2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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$15,655

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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9 trims

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet’s full-size pickup was redesigned for 1999, and this year’s major change is the addition of four-door versions of the extended cab.

All 1999 extended-cab Silverados and early 2000 models came with two conventional front doors and a third door on the passenger side that opens to the rear. Production of a rear-opening fourth door on the driver’s side started in December, and all extended-cab models now come with four doors.

GMC sells a corporate twin of the Silverado called the Sierra, which also gets the four-door feature for its extended-cab models. Silverado and Sierra come in 1500 (half ton) and 2500 (light-duty three-quarter ton) payload ratings. General Motors’ heavy-duty three-quarter-ton and one-ton pickups are the Chevy C/K and GMC Sierra Classic, which are built from an older design.

For the 2001 model year, both Chevy and GMC plan to introduce crew-cab models with four conventional doors that open toward the front, matching a feature already available on the rival Ford F-150.

Exterior
Silverado comes in four sizes: regular cabs and extended cabs, both with a choice of 6.5- or 8-foot cargo beds. Front styling on the Silverado matches that of the new Chevy Tahoe and Suburban sport utility vehicles, which are built from the same basic design. A Sportside cargo bed with flared rear fenders is optional, in place of the standard slab-sided cargo bed.

The rear doors on extended-cab models cannot be opened unless the front doors are opened first, and they must be closed before the front doors are shut.

Interior
Inside the cab, furnishings range from plain to plush. Vinyl seats are standard on base models and cloth is optional. Leather upholstery is standard on the LT trim level — the most expensive — and optional on LS models.

Regular-cab models come with a three-place bench seat or a pair of buckets. All extended-cab models have a three-place rear bench and either a front bench that holds three or two buckets.

Under the Hood
Four engines are available, starting with a 200-horsepower 4.3-liter V-6 that is standard in two-wheel-drive 1500 models. Most buyers choose one of the optional V-8s: a 4.8-liter with 270 horsepower or a 5.3-liter with 285 horsepower. Both V-8s have 15 horsepower more than last year’s models. The 5.3-liter V-8 is standard on 2500 models and a 300-horsepower 6.0-liter V-8 is optional.

Four-wheel drive is available across the board and two systems are offered. Insta-Trac allows shifting in and out of 4WD High while moving. Autotrac sends all the power to the rear wheels on smooth, dry pavement and automatically transfers power to the front wheels as needed on slippery surfaces.

Performance
Chevy’s full-size trucks are competitive with the Ford F-Series and Dodge Ram in most key areas, though Chevy’s styling is more conservative and Ford already offers crew-cab models. Chevy makes four-wheel antilock brakes standard — they are optional on the F-150 — and its extended-cab models are roomier than Ford’s or Dodge’s.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Z71 green with pewter lower panel

Awesum, I.m the second owner, mom bought new and I got it when she passed from cancer. It has 20,000 orig. miles. I get 21mpg as long as I stay under 60mph. My only complaint is the placement of the fuel selenoid. It went quit working one time, i made sure the motor was cold because the selenoid filled with fuel and when you pull it apart the gas runs onto the motor/manifold.

4.7

One Reliable Truck

Ive had mine since 2000 haven't had anything worse than a failed fuel pump 5years ago replaced with O.E.M should be good for another 15years .. Back in 08 I bought another new black 1500 .. That truck is in truck heaven. Cheve is a good truck from 2003 down they were built before they went Hollywood and gave up making ssolid working truck for one that will hold your latte..

2.1

The transmission is a piece of junk. They knew it

This truck had a soft shift and got horrible gas mileage. Took it back several times and they just laughed at me now I'm finding out Dart transmission has a bad Sun Gear and is known for that. And make one now that's stronger but that transmission should have been recalled.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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