Is the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 a Good Used Truck Purchase?
Just before the new Millineum, Chevrolet introduced an entirely new Silverado 1500 pickup, its GMT800, replacing the popular C/K pickup. It remained mostly unchanged from mid-1998, as a 1999 Silverado, to 2007. The 1999 Silverado improved everything about the previous C/K. From the ride to power and braking, the numbers improved. Now, almost 25 years later, is this a good choice for a low-price older full-size truck?
What bodies and beds did the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado offer?
We can’t say for sure, because there are so many variables. But we can give you a general idea of what Chevrolet offered, as well as a look at the market to see pricing, and which options, body styles, and engines increase those prices.
The Silverados start with three bodies, a single cab, an extended cab, and a crew cab. Silverado’s styling was met with mixed reactions. Both three-door and four-door models offered buyers still more choices. The earlier C/K trucks seemed to hit the right design spot, while the Silverado was more doughy but less distinctive.
Three different bed lengths also add to its personalizing qualities, and this was the final Chevrolet truck you could get a step-side bed for. Single cab trucks tend to cost less than the other bodies, as enthusiasts have moved away from them.
What engines did the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado offer?
Chevrolet offered four engines, with the least-expensive trucks selling with the 4.3-liter V6. Three V8s include the 4.8-liter, 5.3-liter, and 6.0 big block. The 4.8-liter and 5.3-liter have almost the same output, but the 5.3 has more torque at the low end. Both sell on the used car market for around the same price.
A few V6s pop up in used car listings, but we haven’t seen any of the 6.0-liter trucks to gauge prices. Most of the trucks for sale right now have either of the two LS engines. We do know that Chevrolet emphasized production mostly around those two V8s. The power breakdown is 200 hp for the V6, 270 for the 4.8, 285 for the 5.3, and 300 for the 6.0
How much are used 2000 Chevrolet Silverado selling for?
Hooked to these engines are three different transmission options. While a five-speed manual transmission was offered, the majority of Silverado trucks received either the 4L60 or 4L65 four-speed automatics. Automatic transmission models are the majority of trucks we’ve seen, but a manual is still a fun alternative. Generally, you’ll find the manual in lesser-trimmed and fleet trucks.
All of the Silverado trucks feature large disc brakes with ABS are standard. Both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive were available. The interiors were a cross between the previous truck’s design and the then-new fifth-gen Corvette. According to Edmunds, it had a roomier interior than Ford and Ram.
As with all used vehicle purchases, overall condition, accident record, mileage, and options greatly affect prices. In its current price range, they still make a difference. In general, we are seeing prices below $10,000 for any combination of 2000 Silverado. Decent-looking versions with between 200,000 and 300,000 miles are no lower than $5,000.
Have they held up after 25 years?
Fixers or those with an accident or accidents in the past sell much lower than $5,000, but you take your chances in this condition. In areas like the midwest and east coast, four-wheel drive Silverado trucks sell for more. In the south and west, it’s evenly split.
The good news is that the hydroformed frames and build quality improved these trucks from earlier versions. So they still drive out well without the typical wind noise and squeaks of older trucks with similar mileage. Overall, for the price, these are generally great trucks that have held their value and owner enjoyment.