"I have owned a 2000 for 9 years now. I have used and abused this truck, hauled WAY more than what the manufacturer recommends, and beat this thing to a pulp, and it just won't die. It's a good little truck and I expect it to last another 9 years even under my abuse.
My only regret is with the "sport suspension" you get a terribly bumpy ride. Women esspecially complain. It looks nicer but if I did it all over, I would just get the regular suspension."
"THE TRANSMISSION, TRANSFER CASE, A/C, LEAF SPRINGS, ENTIRE EXHAUST SYSTEM, RADIATOR, POWER WINDOWS, DOOR MECHANISMS AND A LAUNDRY LIST OF OTHER ITEMS HAVE ALL BEEN REPLACED ONCE OR TWICE---AND IT'S NOT EVEN 10 YRS OLD YET. HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH GM, TO NO AVAIL-THEY COULD CARE LESS. NOW THE ENGINE NEEDS TO BE REPLACED, BUT NOT BY ME! GETTING RID OF THIS TRUCK WILL BE GREAT!!"
"I love the look of my 2000 ZR-2 V6 vortec (4.3 ltr.) truck! But I am very disappointed with many things. For starters the sticker said 16-23mpg. The best I have ever gotten is 17.5mpg and this was with all variables working with me & after a break-in period of around 34,000miles. The paint on the fender flares for this year chips & peels almost right away. My 3rd door handle has broken 2x's now & other small items on seats etc. It's cold here in MN so I have quite a few rattles now after 8yrs & 90000miles. I have replaced wheel bearings, brakes, catalitic converter. . .UGH, transfer case module, 3 batteries (it should only be 2) & there has been 3 or 4 recalls. It does not accelerate well at all, it is almost like the tranny slips & water, slush & snow get up in between doors & frame so you must be aware of this to keep it clean to avoid rust along bottoms of doors. I paid over $20,000 brand new. I have taken meticulus care of this veicle, done no towing & only mild off-road for hunting, so repairs seem a bit much. On the plus side it is stylish, comfortable, has a great heater, a/c & the wide stance pkg is tuff looking. With a very good A/T tire it handles excellent in any weather condition! I love mine, yet I would not ever pay as much as I did again. I should have waited until 2001 & some of the bugs were worked out."