1989 Chevrolet C/K 1500 User Reviews

1989 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 29 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"fuel economy" 7 reviews

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Andrew writes:
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Need room to haul but still need fuel economy?

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Never Avoid

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Amazing Truck — Amazing truck. Will last a life time if you keep up on general maintanice. The 4.3L engine is one of the biggest V6's you'll find. This truck brings to life everything you could ever want in a truck. Keep on TRUCKIN

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Trucky13 writes:
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4

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Just like an old man this truck is handsome and just what a girl needs..haha

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Just like and old man there are so many pieces that often need fixing..haha

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Love At First Sight — Though this truck has given me quite a few scares and cost me a pretty penny I wouldn't trade it for the world. It is a big old beast and I can see over the top of cars and most other trucks. It IS a gas guzzler but that isn't a problem when you drive 4 blocks to work. Brakes shockingly good for such a heavy machine - and for the most part the engine is strong. I've enjoyed my 4 years and will continue to enjoy many more years with it. Wouldn't recommend it to those that don't like to do small repairs. Worth it to me though!

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5

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easy to work on. drives great. plays in the mud better than some 4x4s.

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expensive parts

chevy_cowboy
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Fun,fast Silverado — it drinks gas like no tomorrow and you have to run 93 octane for the best performance out of the 5.7 liter 350. but its a reliable vehicle and will not leave you sitting on the side of the road.

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Taylor writes:
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everything but gas mileage

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only the fuel economy

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Not For Sale Not Now Not Ever — most fun truck i have ever been in near or even heard of it has a 350 with stainless steel stacks custom made flat bed with custom made tool boxes and is equiped with everything you need for construction. everything!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Joey writes:
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Fast, fun, reliable, hauls anything.

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I wish it had 4wd, but that would kill my mileage.

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1989 Chevrolet Silverado — This truck has it all. It's fast, reliable, handles great (for a truck), and can haul anything. My truck has over 358,000 miles on the clock, and shows no signs of slowing down. Even in the city, this truck averages about 15 miles per gallon, which is not too bad considering it has a 350ci V8. I would reccomend this truck to anyone who wants to represend America and all that is awesome.

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toolpro58 writes:
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The engine and transmission have been excellent!  Couldn't be more pleased!

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No place for the spare tire outside the bed due to trailer hitch installation.

toolpro58
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A True Workhorse! — Overall great ride, although on snow and ice it tends to ride a little light. You've got to add some weight for winter driving and high-wind conditions. Compared to a new truck, you can still get parts and work on it yourself!!

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Gatorbait writes:
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best truck I have ever had (I had a Studebaker before, couldn't find parts)

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for a duck, it growls

Gatorbait
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Cajun Loves Ugly Duckling — I am a survivor of Hurricane Katrina floodwaters. Bought my 1989 C/K 1500 to help haul repair materials for my home in New Orleans, which was under 10 feet of water for 8 days. The truck was not under water and got it from an older man in Metairie, La, who bought a newer model. Best $50 I ever spent. Had to put all new tires, including the spare on it (all of which cost more than I paid for the truck), new battery, 2 headlights, both tailights, and had both V8350 knock sensors replaced. Had it tuned up by a local mechanic. Replaced both wipers and the oil pressure sender. Most of this I consider to be maintenance. Has "club cab" (small foldable backseat) and very helpful 8-foot bed. Solid as a granite rock, no rattles anywhere. Had to get used to the long bed during turns, and put two dents behind passenger door (where bed begins); had to learn to swing out a bit on turns. Had one accident in a parking lot. An 18-wheeler delivering fish food hooked its rear bumper with the rear bumper of the truck (heavy-duty step bumper) and literally dragged the truck out of the parking lot and onto the street. Bumper is somewhat reshaped now, intend to replace with a Fey bumper, but no other damage. This is one tough piece of Chevy hardware. I got the dents out and decided to paint the truck. Being the "old body," (or so I was told), it has only one "bling," a sole chrome strip across the grille, no other chrome, everything else factory painted. So I got a can of Rustoleum and a medium paintbrush. It came out great, has no polish shine, but no rust signs either. This is a working truck, and now looks it. Mileage is phenomenal, probably because I change the filters regularly, have it tuned once a year, and the guy who had it before me had the engine rebuilt in May 2007. It tracks and brakes well, and is a pleasure to drive, but is hard to find a place to park sometimes because of the long bed. Almost forgot. The driver door had a GMC logo on it when I bought it, but the passenger door had a Scottsdale logo; the title says Silverado. A check with Chevrolet revealed it is indeed a Scottsdale, but is also a C/K, the Silverado marque coming later in the series. Whatever. I don't think it cares, except when getting parts. Taking off the interior plastic cover of both doors showed the passenger door was original, the driver door a different color inside. Unfortunately, whoever changed out the driver door severely damaged the door wiring hookup (it had power windows and locks) and the passenger door glass would not go up or down. Money wise, it was cheaper to replace the passenger door with another exact-fit GMC door that matched the driver door (had to use the paintbrush again). That door was unbelievably heavy to maneuver into place, but perseverance pays off. Found a set of 1973 Chevy hubcaps that look just fine, if you ignore the scratches. It is ugly, though, and is a work truck. Last month, the City of New Orleans put a sticker on the windshield for it to be towed away as abandoned. When I contacted The Powers That Be, someone said, "That ugly thing runs?" Yeah, lady, it does, it's insured, has a current license plate too, so you leave my Ugly Duckling alone. It least it's not a Ford, praise the Lord.

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cbb3196 writes:
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5

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great body style

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long bed

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Great Truck — It has a long bed I'd rather have a short bed. Great lines and styling. Easy to work on when needed. Truck is in great condition inside and out for it's age.I will keep this truck as long as I can.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Crap

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Crap

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Junk — What a piece of crap. Someone beat this thing to death. I sold this and bought an Ipad for the wife. The four wheel drive was not the greatest. The truck had all kinds of oil leaks and the brakes keep sticking

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Tyler writes:
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its a truck

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mine was only a REG cab.

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Trucks Always Rule — trucks are ALWAYS fun to drive. performance wise,the torque was good enough to haul a 40 foot 5th wheel no issue. braking was pretty good when hauling. gas milage was pretty good. it was a bench seat,which i like in reg. cab pickups(they're good for cuddling and/or sleeping)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1988 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Great Truck By Jessi

It has wonderful power, and good handling. It has wonderful build quality, american built. It has a sleek exterior. The gas mileage is horrible, but on the other hand it is an older truck. And I fin... Read More

Betsy By Jonathan

This truck servs me well it is a LWB witch makes it nice for hauling it also draws looks and has plenty of power. I defiantly love the extra lights comes in handy when in the woods or out in a field Read More

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1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Silverado By Tommi

very nice silverado. this is a mark industries custom. i traded this with the '96 t-bird when we bought ourselves a house. i used this chevy as a daily driver and i hauled cargo with it. the 350tbi en... Read More

Love At First Burnout. By John

Loved it. Not a single complaint. Paid $300 put about $800 into it and it ran great until I was cut off and t-boned a car. The stars I gave it were for the truck as it was not a comparison to any othe... Read More

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1991 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Comfortable Roomy For All 4x4 Battle Wagon By dogmanaev

Overall its a great truck especially with all the stuff we all think we need to drag along with us wherever we want to go..Also if the going gets tough it is able to deal with it with out haveing to g... Read More

Ageless By Widman350

this truck honestly will last forever, give it basic care and you can easily take it to a quarter million miles. Look on the roads and you still see a crapload of this truck driving around, and nowher... Read More

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1992 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

What Can't My Truck Do. By REDNECKHIGHRIDA

I am having a full paint job on it. I have a Rough Country 4 Inch lift on it, so the ride is good. No noises except its loud engine, and exhaust. I had it in my garage for about a year before I starte... Read More

Workhorse By rcat59776

I use this truck mainly for plowing. I love the truck and it's reliability. I don't like the fact that the body panels rust so quickly though, even when I take good care of it. Other than the vibratio... Read More

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1993 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Good Damn Truck By Robert

its a great truck very reliable and pulls its ass off but some things couldve been improved brakng system wiring system and some interior love how these years are innerchangeable built like a tank... Read More

It Is A Very Good Truck By Keelan

MY truck is in good quality and it is a good truck and the performance is good it can pull just about anything it is good if you want to go off road it would be good for you and it is jacked up Read More

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