"In 15yrs I replaced just the alternator & 2 sets of tires ( weather check side walls). If a down side is the gas mileage @ 15 mpg but my new crew cab only gets 17 not much better after 15yrs of development."
Cons: "harsh ride, plastic latches that break etc."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I have owned this truck since new. Have purchased a newer truck. Having separation anxiety w/thought of selling this truck. it still looks & drives well after twenty years. However;this truck was never known for a comfortable ride. It does tow anything you throw at it with ease. Passenger seat track doesn't latch properly."
"Northwest 4x4 CHEVROLET towing machine. No dually since roads in forest are unforgiving. Up Reith hill with 22ft trailer no struggle. hauls kids and gear like a truck. Smooth, not fancy, vinyl flooring 'cause of work. Outrigger mirrors like a semi, not little window knobs A few scratches from fine trailer backing (did I mention outriggers and towing package?) bug deflector, window vanes. Bought new, Grandpa primary driver, older and time to move on. AC, Add-in Clarion CD, aux in for iPod? loved and cared for. Gramps' truck!"
"97 C2500HD. I have owned other trucks in the past and have always liked the chevrolets well above the others and this one is the best. everything works perfect still after 17 yrs. people knock at my door wanting to buy it. NO WAY"
"THESE TRUCKS HANDLE A LOAD WELL AND ITS FAST. I CAN DRIVE ALL DAY ON 95 AT 90 MPH. MY TRUCK CURRENTLY WEIGHS ABOUT 8200 LBS. IVE TOWED WITH IT A LOT AND EVEN COME ACROSS THE SCALES AT 24,000+ LBS. ONLY COMPLAINT IS GAS MILAGE, EXPECT 11MPG AT 8000 LBS OR SO AND DOWN TO 8 WHILST TOWING, BUT YOU JUST CANT KILL THE 5.7 V8. IF IT DOES BREAK, ITS EASY AND CHEAP TO FIX. I WILL BE KEEPING THIS TRUCK UNTILL I CAN AFFORD A DIESEL."
Cons: "60/40 seats terrible. a/c comp went bad early"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"its a great truck. had to replace transmission, lost reverse. motor has done good, its old and tired. probably needs cam, weak power, but still has 190 lbs compression on all cylinders. it has been very good to me, dependable, did not like 60/40 split front seat, uncomfortable. have replaced with cloth buckets. 420,000 miles does not use any oil, starts easy. I bought this truck brand new, it had 27 miles on it when I drove it home. it has fully loaded utility bed on it with vehicle weight of 7,000 lbs. it has carried a lot of weight all its life"