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What is it? 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L V6, 4WD, regular cab, long box, with manual locks, manual mirrors, manual seats, manual windows, but not a manual transmission. The Vortec V6 made around 200 HP and 260 ft.lbs of torque, which was respectable enough to get the job done without any fun.
Pros: Snow is no issue; exterior styling has aged well; tasteful exhaust note in stock form; thunderous exhaust note (for a V6) in modified form
Cons: Hard top tonneau covers are stupid; seating is a problem if you know more than one person; hands-down the most unreliable vehicle I’ve ever owned
Recommendation: Not at all recommended, at least in this configuration. 0.5 out of 5 stars. Many people swear by the Vortec family of engines, but this truck is the reason that I will never consider buying another. Nor will I ever buy the first year of a new model generation. A standard cab/long box truck is really only used as a fleet vehicle or by old, creepy men who will put a mismatched color topper on the back.
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