"I was so lucky to find this old truck for the price I paid for it. One common problem with the 2.2 motor are the O2 sensors are notorious for burning out. I replaced both of them a month after I bought the truck and it runs beautifully. I just retired and was looking for an old pick up to go fishing and deliver smoked meat. I really love the little extras this old truck features such as extensions on the sun visors, dome light and headlight delays, factory cup holder, all of which work great. I can't say enough good things about this little old truck and I have been a lifetime FORD and TOYOTA owner."
"I have a 1998 model of this truck 4.3 liter VORTEC V6, 5 speed manual trans.
Mirrors break off with the slightest bump from shoppers in the store parking lot,four so far,plastic mounts,$160 a piece from Chevy. Seat parts break,plastic. Third door handle breaks,plastic,three times so far,$60 from Chevy,;Found aluminum third party replacement that works well on internet.
For a truck built in Canada you would think the doors would stay unlocked after you get in in almost and slightly below freezing temps. So three lockouts with the engine running! Have to keep a second key. The VORTEC is a nightmare to work on. Problems too numerous to name at this time. Heater core cost $1800 to replace at shop, and the book calls for 16 hours. I did it in 18 for a normally easy to replace part. This requires a complete dash removal and blind drilling of holes through the firewall just to get the the bolts for removal.
Currently fighting another unknown engine misfire making it un-driveable. Worst $23000 I have ever spent plus interest on a new truck.
That said; You can leave the door open or a interior light on and it will turn them off without running the battery down, and it tracks and drives well when it not driving up the wall with other problems.
I hate this truck and am stuck with it since I can't afford another"
"I haven owned this vehicle for 13 years with out any break downs. Great mileage. Good comfort for a truck. A useful for utility purposes. Driving back and forth to work on the highway, hauling material for major remolding, or biking up groceries this truck has never let me down."
"I bought this truck when it was a year old, with 11,000 miles one it. Now 14 years later, I can honestly say that it's been worth every cent of the $12,000 I paid for it. Relatively no problems,routine maintenance (which I often get behind on), I put truck tires, replacing the passenger car tires, because I often travel on unpaved roads in rural areas, and generally speaking, in spite of the abuse it has to deal with, it has never left me stranded on the side of the road. Would buy another Chevy PU, if the time ever comes when this one gives up the ghost, but I don;t see that happening."