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Amazing — Does not have 4 wheel drive, lots of power and does good burnouts. No speed restriction on engine and there is not that much techno crap under the hood. Very solid vehicle never once had a major problem with it.

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

Pros: The power

Cons: none

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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.

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

Cons: for a duck, it growls

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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.

Pros: Fast, fun, reliable, hauls anything.

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

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Stallion — The truck is a good truck I thought when i first got it but then after i bought it started to run downhill. I had to fix everything when I didnt have alot of money at the time so it was hard to do. I like it because of the rumble of the v8 and how it looks but i dont like 8 miles to the gallon

Cons: gas mileage

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1989 Silverado — Its a great truck. Bought it used a couple of years ago with about 170K on it. Had to put a new engine in it and it now runs great. Only thing Id change is the paint.

Pros: Good solid truck

Cons: Older vehicle quirks

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Excellent Truck. — Strong truck. I used to tow a 28 foot camper down the highway at 70 mph and no trouble with hills at all.

Pros: strong engine & tranny. and stunning good looks.

Cons: no extended cab. i didn't mind then but i'm spoiled now.

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Like A Rock — Simply the best. Rusty but trusty! 227,000 miles and counting! Mods: Bullhorns Delta Toolbox Dual 4' whip antennea 3" dual exhuast from the manifolds back Miland CB radio Aftermarket head unite GM/Chevrolet Bench seat cover Rubber bed liner Tailgate guard

Pros: Powerful, lots of room, great hauler, long lasting, dependable.

Cons: Long, only 13mpg, 2wd.

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Worth $500 — I paid $500 for this truck, I wanted something to help me move and this was my first attempt at a winter truck. However, without anti-lock and without the 4x4 working (needed a $250 fix) this 4500lb beast would slide into intersections if snowy out and when I finally did get it back into place, it started jiggling until the whole thing rotated (in place) 90 degrees... I have no idea what caused that. The turning radius makes it nearly impossible to maneuver in regular places cars need to go. The engine will randomly cut out (when coming to a stop or doing a slow hard turn). I'm either going to crash it into a tree or sell it for scrap.

Pros: Has a long bed which could fit an entire couch in it with the gate up.

Cons: Costs about $100 at the pump to fill it up and it's V8 chugs through fuel.

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Its A 80's Chevy Truck, I'll Run Forever — i lvoe the truck i use it for all the hauling, its rusty, but its got a nice 350 in it and runs great, good old chevy power for ya

Pros: great truck runs excellent

Cons: big truck, horrible gas milege

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1999 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Love It By Brandon

i love this truck best truck ive ever owned the 4x4 is awesome an the motor has tons of power an it has 322,000 miles an is still a beast goes great in the mud and climbing ill never get rid of my tru... Read More

My Silverado By parkerlewis02

Hoping this truck will last til the economy picks up and we can afford to buy new ones . There too expensive and cheaply made . I've had stuff break or stop working on this truck that just shouldn't b... Read More

1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

My Oldest Having Truck Is Part Of The Family By Robert

jewels is a very good truck what she lacks in space makes up in speed and performance having over 600000 miles on her shre shows her age some but not like you think she is reliable and fast always... Read More

Powerful, Stylish, And Conveinent By dp11

The versatile vehicle I have ever owned. Whether I was hauling work gear to jobsites, or riding around town, this truck was a pleasure to drive. This is a sure American Classic Truck that is worth k... Read More

1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Fun By mous0019

This truck has been great. I have had it nearly 20 years now and only use it in the summer. It is becoming a bit of a collectors item as the rest on this generation of trucks is wearing out. Read More

Eh, Its Ok By Johnathan

Dont like how much it costs me to drive it. Goes through brakes like crazy. After I hit 150k miles it started to cost more than my payment every month. I would not recommend anyone buy a Chevy truck f... Read More

1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

My 1996 Chevy 1500 Z71 By aa548098

Overall a fantastic work truck. Has been very reliable, and handles farm work well. Back seat for adults is barely a seat, but works in a pinch. Towing and hauling are excellent. I would highly re... Read More

Strong By dempcey

The only thing I don't like is the dash, I don't like having to "go round" the gear shifter to get to radio, lighters, cigarette tray, etc etc. If Chevy would have stuck to the old body type and impr... Read More

1995 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Awesom By 549385

I never thought I would own a truck. Choosing this one, made me appreciate another type of driving. --I have owned mostly sport cars and mostly convertibles. Also, I was never accused of driving 55. T... Read More

Champ :-) By ShawnSJLBJ

There is nothing about this car that i did not like. Leather seats, great interior room. It gets up and moves with some slight mods to the performance of the vehicle. It is a truck and i treat it like... Read More

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