't seemed to have lost any. Still doesn't use oil. The only problems (replaced both front brake lines, front right side spindle, both rear rotors, one of the passenger side manifold bolts broke and caused a small exhaust leak, and had rust fixed on rear lower drivers side quarter panel). This truck has been very reliable, I drive it all over the country and still driving it all over the country, the mileage doesn't worry me at all. 5.3 extended cab, z71. Fuel mileage is 17 on highway and 12 in cities.


Best Features

Has lots of power, styleling is great have 2 tone burgundy and silver, still getting compliments on the looks of the truck. Lots of room for tools and passengers, back seat is quite comfortable to sleep in, if it was just a little wider, lol.


Worst Features

Needs better gas mileage, and the rust problem seems typical of all these trucks. Materials in interior are kind od cheap.


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1999 silverado
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By devin
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 3dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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Bought my truck in 2005 with 95k on the 4.8 v8. I now have 176k and still going strong at 19 mpg hwy. Ive done everything with this truck from drag racing and towing a 24 ft ski boat on the weekends to a 78 mile commute each day for work and countless frozen hunting trips up north. It's never let me down or stranded me. Love this rig!


Best Features

The five speed manual and locked rear diff.


Worst Features

vent shades to keep water from dripping on the door controls


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Great Truck
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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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locked in
3 of 12 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
2 of 3 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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