Original Owner Review! This 1992 Chevy Silverado 2500 has Driven Nearly 305,000 Miles!

How reliable is this old Chevy HD?

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A proper work truck – this 1992 Chevy Silverado 2500 has had a hard life.

This 1992 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is a serious work truck that has a great story!

Our friend David has a 1992 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD with over 304,000 miles on it. This was bought new as a work truck and a family hauler, and it’s still a solid runner today. David has worked in construction in the Rocky Mountains for decades. This type of work requires long miles, often on high-elevation highways and terrible dirt roads, all through Rocky Mountain weather (read: crappy weather).

This is our friend David. He has worked with TFL Studios several times in the past. He’s a long time contractor with years of truck experience. He takes us through a brief history of his ride and gives us his honest opinion. Oh, and – no – this truck is not for sale. David hopes to restore it one day, when he’s done using it as a day-to-day work truck.

This truck has hauled, pulled, transported, bounded over terrain and worked hard for nearly three decades.

In over 300,000 miles, David has replaced the alternator (“at least once”), 4WD actuator, a few batteries, shocks, injectors, brakes two clutches and four sets of Michelin tires. Other than a few tech, cosmetic and interior fixes, that’s about it.

This 1992 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 has a 454 with a five-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drive. It has 3.73 gears and, other than air-conditioning, no frills. It’s a 3/4 cab long bed that David paid $19,000 cash for – brand new.

There’s an important point that David brings up. “(summarized) My best friend is my trusted mechanic. You can run a truck forever if you have a trusted mechanic.” Check out this video and see what you think!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.