Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tips for looking at a used Chevy Silverado

used Chevy Silverado

The previous generation of Chevrolet Silverado pickups ran from 1988-'98, and were simply known by their number nomenclature — 1500 (half-ton), 2500 (3/4-ton) and 3500 (1-ton). Standard cab and extended cab body styles were offered, as was a crew cab, though the latter was actually from the previous 1981-'87 generation.

Although six-cylinder and diesel V8s were offered, chances are strong that most used Chevy Silverado trucks from these years will have either a 5.0- or 5.7-liter V8 mated to a four-speed automatic. In keeping with tradition, one could choose either rear-wheel drive (indicated by a "C", e.g. "C1500") or four-wheel drive (indicated by a "K").

 Trim levels for these C/K1500 trucks include the base Cheyenne, midlevel Scottsdale and top-line Silverado. Strengths of these trucks include strong, durable powertrains, while weaknesses center on sketchy build quality and materials within the cabin.

If you're looking for a place to buy a used Chevy Silverado, be sure and check out the for sale section at


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