• Apr 27, 2006

This week, Chevrolet announced the start of its ‘Silverado 200,000 Mile Club’ search, a quest across the U.S. for Silverado trucks with 200,000 miles or more. Documenting this year-long search is husband-and-wife team, journalists Eric Mohl and Karen Catchpole of the Trans-America Journey, who will be aided in their travels by a 2006 Silverado. Mohl and Catchpole will provide online documentation of their journey.

Chevrolet will announce the new members of the club at the Texas State Fair some time in September. The GM brand will also unveil the new 2007 Silverado at that time.

[Source: General Motors via WebWire]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Real funny Rich, hey look if you can't come up with something to post give us all a break and skip it!
      DriftPunch
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've got 169,000 on my '94 Sierra. There's no reason to think that there are not a bounty of them above 200,000. In fact, that number is really nothing special. Seeking 500,000+ mile vechiles would be more appropriate. 200k is like 'seeking' people that are above six feet, four inches tall. Yes, that's tall, but not really that excessive.

      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      OK, I don't know much about the 99+ Silverados but we have had several models that have lasted a long time as work trucks. My dad has had a 2000 Suburban that achieved over 250K in 4 years service and a '95 tahoe that crossed over 315K this year, it has had just about everything mechanical replaced on it though.

      A guy I know uses a Chevy 1 ton silverado dually every day with over 180K and put is it through abuse every day, traffic, towing, probably 2 tons of tools in the utility bed. The truck still runs like a charm.

      I own a '96 silverado with 142K miles, it still runs like a top, and hasn't given me too many problems besides, brakes, batteries, alternator, stuff that's going to go bad eventually.
      • 8 Years Ago
      As DriftPunch said, it'd make more sense to look for trucks with over 500,000 miles - because there are a huge number of these trucks around with over 200K on them. Heck, one of my ranch trucks has 300K on it...and I don't even consider that high miles.

      Alex - don't assume that all GM owners have had an experience similar to yours. My pickup still has the original engine and tranny at 300K, and has required very few repairs (certainly well under $1,000).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey Alex, there's a much simpler way to avoid losing the fuel pump. It's called, DON'T RUN THE GAS GAUGE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO E 100% OF THE TIME! YOU ARE AN IDIOT IF YOU HAD THAT MANY PROBLEMS WITH THE FUEL PUMP. I work at a repair shop and have to deal with idiots like you all the fucking time! They seem to affect the real dumbasses, the people (whether they drive import or domestic) that overheat the fuel pump doing that. There's at least $1,000 of your repairs!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have been good for over 100,000 in my GM trucks and have driven many that have cleared over 300,000.

      Most have only required brakes, tune ups and occational Battery, wp or alt replacment

      Now here in the rust belt the Toyotas might still be running but their beds, cabs and doors never match since they have rusted through at 150,000 miles.

      As bad as some want to believe GM trucks are better than you want to believe and many 4n trucks are not bad but not as good as you think.

      • 8 Years Ago
      First of all, the fuel pump issue DOES exist. And the worst thing about it is that the pumps themselves are grossly overpriced, like DOUBLE the cost of a pump for an import.

      My father owns a 1989 GMC Sierra with 237k, two replaced transmissions (thanks to my brother), a 1996 Silverado w/ 223k, had to rebuild engine 500 miles ago (he was lucky, the crap-tec heads were in good shape). And my father is looking to buy a 2000 silverado with 216k on it.

      The trucks do last, and are really great when they only need a few minor/moderate repairs. The problem is crappy components coupled with a few bad designs. When my father had the engine work done on his 96, the guy at the shop was very surprised that the Vortec heads were still in good shape, he said they usually crack after 200k.
      gbh
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm sure there's more than a few at 200K.

      Let's go for 500K. I wanna see how many of those are out there.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm not going to say anything this is too easy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      does that include the ones stuck in the dealers, because gm makes crappy products.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Chevrolet will announce the new members of the club at the Texas State Fair some time in September. The GM brand will also unveil the new 2007 Silverado at that time."

      Does this sound like a FREE all-new 2007 Chevy Silverado giveaway in the making?
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