Pros: "Great power and always starts the first time"
Cons: "The placment of the cup holders."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"There is a reason way the 5.7 liter motor is so popular, and why so many use the GM 350 5.7 liter crate motors. Extremely powerful many add-ons, and a plethora of parts available.
To my knowledge the 1998 is the last year you can get the 5.7 liter in the Silverado. This motor has been used since at least the early 60s and still very popular.
Never had one engine issue.
The only things that I have had to fix was the fuel pump and trans at around 200,000. I believe I could have gotten more mileage out of it, if I didn't beat it in the mud and rocks.
I have owned over 20 vehicles in my life and this has to be one of my favs by far!
Can never go wrong with a GM small block V8.
They don't have overhead cams for better weight displacement and far greater reliability than the Ford V8 since they use the 3 timing chains that need to be replaced at 100,000 miles or when the timing chain goes it cracks the heads and bends the valves.
Pros: "Easy and cheap to maintain, lots of aftermarket"
Cons: "Won't win a beauty contest or get you there fast"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Bought the truck with 130k has almost 200k now. Mpg has always been 15-20 around town driven nice. Had to replace some odds and ends. Overall for the person who just wants to jump in and drive (a basic truck) this one will do the job well. The inside door handles broke twice. Ball joints never seem to last and the truck never seems to wear tires even. Besides those things you wont find a better value for a truck in a 1/2 ton. BAR NONE."